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Crochet a Creepy Crawly
Cat Toy

pattern and images by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

crocheted creepy crawly cat toy
crocheted creepy crawly cat toy

This simple cat toy is super-easy to crochet.  I recently made one for my 14-year-old granddaughter to use with her three cats, and she was delighted.  She actually broke a smile when she saw it.  The kitties were interested, too, as she pulled it across the floor, and especially liked watching it jump around across the rug.  The pattern requires just a small amount of yard, so you can use up some of your remnants. 

materials
●H crochet hook
●worsted weight/4-ply yarn
●yarn needle for weaving in ends

crochet abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc -double crochet
tc – triple crochet
st or sts – stitch or stiches
sl st – slip stitch
tog – together
beg – beginning of row

directions

●Ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.  
●Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 6 ch (first leg).
●*Sc in ring, ch 8 sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 6 ch (second leg). Repeat from * 6 times more (8 legs total).
●Join with sl st to first ch of the first ch 8, and ch 100.
●Fasten off, weave in ends.

(www.berkeleyandbeyond2.com; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)