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Pamper Your Kitty with These Fun Toys!

June 4th, 2013

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June is National Adopt a Cat Month, and if you have a feline friend sharing your home or about to be welcomed into your family, I’m sure he or she would love a new toy! Here’s a roundup of some fun, fast and easy cat toys to knit or crochet for that special cat in your life. Don’t forget to make a few extra for the kitties at your local shelter–they will be forever thankful!

Image of Catnip Mouse: Knit Knit these Catnip Mice in Fun Fur for a furry toy for your furry friend. Use deep neutrals like Taupe, Lava, or Black to create a lifelike mouse, or some of our great new neons for a little splash of color in kitty’s toy basket.
 Crochet this Goldfish Cat Toy with Microspun (or Vanna’s Choice!) for a festive fishy to add to your cat’s toy collection. Image of Goldfish Cat Toy

 Image of Amigurumi Mouse Cat Toy  Crocheters can make a Mouse Cat Toy as well! This little amigurumi-style guy is designed with Lion Wool, but you can use another favorite worsted weight yarn, like Vanna’s Choice or Cotton-Ease, as well. Add a bell to the end of the mouse’s tail for a little jingle!
If your cat likes fish a little fancier than goldfish, this catnip-infused can of Crochet Sardines might just do the trick! Crochet with your favorite shades of Vanna’s Choice. Image of Amigurumi Sardines Cat Toy
 Image of Amigurumi Fortune Cookie Cat Toy Is your cat not into the stereotypes? If he or she could care less about chasing mice or going fishing, try this adorable Fortune Cookie Cat Toy. A skein each of Vanna’s Choice in Beige and White will make enough of these delectable treats for the whole neighborhood!
 Take a break from the literal with this Door Hanger Bouncy Cat Toy. Hang it from a doorknob and kitty will have a blast batting it around. This funky toy can be crocheted with you favorite shades of Wool-Ease. Image of Door Hanger Bouncy Cat Toy
  This Taco Cat Toy, designed by Kristen Stevenson and available on Ravelry, is another fun and unique cat toy that is perfect to crochet in Vanna’s Choice.
 Knitters rejoice! There are plenty of fun cat toy patterns for you available as a free Ravelry download from Elizabeth Jarvis. Choose from a fish, a bird, a bat, a snake, a mouse or an octopus to keep your feline friend on her paws! These patterns will work up great in your favorite colorways of Cotton-Ease. Cat_toys_019_small2
 2118565418_89e5bb89c2_n Finally, if your cat is simply above the usual goodies and will only take home the cream of the crop, knit him a Lobster Cat Toy from this free Ravelry download. Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet, Cotton-Ease in Cherry, or Kitchen Cotton in Hot Pepper should give you the perfect shade of lobster red for your choosy kitty.

Check out other free cat toy patterns on Ravelry by clicking here! Have you made toys for the feline friends in your life? What are their favorites? Share with us in the comments!

  • lola

    I always have to hide my fun fur when I’m knitting with it. The cat toys are perfect. I can make some up and keep them on hand and then we both can enjoy fun fur.

  • tuzwoo

    i will be making these for the grand kittys!

  • Char55

    The bell could come off and get lodged in the cat’s throat.

    • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

      I was thinking the same thing on that one Char55.. That is a toy that should only be played with under supervision!

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    I love these! We just adopted 2 kittens from a local shelter and I made them a few toys and donated. I need to make some of these for my new babies!! I love the fish. I may have to make one of him for me :)