Easy Crochet Cat Toy


(This is an older blog post from my old Blog)

Easy Crochet Cat door hanging toy

this pattern is very similar but not the same as the pattern over at lion heart brands

I made this toy with  cotton yarn and a 5mm hook

begin with your chosen colour and 6 sc in the centre of a magic ring or chain 2 and 6 sc into the second ch from hook

R2 – 2sc in each stitch, finish rd with slip stitch (12)

R3 – ch1, *2sc in first, 1sc in next, *repeat around, sl st ,(18)

R4 – ch1, *2sc in first, 1sc in next 2, *repeat around, sl st (24)

R5-R7 – ch1, 1sc in every stitch, sl st (24)

R8 – Ch1,* sc2tog, sc1 in next *Repeat sl st

R9 – ch1, sc2tog the whole row

Close up the hole, fasten off or continue you with a chain for your squiggle tail

ch 21 for a short tail (floor toy)

Ch 41-61 for a door handle toy

3sc in each stitch all the way to the end of the ch

to make a strap make a slip knot on your hook, ch as many stitches as  fits around your door handle or around your wrist attach the ch ends to make a loop and sc in each stitch, when you get to the end of the ring tie off and secure onto the end of the squiggle!

Check out my youtube channel to watch the step by step tutorial and dont forget to tweet, instagram, and snapchat your kitty playing with their new toy! @charmedbyashley


Lion brand yarn link – http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-pattern-door-hanger-bouncy-cat-toy-1.html

(i havnt looked at the pattern i just saw the pic and made my own so the pattern is prob not the same  but basically is…

How to make a Pom Pom

For these particular pom poms i used Charism by loops and threads and bernat blanket yarn

I took some thick cardboard and i cut a circle from jar lid, this one is about 6″ in diameter, cut a circle in the middle and a notch out of the side. If you don’t enjoy this method there are other devices out there that can help make pom poms but if your cheap like me a box will suffice

Wrap the yarn around the circle trying to keep it all ontop of each other so all the threads are of the same length, be sure not to wrap too tight as it will slowly bend the cardboard

When you have reached your desired amount, the less yarn the thinner, the more yarn the fuller Tie off the centre with wire, or very strong twine or yarn

Cut all the loops at theend of the cardboard circle and then pull it out of the ring

you can make pom poms out of any type of yarn, twine or even ribbon just experiment and have fun!

to fluff out your pom use loosely spun yarn such as charisma by loops and threads and use a fine tooth comb to brush it out,

What how to fluff out your pom pom here!