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tail end

from Little Acorn Creations
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : tail end
tail end
tail end
tail end

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • magic adjustable ring

Pattern Description:

Quick to crochet, this toy will keep your cat moving and entertained for hours. Made with less than 10 yards of worsted weight yarn, these mouse tails are finished faster than microwave popcorn and healthier for the feline in your life. The shape provides hours of fun for a paw to swat and is easy to carry around the house. The braided tail provides added amusement and saves you the time of weaving in additional ends.

Use of a smaller-than-recommended hook will provide a dense fabric that holds up well to your cat's play.

Skills required: Magic adjustable ring, working in the round, 3 strand braid

Finished Size: approximately 2in (5cm) wide x 1.75in (4.5cm) long + braided tail of 2in (5cm)

Notions: tapestry needle, removable stitch marker


While not essential for this pattern, a tighter than normal gauge will help the toy maintain its shape.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: approximately 2in (5cm) wide x 1.75in (4.5cm) long + braided tail of 2in (5cm)


  • F/3.75mm crochet hook
  • 10 yards Worsted Weight wool

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

10 yards of Worsted weight

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