Pony cat toy

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I recently adopted a cat called Bella. Then I bought some weird hollow plastic ball thingies at a garage sale.

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So I thought Iā€™d make her a toy. A rainbow pony to be precise šŸ™‚

This pattern uses white 8 ply wool and a 2.5 mm hook. You will also need some rainbow colours. The pattern is written in American crochet notation. I think the ball is about the size of a golf ball, maybe a little bigger.

 

Body

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

Round 2: increase in each stitch (12 stitches)

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

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

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

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

Rounds 7 ā€“ 10: sc in each stitch (36 stitches)

Place the ball in the middle.

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Round 11: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together ā€“ repeat (30 stitches)

Round 12: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together ā€“ repeat (24 stitches)

Round 13: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together ā€“ repeat (18 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together ā€“ repeat (12 stitches)

Round 15: decrease until the hole closes.

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Head

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

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch ā€“ repeat (18 stitches)

Rounds 5 ā€“ 8: sc in each stitch (18 stitches)

Round 9: (decrease 2 sc together) x 4, sc in the next 10 stitches (14 stitches)

Round 10: (decrease 2 sc together) x 4, sc in the next stitch, increase in the next 4 stitches, sc in the last stitch (14 stitches)

Round 11: sc in each stitch (14 stitches)

Round 12: (decrease 2 sc together) x 4, sc in the next stitch, increase in the next 4 stitches, sc in the last stitch (14 stitches)

Round 13: sc in each stitch (14 stitches)

Stuff

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Ears (make 2)

Attach the wool at a good spot for an ear. Chain 2, work a dc into the same spot. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

Feet/legs (make 4)

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

Rounds 2 ā€“ 3: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Round 4: (decrease 2 sc together) x 3 (3 stitches)

Chain 10. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Tail and mane

Attach rainbow wool to the tail and mane area. I threaded a loop through a stitch and then attached it with a slip knot.

 

Assembly

Sew on the legs. Embroider the eyes and mouth.

Bella and the pony became friends :)
Bella and the pony became friends šŸ™‚
but that didn't last long...
but that didn’t last long…