Unleash a bit of good fortune with my collection of Lucky Cat crochet patterns.
“Experience nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.” - Unknown
Do you adore the iconic waving Lucky Cats? My brother does. So, I made him one for Christmas. And now that Christmas has come and gone, I can finally share this squishy little amigurumi cat with you. If you love these little cuties too, you're in for a treat. Below, I have included some information on the Lucky Cat crochet pattern I completed, along with links to additional patterns.
What is a Lucky Cat?
Lucky Cats, also known as Maneki-neko in Japanese culture, are small figurines with an upright paw that seems to wave, inviting good fortune, prosperity, and positive energy into your life. These delightful cats often come in various colors, each carrying their own symbolic meaning. The white cat represents happiness, black wards off evil spirits, gold signifies wealth, and red protects against illness.
The History and Significance of Lucky Cats
Originating from 19th-century Japan, Lucky Cats draw inspiration from folklore and mythology. It is believed that these figurines can bring good luck and safeguard homes from negative energies. Over time, they have become beloved symbols, not only in Asian cultures but across the globe.
Lucky Cat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
'Tis the season for crafting Christmas gifts, and as usual, I find myself overwhelmed and over my head in projects. Why don't I start in the spring? Well, that would make too much sense.
As I was searching for a cool amigurumi pattern to make for my brother, I stumbled upon this adorable amigurumi Lucky Cat. So, I had to give it a try. I always talk myself into thinking the pattern is going to be too hard. But I tried to be super positive this time. I'm thrilled that I did! The end result is simply adorable. And the pattern is fairly simple to complete.
Whether you're a Lucky Cat enthusiast or know someone who is, I'm sure you'll find this Lucky Cat crochet pattern equally charming.
Find the Lucky Cat Crochet Pattern by Ambertinybear HERE.
Aimi Lucky Crochet Pattern Details
As I previously mentioned, many many times in previous posts, I am not a great crocheter, but I keep trying. This little Lucky Cat may not look exactly like the designer’s photos, but I think it turned out so cute!
I was surprised at how easy this Lucky Cat was to make. There were only a couple of techniques I wasn’t familiar with. I looked them up on YouTube and voila, I was able to complete the amigurumi Lucky Cat in no time.
To complete the gnome crochet pattern, you only need to know basic crochet stitches. You also need to be familiar with amigurumi techniques and working into a chain. The pattern is written using US crochet terms.
Even though this Lucky Cat crochet pattern is made up of several parts, it worked up fairly quickly. Completed mine measures approx. 5.75" tall. I did use a slightly larger yarn weight and crochet hook.
Lucky Cat Crochet Pattern
As with most amigurumi crochet patterns, this Lucky Cat crochet pattern starts off with a magic circle. If you have never created a magic circle before, they are fairly easy to learn with a bit of practice.
Each piece of the Lucky Cat crochet pattern is worked separately and sewn together.
So, are you ready to give this cute little Lucky Cat crochet pattern a try? What are you waiting for? You can find the pattern HERE.
Find the Lucky Cat Crochet Pattern by Ambertinybear on Etsy HERE.
Learn How to Crochet with a Crochet Kit for Beginners
If you are new to crochet and amigurumi, and want to learn how, I recommend The Woobles kits. I learned with their Penguin Crochet Kit. I looked at it for so long. Each time I tried to talk myself out of it. I can’t do it. There’s no way I will learn how to crochet from a kit. Blah Blah Blah. If you are negative, like me, you understand.
Do not wait. I seriously was able to sit down and learn how to crochet using this amazing kit. It teaches you everything from holding the yard, how to hold a crochet hook, and reading crochet patterns. Included with the kit is a link to the most helpful how-to crochet videos I have ever seen.
Click on the picture below to learn more about these amazing kits.
More Lucky Cat Crochet Patterns
Below are 10 more Lucky Cat crochet patterns.
10 Lucky Cat Crochet Patterns
1. PDF PATTERN - MINI LUCKY CAT PATTERN
You can make your own charming Amigurumi Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) with this delightful pattern. They would make a whimsical gift for someone special. Using the suggested materials, these adorable cats will stand about 3.15 inches (8 cm) high and 2.76 inches (7 cm) wide. The pattern has a medium skill level.
2. PDF PATTERN - AMIGURUMI MANEKI NEKO (LUCKY CAT) PATTERN
These charming Lucky Cats will stand at approximately 6.7 inches (17 cm) high and 3.54 inches (9 cm) wide. They are not just adorable companions; they will bring good fortune and positive vibes to any space. The pattern is suitable for those with a medium skill level.
3. LUCKY CAT CROCHET PATTERN
This Lucky Cat crochet pattern is straightforward and free to use. Create each piece separately and then assemble them through simple sewing. Using a US 1 - 2.75 mm hook and medium 4 yarn will create a cat that measures approximately 9"-10" tall.
4. MANEKI NEKO LUCKY CAT AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN
Meet the Maneki Neko amigurumi, your luck-bringing companion. Completed, the amigurumi lucky cat will measure approximately 4” (10 cm) tall. It is crocheted with a 2.5 mm crochet hook (4/0) and cotton yarn. The pattern is classified as intermediate.
5. BIBIBONBON – PATTERN BUNDLE 3 IN 1: JAPANESE LUCKY CATS CROCHET PATTERN, LUCKY CATS AMIGURUMI, PDF ENGLISH (US TERMS)
This download includes three PDF Lucky Cat crochet patterns. The patterns are written in English using US terms. Each finished cat will be about 4 inches tall.
6. CROCHET CAT MANEKI NEKO GNOME PATTERN, AMIGURUMI LUCKY CAT, CROCHET GNOME MANEKI NEKO
Perfect for those who love a bit of whimsy, this little Chinese Lucky Gnome would be a lot of fun to work on. The Maneki Neko gnome pattern includes easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and numerous step-by-step photos. The finished amigurumi Lucky Cat gnome will measure approximately 6.7 inches (17 cm) tall.
7. LUCKY CAT AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN
Here is another free Lucky Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. This one is perfect for beginners. Once completed, the cat will stand at approximately 3.94 inches (10 cm) tall.
8. CROCHET PATTERN : MANEKI-NEKO (LUCKY CAT) AMIGURUMI PDF PATTERN
This easy-level Maneki-neko (Lucky Cat) Amigurumi PDF Pattern is available in English. It includes pictures to make it easier to understand the instructions.
9. LUCKY CAT AMIGURUMI
Craft good fortune with this Lucky Cat amigurumi pattern. This pattern is ideal for beginners who have basic crochet knowledge. The pattern includes 8 pages of detailed instructions and 13 photos.
10. LUCKY CAT APPLIQUE
The Lucky Cat Applique crochet pattern in written is English using US terminology. It is great for beginners. The pattern calls for 4 Ply fingering acrylic yarn in various colors and 12 mm flat bottom black eyes.
Crafting your Lucky Cat has been a journey of good vibes. May your creation bring joy and good fortune wherever it goes. Happy crocheting!