Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Pretzel Cat Toy

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Pretzel Cat Toy

Create a twisted treat for your four-legged friend by knitting this fun toy pretzel.

An exact gauge is not required for this project. The toy will be about 7" when complete.

Make it, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •You will have enough yarn to make several toys.
    •Pretzel is worked flat, then sewn into a tube and stuffed.
    •Tube is twisted into Pretzel shape, and ‘salt’ is embroidered using French Knots.
    •We used a smaller needle than usual for this yarn to create a dense fabric for this toy.
  • 2
    Pretzel:
    With Honey, cast on 9 stitches.
    Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 17"” from beginning. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail.
  • 3
    Finishing:
    Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and sew long sides of piece together to make a tube, stuffing lightly as you go with Poly-fil and catnip.
    Sew ends of tube closed.
    Fold ends of tube, crossing ends to create a pretzel shape.
    Sew a few stitches through where the pieces cross to hold the shape.
    With White yarn, embroider French Knot 'salt' on Pretzel.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • •A Skein of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in Honey and a Skein in White, Knitting Needles U.S. 7/4.5 mm & Large-Eye Blunt Needles
  • •Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber
  • •Catnip