Saturday, 28 January 2017

Pet Bed Cat or Dog bed crochet tutorial

This is a crochet pattern for a pet bed. It is worked in the round in a continuous spiral and the edge is stuffed to give a soft, cosy bed.




I was inspired to make this pattern after getting a new cat and finding all the beds very expensive. I had lots of odd balls of yarn around so used them up to make it.

The pattern is free to use, however please do read the terms of use at the bottom of the pattern before you begin.
If you have any problems or questions please do get in touch, I’ve found it hard to explain it all in writing so please do watch the video as it will really help explain what I mean: Video tutorial available here: https://youtu.be/dL4QAasj7lE or search www.youtube.com for Pookie Doodle Crafts




Instructions: .. to add to your Ravelry Projects, click here:

Yarn: Great for using any leftover oddments of yarns - aran and chunky work best but it might work with double knit too.
I used around 250-300g of aran and chunky.

Stuffing: Any suitable stuffing such as toy stuffing, old cushion stuffing, cut up t.shirts work too.

Method:

Hook: 5.5 mm - larger hook will give a larger size, likewise a smaller hook will give a smaller size.

All terms used are UK crochet terms.
Ch - Chain
dc - Double Crochet (single crochet if you are in the US)
St - Stitch
Inc  - work 2 double crochet stitches into one stitch below
FO - Fasten Off


To begin make a magic ring and work 6 dc into it ... if you prefer to work in chain rings, make 6 chains and join with a slip stitch then work 6 dc into it. (6 sts)

Place a marker in the first stitch so you know when you come back around to where you started. You will be working in continuous rounds, not joining the round.

1st round: 2 dc in each stitch (12sts)

2nd round: *1 dc in next stitch. inc in next stitch** - repeat from * to ** all the way around. (18sts)

3rd round: *1 dc in next 2 sts. inc in next stitch** - repeat from * to ** all the way around.
4th round: *1 dc in next 3 sts. inc in next stitch** - repeat from * to ** all the way around.
5th round: *1 dc in next 4 sts. inc in next stitch** - repeat from * to ** all the way around.

Continue is this way doing one more stitch between the increases until you have 25 stitches between the increases.

For a larger bed continue as above until you have the base the size you need.

Next round: Turn your work over and going back the other way work ONLY in the front loops (this round only) doing 1 dc  in each stitch.

When you come back around to the marker do not join the round but continue working on in a spiral, doing 1 dc into each stitch, now working through both loops.

Continue on, round and round in a spiral until the side wall is twice the height you want the finished bed.

Now fasten off and then sew the top edge to the back loops that were left when you worked into the front loops. These will be located inside the bed near the fold.

Alternatively you can crochet them together as I do in the video.

As you sew or crochet them together stop from time to time and begin stuffing the side wall - if you sew it all first then you might have difficulty getting the stuffing all the way around.

It is worth watching the video as I am able to give far more detailed explanation on what I mean, than I can express in writing: https://youtu.be/dL4QAasj7lE







Enjoy!

Terms of use:
The pattern is free to use for personal use only. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, distribute physically or digitally or put the pattern on your own blog/website - instead please provide a link back to my blog or Ravelry download.
Please do not claim the pattern as your own.
Please credit Pookie Doodle Crafts www.pookiedoodlecrafts.co.uk as the designer and provide a link where possible.

The items you make: You may do what you like with the items you make from the pattern but please give me credit for the design where possible. I would also love to see photos of your finished items, please share them here on my blog www.pookiedoodlecrafts.co.uk  or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pookiedoodlecrafts or Ravelry www.ravelry.com/pookiedoodle
If you sell them and make a reasonable profit please consider making a little donation to a charity from it - I would really appreciate that and thank you in advance :) 


Happy crocheting!



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