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.
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
notions: tapestry needle, stitch markers
Quick to crochet, tail end will keep your cat moving and entertained for hours. This toy is made with less than 10 yards of worsted weight yarn, these mouse tails are finished faster than microwave popcorn and healthier for the feline in your life. The shape provides hours of fun for a paw to swat and is easy to carry around the house. The braided tail provides added amusement and saves you the…