Crochet Tutorial: Catnip Sardine Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Catnip Sardine Toy

I have found that my kitties love a good catnip buzz! These two crazy cats go a bit nuts when I put out some nip or have a toy that has that scent. But I found that paying $5-$7 for a little mouse or stuffed ball is too much to keep these cats happy.

Instead, I decided to make a few of these Crochet Sardine Catnip Toys, and boy, was that a smart idea! Not only is this outrageously economical (you can use scrap cotton yarn and is a nice stash buster) but for mere pennies, these tiny fish can provide hours of feline entertainment! Let me show you how!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this toy:


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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
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Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (Color: Popsicle Brights)
-G-4.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can stuff this toy with polyfil or catnip
-You can use Tulle instead of Gauze for the inside as well.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet


If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.


Work in continuous rounds
Ch 9
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (18)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 8-11: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [SC 2 TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff fish with catnip wrapped in gauze or tulle fabric

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 6 times.

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Add a bell and a string to your catnip toy (optional)
Never leave kitties unattended while they enjoy toys like this one. 




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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

One response

  1. Thank you for the pattern. I’m sure my cat will enjoy it vert much. She hides all her favorites under my bed so I can enjoy them too,

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