Felted Knit Cat Catnip Rattle Toys

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Felted Knit Cat Catnip Rattle Toys Pattern


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Knitting: Felted Knit Cat Catnip Rattle Toys
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Increase, Decrease, Cast-on, Bind-off

Pattern Description:

Toys that rattle and contain catnip can keep a kitty busy for hours! But a cat's claws can do major damage to knitted fabric, so upon my son's request for cat toys for my grandcat, I set out to create some fun toys that would hold up to serious cat-play. Hand wet-felting provide a tight surface that could withstand the claws and catnip and airtight mini rattle inserts within soft surroundings that create gentle rattle sounds, provide the fun. Knit in the round and using small amounts of #4-worsted weight 100% pure wool yarn, these toys are great stash-busters and take little time to make. Set them down in front of your kitty and watch the fun begin!


Gauge is not critical for this project. Work
tightly enough to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The size of your toys will be determined by the weight of yarn, size needles, your personal tension, and extent of felting.


  • For Mouse...46 yds: #4-worsted wt. 100% wool yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted-Gray Mix)& small amount of pink yarn for nose
  • For Bird...33 yds: #4-worsted wt. 100% wool yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted-Bright Red)& small amount of yellow yarn for beak
  • For Ball...12 yds: #4-worsted wt. 100% wool yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted-Bright Red) & 12 yds: #4-worsted wt. 100% wool yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted-Gray Mix)
  • Size 4 (3.5mm) 32" Circular Knitting Needles or Double Pointed Needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 7.5mm Safety Eyes Mini Rattle Inserts: round 3/4" x 1/2" (I purchased mine online from American Felt & Craft) Catnip Large-Eyed Blunt Needle Long Straight Pins Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing

Suggested yarn:

46 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic 100% Wool Worsted


Your choice

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About Designer

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I am a retired early childhood educator who loves children and enjoys seeing how cuddly "friends" can give them affection and also provide learning experiences in fun ways. You can also join me here: http://www.knittingparadise.com/

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