Free Crochet Pattern: Crinkle Cat Toy

By Amy – 2 Comments

Have you ever thought of making your own cat toys? We make everything else, right? So why not cat toys? What I wanted with this toy was something easy to make with the same elements that attract cats featured in store bought toys, such as the crinkly sound and catnip smell.

For this project you will fill the toy with a crinkly material, like parchment paper or cellophane paper, (one person even used a foil emergency blanket), and you can also add some catnip before closing it up. The pattern itself is very simple and works up quickly!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 5 1/2″ (14 cm) long, 5 1/2″ (14 cm) in circumference

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 15 yards in main color, and a small amount in a contrasting color)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Crinkle material: parchment paper, foil, or cellophane paper
Catnip (optional)
Yarn needle
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Rounds 1 – 3 in cylinder pattern measure 1 1/2″ (3.8 cm)

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Crochet Pattern: Crinkle Cat Toy
Cylinder
Round 1: with main color, make an adjustable ring, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, sc in back loop only in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 5 – 17: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Stuff cylinder with crinkle material, and catnip if using.
Round 18: ch 1, working in back loops only, * sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 19: ch 1, sc2tog around, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 20: ch 1, sc2tog around, sl st in first sc: 3 sc
Finish off.

Circles (make 2)
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 4: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Finish off. Sew to ends of cylinder.

Use a yarn in a contrasting color to add decorative stitching if you like.

This project is Cat Verified, thanks to my cat, Colby Jack!

Check out the 5 Quick Cat Toys crochet pattern for more idea for your feline friend.

If you need any help just leave me a comment and I’ll see what I can do!

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2 Comments

  1. Collette Griffith says:

    This is so neat! Thanks for sharing!!!

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