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
Stitches used (US terms)
sc – single crochet
sc inc – single crochet increase (2 sc in one stitch)
sc dec – single crochet decrease (2 sc together)
ch – chain
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.
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.