After reviewing several patterns and not being happy with any of them, I have created my own pattern. Although the idea might not be original, the trial and error of getting it right are.They are very cute little stash busters!
(make two halves)
Materials: small amount of yarn, hook, stuffing, bells (optional)
**In the picture above, I used an F hook. It depends on the type of yarn you use, though. You want the stitches to be tight so the stuffing doesn't come out**
Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 1st st, join with sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sp around (12 st).
Round 3: ch 1, *2 sc, 1 sc in next sp* around (18 st).
Round 4: ch 1, *2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sp* around (24 st).
Round 5: ch 1, *2 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sp* around (30 st).
Round 6-8: ch 1, sc around (30 st in each row).
Leave a tail about 20-25 inches long. Using this tail, whipstitch the pieces together. Before completely sewing shut, stuff. You can also add bells (or catnip for a kitty toy) to the center.
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