Jellyfish Cat Toy

It has been a long time since I had a kitten. I forgot how much they love to play and get into trouble! So instead of buying toys that my lil’ orange kitty will lose, I decided to dig into my scraps and make him a toy that he can then lose one hour later. At least he had fun while it was around (and he stopped attacking my mermaids). Here is how I made the jellyfish cat toy.

What you need

3.50 mm crochet hook
scrap yarn
polyfil
tapestry needle
stick (optional)

Stitches used (US terms)

magic circle
sc – single crochet
sc inc – single crochet increase (2 sc in one stitch)
sc dec – single crochet decrease (2 sc together)
ch – chain

jellyfish cat toy
(I know, it kinda looks like something else… maybe don’t make it white…)

The Pattern

Body
RND 1 In a magic circle, make 6 sc (6 sc).
RND 2 ch 1, sc inc in each sc (12 sc).
RND 3 sc in next sc, sc inc in second sc. Repeat 6 times (18 sc).
RND 4 sc in next 2 sc, sc inc in third sc. Repeat 6 times (24 sc).
RND 5 sc in next 3 sc, sc inc in fourth sc. Repeat 6 times (30 sc).
RND 6-10 sc around (30 sc).
RND 11 sc in next 3 sc, sc dec in fourth sc. Repeat 6 times (24 sc).
RND 12 sc in next 2 sc, sc dec in third sc. Repeat 6 times (18 sc).
*Now might be a good time to start stuffing*
RND 13 sc in next sc, sc dec in second sc. Repeat 6 times (12 sc).
RND 14 sc dec around (6 sc).
RND 15 sc dec until hole is closed. Fasten off.

Tentacles – make 5
With scrap yarn, ch 20, fasten off.

Assembly
With tapestry needle, attach tentacles to the bottom of the body. Weave in any ends or let them hang  (more for kitty to play with).

Optional – attach the jellyfish to a stick to create a teaser toy.

jellyfish cat toy

Written by

Vanessa is an avid crocheter. She also loves to read historical fiction and has even written a few (unpublished) novels. By day Vanessa crunches numbers in an office but by night if she's not crocheting or book binding, she's probably sleeping. With her cat on/near her head.

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