Tuesday, March 30

Two new cat toys -- Bun Bun & Kitty Tweets

Here are two new kitty toys to make. Bun Bun is knit and Kitty Tweets is crocheted. Both are great ways to use up scrap yarn.

Bun Bun is an easy-to-knit little bunny toy. One of my test knitters said her husband took the first one she made for her kitties. He called it his Minimalist Bunny. LOL! The distinctive bunny ears and powder puff tail make it recognizable.

Knit it on size 8 (5 mm) straights with about 12 yards of worsted weight yarn. Then invisibly seam it down the front using garter stitch grafting. (Don’t be afraid, it's easy and there’s a tutorial.) Stuff and sew the bottom closed to use it as a cat toy or leave it open and stuff with a candy egg or wrapped candies for an Easter basket treat. (Run the yarn tails through the bottom edge to make a drawstring to keep the candy inside.) Bun Bun is 4” high. All proceeds from pattern sales will be donated to Pet Refuge (www.petrefuge.com).

Kitty Tweets are cute little birdies you can crochet up fast for your kitties to play with! Using a size H hook and about 12 yards of worsted weight yarn, you can whip one up in a flash. The finished toy is about 4” wide x 2” high. A great project for scrap yarn. Stuff these with polyfill and a little catnip as you add the border.

These patterns are formatted as fold up brochures when printed on both sides of a sheet of paper.

Kitty Tweets is available as a free download on Ravelry. Click HERE to find the pattern.

Bun Bun's pattern is available through my Ravelry pattern store. All money from this pattern is donated to Pet Refuge.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.

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