Friday, November 30, 2012
CatNip CatFish - Free Crochet Pattern
Well today's pattern is something a little new for me. Last night my local RSPCA posted on their Facebook that they were in need of donations of toys, food ect for the holiday season. I figured Id make a box full of cat toys and deliver the present all wrapped up from Cleo and Chloe (our kitties that came from there) Even furry friends need presents! Well of course, that means patterns! So Ill have a few cat toys up over the next few days.
I also have a few new Barbie patterns to get up, which I should have done by the end of next week.
While I have your attention: Please, Pets are NOT good gifts! So many pets end up at shelters across the globe after being unwanted gifts given for Christmas. Also remember that the very best place to find your furever friend is at a shelter, give some love to a pet who has none.
I promise, this will be the fastest cat toy you will ever make, they are so simple :) Why not whip up a few for your cats, and a few more for your local shelter.
2 strands of DK weight yarn held together
small amount of stuffing
R1: ch2, sc 6 in the fist chain, do not join, place marker
R2: sc, 2sc in the next, repeat around (9)
R3: 2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches (12)
R4-R6: sc in each stitch around
R7: sc2tg, repeat around (6)
Stop here and stuff your fish
R8: ch1, squeeze the open end together and sc the end together with 3 sc (3)
R9: ch1, turn, 2sc in each stitch (6)
R10: ch3, dc 3 times in the first st, sk1, sl st, sk1, dc 3 times in the last stitch, ch3 and sl st into the same st. Finish off and weave in ends.