Pattern

Small Pet Bed Pattern

 

A cozy, happy critter!

For my first pattern, I’d like to share with you a small pet bed. I designed this burrow by accident while trying to make a cushioned bed. I ran out of yarn while sewing it shut, which left a little opening. I realized that my fancy rat might enjoy using it like a little hidey hole or sleeping bag. I let her try it, and she was purring happily within minutes!

A cozy little burrow

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (alternatively, you can use paper clips, bobby pins, or even yarn)

Instructions:

Base

Round 1: 6 sc into a magic circle. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 st)

Round 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)

Round 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (24 st)

Round 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)

Round 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st) six times. (36 st)

Round 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st) six times. (42 st)

Round 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st) six times. (48 st)

Round 9: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st) six times. (54 st)

Round 10: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st) six times. (60 st)

Round 11: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 st) six times. (66 st)

Round 12: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 st) six times. (72 st)

Round 13: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 st) six times. (78 st)

Round 14: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 st) six times. (84 st)

Round 15: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 st) six times. (90 st)

Round 16: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 st) six times. (96 st)

This forms the bottom base. Do not cut the yarn! Continue working to make the vertical walls of the burrow.

Wall:

Round 17-25: sc in each st around. (96 st)

Join with sl st to next st. Fasten off.

Top:

(Note: this is the same pattern as the base above, except that we sl st at the end and fasten off leaving a long tail of yarn for sewing.)

Round 1: 6 sc into a magic circle. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 st)

Round 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)

Round 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (24 st)

Round 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)

Round 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st) six times. (36 st)

Round 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st) six times. (42 st)

Round 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st) six times. (48 st)

Round 9: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st) six times. (54 st)

Round 10: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st) six times. (60 st)

Round 11: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 st) six times. (66 st)

Round 12: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 st) six times. (72 st)

Round 13: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 st) six times. (78 st)

Round 14: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 st) six times. (84 st)

Round 15: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 st) six times. (90 st)

Round 16: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 st) six times. (96 st)

Join with sl st to next st. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Finishing:

The base should look like a bowl. Flip the base so that wrong side of the work is on the inside of the “bowl,” and the right side faces out. The top of the bed will go on top. The right side of the top should face upward and out.

With the yarn needle, sew the top of the pet bed to the wall of the base. Leave an opening large enough for your pet to get in and out easily. At the end of my sewing, I like to secure my yarn tail with a knot, weave the remaining yarn into nearby stitches, then cut the excess yarn.

When you’re done, just add pet!

Sophie enjoying her new hangout

Adjusting This Pattern to Custom Sizes

I used worsted weight yarn with a 4mm crochet hook, and my burrow fit an adult female fancy rat with room to spare. If you’d like to make your burrow bigger or smaller, you can use a bigger yarn or a bigger hook.

Optional Further Adjustments

This pet bed has a slight hexagonal shape to it, but if you’d prefer the pet bed to be circular, you can modify the pattern using the methods I covered in Do your crocheted circles look like hexagons?

Warm and toasty 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

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