Sunday 24 December 2017

Knitted Catnip Bunny Cat Toy

I made a cat toy this evening.  I found the pattern here.

I used cotton yarn and two 4mm double pointed needles.

Cast on 22 stitches.

*K1,slip 1* repeat for about three inches.  Make sure the first knit stitch of each row is quite tight so you don't end up with a ladder at each side. This method creates an inside-out pouch (no seams).

Break the yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and thread a needle on it. Carefully slip all the stitches off the knitting needle, pinch each side and gently open up the end of the pouch. Pass the yarn through the stitches but don't draw it up yet. Turn right side out.

Using the black embroidery thread, give bunny some eyes (wrap a stitch 4 times with the thread for each eye).  I used blue yarn.


Cast on 9 stitches.
Work 5 rows of k1,p1 moss stitch.
Row 6 - k1,p1,k1,p3tog,k1,p1,k1
Row 7 - k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1
Row 8 - k1,p1,k3tog,p1,k1
Row 9 - k1,p1,k1,p1,k1
Row 10 - k1,p3tog,k1
Row 11 - k1,p1,k1
Row 12 - k1, k2tog, pass first stitch over
Break yarn and pass it through the remaining stitch on the needle. Weave this end down through the middle of the ear.  Using the cast-on tail, fold the ear in half and stitch the cast on edge together.  Make second ear as first.

Knot both ears together.
Put a small amount of toy filling (I used soft yarn) in the bunny and add catnip.

Stuff the ears on top (the knot will help give something for the body to "choke" around when you pull up the threads). Draw it up as tight as possible and add enough stitches to secure.

I made a pompom for a tail.

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