Black Cat Crochet Pattern free crochet towel topper

Sep 9, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This Black Cat Crochet Pattern is a free crochet towel topper pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home featuring a cute black cat ready to pounce on a fun and playful spider.

Black cat crochet pattern towel topper

I love cats and have a fun cat at home that loves to pounce on anything and everything!

Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me recently shared a photo of her Black Kitty & Spider C2C Throw and it so absolutely adorable it inspired me to design this towel topper.  I mean who can resist a cute kitty waiting for a creepy crawler spider to pounce on?

Works up so quickly in scrap amounts of yarn, too!  

Black Cat Crochet Pattern Towel Topper Details

I am slowly but surely working through a year’s worth of towel topper patterns and I had so much fun designing this one. This towel topper would be so cute for the fall but if you love cats as much as I do you can make this one year-round friendly by skipping the spider and changing up the different colors.  You could even coordinate with your kitty to make an adorable cat towel topper!

All of my towel topper patterns can be tackled by an adventurous beginner.  The cat and main body of the spider are worked in standard increase rounds of single crochet.  The legs on the spider are going to be the only “tricky” part of this pattern. I have a complete photo and video tutorial available for my crochet spider appliqué on the blog to help you.

Black cat crochet pattern process

I made my black cat crochet pattern towel topper with a combination of Red Heart With Love and Red Heart Super Saver* worsted weight yarn but use whatever you have on hand – even cotton yarn.  Perfect scrap project!

Black Cat Crochet Pattern Towel Topper process 2

I have several towel toppers now that utilize a hidden 3″ ring* which allows the towel to be removable.  I purchase my rings from Amazon* but you can substitute with inexpensive plastic shower rings, wood rings or even elastic hair ties.  All have been used successfully by other makers.

Amazon 3" plastic ring

*This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase.  I will receive a small commission if you purchase but it won’t cost you any extra!  

I also purchased a complete set of safety eyes and noses from Amazon as well. You could certainly choose to embroider those details instead. I wish I could have found extra small wiggle eyes that I could have sewn to my spider. I used glue-on eyes and I am a little concerned that they are going to be constantly falling off with use. A better long-term option would be to embroider eyes on yours. However, if you find a sew on option please let me know!

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Black Cat & Spider Towel Topper Free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart With Love Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yards)
Black 1.0 oz / 60 yards (Black)
Lilac    0.2 oz / 10 yards (Purple)
Daffodil 0.1     oz / 5 yards    (Yellow)
White 0.01 oz / 1 yard (White)

Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 364 yards) 
Pumpkin 0.4 oz / 20 yards (orange)

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook

1 – 3” plastic ring
1 – 3/4” button
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
2 – 8 mm safety eyes
1 – 13 mm pink safety nose

2 – small wiggle eyes + glue to attach if not self-adhesive (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size:  5” round (not including towel or hanging tab)

Gauge: 5” = 9 rounds of sc

Abbreviations:

WS = wrong side
RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • Towel topper is worked in two panels which are then joined together at the end.
  • Plastic ring is crocheted over while working back panel.

Recommended Tutorials:

Crochet Spider Applique photo & video tutorial
How to crochet a perfect circle in single crochet

Front Panel

Round 1:  (RS) With Black, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8:  1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st to first st.  (54)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Round 1 – 5:  repeat rounds 1 – 5 of Front Panel.

Round 6:  repeat round 6 of Front Panel, except work the first 5 sc stitches over the plastic ring. Note:  Keep ring to WS of panel. 

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Round 7 – 9:  repeat rounds 7 – 9 of Front Panel. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Outer Ear (make 2)

With Black, ch 5 leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.  Turn. (4)

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  Turn. (4)

Row 3:  ch 1, sc2tog x 2.  Turn.  (2)

Row 4:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. 

At the end of row 4, sc evenly around outside edge of ear.

Fasten off.  Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Inner Ear (make 2)

With Purple, ch 4.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.  Turn. (3)

Row 2:  ch 1, sc2tog, sc in last st. Turn. (2)

Row 3:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st.  (2)

Fasten off.  Sew inner ear pieces to front of outer ear pieces.

Hanging Tab

Row 1:  With Orange, (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, turn. (4)

Row 2 – 30:  ch 1, sc in each st, turn.  (4)

Row 21 (button hole row):  ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22:  ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in last st. (4)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With embroidery thread, sew button to non-button hole end of tab.

With long tail left for sewing, sew button side of tab at top RS of back panel.  Weave in end.

Eyes (make 2)

With Yellow, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Spider

Round 1:  (RS) With Black, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: sl st in next st, *ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 chains, sl st in next st on main body of spider,* repeat from * to * 3 times, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat from * to * to 4 times.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Twist last 4 spider legs made to match direction of first 4 legs.  Use long tail to sew fasten legs in same direction.

Assembly

Add safety nose to front panel. 

Attach safety eyes to yellow eye outline and then sew eyes to front panel.

Sew spider to front of folded down hanging tab.

Sew ears to front top of face panel spaced evenly from hanging tab on back panel.

Embroider eyes or glue wiggle eyes to spider.

Black Cat Towel Topper sew panels together process

With WS of panels facing (ring to inside of panels, open part of ring at bottom of face), use stitch markers to count 37 sts from one side of panel to the other.  Attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through both panels.  With a long length of black yarn, sew panels together from first stitch marker to the next stitch marker.

Fasten off.   Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Gerrie Wodicka

    This pattern is adorable! Glad you are feeling better & I hope you have a fun get away !

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Gerrie – so happy to be feeling better and we are really looking forward to it! 🌸💕 I am so glad you like the towel topper, too 😊

      Reply

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