Crochet Pattern: 5 Quick Cat Toys

By Rachel Choi – 10 Comments

This set includes 5 patterns: basic ball, stringy ball, fish, mouse and spider. Each toy is designed to be quick to crochet so your cat can have an instant toy. These toys are puurfect for cats that like to simulate hunting since the toys are small objects. The stringy ball and spider are great for the string lover cats. Feel free to attach any of these finished toys to a stick with a string to play along with your cat. Add bells or catnip for extra cat fun!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Sizes:
Basic ball: 2” (5 cm) in diameter
Stringy ball: 1 1/2” (4 cm) in diameter, 4” (10 cm) long with strings
Fish: 4” (10 cm) wide from head to tail, 2 1/2” (6.5 cm) tall including fin
Mouse: 1 1/2” (4 cm) wide, 5” (12.5 cm) long including tail
Spider: 4 1/2” (11.5 cm) wide from leg to leg, 2 3/4” (7 cm) long

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of each color)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Polyester Fiberfill (or any stuffing of your choice)
Yarn Needle
Optional: 12 mm Bells – 1 for each fish, mouse and spider)
crochet yarn size 4


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Need help? If you need help while crocheting your cat toys, no worries! Feel free to ask me for help if needed.

P.S. Make sure you always supervise your cats while playing with toys, especially small toys like these! Replace toys if they get worn or if you see them falling apart. We won’t want any cats accidentally eating small parts.

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  1. Jackie says:

    very cute

  2. Sheila says:

    Omg…. the mouse…. must have it!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I agree, that mouse is adorable! And I love the spider! Great job, Rachel.

  4. Marlene says:

    Rachel, these are perfect! I’ve been making the same old mouse toys for a local pet shelter, and these patterns will spice things up nicely!

  5. Jasmin says:

    My cat (Shadow) plays with the store bought versions of these, so I’m so excited that I can crochet them myself now!

    So far I made the mouse, spider and stringy ball and Shadow is going bananas over them! I can’t wait to make the rest of the toys.

  6. Cathi says:


    I’m looking for some tiny weeny flowers to crochet and I thought I saw some patterns on here a long time ago.

    Please could someone tell me if I’m right or wrong in seeing these little flowers.


  7. Sandra Joy Camarota says:

    I want to order the croched cat toys but do not have Pay pal. Can I send a check?

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