Okay so KNOWING how serious I am about the business of coziness, cuteness, and loads of texture – is it surprising that I went back to one of my fuzziest projects drafted six years ago to bring it into my collection of full-pattern crochet designs? No it isn’t.
You can get this sweet, fun new crochet pattern in my pattern stores via Ravelry, Ko-Fi, or Etsy, or keep reading for more details about the project and materials.
Meet the Batty Kitty Sweater! Flash back to the winter of 2017, the original draft of this garment was made during a dreary January, when I was beset by coursework at college and the skies seemed infinitely gray every day. This project was designed for sweet and comforting Loafing Around vibes, and only a sweater big enough to completely disappear into would do!
I wanted to combine a very wide boxy silhouette so that the sleeves were almost a bat-wing style, and which would fit around my folded legs for extra warmth on the couch of my difficult-to-heat-apartment. The large bat or cat ears are formed from folded edges on the hood, inspired by the then-recent craze for pink crochet and knit pussyhats, worn in protest during post-election 2016.
Having already named this project the Batty Kitty Sweater, I didn’t bother this time around to come up with a name with more mystery or dignity. Nope. It’s batty. It’s kitty. It’s a Batty Kitty 😀 Read on for more details about the written crochet pattern and everything you need to make some fuzzy, whimsical winterwear…
Batty Kitty Sweater
This oversized, ultra-cozy crochet sweater is designed for the best of lounge vibes, whether you’re snowed-in and snuggly or taking your tail to your favorite cat cafe. The Batty Kitty a cross between a sweater, a poncho, and a blanket – curl up easily inside the extra-wide body of the garment and add the softly thick and deep hood to get truly nestled in.
Featuring big, plush triangle ears, a large hoodie pocket in the front, and post stitch ribbing around the hems and cuffs, the Batty Kitty Sweater is an instant favorite with everyone who tries it on! Using mostly basic stitches at an intermediate level, this project is quicker to work up than you might think – thanks to the 9.0 mm crochet hook combined with #5 bulky weight fuzzy yarn 🙂
The sweater is oversized fitting a size range of Small-2XL, composed of 3 pattern grades which cover 2 sizes each – Small/Medium, Large/XL, 2X/3X. Detailed written instructions are accompanied by lots of tutorial photography and as usual I am available to help with any inquiries about the pattern 🙂
9.00 mm “N” hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn: Buttercream Luxe Craft Angel Hair (#5, 110 yd / 100 g, 49% acrylic 30% polyamide 21% wool) 9, 11, 13 skeins
Measurements are approximate and taken with the garment laid flat.
Small / Med – 18.5” shoulder to bottom, 11-12” arm, 34” body width, 16” hood height
Large / XL – 20” shoulder to bottom, 12.5” arm, 38” body width, 16” hood height
2X / 3X – 22.5” shoulder to bottom, 13” arm, 42” body width , 16” hood height
Language is English using US crochet terminology
As soon as I stitched up the pink version of the Batty Kitty design, I knew immediately who I wanted to model it for me – my friend Daft Pixie, cozy kawaii streamer queen! Her space was already perfect as a backdrop with decor that’s everything cute, comforting and pink. If you love that aesthetic I highly recommend checking out her Instagram @DaftPixie where she creates cute crochet and knits, kawaii outfits, and streams relaxing games =^_^=
I have been patiently sitting on this pattern all summer actually! I began writing the pattern in January, exactly six years after the initial model was made, because… January in Indiana… makes me want fuzzy pajamas I guess. It’s dang cold and nasty here! Least favorite month (February too). Anyway, by the time the pattern was all tested and polished, the weather was nice enough to make me avoid focusing on something so warm. So I waited until September to pounce! I hope you like the new design and I hope it keeps you cozy all winter!