Squid Cat Toy Crochet Pattern

Squid Cat Toy Crochet Pattern

I love to play with my cat Maze!  Like most cats, she is very finicky when it comes to things she likes to play with.  So I am always thinking of new ideas that entertain her as much as me. 

This Squid Cat Toy Crochet Pattern is the cutest thing I designed recently and my Maze LOVES it!  I hope you get many enjoyable hours playing with your pets with this make!

Squid Cat Toy Crochet Pattern

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I used Premier Just Cotton.  100% Cotton.  #4 ply Medium Weight Yarn (50 g/1.76 oz) (80m /87 yds)

Materials
MC – 5-10 yds #4 ply Medium Weight Cotton
CC – 5-10 yds of #4 ply Medium Weight Cotton
US D or 3.25 m crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Small Amount of Pillow Stuffing

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = sl st
rep = repeat
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
SM = Stitch Marker

Notes:
Pattern is worked in the round
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds, with no joining.
Place Stitch Marker in 1st st of each round.

Finished Size: 2” x 3”

Gauge:
US D or 3.25m Crochet Hook
8 sc x 8 rows in the round = 2”

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Squid Cat Toy Free Crochet Pattern

 

Body

Using MC
Note:  be sure to place SM in 1st st of each round

R1:  Make magic circle, 8 sc in magic circle.  Pull tight to close.  place SM in 1st st (8 sc)

R2:  2 sc in each st around.  (16 sc)

R3:  *2 sc in next st, sc in next st.  rep from * around.  (24 sc)

R4-R12:  sc in each st around.  (24 sc)

R13:  *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog. rep from * around.   (20 sc)

R14:  *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog.  rep from * around.  (16 sc)

R15:  *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog.  rep from * around. (12 sc)

R16: sc in each st around. sl in 1st st to join. (12 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using CC

Legs

Step 1:
Attach yarn with a sl st in any sc, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch.  sl st in same st. (12 sc)

Step 2:
sl st in next st, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch.  sl st in same st. (12 sc)

Step 3:
repeat Step 2 in each remaining sc around for a total of 12 legs.  sl st in 1st st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn to sew the hole closed.

Step 4:
going into the hole opening of the Body, add Pillow Stuffing to make it as firm or as soft as you’d like. 

Step 5:
sew hole closed using whichever stitch you prefer.

Fasten off and weave in ends.
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