Love Darg 2019: Cat Toy Knitting Pattern

Love Darg 2019

In true “Friend” tradition, we are appealing to the generous hearts of our readers to make the Love Darg 2019 a resounding success.

Once more we are asking you to help support the work of Cats Protection by knitting or crocheting a cat toy or comforter and donating them for cats in their care or to sell in their charity shops.

Why not knit the above toy . . .

Just follow these simple directions.

You can also download these instructions by clicking here.


1 2.5 oz/70.9-gram ball of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream DK in Soft Ecru (01004) (this will make 6 toys).

A pair 4.5 mm (No. 7) knitting needles, toy stuffing, catnip (optional).

If you have difficulty obtaining the yarn locally, you can order it from, tel: 01162 713759.

Size: Approx. 12.5 cm (5 ins) x 5 cm (2 ins).


20 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm measured over st-st using 4.5 mm needles.


beg – beginning;
K – knit;
P – purl;
rep – repeat;
st(s) – stitches;
st-st – stocking-stitch (K1
row, P1 row).

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To make

With 4.5 mm needles cast on 20 sts.

Rib (right side) row – ★K1, P1, rep from ★ to end of row.
Rep rib row until work measures 4 cm, ending after a wrong-side row.
Beg with a knit row, work in st-st until work measures 9 cm from beg, ending after a purl row.
Next row – ★K1, P1, rep from ★ to end of row.
Rep rib row until work measures 12.5 cm from beg, ending after a wrong-side row.

To complete

Fold work in half lengthwise.

Sew long edges together.

Tie yarn very securely around one end of toy as shown and stitch in place, securing end in middle of toy.

Fill toy with stuffing and catnip (optional).

Tie yarn securely around other end of toy as before.

Click the tag below for more on the Love Darg 2019.

For information on how to donate your makes, click here.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!