Easy Beginner Crocheted Blanket for Cats: Step-by-Step Instructions

Love cats and crafts? I have the purrfect crochet project for you!

I started crocheting these small blankets a few years ago as a fun way to make something cozy for my kitty while learning this new skill. Since then, I’ve donated dozens of these blankets to local animal shelters so that the senior and long-term cats in their care could have something comforting from someone who loved them while they waited for their furever home. 

Whether you want to join me in sharing the love with shelter pets, or simply want to handcraft a blanket for your cat, keep reading!

Stack of rainbow colored crochet blankets for cats

My kitties are experts at helping me make the blankets—and testing them out! (Don’t worry, I make sure every blanket is washed before I donate them.)

Dilute calico cat on a blue crocheted blanket

Supplies Needed for the Blanket

1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn

1 crochet hook

(That’s seriously it!)

How to Crochet the Cat Blanket

This is a very basic, beginner-friendly crochet pattern. Believe me when I say anyone can do this! It usually takes me a few hours to complete the entire project, but I’m sure a more advanced crafter could whip one up in no time at all!

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Create a slip knot and then chain stitch about 60 until your line is approximately two feet long.
  2. Turn and single crochet into every chain stitch. 
  3. Chain stitch two, turn, and then double crochet into every single crochet. 
  4. Chain stitch one, then repeat steps 2-4 until you have just enough yarn left to create a single crochet border around the perimeter of your blanket. 
  5. Create the perimeter, tie off, weave in the ends, and you’re done!

Share What You Make

If you crochet a blanket, be sure to post it on Instagram and tag @pawsitivepurrose so I can see and share! 

We can’t wait to see what you make.

3 thoughts on “Easy Beginner Crocheted Blanket for Cats: Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. What a lovely idea to crochet small blankets for shelter cats! It’s heartwarming to see people use their skills to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. The fact that you’ve donated dozens of blankets to local animal shelters is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing this beginner-friendly crochet pattern and encouraging others to join in spreading love and comfort to shelter pets.

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  2. This is a lovely idea for cat lovers who are also into crafts. The cat blanket crochet project is not only fun to make, but also serves as a cozy comfort item for our feline friends. And the fact that you donate these blankets to local animal shelters is heartwarming. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project.


  3. What a wonderful project! Combining your love for cats with your crochet skills is such a heartwarming idea. It’s inspiring to see how you’ve donated these cozy blankets to animal shelters, providing comfort to senior and long-term cats. Thank you for sharing your pattern and encouraging others to join in. Your kindness is truly appreciated.


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