I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while now: a flippable toy crochet pattern. A stuffed toy that can be turned into a cat or a dog. After making up different designs, frogging and more designing, I came up with this flippable animal. I’m happy to share this free pattern with you.

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Materials

  • 1 skein off-white acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • 1 skein light brown acrylic worsted weight yarn
  • leftover pink yarn
  • stitch marker
  • fiberfill
  • crochet hook 3,5 mm
  • 1 pair of safety eyes with eyelashes
  • 1 pair of cat safety eyes 18 mm
  • black safety nose 15×12 mm
  • pink safety nose 18×12 mm
  • 4 whiskers
  • embroidery needle

Abbreviations (U.S)

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • mr = magic ring
  • dec = decrease (crochet 2 stitches together)
  • inc = increase (crochet 2 stitches in 1 stitch)

Attention:
This flippable toy crochet pattern is made in continuous rounds. Don’t close the rounds.

Flippable toy crochet pattern

Dog’s head

Round 1Use white yarn and crochet a mr with 6 sc.6
Round 22 sc in each st12
Roun d 32 sc in each 2nd st18
Round 42 sc in each 3rd st24
Round 52 sc in each 4th st30
Round 62 sc in each 5th st36
Round 72 sc in each 6th st42
Round 82 sc in each 7th st. Change to brown yarn48
Round 918 sc ; inc ; *sc ; inc ; repeat 4 times from * and end with 19 sc54
Round 101 sc in each st54
Round 1123 sc ; 6x inc ; 25 sc60
Round 121 sc in each st60
Round 1326 sc ; 6 times inc ; 28 sc66
Round 14-281 sc in each st66
Round 299 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around60
Round 301 sc in each st60
Round 318 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around54
Round 321 sc in each st54
Round 337 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around48
Round 346 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around
42

Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Place the eyes with eyelashes between round 12 and 13. The bottom of the eyes touches the snout. Leave 7 stitches between the eyes. Place the black nose in the middle of the snout and embroider a mouth like shown in the picture. Stuff the head.

Ears

Round 1Use brown yarn and crochet a mr with 6 sc6
Round 22 sc in each st12
Round 31 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around18
Round 42 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around24
Round 5-61 sc in each st24
Round 710 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around22
Round 81 sc in each st22
Round 99 sc, 1 dec. Repeat.20
Round 10-111 sc in each st20
Round 128 sc, 1 dec. Repeat.18
Round 11-201 sc in each st18

Don’t stuff the ear. Fold the tops of the ear together and close with 8 or 9 sc. Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Crochet another ear in the same way.

Sew the ears to the sides of the head, like shown in the picture.

Cat’s head

Round 1Use brown yarn and crochet a mr with 6 sc6
Round 22 sc in each st12
Round 31 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around18
Round 42 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around24
Round 53 sc, 1 inc. Repeat alla round30
Round 61 sc in each st. Change to white colour.30
Round 712 sc; 2 sc in each 3rd st36
Round 812 sc ; 2 sc in each 4th st42
Round 912 sc ; 2 sc in each 5th st48
Round 1012 sc ; 2 sc in each 6th st54
Round 11-121 sc in each st54
Round 1312 sc ; 2 sc in each 7th st60
Round 14-151 sc in each st60
Round 1612 sc ; 2 sc in each 8th st66
Round 17-281 sc in each st66
Round 299 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around60
Round 301 sc in each st60
Round 318 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around54
Round 321 sc in each st54
Round 337 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around48
Round 346 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around34

Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Place the cat eyes between round 7 and 8. Leave about 5 stitches between the eyes. Place the pink nose in the middle of the snout and embroider a mouth like shown in the picture. Place two whiskers on each side of the nose. Stuff the head.

Cat’s ears

Round 1Use brown yarn and crochet a mr with 6 sc6
Round 21 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around9
Round 32 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around12
Round 41 sc in each st12
Round 53 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around15
Round 64 sc, 1 inc. Repeat all around18
Round 7-151 sc in each st18

Don’t stuff the ear. Fold the tops of the ear together and close with 8 or 9 sc. Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Crochet another ear in the same way.

Sew the ears on the head, about 8 rounds behind the eyes. Leave about 8 stitches between the ears.

Back

You need to crochet 2 backs, one brown and one white. Use hdc for the backs.
The back is also made in continuous rounds.

Round 1Crochet a mr with 6 hdc. Use white yarn6
Round 22 hdc in each st12
Round 32 hdc in each st24
Round 41 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around36
Round 52 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around48
Round 63 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around60
Round 71 hdc in each st60
Round 89 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around66
Round 910 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around72
Round 1011 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around78
Round 1112 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around84
Round 1213 hdc, 1 inc. Repeat all around90
Round 13-201 sc in each st90

Fasten off and leave a sewing tail. Crochet another back with brown yarn. You don’t need to leave a sewing tail on that one.

Paw (make 4)

Round 1Use white yarn. Crochet a mr with 6 sc6
Round 22 sc in each st12
Round 31 sc; 3 times inc ; 3 sc ; 3 times inc ; 2 sc18
Round 42 sc ; 3 times inc ; 6 sc ; 3 times inc ; 4 sc24
Round 5-61 sc in each st. Change to brown yarn.24
Round 7-111 sc in each st24
Round 124 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around20
Round 131 sc in each st20
Round 148 sc, 1 dec. Repeat all around18

Stuff the paws lightly and close with 8 or 9 sc.

Assembling

Place the white back into the brown back, with the wrong sides together.
Place the paws between the two backs, like shown in the picture. The picture tells you how many stitches there are between the paws.

Sew the two backs together, using the white sewing tail. The paws are sewn in at the same time. The tops of the paws will be placed between the backs.
Fasten off.

Sew the cat head on the white part of the back. Don’t sew through the brown part of the back.
Sew on the dog head tot he brown part of the back.
Your flippable stuffed cat-dog is ready! I hope you enjoyed this flippable toy crochet pattern. If you have any questions, please let me know.