crochet pattern release – tail end (a cat toy)

Patterns often end up very different than how they were first sketched. My cat, Shadow, kept stealing from my production of partially made catnip-filled mice. I finally gave up after he tried to pull one from the crochet hook and finished off just the tail end of a mouse and tossed it to him.

Later that day he was still having fun flipping and chasing and carrying it around the house. That night I woke to find him playing with it in bed.

It took longer than expected to write up the pattern because he kept stealing the samples before I could photograph them and demanding snuggles while I tried to type.

I hope you enjoy crocheting them for the special feline in your life.

tail end
a crochet cat toy
skills: magic adjustable ring, working in the round, 3 strand braid
yarn: CYC Medium #4 (Worsted). samples shown in Lion Wool
gauge: is not important for this pattern
hook: F/3.75mm
notions: tapestry needle, stitch markers

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