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Free Crochet Pattern: Goldfish Cat Toy

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Lion Brand« Microspun
Pattern #: 80204AD
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-186: Microspun Yarn: Mango
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  910-186 Microspun Yarn: Mango
$ 5.29  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)   $ 2.30  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small amount each of white and black yarn
Small amount of yarn, ribbon, or string for hanging
2 jingle bells and catnip (optional)

Goldfish Cat Toy

Lion Brand« Microspun


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

Ch 3, work 10 sc in 3rd ch from hook.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg st-20 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg st.
Rnds 3-6: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in beg st-30 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

LARGE FINS (make 2)
Ch 13.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

SMALL FINS (make 2)
Ch 8.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

EYES (make 2)
With white yarn, ch 2. Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

FINISHING Stuff Fish, adding bells and catnip if desired. Thread yarn tail into large-eyed needle, weave through sts at opening, gather tightly together and fasten off. Sew on fins. With black yarn, embroider a French knot on each Eye, sew Eyes to Fish.
Tie hanging string securely to fish. Weave in ends.

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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 14 reviews)
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Goldfish Cat Toy Reviewed by J Johnston on 2013-09-06 ****
For those confused by round 7: this round forms a taper to the tail, not the mouth. The mouth is the round 1 end.

Regarding the round vs. oblong shape - it's all in how you stuff it.

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