Cute Catnip Fish | Crochet Cat Toy - Darn Good Yarn

Cute Catnip Fish | Crochet Cat Toy

Written by Kate Curry

Who doesn’t love handmade gifts? You want to know who needs a little present - your cat? C’mon, they see you making cute handmade things for everyone else, they’re getting jealous! Luckily, I have the perfect crochet project you can make for your little feline sidekick!


1 cake of Roving Worsted Weight Silk Yarn
5.0mm crochet hook
Poly stuffing
Two fluffy black, orange, and white cats are lounging on a wooden floor. One cat is holding onto the white, yellow, and teal catnip stuffed fish toy.


CH(s): Chain(s)
MR: Magic ring
ST(S): Stitch(es)
SC: Single crochet
INC: Increase
DEC: Decrease
SLST: Slip stitch
FO: Finish off

Let’s Get Started!

Create a magic ring and CH 1

Round 1: Create 6 SC into the MR  (6)
Round 2: SC in 1 CH, INC. Repeat.  (9)
Round 3: SC in 1 in the next 2 STS, INC. Repeat (12)
Round 4: SC in 1 in the next 3 STS, INC. Repeat (15)
Round 5: SC in 1 in the next 4 STS, INC. Repeat (18)
Round 6-13: SC the round
Round 14: SC 1 in the next 4 STS, DEC. Repeat (15)
Round 15: SC 1 in the next 3 STS, DEC. Repeat (12)
Round 17: Using your polyfill, stuff your fish. In between layers of poly, sprinkle in your catnip
The teal and yellow body of the fish is hanging off a purple crochet hook and being stuffed with a mix of polyfill and catnip.

Round 17: SC 1 in the next ST, DEC. Repeat (8)
Round 18: DEC the round. (4)
Round 19: Press the ends of the work together, and SLST 3 times the last STS.
A hand is pinching the body of the fish shut, the purple crochet hook pushed through two stitches to slip stitch them together.

Round 20: CH 1 and SC into the 3 CHs made by the SLSTs (3)
Round 21: CH 1, turn, and SC the row (3)
Round 22: Repeat round 21 (3)
Round 23: add an extra SC in the 1st and last CH (5)
Round 24-26: Repeat round 23, increasing the rows by 2 SC.
A hand is outstreched, holding an amigurumi fish made of teal, white, and yellow worsted weight silk yarn.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.