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The Cats Eyes Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #158

How to Crochet the Cats Eyes Stitch
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About This Stitch Pattern

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the cats eyes stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with lots of texture. The cats eyes stitch would be great for afghans, blankets and baby blankets!

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

ch”]Chain Stitch
sc”]Single Crochet
dc”]Double Crochet
tr”]Treble Crochet
C3R”]Cross 3 Right- skip 2sc, work 1tr into next sc, working behind last tr work 1dc into each of 2 skipped sc.
C3L”]Cross 3 Left- skip 1sc, work 1dc into each of next 2sc, working in front of last 2dc work 1tr into skipped sc.

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 8 + 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 8 + 2

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side): Work 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into each ch to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st sc, *Cr3R, 1dc into next sc, Cr3L, 1dc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 3: 1ch, work 1sc into each st to end placing last sc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row, turn.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3 ending with a 2nd row until you have reached your desired length.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. (Right Side)
Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)
Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. (Wrong Side)
Example of the Cats Eyes Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

Stitch Pattern Attributes

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