Bullseye Pet Mat

from Kim Werker Designs

Bullseye Pet Mat Pattern

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Pattern Details

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Category:

Crocheting

Type:

Pet

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Extended half double crochet (ehdc; explained in pattern)
  • Extended double crochet (edc; explained in pattern)

Pattern Description:

I designed this pet mat after visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in the winter of 2010, inspired to use leftover yarn to make mats to donate to Best Friends.

The square mat can be made to pretty much any size - for cats, puppies, large dogs - with any yarn or yarns. Donate it to your local shelter if they're taking donations, or to Best Friends, or keep it for your pet.

For me, this project was a stash buster, and I used two yarns held together throughout, swapping one yarn out at a time for relatively subtle colour changes. You can adapt the pattern for use with other yarn weights, but I recommend making it bulky just for the cushiony factor.

My dog's too big to model this cat-sized mat, so I'd love to see your finished projects with cozy animals included!

Gauge:

About 8 stitches and 5 rows = 4" (10cm) in ehdc. Gauge is not very important in this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • About 19.5" (49.5cm) square

Materials:

  • About 400 yards of worsted weight yarn (held double) OR about 250 yards of superbulky yarn
  • 10mm (L) crochet hook
  • Removable stitch marker

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

About Designer

About Designer

Kim Werker on craftsy.com

Kim Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something — anything — every day. The former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, she has written or co-authored six crochet books and is the founder of CrochetMe.com. In addition to passionately championing crochet, she manages a project called Mighty Ugly, nudging people to love-hate their creative demons and have more fun ...

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