Introduction: Candy Cat

This project/pattern of my own design started out as a tiny stuffed toy for my daughter's chihuahua and evolved into a little bit of folk art. The version you see here uses feltable wool yarn and size 8 to 9 US knitting needles. The cat fur pattern was needle felted using bits of yarn for a pet-able texture. A surprising feature are the whiskers made with stainless steel and silk yarn from Habu Textiles. They really hold their shape.

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tucsoncarol (author)2009-02-12

Those eyes are great. What did you use? If they are buttons, what kind?

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canida (author)2008-02-14

He's a cutie! How did the chihuahua do with the stainless steel whiskers?

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candawitz (author)canida2008-02-15

Mortimer the Chihuahua does not get to play with this particular cat! None of his own cats have whiskers nor are they needle felted. Whiskers may be a good idea for future toys...built in dental floss! As far as dog toys go, these cats are nearly indestructible. I found a package of replacement squeakers and tucked one into a cat before felting......he just loves it.

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stinkymum (author)2008-01-23

I love home made toys and this one is a keeper.

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Zontee at Lion Brand (author)2008-01-21

Really cute--love the feet and tail.

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taterbaby (author)2008-01-13

Adorable! Love the eyes!

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Crafty Shanna (author)2008-01-11

Very cute, and nice work. You should sell these online! I bet they would sell really well!

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candawitz (author)Crafty Shanna2008-01-11

I did have an offer to buy him, but I wasn't ready to let him go at the time. I really don't know how to sell things online very well. It puzzles me. I had an ETSY store once, but I felt that I had to make things in volume to do well there. These guys are Individuals and one of a kind, man!

Thanks for your comment. Hey, that gives me an idea. I'm going to check for an Instructable on how to sell things online!

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-07

That's very cute, it looks like that one Pokemon.. I can't remember the name. Great job, I love it!

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jessyratfink (author)2008-01-07

That is so cute! I love the back.

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