I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Free Crochet Pattern: Sparkly Catnip Ball Toy

This very easy cat toy will be your kitties favorite as well as yours because it works up so quickly! I gifted a few bagfuls of these little toys to all my cat loving friends this year for Christmas and everyone loved them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


This pattern has a video tutorial, watch below or on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/hY6nnDD8pXE

Difficulty: Easy

Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle Yarn, approx. 25-30 yards 

Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch - Chain 
Hdc - Half Double Crochet 
Hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Ss - Slip Stitch
-Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch. 
-All joins are made with a ss to the first stitch made, not the ch. 
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn with this quick video tutorial: Magic Circle Video Tutorial 
Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle tight and join. (8) 
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (16) 
Row 3: Ch 1, *2 hdc, hdc in next st.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (24) 
Row 4: Ch 1, *hdc in 2 st, 2 hdc in next st.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (32) 
Row 5-6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join. (32)
Row 7: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 st* Repeat *to* around. Join. (24) 

Start to fill by layering catnip then poly-fil.

Row 8: Ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog* Repeat *to* around. Join. (16) 

If you would like to add more poly-fil to make the ball more firm do so now, also add just a bit more catnip too.

Row 9: Ch 1, *hdc2tog* Repeat *to* around. Join. (8) 

Fasten off and use end to sew hole shut, sew in any remaining ends.