An earlier version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts!
Want to make a special present for that beloved furball in your life? While this cat bed won’t guarantee your cat will stop napping on your computer (mine hasn’t) it will give your cat a special place to sleep all her own.
Fun Fur Yarn
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn
Crochet hook (Size H 8 or size needed to get desired gauge)
None. Use whatever yarn and needle you want.
* Repeat pattern between * *
CO Cast on
DC Double Crochet
SL ST Slip Stich
Join into a ring, making sure not to twist stitches
CH 3, Work 11 DC in ring
Join round with SL ST to top of CH 3 (Each round will end with this type of join.)
CH 3, DC into first stitch, then 2 DC into every stitch
CH 3, *DC around row, 2 DC into every second stitch*
CH 3, *DC around row, 2 DC into every third stitch*
Continue adding an extra DC in this fashion: every fourth stitch one round, every fifth stitch the next round, every sixth stitch the next round, etc. Keep increasing until bed is desired size. If the bed starts to wrap, add a round of DC with no increases. This will help it lay flat.
Once you have reached desired size switch to the feather yarn. Crochet making rounds with no increases until desired height. I crocheted until my feather yarn strip was six inches tall.
Fold the feather strip around a strip of foam. Sew down the edge over the foam strip. Weave in ends.
Lure your kitty onto her new bed with some catnip.