It is no secret I am a bit of a cat lover. A little less than a year ago, our beloved cat, Findus, who lived at my parents' place, died. You might remember me donating money for a yarn shop in Peru in his honour last July. We all still miss him heaps and whenever I am at my parents' house, I still look out for him.
This weekend, my parents decided to adopt a baby kitten. So, next Sunday they will pick up a little Norwegian wildcat/forest cat - the little boy kitten has no name yet as there is a bit of a name ranking game going on. I haven't seen the little one in person yet (thus no proper pics for you) but the few pics I got on my mobile look adorable! Very cuddly and playful.
As you might guess, the whole family is busy preparing for the arrival. My sister had the idea that I could (=should) crochet things for the new family member and I am quite fond of the idea. As I only got the news about the new kitten last night, I had no time to start the crochet magic bbbuutt I can show you my top three favourite patterns for cats I found online!
1. A Cat Cave
|Pic by Eilen Tein|
Cats love good hiding places and this pattern from Eilen Tein/Hanne Katajamäki looks pretty perfect to me. Plus I have tons of spare t-shirt yarn which will be perfect for this cat home.
2. Amigurumi Sardines Cat Toy
|Pic by Lion Brand|
I've never seen a toy like this in the stores, so this looks like a great idea! Yummy fish without the smelly fish breath after the kitten plays with it!
3. Tons of crocheted mice
|Pic by Melbangel|
Findus simply adorrreedd his pet mice but he usually clipped off the tail within seconds. So, the new kitten shall get crochet mice with sturdy tails instead of the store bought ones. This pattern looks perfect for left over yarn, don't you think?
Do you crochet for your pets too?