Flying saucer cat toy

flying saucer 1

My dad recently got a lovely little rescue cat called Lorelei. Naturally she needs toys. Dad made her a box tunnel, I made her this πŸ™‚

flying saucer 2

This pattern requires 8 ply wool of whatever colours you like, although I think white is a good colour for the observation dome part of the saucer. You will need a 4mm hook. The pattern is written in American crochet notation.

With pink (or whatever colour you prefer)

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 6: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 7: sc in each stitch (backloops only) (36 stitches)

Round 8: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 9: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 10: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 11: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Change to white

Round 12: increase in every stitch (24 stitches)

Round 13: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (16 stitches)

Round 15: decrease in every stitch (8 stitches)

Stuff

Round 16: decrease until the hole closes

Chain 70

Fasten off.

Embroider on an alien (the picture provides an example)

Tie the end of the chain to a stick (I β€˜borrowed’ one of my dad’s gardening stakes)

Have fun playing with your cat πŸ™‚

flying saucer 3

One thought on “Flying saucer cat toy”

  1. This is adorable! My cats and my grand cats are getting these for Christmas. I’m going to put some cat nip in mine. Thanks for the pattern!

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