Sunday, January 7

Vicki's Whale Cat Toy Pattern

I designed this pattern for charitable use (though you may knit as many toys as you like for your own cats or as gifts for other kitties). Do not sell toys made from this pattern unless all money raised from such sale is donated to your local animal shelter. If you do use this pattern to support your shelter, I'd love to hear about it.

US Size 7 or 8 needles
About 12 yards worsted weight yarn
Large eye jumbo tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

Pattern is available as a paid download through Ravelry by clicking HERE. Money from pattern sales will be donated to Pet Refuge.

22 comments:

Karen said...

That is a really cute pattern! Thank you for sharing.

Catherine said...

I think that my cats will like this a lot. Isis especially as she is my little minx.....still kittenly naughty at 10 years old!

Thank you!!!

cattiekit said...

You are a PRINCESS. :>D

I'm looking forward to when you can post that mousie pattern, too.

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

Very fun knit -- I love the way the shaping comes out. I'm not sure if the cats will get to play with it though -- DD has claimed it!

SueS said...

Hi Vickie -
I purchased the inKnitter magazine just so I could get the charity knitting section with your cat toys. I would like permission to knit up cat toys using your pattern and donate them to a local group, Feline Urban Rescue and Rehabilitation in Whitehall, PA.

This group would sell them as a way to raise funds for spay and neuter, tests, and vaccinations for the cats which they rescue and make available for adoption.

These toys are so cute, especially the whale.

Sue Schoch,
Allentown, PA

Vicki said...

Sue,
I'm happy to hear that you're donating cat toys to your animal shelter. Yes, you have my permission to sell the toys as long as all the money raised goes to the shelter. I would have contacted you directly but you didn't leave your email address. Happy knitting!
Vicki

Cecie said...

oh, what a great idea! i created a pattern by myself last year - from this year on i sell those handmade mouses and all the income goes to disabled cats in germany.

you can see my mouses and the pattern here. sorry, its all in german...

i would love to link your post to my katzengefluester-blog, which is all about cats and catwhispering...

Brianna said...

My cat's love these, thank you so much for sharing this!!!

Emily said...

Hello! I wanted to thank you for your patterns. We use the Whale and Mouse patterns to support our local animal adoption center--both to sell in the adoption center (all proceeds to the animals), and to give to adoption center kitties (without catnip, so no visitors get hurt!). They are very popular! So---THANKS! :)

islagringo said...

My apologies for the previous comment about your pattern. I totally read you wrong and apologize for making a hasty conclusion about a person with so obviously a generous heart.

KLOCKARBARN said...

Hi
I have knitted these whales for charity in southern Sweden. Thank you for sharing. The wales become a success.

elsah said...

thank you for sharing this! thank you for your whole blog! it really helps one navigate in the jungle of internet-knitting.
=)

Elynor said...

I've just started knitting, and I managed to make a whale today. Thanks for the great pattern!

knitandcrochetpatternchat said...

May I mention your blog and your charity on my blog? Maybe we can get more knitters to help out the Humane Society. I want your permission first because of the pattern. Thanks and let me know. I'd love to do it for you and them. Kathy
Knitandcrochetpatternchat.blogspot.com

Kathy Anderson said...

Vicki, Thank you for allowing me to feature you and your blog on mine. Please, let me know if what I have written is ok? I can make changes. Thank you again! Feel free to become a follower of my blog, too. Kathy, www.knitandcrochetpatternchat.blogspot.com

Kathy Anderson said...

Vicki, there's someone that commented on my blog about your whale pattern. She's selling them in her Etsy store to earn money for shelters and she would like you to contact her for credit for designing the pattern. thanks so much for the wonderful pattern and for such a wonderful cause.

Deborah said...

What a cute little pattern, I have two cats that will love this. Thank you.

Mary said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I'd never made any toys before, but this was so easy, and my cat loves it!

Sylviane said...

I have an 18 years old cat and an 11 years old. I thought That my cat might enjoy the whale as she still love to play. However, my dog Lulu (she is tiny and much smaller than Sage, my cat)decided that she would keep the toy for herself. It is a big relief for our family as Lulu's dad, Billy died at the age of 12, 2 months ago and this is the first time since his death that Lulu played. Thank you as we did not know what to do any more to comfort her.

No more Hobo said...

I am knitting cat toys for our local Humane Society Christmas sale. I made the "whale" and it is fantastic. Would you share your "mouse" pattern or any other cat toy patterns with me - it would be nice to make a selection of toys for the sale.
Thanks...! see my email below.

Carol said...

I volunteer in the cat room for a local animal shelter and am also a knitting addict. will definitely give this a try for the shelter.

Asheley said...

Hi Vickie,
I am a vet tech at a local animal shelter in Maine. The cats and kittens are always looking for toys to play with while they are waiting for their new homes. I'm going to try and make some of these (I'm newer to knitting so we'll see how it goes!) and bring them to the shelter for the cats. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I know the cats appreciate it!!