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Topic: Kitty Bed...and my first post/pattern!  (Read 2312 times)
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kjandy21
« on: November 08, 2010 10:05:52 PM »

Hi everyone! First time poster, long time lurker.  Grin

Anyway, here is my most recent finished product. It is a cat bed I made for my cat, Sam. Hopefully I'll get a picture with her in it at some point.

It's really simple to make, here's a brief how-to:

Supplies:
Q hook
Cord-like yarn...I'm not sure exactly what I used, my grandma gave it to me. Almost feels like a chair-pad or rug yarn...But, it was like 3 strands of RRSS yarn smooshed together.

Pattern:
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each around (12)
Round 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next (18)
Round 4-? keep single increasing until you get your desired width. (I increased to 48 sc all around)
Round ?: in BLO sc all around
Round ?: in both loops, sc around
Round ?-?: sc around until you get desired height for the sides. On last round, ss to next sc and finish off, weaving in ends!

I'm also going to make a removable mat to go in, so its a little more comfy for the kitty.

Thanks for looking! Critiques and comments appreciated!

...I need to post a few more times before I can add a picture...I think you can see it from my profile?


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Here's the picture!

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010 11:07:27 PM »

It's really cute. I should make one for my small doggies.  Wink

Ya know if ya made 2 and stitched em together you could help the sides hold up and maybe even stuff it a bit for fluffiness?
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 06:29:41 AM »

My cats love anything round and snuggly...I like that the sides are smooshable because they also like doing that...especially the fat cats...

thanks for the easy pattern...I think I might try three strands of red heart to use it up...at least it is washable...

Can you take a pic with your cat in it? Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010 09:13:10 PM »

tee hee hee hope you have a white cat! 

Srsly, this is really cute.  With the cold weather upon us, I'm sure your kitty would enjoy snuggling up in this bed. I know mine would!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010 08:27:14 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin

I will definately try to get a picture with my cat in it...I may have to put it in the basement where the dreaded "basement cat" lives.  Cheesy  My other cat stays downstairs for the most part because she hates the dog.  The one I made the bed for originally beats the dog up, but she sleeps in odd spots.

I'm going to make a little pad for the bottom out of softer yarn when I get the chance...but I have a ton of projects to complete!
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010 08:36:14 PM »

Oh, my cat would definitely like that. Especially if I use wool. She loves wool!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010 12:32:54 PM »

My Gamma and Zeta would love this.  I just hope that Gamma isn't too big for it!
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