Review: Knits for Kitties


I love the creativity that goes into handmade cat toys, and I’m always amazed at what wonderful creations people come up with, but rarely have I seen a collection of toys as varied and creative as the ones shown in Knits for Kitties: 25 Knit Patterns for Making Cat Toys. Sara Elizabeth Kellner is a knitting designer who combines her love of animals and art to create whimsical toy patterns.

From grasshoppers to kitten mittens to birthday cakes, there’s a toy for every kitty in this book. The toys have adorable names like Mouse in the House, Jingle-bell Ball, Baby Bumblebee, Fish Out of Water, Snake in the Grass, Butterfly Kisses, Leaping Lizard. Each toy comes with a step-by-step guide to the stitches and techniques used to create the toy, and also features suggestions for extra embellishments like catnip, bells, and feathers.


I haven’t knitted in a long time, but this book makes me want to get out the knitting needles again. But even if you’re not a knitter, looking through this book is a treat. The gorgeous four-color photos are stunning, and the toys (and watching the cats in the photos play with them) are guaranteed to make you smile.


Knits for Kitties is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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8 Comments on Review: Knits for Kitties

  1. Connie
    August 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I so totally need that for my mother.. (who is not a cat person, but who knits)

  2. Janine
    August 5, 2016 at 6:35 am (3 years ago)

    These are cute. I wish I were creative enough to make them. The one person I know who does crochet and knit still hasn’t produced the kitty butt coasters that I bought a bunch of yarn and sent to her to make.

    • Stephanie Brodersen
      August 5, 2016 at 9:18 am (3 years ago)

      Kitty butt coasters, I definitely want to see those. If I had a pattern I could make those do cool

    • Stephanie Brodersen
      August 5, 2016 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

      I would love to make kitty butt coasters, is there a pattern for them??

      • Donna
        August 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

        On Ravelry

      • Stephanie Brodersen
        August 6, 2016 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

        I found them

  3. Stephanie B
    August 5, 2016 at 3:02 am (3 years ago)

    I love this but can someone do this for crochet? I don’t know how to knit! Check me out on Ravelry under Pandastamper


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