The 25 Purr-fect Crochet Cat Toy Patterns

Adriana Maronese  - November 3, 2019

Cats are playful creatures by nature and they can get entertained with pretty much anything they can find at home, like shoelaces, earplugs, remotes, you name it! However, what you might have realized by now, is that cats are not particularly gentle with your things. But you can’t really blame them as they are biologically programmed to seek and destroy.

As a pet owner, you probably spend some time away from home, which provides the perfect opportunity for your cats to explore the house and find new ways of entertainment. The key is to give them new toys every once in a while, so it’s less likely for them to mess with your things. I started making crochet toys for my cats a while ago and that seems to keep them entertained so they stay away from mine. I hope that’s the case for you too!

Here’s a list with my 25 favorite crochet cat toy patterns.

01

Yellow and Gray Toy Mouse

Make your kitty her own knitted toy mouse with this lovely pattern. You can make different versions of it by adding colored stripes and ears. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
02

Crocheted Balls

What pet doesn’t love a ball to play with? Your furry little ones would love to play with this crocheted striped ball. Love this pattern because it uses a different technique.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
03

Toilet Paper Roll Crochet Toy

This one is a quick an easy project for beginners and your cat would absolutely love it! It has everything your cat needs: it rolls, it has a bouncy tail and a bell at the end.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
04

Fish Candy Pattern

Here’s another easy project that can be made in a couple of minutes. I have made a couple of these in different colors and given them to friends with cats and they love it.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
05

Catnip Filled Cupcake

This adorable knitted cupcake can be filled with catnip for your cat’s enjoyment. It will make your cat more playful and active, but it will not harm your pet.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
06

Kitty Cat Hideaway

Here’s a pattern on how to make a sack hideaway for cats. What I love about this pattern is its simplicity and the use of colors.
 
Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
07

Chunky Crochet Cat Bed

Your cats will love this soft bed made with chunky yarn. This project is perfect for beginners and can be made in an hour or less.

Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
08

Amigurumi Sardines Cat Toy

This cat toy is super cute and your cat will love playing with it. It includes instructions for a couple of different pieces your kitty can interact with.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
09

Door Hanger Bouncy Cat Toy

Here’s a toy that can be hung at any door at home and will keep your cat entertained for hours. You can add a few more rounds to make it longer if needed.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
10

A House In The Forest

This cozy cat hideout is the perfect place for your cat to snuggle. The pattern includes instructions to a couple different component, but it’s very detailed and easy to follow.
Size: Large
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
11

Fish Bone Cat Toy

A cute little fish toy your cat will go crazy about. The pattern is very easy to follow and can be made very quickly. Sewing all parts together requires a bit of patience, but nothing too difficult.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
12

Crochet Cat Hammock

It is no secret that the one thing cats enjoy the most is to sleep. Give your cat the perfect place to relax during the day with this free pattern.

Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
13

Happy Cat Candy

A simple yet beautiful toy for your furry friends. Your cats will enjoy playing with these toy candies. These can be made in just a couple of minutes.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
14

Catnip Sardine Toy

Here’s a cute little toy to keep your cat entertained for hours. It will stimulate your cat in many ways: it’s colored, bouncy, has a little bell and it’s filled with catnip.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
15

Shark Tent for Cats

An awesome tent that your cats will love! Not only is it easy to make but will also decorate your home and make it more fun to live in.

Size: Large
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
16

Cheeky Mice - A Cat’s Treat

Give your cats these lovely little mice to play with when you’re not home. You kitties will love this toy! The mini mice are approximately 2 inches long (5 cm).

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
17

Colorful Kitty Cat Toy

The perfect companion for your kitties. This lovely mini cats can be made in different colors and you can add small details.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
18

Shrimp Amigurumi Toy

This small shrimp is so adorable! Not only the perfect toy for your furry little friends, but it could also serve as a table decoration or small gifts for friends and family.

Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
19

Crochet Cat Toy Blanket

A mini blanket that your cat can push around the house and have fun with. The design includes a couple of tassels and jingle bells, which cats LOVE!
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
20

Catnip Pouch

Just like us, kittens use playtime to relieve anxiety, build strength and stay healthy. This catnip pouch will keep your cat busy and provide hours of fun. Use a bright color to call your pet’s attention.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
21

Taco Cat Toy

With this toy, any day of the week will be Taco Tuesday! If you absolutely love  tacos, perhaps you might wanna consider making a little taco for your furry friend and get the “fiesta” started!
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
22

Cute Catnip Toys

Here’s a collection of 4 new crochet toys for your kitty. They’re to be filled with catnip and the result is very cute. Choose between starfish, cow, chicken or teddy, or make them all four!
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
23

Swirly Mice Toys For Cats

A quick and easy project that will bring a lot of joy to your furry little friends. These toys are so easy to make, that if they get lost under the sofa you can make more in no time!
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
24

Amigurumi Toy Ball

A super cute gift for your pets! These amigurumi balls are easy to make and look wonderful. As an alternative, you can use them to decorate candy tables at your kids’ birthday party.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
25

Kitty Squid

Last but not least, a squid-shaped cat toy that can be filled with catnip if you want. You can also make a no-catnip version if you prefer. I love the alien vibe in it.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
About the author

Adriana Maronese

I taught myself how to crochet a few years ago and haven’t been able to stop since then. I created this platform to help passionate crocheters like me feel inspired to create more. Because I truly believe life without art would be just boring.
To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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