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Candy DIY Catnip Toy

Treat Fluffy to the kind of candy she REALLY wants with this easy cat toy knitting pattern.

Candy DIY Catnip Toy
Candy DIY Catnip Toy
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For the cat who's just as sweet as candy, the Candy DIY Catnip Toy is the perfect pattern. Kitties are always batting around toy mice and adore knit or crochet cat toys, so these little wrapped candy catnip toys are perfect for them. If your cat doesn't respond to catnip, you could instead put a squeaking device inside of the piece of candy! We recommend knitting this in the same color as your cat's fur so it doesn't show up quite as much, but it would look adorable in white, pink, or yellow to mimic real candy.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

Finished SizeApprox 2" [5 cm] wide x 5" [12.5 cm] long.

Materials List

  • Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (2.5 oz/70.9 g; 120 yds/109 m): Soft Ecru (01004) - 1 ball or 19.5 yds/18 m. Note: 1 ball makes 6 toys.
  • Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
  • Catnip (optional)


Catnip Toy

Cast on 20 stitches (sts.)

1st row: [Right Side (RS)]. *Knit 1 (K1). Purl 1 (P1). Repeat (Rep) from * to end of row.

Rep last row (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beginning (beg) measures 1½" [4 cm], ending on a Wrong Side (WS) row.

1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 3½" [9 cm], ending on a purl row.

Next row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last row (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 5" [12.5 cm], ending on a WS row. Cast off.


Fold piece in half lengthwise. Sew long edges together (tog). Tie yarn securely around one end of Toy as shown in picture. Fill Toy with stuffing and catnip (optional). Tie yarn securely around other end of Toy as shown in picture.


Right side
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Oh my goodness, I have to make one of these. My cat goes NUTS for cat nip, so she'd love this toy.


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