Friday, 24 February 2017
KITTY CAT EXTRAVAGANZA 2 - MY MULTICOLORED BOUNCY TOY
After the huge success of yesterday’s hanging bouncy toy for a kitty cat, I was all excited to make another similar one. This is a lovely multicoloured toy which is also a great stash buster. While I have made this for a kitty cat (and added a little bell inside that will tinkle and excite the kitty), I thought this would also make a great mobile for a baby and a car hanging too (if you don’t mind something tinkling at you as you drive)
Thanks for joining me in our celebration of the naughty four-legged kitty cat.
Materials used : Today I’ve used our Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarn, with a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Skill level : Easy
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
hdc : Half Double crochet
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
How to carry your yarn along when using more than one colour : http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet.html
How to seamlessly change colours : http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-crochet-how-to-change-colors-seamlessly/
OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6979knxSLKM OR https://in.pinterest.com/pin/AfT2pNSH5UkOfP2tnqPfLVArcRQU8WX4t4xrqj_fD-a211_E61Yd5HM/
How to seamlessly join : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdWgcR6nlWQ
BOUNCY BALL TOY
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)
For this project, I worked with this free pattern at
For the bouncy toy, I just decided to add a new colour every other round. The idea is great but execution is a bit of work as changing colors is not easy. That said, there are a lot of links given at the top of this blog that make it all a lot simpler.
To keep this nice and easy, you can well make the whole ball in one colour and add a lovely contrast to the squiggly wiggly holder to make it nice and colourful. To make this slightly larger, you could increase the number of rounds you make and then stuff it more as well. These little projects are such fun, so create and spread smiles.
I’ve added (as I said before) a tiny little bell inside when I was stuffing my ball toy. You could add a little catnip and watch your kitty go crazy with joy too.
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Labels: Cat inspired crochet pattern, Crochet hanging ornament, Crochet toy pattern, Miscellaneous crochet pattern
A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.