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Free Cat Toy Patterns

Updated on August 1, 2013

Make Cat Toys and Make Your Cat Happy

Cats love a good cat toy, especially if it contains catnip! With these free cat toy patterns, you can use up scraps of yarn, felt, and fabric and make Miss Priss happy too!

Ah, the lure of fresh catnip poured into a cat toy you lovingly make is a treat for your cat. And you get to sit back and watch them toss the cat toys in the air and kick them with their back legs. You know what I mean.

This photo of my cat Scarlett O'Hairy sniffing a freshly made cat toy.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

The Saga Begins... Scarlett Resorts to Chasing Her Tail Because I Didn't Make a Cat Toy

The Saga Begins... Scarlett Resorts to Chasing Her Tail Because I Didn't Make a Cat Toy
The Saga Begins... Scarlett Resorts to Chasing Her Tail Because I Didn't Make a Cat Toy

Gather the Supplies to Make a Cat Toy - with Catnip Please!

Supplies for making an easy cat toy.
Supplies for making an easy cat toy.

Some cats love catnip, and some cats couldn't care less.

Scarlett happens to love catnip, so I made her a cat toy with catnip. Here are the supplies I used to make the cat toy:

~ felt (four colors, but do what you want... the design is mostly for you, not the cat!)

~ scissors

~ something round to trace a circle (I used a yogurt cup)

~ needle and thread

~ catnip

Cat Toy from a Freeform Pattern - Make a Simple Cat Toy

Simple cat toy. It's supposed to be a cat. Like I said, the design is mostly for you. Do what you want.
Simple cat toy. It's supposed to be a cat. Like I said, the design is mostly for you. Do what you want.

I used the yogurt cup shown above to trace two circles of felt. I cut them out.

Then I added the cat's features (surely you can do better than this!) and sewed the eyes, nose, whiskers on one piece of felt.

Then I put the other piece of felt under the front piece and sewed around the edges.

I left an opening and added catnip, then I sewed it up completely.

I threw it on the floor and watched Scarlett sniff away.

Catnip Toys for Your Cat

Sometimes you just don't want to make a toy for your cat. That's okay; we're not here to judge you.

Make a Mouse Cat Toy with These Free Patterns

Make a Mouse Cat Toy with These Free Patterns
Make a Mouse Cat Toy with These Free Patterns

Scarlett and the New Cat Toy -- Is It Trustworthy?

Scarlett and the New Cat Toy -- Is It Trustworthy?
Scarlett and the New Cat Toy -- Is It Trustworthy?

Fun Cat Toys to Knit and Crochet - Whip Up Some Cat Toys with Yarn and a Crochet Hook or Knitting Needles

If you knit or crochet, here are some free cat toy patterns for you:

Crochet and Knitting Supplies - For Making Cat Toys

Add Aromatic Catnip to Your Cat Toys - Catnip to Stuff in Your Handmade Cat Toys

Many cats love catnip. Granted, some cats don't, but if your cat is in the ranks with other catnip-loving felines, tuck in some catnip before stitching your cat toy closed.

Refill as needed by opening the seam and adding fresh catnip. Stitch shut and repeat the good times.

KONG Naturals Premium Catnip, 2-Ounce
KONG Naturals Premium Catnip, 2-Ounce

I have this jar of catnip. Scarlett loves it!

 

Easy No-Sew Cat Toys to Make - All You Do Is Cut and Iron and Add Some Bling!

For noncrafters, these foolproof cat toys are so easy to make. Just print then cut out the template. Use the template to make wool felt leaf shapes. Then add a jingle bell with a jump ring. Attach a piece of satin cord to hold several leaves together. Watch your can play!

Don't worry, I've even found the supplies you'll need. They're listed below.

Make Simple Cat Toys with Just a Few Craft Supplies - Wool Felt, Jump Rings and Jingle Bells, Satin Cord

Happy at Last

Happy at Last
Happy at Last

Another Easy Cat Toy

Another Easy Cat Toy
Another Easy Cat Toy

Another Disgruntled Cat In Need of a Cat Toy

Another Disgruntled Cat In Need of a Cat Toy
Another Disgruntled Cat In Need of a Cat Toy

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do You Know a Cat Who Would Love a Cat Toy? - Well, get cracking!

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      catsitter 5 years ago

      Aw, lovely! Thanks for sharing that! Cats are such beautiful animals and they have so much to teach us!

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      Julia M S Pearce 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I'd better start knitting. My cat is always loosing her toys. I love the PetFusion cat scratcher lounge here.

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      techmom 5 years ago

      Our cats love toys with catnip, although they quickly get very slobbery. Your homemade one was very cute!

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      opatoday 5 years ago

      Good cat Stuff thanks

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      agagata lm 5 years ago

      my cats love everything that rattles... but also a simple normal straw. They can play with it for ages!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      My cat turns his head at cat toys - THOSE are for MERE cats...not my J.B.

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