I plan on doing the same.
I have already crocheted four kitties in my life and I think it's nice and easy :-)
Here's the first one:
A siamese with shirt and kippah. :-)
My husband - the one whose cat this is - is Jewish, so I made his kitty "Jewish" as well :-DHere he sits in between two gift cats:
The black cat was for a Halloween swap, that got lost in mail :-( Anyway, because it was for a Halloween swap, it was whole black. The brown was for another swap, and I had only brown yarn for it.
I like cats with shirts and different color parts, like this American Cat.
I also like these calico cats by Megipupu
They kind of have more character than the perfect cats...
I know calico is more of an American term, and they are usually called "tortoise shell", and with some cats the tortoise shell is a better name, because their fur looks like tortoise shell, but I like the patchwork cats to be called calicos, after the fabric patchwork is usually made ;-)
but I like how it rhymes with Jellicle :-) I like to write it "jellico", to rhyme better with calico, even though I read jellicle is a short of dear little cats...
also, jellico cats are better know as tuxedo cats.
But isn't this embroidered cherry kitty adorable? Such a nice idea :-)