Tail end, my crochet cat toy for kittens of all ages, has now been tech edited and sports both new layout and photos.
Throughout the years from the initial creation in 2011 when Shadow stole a half finished mouse off my lap to today, the toys have continued to be tested and loved by him, Buddy, and all my foster kittens.
A percentage of all pattern sales will be donated to Westchester Humane Society at New Rochelle each year. The other portion of the pattern sales will help support my fostering efforts.
Quick to make, this crochet cat toy will keep your cat moving and entertained for hours. 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 time of weaving in additional ends.
Skills & Supplies:
Skills required: Magic adjustable ring, working in the round, 3 strand braid
Finished Size: approximately 2in (5cm) wide x 1.75in (4.5cm) long + braided tail of 2in (5cm)
Yarn: 10 yards of worsted weight (CYC Medium #4) is recommended.
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
Notions: tapestry needle, removable stitch marker
Gauge: While not essential for this pattern, a tighter than normal gauge will help the toy maintain its shape.
Technical Editor: Lindsey Stephens of Poetry in Yarn.
Learn more & Purchase:
If you don’t crochet and would like cat toys for the feline(s) in your life, I have some available on Etsy. If there are none in stock, please let me know that you’d like a set and we can discuss a custom order.
I hope to add kits soon.
Earlier today I picked up four new foster kittens. They’re going to stay with me for a few weeks while they grow and gain the strength to succeed in their forever homes.