Beaded Cat Pattern

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Make a beaded cat pendant or brooch using seed beads in three sizes and two Swarovski Rivolis. You will be working in tubular herringbone and square stitch. Suitable for anyone who feels comfortable with these techniques.

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Beaded Cat

I created my beaded cat pattern at the request of Hazel, owner of Blue Haze Arts and Crafts, where I teach a lot of beading workshops. I first taught the pattern at a workshop, where it proved a great success. You can see some of the results in the gallery image above. As with all workshops, the range of different colours that everyone used really impressed me – I love seeing my designs made in new colour combinations!

The beaded cat pattern uses herringbone and square stitch to encase two sizes of Swarovski Rivoli (14mm and 27mm), then add ears and a tail. You will be using seed beads (rocailles) in sizes 8, 11 and 15. The techniques used for the beaded cat are basic variations of each stitch, so this is a project that you can try even if you are not terribly experienced. You can find some helpful technique sheets in the free tutorials page on here.

Once you have created your beaded cat, you can add a split ring to make a pendant, or stitch on a brooch back. The beaded cats also make great hanging ornaments, so if you know a cat-lover, this could be the perfect gift! You might also like to think about personalising your beaded cat by adding a ribbon around its neck. You can create a simple ribbon using a flat piece of herringbone made with size 15 seed beads, or even buy a piece of narrow ribbon and just tie this around the neck. This is particularly  handy if you feel that the join between your cat’s head and body is a little untidy!

If you enjoy making beaded animals, then there are a few other patterns on here that you might like to try, for example, the beaded fish that I added to a bracelet, or perhaps a beaded butterfly.

2 reviews for Beaded Cat Pattern

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    I managed to complete this pattern despite having no previous experience of the stitches and have gone on to make more cats. As usual the steps are clearly laid out with good photographs and stitch diagrams. A very cute cat pattern which will gladden the hearth of any crazy cat lady

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    kmearles (verified owner)

    Katie writes very detailed, cleverly designed, and easy to follow patterns.

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