This cozy crochet cat bed is the perfect DIY project for cat lovers and craft enthusiasts. It’s designed to provide a comfortable and warm space for your feline friend to curl up and nap in style. The pattern is easy to follow, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced crocheters.
- Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color (approximately 300-400 yards)
- Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn weight (usually between 4.5mm to 6mm)
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
- Fiberfill or cat bed stuffing
Finished Size: Approximately 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter, suitable for small to medium-sized cats.
- Start with a magic circle or chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.
- Round 1: Chain 1 (counts as the first single crochet here and throughout), work 6 single crochets into the ring. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet. (6 stitches)
- Round 2: Chain 1, work 2 single crochets in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (12 stitches)
- Round 3: Chain 1, work 1 single crochet in the next stitch, then 2 single crochets in the following stitch. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch. (18 stitches)
- Round 4: Chain 1, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches, then 2 single crochets in the following stitch. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch. (24 stitches)
- Continue increasing in this manner (adding 6 stitches evenly spaced in each round) until the base reaches your desired diameter. Typically, 8-10 rounds will suffice.
- Chain 1, and then work 1 single crochet in the back loop only of each stitch around for each round. This creates a neat edge and defines the base and sides of the bed. Continue this for several rounds, until the sides reach your desired height.
- Fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends.
- Your crochet cat bed is now complete! If desired, you can sew a soft cushion or pillow insert for added comfort, or stuff the bed with fiberfill or cat bed stuffing.
This crochet cat bed will not only provide a comfortable resting spot for your furry friend but will also be a charming addition to your home décor. Feel free to customize the colors and sizes to suit your preferences and your cat’s needs. Happy crocheting!