Pattern: Crochet Pet Bed by Shawna Anweiler
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy (rust), Lion Brand Fun Fur (black, orange, white, champagne), Mystery Acrylic (black, white, orange), Caron Simply Soft (black)
Hook: 10.0 mm (N/P)
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That’s right. I don’t just do lace!
The other day Todd asked me when I was going to use the yarn I had “over there” and pointed to my stash corner. I use yarn from there all the time, but I don’t think he counts the one skein it takes to make a shawl, so I grabbed a bunch of yarn and made this kitty bed.
I did this holding 4 strands together since one of my yarns was bulky weight. It used a TON of yarn. I went through about 3.5 balls of Fun Fur, over 2 skeins of Jiffy, and used up 2 balls of mystery acrylic and most of this obscenely giant skein of white acrylic that my mom foisted on me because she didn’t know what the mess to do with it either. It says a lot that I still have some left when I used it for the entire bed.
I made the medium size and did twice the amount of rows for the sides as it called for so I could fold it over. The sides were just way too unstable otherwise. I had the cat get in when they were at the designated rows, and the bed got all misshapen and flopped over when she stretched in it.
Some people have asked how I got my cat into the bed. Basically, Dijjit is used to laying on the couch on a piece of fleece, and we pat the fleece when we want her to come up and she generally will oblige. She decided to oblige me when I patted the bed. She didn’t stay in it for long, but she hopped in, lay down, and stayed put for pettings for the times I was testing height.
The picture at the top of the page, though, she got in by herself and napped for quite some time. This was due to strategic placing. I sometimes put my shawls on those plastic bins, and I’ve often found the cat curled up in them. :)
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