Crochet Fish Cat Toy Pattern With Catnip!


crochet fish patternHello there friends!!  I have a new and easy crochet pattern to share today, a crochet fish cat toy!  I whipped up a few in a couple different colors and my cats love them!  To take them from plain crochet fish to cat toy, just add a few pinches of catnip when stuffing with fiberfill.

Another idea to make them even more fun for your kitties would be to get some string and tie one end to the fish mouth and the other end to a small wooden rod to look like a fishing poll.  I have not tried that yet, but I know my cats would LOVE that!

fish toy

Below is the pattern to make your own crochet fish cat toy!

Also…a printable PDF version of this pattern is available for purchase here.

Crochet Fish Cat Toy Pattern

– Size 4.0 mm crochet hook
– 1 skein of Red Heart Yarn in your favorite color; Pictured in Light Lavender, Parakeet, and Yellow (or any worsted weight acrylic yarn)
– fiberfill – catnip – scissors – yarn needle

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase by making two sc in the same stitch
Dec – decrease by making 1 sc over two stitches

Begin each round with a chain 1, and start the first stitch of the round in the same stitch as the chain 1. When ending the round, join using slip stitch with the 1st stitch of the round and NOT the chain 1.

Round 1: 8 sc in magic ring.
Round 2: *inc, sc; repeat from * to end (12)
Round 3: repeat round 2. (18)
Round 4: sc to end
Rounds 5 – 10: repeat round 4
Round 11: *sc, dec; repeat from * to end (12) Begin to fill with fiberfill and catnip.
Round 12: sc to end
Round 13: repeat round 11 (8)
Round 14: inc in each stitch (16)
Rounds 15 – 17: sc to end Fill the tail with fiberfill and catnip. Do not overstuff.

Lay fish flat on its side, and use your hands to shape the fish so that it lays flat on it’s side without being twisted.

Line up the edges of the open tail, chain 1 and sc the two tail edges together to seam the tail closed.

**If you do you do not want to sc the tail closed, you may also us a yarn needle to stitch the tail seam closed as well. It’s up to you, both methods will look lovely!**

Cut yarn and weave in any ends.

Eye Placement:
With a scrap piece of yarn in a contrasting color, thread your yarn needle and insert into fish where you would like the eye to be placed.

Push needle through and out the other side of the fish.

Insert needle back into the fish in a stitch next to the one you just came out of and back through to the side where you began.

Tie the two yarn ends with a knot, and cut short. See picture below for reference.

Whip up a few more in your favorite colors, and your kitty will love your forever!

crochet cat toy

*DISCLAIMER: Your kitties should always be supervised when playing with these little catnip fishies!!*

6 Skirt Knitting Patterns to Get Ready for Fall

6 Skirt Knitting Patterns

Happy Friday friend!  In my last post I talked about starting to share pattern round ups on Fridays to cook up some knitting/crocheting inspiration for the coming weekend!   With the cooler months upon us I thought it would be a great time to start looking into fall/winter clothing patterns and what better place to start with than skirts??

Skirts are so versatile!  They can be worn with flats, heals, or boots and paired with or without leggings.  The possibilities are endless!  Plus, the fact that the skirts are knitted adds a warm comfy element that makes them perfect for fall!

The moment I found each and every one of these skirts I immediately fell in love and wanted to make them all!!  The women who designed these patterns are extremely talented and creative.  The skirts are just absolutely adorable, I think you will enjoy them too!  Be sure to check them out!

New Girl Knitting Pattern – by Allyson Dykhuizen

Dickson – by Nora Gaughan

Winter Twist Skirt – by Romy Kremers of Knitting Girls Lovely Knitting

Heart Me Forever Cable Knit Skirt – by Lauren Riker of Girly Knits

Skirting Around – by Patons at Yarnspiration

Cables and Curves Cable Knit Skirt – by Lauren Riker of Girly Knits

Will you try any of these knit skirt patterns out??  Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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