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Published on September 24th, 2014 | by Merion


Knit a mouse for Cats Protection!

Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats each year through its network of volunteer-run branches and adoption centres.    This autumn, they have launched their national “knitting bee”, asking volunteers around the country to knit mice and blankets for the cats awaiting new homes.

If you’d like to knit a mouse, you can downloade the popular Captain Cat-Battler pattern by Lauren O’Farrell, but any knitted mouse will do!   Blankets to keep the cats warm throughout the autumn and winter are also needed – and these can be knitted or crocheted but Cats Protection do ask that stretchy yarns or plastic items (for mouse eyes) are avoided to reduce the risk of injury to cats and kittens.    Crafters can drop their donations in to their nearest branch, shop or adoption centre (see for more details).

Captain Battler Mouse - Loveknitting BlogA Cats Protection spokesperson said: “By taking part in our knitting bee cat lovers will be able to flex their creative muscles whilst making life a whole lot better for the cats in our care.”

We found a smashing blanket pattern for you at Womens Weekly, with full instructions and yarn requirements – and we suggest you use an acrylic yarn such as Hayfield Bonus DK, which is available in a fantastic range of colours, so that the blanket is easycare and washable!

So many cats in the UK need new homes and families to love them – why not take a look in your area and find the moggy that’s waiting for you!


About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: September 25th, 2014.

4 Responses to Knit a mouse for Cats Protection!

  1. Icy Sedgwick says:

    Just to let you know, the link to the pattern isn’t working. It comes up with a Page Not Found error.

  2. DeaconsWife says:

    The actually-working link is I hope that helps!

  3. Merion says:

    Link all fixed! Thanks for letting us know!

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