Easy Crochet Cat Beds


Have a bunch of leftover or unused yarn? 

Check with your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter to see if they may be in need of some cat beds. These are great donations! They also make great gifts for animal loving friends! Not to mention you can make some for your own fur babies!

This pattern works up quickly and feels cushy without a huge amount of yarn. 

For the cat bed shown I used two strands of yarn simultaneously. One strand of Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball Yarn in Peach Ombre and one strand of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Baby Pink. The size hook used is an N/10.00mm. Stitches used are Chain, DC, and SC (BLO), SS ✏️Note: I have also made this bed using 3 or4 strands of Red Heart Super Saver simultaneously, in the event you don’t have any chunky or chenile type yarn to use.
See the instructions below. 

This bed is machine washable on the delicate cycle. If you have a large mesh laundry bag, it will prevent the yarn from getting caught on anything else in the washer. Lay flat to dry OR hang outside on a clothes line in the sun to help remove any residual pet odors. Tip: I add a cup of apple cider vinegar to the wash cycle to also aid in pet odor removal. 


Easy Crochet Cat Bed 

Using both yarn strands simultaneously, create a slip knot, chain 4. SS to the first chain to form a ring.

🌸Row 1: Chain 2, 9 DC into the ring. SS to the Chain 2. (9) 

🌸Row 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each or the previous row stitches around.  SS to the Chain 2 (18)

🌸Row 3: Chain 2, *1 DC into next stitch, 2 DC into next stitch Repeat from * around the row.  SS to the Chain 2 (27)

🌸Row 4: Chain 2, *1 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into next stitch. Repeat from* around the row. SS to the Chain 2 (36)

🌸Row 5: Chain 2, *1 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into next stitch. Repeat from * around the row.  SS to the Chain 2 (45)

🌸Row 6: Chain 2, *1 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into next stitch. Repeat from * around the row.  SS to the Chain 2 (54)

🌸Row 7: Chain 2, *1 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch, 2 DC into next stitch. Repeat from * around the row.  SS to the Chain 2 (63)

🌸Row 8: Turn your work. Chain 1, work 1 SC into the BLO of each of the previous rows stitches. (This creates a “base” for the bottom of the bed, and a separation from the sides)  SS to the Chain 1. (63)

🌸Rows 9: Chain 2, DC into each of the SC from the previous row. SS to the Chain 2. 

🌸Rows 10-14: Chain 2, DC into each of the DC from the previous row.  SS to the Chain 2. Tie off, weave in your ends. 

Roll down the tall sides to create a softer thicker side wall for your kitty bed. 

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