FREE PATTERN: Sleeping Neko Atsume Kitty


I’m pleased to present to you today my pattern for a sleeping Neko Atsume kitty! I’ve made my kitty (and these instructions for) Marshmallow. However, you may want to try and adapt this pattern to suit the colour and patterns of other Neko Atsume kitties!


  • 3mm crochet hook
  • White Yarn
  • Grey Yarn
  • Fibre Fill
  • Grey Felt
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Hot Glue Gun

This pattern is in written in US terms


With white yarn.

Chain 6 (Foundation Chain)

R1: Starting with the second chain from the hook, Sc 4 into the back loops. Sc3 into next sc. Turn and Sc5 into front loops. (12sts)

After R1, your crochet should look like this:


R2: *1sc, inc* rep 6 times (18sts)

R3: *2sc, inc* rep 6 times (24sts)

R4-5: sc24 (24sts)

Embroider eyes to head.

R6: *2sc, dec* rep 6 times (18sts)

R7: *1sc, dec* rep 6 times (12sts)

Stuff head.

R8: dec 6 times (6sts)

Cast off, sew in end.


LEGS (Make 3):

With grey yarn

R1: sc5 into a magic ring

R2: inc, 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc (8sts).

R3-5: sc8

Cast off, sew in ends.


With white yarn.

R1: We will be creating the body from the legs.


a) Starting from the back leg, sc4 across the front. Chain 5.


b) Sc4 across the front of each of the other 2 legs.



c) The last 17sts make up the ‘front’ of the body. Crochet 17sts along the ‘back’ of the body.

d) You will now have a round consisting of 34sts. It should look like this:


R2-3: sc34 (34sts)

R4: Dec, sc14, dec, sc16 (32sts)

R5: *2sc, dec* rep 8 times (24sts)

R6: sc24 (24sts)

R7: *2sc, dec* rep 6 times (18sts)

Stuff body.

R8: *1sc, dec* rep 6 times (12sts)

R9: Dec 6 times (6sts)

Cast off, sew in end. The body will look like this.


EARS (Make 2):

With grey yarn.

R1: sc3 into a magic ring

R2: 2sc in each sc (6sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.


With grey yarn.

R1: sc5 into a magic ring.

R2-10: sc5 (5sts)

Cast off. Leave tail for sewing.


Sew ears to the face.


Sew the tail to the body.


Attach enough yarn at the back of the head so that you can sew it onto the body. I just attached the yarn with a knot.


Sew the head onto the body. I chose to sew the head at a slight angle so that the kitty looks more like it is curling into a ball.

Glue on the kitty’s muzzle (after embroidering its nose and mouth) to the face with a hot glue gun.

After this – you will have your very own Neko Atsume kitty!


I hope you like this pattern and enjoy making your own sleeping Neko Atsume kitty. Do you think you’ll make Marshmallow, or will you change the colours and make another kitty? Whichever kitty you make, please share your photos! I’d love to see them!

Marshmallow from Neko Atsume is Copyright of Hit-Point Games(2015). This pattern is an original pattern by Rachel of Drawn and Hooked (March 2016). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. You may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site, sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. Thank you!


Hooked: Marshmallow from Neko Atsume


I’m excited to share with you today something I created last week – Marshmallow the kitty from the ridiculously cute (and addictive) Japanese game ‘Neko Atsume’! I’ve been playing the game for a while now and thought it’d be fun to try and make my own Neko Atsume kitty.


Of all the different poses the cats make in the game, the sleeping cat pose is my favourite so I decided to design just that! I chose to make ‘Marshmallow’. It took a bit of trial and error (I had to pull apart some pieces) but overall I’ve been really happy with how Marshmallow turned out!


I’ve enjoyed sharing Marshmallow with you – and I’m pleased to say that next week I’ll be sharing the pattern I wrote for Marshmallow! Stay tuned! 🙂