FREE PATTERN – The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas tree

**This post was edited to add the free pattern.  Read on for the free pattern download!**

My friends know me as The Crazy Cat Lady. I claim that title proudly.  After all, we have 5 cats at our house.  All rescues.  All of them black cats.

There’s this picture floating around the interwebs, perhaps you’ve seen it? The Christmas tree made up of black cats?  It’s a photoshop trick but it’s sooooo awesome.

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And I’ve had it sent to me I don’t know how many times because I’m the crazy black cat lady.

The third time it got shared to my wall, I started to wonder if the universe was trying to tell me something. Maybe I did indeed NEED a crazy cat lady Christmas tree made up of black cats.

It started as a tingle at the back of my brain. Could I?  Could I make it out of felt?  Yes, I could.  My brain couldn’t let it go.

And so Thanksgiving weekend, I made 36 felt black cats and stuffed them all around a tree. I AM the crazy cat lady!!!

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

The result is not so much like the original photo – but of course that photo is a copy & paste effect. There was a limit to the number of cats I could make without going certifiably insane (36 was probably 8 cats over that point), and a limit to the number of cats that the small tree could hold in its sparse branches.

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

All those kitty faces staring out at me make me smile every time I walk by.

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

They didn’t take very long to make – at least not each one individually.  36 cats takes a long time, no matter how simple the pattern or construction.  There was just one seam on each cat, plus a whooooole lotta glue gun going on.

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

And for the topper – of course it’s another cat!  I chalked a little halo glow on the chalkboard behind so he wouldn’t blend in with the background.

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

Just a few more photos to show the crazy cat lady tree all lit up…

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

And underneath, a black & white tree skirt.  I had all the fabric I needed in my stash. How lucky is that!!

The Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree - felt cat free pattern

As soon as I can clear a few hours in my schedule, I’m going to digitize the pattern I used and share it out here on the blog. You know, in case there’s another crazy cat person out there who needs to decorate a tree.

If you want to make a Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Tree of your own, I’ve got a FREE PATTERN for the felt softie.  You can get it here:

The Crazy Cat Lady Christ Tree felt cat softie pattern

You can make your kitties in any color, but of course I think black cats make the best cats.  And if 36 cats is not in your schedule (or your stamina)  you could make just a single cat as a cute mantel sitter.

If you make cat softies with my pattern, please let me know! I’d love to see my felt cats taking over the world.

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8 Comments

  1. Valeriewabisabi December 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    That is so freakin’ cute! I thought I was the crazy cat lady, but my kitties aren’t all black. You win!

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    1. anneweaver1974 December 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Thanks, Val!! If you have any kitties at all in your house, you win. Period.

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  4. silverhairmadam11965 December 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    They are just so sweet! I’ll have to make some for myself. I am a crazy cat lady. I have 11 cats! I did have 12 but my oldest passed in February this year. 8 of them are rescues. The other 3 are my brothers cats. He passed away 2 years ago and I took them cause his kids did not want them. I have one black cat and a black and white tux kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. alyshajane December 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    This is so amazing! Thank you for the pattern! I love black cats so I am going to make this. Probably for New Years as I don’t have time before Christmas Day! Thank you, you have totally made this crazy cat lady’s day!! 🙂

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