Looking for a quirky, modern cat bed for your four-legged favorites? Crochet a super bulky cat bed with cozy jersey knit fabric! Your kitties will love it, and it will fit right in with the rest of your DIY decor.
Pixel cat loves that he can curl up however he wants because the bed stretches and changes shape with him. Whether he’s upside down, balled up, or long cat-ing, the slight stretch in the fabric definitely allows for maximum coziness. I think he’s only left his new bed for about five minutes total since I gave it to him last week! (Unrelated: Just look at that sweet little face!)
* Cotton jersey knit fabric, 4 yards white patterned and 2 yards solid red (or your favorite contrasting colors) ** yardage is based on 60" wide fabric
* Scrap piece of yarn, 2-3" long (to use as a stitch marker)
* A small cushion or pillow for the bottom of the cat bed (optional, but it’s a nice touch)
If you need a refresher on the basics of crochet before you get started, check out the Crochet 101 video tutorial that I made for CRAFT!
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Cut the jersey fabric into long strips that are about 3" wide.
Tie the fabric strips together to make a ball of fabric yarn.
Crochet the cat bed using the pattern below.
Tip: Use a scrap piece of yarn as a stitch marker to mark the first stitch in each round.
Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed
Ch 3 and join with a sl st in first ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, sl in first sc to join. (8 sts.)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (16 sts.)
Round 3: Ch 1, *work 2 sc in sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, sl in first sc to join. (24 sts.)
Round 4: Ch 1, *work 2 sc in sc, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around, sl in first sc to join. (32 sts.)
Round 4: Ch 1, *work 2 sc in sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * around, sl in first sc to join. (40 sts.)
Round 5-10: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (40 sts.)
Round 11: With contrasting color, Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (40 sts.)
Round 12: Work 1 sl in each sc, sl in first sl to join. Fasten off and weave in ends. (40 sts.)
Untie any visible knots in the fabric and weave in the ends using the smaller crochet hook.
Add a comfy cushion to the bottom of the cat bed and give it to your favorite kitty!
I think every cat needs a crocheted cat bed, don’t you?