Quick and Easy cat toys ( free pattern )

For years we had one cat. An older, gentle little lady who didn’t do much but sleep all day and ask for some pets. And then one evening a few months ago my mister texts me from work to say he’s bringing home a surprise. Well surprise it was when he walked in the door:

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He has grown, both in body and insanity! We were not ready for crazy kitten hood thats for sure, our house had no toys to keep him occupied. So I pulled out my yarn and made him a few things. Turns out he loved them, so much I thought I would share the patterns with you.

Cat Toys:

Supplies:

* Yarn – any color/weight you have
* Hook – drop the hook size by two based off your yarn ( for example of the yarn states a H hook, use a F. You want as little space as possible between stitches.
* Poly fill stuffing
* Bells, catnip, plastic shopping bags ( all optional )

I used worsted weight yarn and a F-hook for these.

Fish:

Ch 2
1. 5sc in 2nd ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4 – 8. sc around – 15 each row
9. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
10 – 11. sc around – 10 each row
– begin stuffing with whatever you choose –
12. dec 5 – 5
13. 2sc in each st around – 10
14. 2sc in each st around – 20
F/O, sew tail shut flat
Sew on eyes if you’d like.

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Mouse:

Ch 2
1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hk – 6
2. sc in each st around – 6
3. 2sc in each st around – 12
4 – 5. sc around – 12 each row
6. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
7 – 9. sc around – 18
– begin stuffing –
10. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
11. dec 7
F/O sew shut

Ears:
Ch 2
1. 4dc in 2nd ch from hk
F/O, leave long tail, sew onto head.

Tail:
Ch 10
– starting in 2nd ch from hk, 2sc in each st across
F/O, sew onto body

Or, you know, you can save yourself the work and just let them have the yarn….

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