Whimsical Cat Cross Stitch
Printable Pattern

What cat doesn't think the world revolves around him? This gray cat is fast asleep in the center of the rug. And just like the puppy pattern, no baby quilt is complete without one.

  • Cross stitch this design in the upper corner of your fabric. Embroider a frame of hearts extending from the side of the large heart, and continuing in a rectangular shape, connect it to the bottom. Cross stitch words inside that frame, such as "Shhhh . . .Baby Sleeping!" or "Do Not Disturb!" Finish it off by framing it in a standard frame.
  • Or, cross stitch another design, then sew the two together. Stuff it with batting and sew closed, attaching ruffles and a ribbon hanger for baby's door.
  • You could also embroider this design and a similar sentiment on plastic canvas or perforated paper and cut in the shape of a doorknob sign (like those "Do Not Disturb" hangers you use at a hotel).

This cross stitch cat chart was originally designed and used as another block or square for a baby afghan or baby quilt.

Stitch complexity for cat cross stitch

Stitch Count: 21 high x 23 wide

Fabric and finished design sizes

9 Evenweave/Aida 2 1/2"h x 2 3/8"w (also for 18ct over 2 threads)
11 Evenweave/Aida 2 1/8"h x 1 7/8"w
14 Evenweave/Aida 1 5/8"h x 1 1/2"w
18 Evenweave/Aida (over 2 threads) 2 1/2"h x 2 3/8"w

For other Fabric and Finished Design Sizes, let our handy stitch count table do the calculations for you.

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