Creating with Yarn Scraps: Crochet Cat Toy Pattern

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Crochet Cat Toy Pattern
By Kristin Roach

I am so happy to be here with all of you for the next two weeks. Guest writing for CRAFT is such an honor! Thank you so much to Natalie and all the wonderful CRAFT team for having me. I am so excited about the next two weeks and all the fun projects, tutorials, and inspirations I get to share with you.
My name is Kristin Roach and I am visiting from Craft Leftovers, my craft blog all about using up my leftovers craft supplies and inspiring others to do the same. Learn to create uniquely wonderful handmade projects using what is on hand. There are free patterns, tutorials, book reviews, interviews, and general musings about stash. In the next two weeks I’m going to share with you some of my favorite ways to use up yarn leftovers!
Today, get started using up yarn bits with a cute catnip mouse. Needing under 20g of yarn and a catnip pillow, it’s just the thing to use your yarn ends up and make your (or your friends’) cat really happy!


1 catnip pillow
10g or less of Color A worsted yarn
10g or less of Color B worsted yarn
Size D hook


Learn how to start your crochet project with a magic loop (adjustable loop) on Crochet Me. Don’t have a catnip pillow on hand? Learn how to make your own catnip pillow.
This pattern was first featured in the September issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly, a print extension of Craft Leftovers!

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