"Cats don't have names. ... Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."
The Cat, Coraline
I have a soft spot for black cats, and sarcasm, and children's books, and anything Neil Gaiman, so The Cat is pretty much the epitome of all my favorite things. He was actually the first character I designed in the Coraline series but I did think Coraline herself should *probably* receive top billing.
The Cat is a 10" block. There are lots of fiddly bits and sections that need matching up because he is such an angular character, so I would rate him close to the expert but not quite at the insanity level. :) As a bonus there is no embroidery, so when you're done, you're done. Unless you want to add in a few whiskers for flavor, that is, in which case you can freehand them with embroidery thread or fabric paint.
I do have this pattern listed in our Fandom in Stitches pattern tester group, but as there haven't been any takers yet, I'm opening it up to anyone else who might be interested. Eventually I do plan on stitching this one for my black cat quilt wall, but that's a long way down the line.
Hit me up if you want to try stitching out this fantastic feline! As soon as he is tested he can join the rest of our free fandom patterns in the shop.