I was doing some housecleaning this past weekend and came across some dried catnip. My cats looooove the catnip! I decided to use some leftover yarn to make kitty toys.
I crocheted the outside cover of the toys. All I did was to chain what I wanted the length to be. I did them in 5 chain, 10 chain or 12 chain. I then did the rest of them in single stitch, circling around, rather than crocheting back and forth. I continued until it created a crocheted "ball". For the inside of the toy, I cut a square from an old t-shirt, put a little pile of catnip in the middle and tied the square into a little bundle. This I stuffed into the catnip ball and single stitched the ball closed. I wove the end into the ball and tossed one to the cat.
I think they'll have fun with them.
|The kitties love catnip!|
|Stuffing the catnip into the crocheted balls|
|Four catnip balls in varying sizes|
|Fromie kitty and his new ball|
|Fromie doesn't much like having his picture taken|