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Do you need cat ears for your amigurumi project? This ear pattern works for some different types of animals but I am using them for cat ears. Try them for zebras, giraffes, hippos, cats, lions, and more.
In the image I have worked up a standard category 4 cotton white yarn to show how it looks without the fluff. My project is a fluffy cat so I have fluffy ears for it! You can modify the increase to make a more narrow pointed ear if that better suits the animal you are crocheting.
If you want a very pointy ear, only increase one stitch per round. The pattern below has an increase of two stitches per round.
How to crochet cat ears
- 4 mm crochet hook
- category 4 yarn to match your project
- tapestry needle
Create a magic ring.
Work 6 single crochet into the circle. Tighten then mark the stitch . I like to use a piece of yarn because it’s easier to move as you complete each short round. Do no slip stitch at end of round , simply move the marker.
Evenly space the increases in increase rounds.
Round 2: increase 2 stitches to 8.
Round 3: increase 2 stitches to 10.
Round 4: increase 2 stitches to 12.
Round 5: increase 2 stitches to 14.
Round 6: increase 2 stitches to 16.
Round 7: increase 2 stitches to 18.
Round 8: sc around. 18 stitches.
Round 9: increase 2 stitches to 20.
Round 10: increase 2 stitches to 22.
Round 11: Increase 2 stitches to 24. Cut yarn and secure end before attaching to project.
I designed project trackers! This is the large print version for tired eyes. So much easier than using apps, scraps of paper or a plain notebook.
Three project sizes, a handy ruler and hook guide inside the cover and plenty of rooms for notes in each pattern.
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Regular size print here.
I have had bad eyesight since age 18 so large print is a godsend when you can’t see apps and dark yarn, let alone going from one to the other on a crochet-a-thon during a netflix binge.
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