Thursday, May 18, 2017

Crochet Flower Ball Or Cat Toy Free Pattern!


Hello! Today I have another new pattern for ya'll! It's a crochet flower ball or cat toy and it has a video tutorial! I think it's super cute, easy and fun to make. I designed this little cat toy for Ziggy's 1st birthday! For a blog on Ziggy's 1st birthday and photo shoot, click here or scroll down for the flower ball/cat toy written pattern and video tutorial.






Flower Ball/Cat Toy


Size


With size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook and medium 4 yarn, the ball should be approximately 3 inches tall.


Materials



- Yarn
- Crochet hook
- Polyester stuffing
- Stitch marker or yarn to mark the beginning of each round
- Scissors
- Darning needle
Optional:
- Plastic easter egg
       - Small jingle bell (mine is 13mm)

Abbreviations

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
2sc: single crochet increase
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
inv sc dec: invisible single crochet decrease
video tutorial on the inv sc dec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoSxgxYVHRA&t=32s

The Pattern

Pattern is worked in a spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

R1: Make a loose slip knot, ch 1. Put 5 sc into the loose slip knot and make a color change to the new color in the last stitch. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. =5

R2: *sc, 2dc, ch 1, sl st in the next stitch. Repeat from the star 4 times. Do not sl st to the next stitch the 4th time, sl st in the same stitch. = 5 petals

R3: ch 2, dc into the next stitch, sc into the next 3 stitches. *dc into the next 2 stitches, sc into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the star around. = 25

R4: *2sc, sc into the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =30

R5: *2sc, sc into the next 5 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =35
R6-R9: sc into each stitch around. =35

R10: *inv sc dec, sc into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =28

R11: *inv sc dec, sc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the star around. =21

Weave in the tail ends, but leave the working yarn untouched. Turn the ball right side out.
Regular ball: Start stuffing the ball firmly.
Cat toy with bell: Put a jingle bell into a plastic easter egg and tape it closed. Put a small amount of stuffing into the bottom of the ball. Add the easter egg.

R12: *inv sc dec, sc into the next stitch. Repeat from the star around. =14

Regular ball: Stuff the ball until it is firm and round.
Cat toy with bell: Add more stuffing around the egg.

R13: *inv sc dec. Repeat from the star around. =7

Add more stuffing if needed. Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to thread through the remaining stitches and weave in. Pull the yarn through the last stitch and thread through a darning needle. Thread through the front loops of the remaining stitches. Pull on the tail end to close the hole. Weave in the end.

The End!

Copyright ©2017 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission, and no video tutorials may be made using this pattern.


I hope ya'll liked this free pattern! If you make your own flowers, I would LOVE to see! Post pictures to my facebook page, my private facebook group, or tag me on instagram @_with_alex

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!

Soft hugs and Never Give Up! <3Alex



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