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Cat Toy and Carry Bag Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Cat Toy and Carry Bag Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Chunky / Bulky

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm, US 7 / 4.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Garter , Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Make Val Pierce's cat toy knitting pattern, which comes complete with a practical carry bag.

How cute is this cuddly play set from Val Pierce? The cute carry bag is made in a soft chunky yarn and easy garter stitch, bedecked with a pretty posy that you can whip up with some oddments of DK. It’s the perfect size for Mia the kitty, and is a pretty glam accessory in its own right! The main bag project is knitted in one piece with points for the handles to be attached to and side gussets to create the fuller shape. The cat toy is made with faux fur yarn for a soft finish.

What do I need?

Yarn: King Cole Big Value Chunky, shade 555 Denim, two 100g balls; DK, Red, Green, Pale Pink, Black, oddments; King Cole Truffle, shades 4365 Coconut, 4368 Earl Grey, one 100g ball of each
Needles: 4mm, 5.5mm
Stitch holders
Toy safety stuffing
Toy safety eyes
Satin ribbon, blue, 20mm wide, 1m
Hot glue gun (optional)
Tapestry needle

NOTE: this is everything you need for both the bag and the kitten.


Height: 20cm excluding handles
Width: 26cm
Depth: 10cm

Top knit tips

To create this bag, first one handle point is knitted, then placed on a holder while a second handle point is made. These two points are then joined with further stitches and the bag is then worked from the top of one side, down to the base, and up the other side, where the second set of handle points are made in a similar way.

The posy sits on a plain section of stocking stitch, which is a flatter and easier texture to sew onto than garter stitch.

The flowers are so easy to make and curl naturally as you cast off. All you need to do to finish them is coil the strips more tightly and secure with a few stitches.

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her toy patterns. If you loved making this toy cat, then why not knit our pretty pink poodle? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Techniques: Garter , Stocking Stitch

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