Creating With Loops

Melbourne, Australia

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Closed until further notice

Joanne Harrison

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Joanne Harrison


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About TheLoopyCat

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On Etsy since 2014

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Creating with loops

I have always been creative, making things with my hands.
As a graphic designer (before computers), I got to design and produce many different things and after the birth of my two boys, I gave up full time work and started looking for other creative outlets.
My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was at primary school. Many years of following patterns and making a variety of items I started to design simple knitted projects like scarves, jewellery and blankets.
I discovered the book "Hello My Name is Amineko" by Nekoyama and the world of Amigurumi (the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed yarn creatures) opened up to me.
I made many cats from patterns I purchased and donated them to cat rescue organisations for fundraising.
I have started to design my own Crocheted Critters for young children, working with quality yarns like merino wool, kid mohair and cotton. Bright colours, simple shapes and expressive faces make them idea for young children.
My amigurumi cats are not for sale in this shop, they are made for fundraising only.

In December 2017, I decided to redesign my Etsy jewellery store and sell my Crocheted Critters.
My shop's name “The Loopy Cat”, represents working with loops (knitting and crocheting) and I love cats!

Having a son who is a photographer ( solved the problem of trying to take quality photographs.

I keep coming up with new ideas and experimenting with different textures; sometimes they go into my shop and sometimes they sit in a box.
I hope you will revisit my shop in the future to see how things may have evolved.

Shop members

  • Joanne Harrison

    Owner, Designer

    I am a retired graphic designer who works with beautiful yarns and creates critters for children and adults who will cherish them for years. I also love cats.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my shop.
I’m a retired graphic designer who loves to work with beautiful yarns. I make all items in my shop in a cat friendly, smoke free studio.
I design my Crocheted Critters and credit designers when a pattern is used.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:
You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Australian buyers may choose PAY BY OTHER as an option to direct deposit into my account. Please contact me for details.
Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with PayPal or are worried about delays, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please be sure your Etsy and PayPal/credit card address match.

NOTE: Happy to ship to other places, please contact me for a quote.
Australia Post divides the world up into 7 different zones and each is priced differently.

Australian Customers
Domestic orders are shipped by regular post, but if you need your order in a hurry, I can ship Express - just ask me for a quote before finalising your order.
International Customers
In accordance with Australia Post requirements, all parcels are shipped with a customs slip. Customs charges and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.
I am not aware of or responsible for any extra customs, fees, or duties imposed on your package when it arrives in your country.
The minimum weight for parcels is 500grams so if you purchase a second items at the same time there possibly will be no added postage cost. Contact me before placing order and I will weight the items together.
Australian buyers should receive their item between 5 to 10 days after sale.
International buyers should receive their item between 10 to 14 days, all going well with postal services.
I am not responsible for delays caused by issues within the postal service.

*Shipping does not include tracking or insurance. Australia Post does provide a tracking service, but it is quite expensive. If you require insurance or shipping with a tracking number please contact me before finalising your order to get a quote. Insurance and tracking costs need to be added to your total.

Additional policies and FAQs

Custom orders are more than welcome!!
Just contact me (before placing order) with your request and I will let you know about pricing and time.
No returns on custom made items.