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Cat Box Bed


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I designed this cat bed after visiting a mobile Humane Society van and noticing a lot of the cats were curled up in their (clean) litter boxes instead of lying on blankets. Their litter boxes offered edges to press againstwhich I know my cats likeand made them feel safer. I went home and created this litter box shaped cat bed, complete with sturdy walls to press against. The wall structure is made by crocheting through the front and back posts and requires no stuffing. And since the bed also uses 100% acrylic yarns (the cheaper and tougher the better), it's easy to throw in the wash and can easily be used at home or donated to a shelter. It's also a good stash buster! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Crochet holding three strands together double crochet double crochet decrease double crochet through the front loops double crochet through the front/back posts GAUGE 2 stitches and 1 row = 1 inch in double crochet with three strands held together SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 14" x 17", adjustable SUGGESTED YARN 850 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart COLORWAY any

Recommended with this pattern

  • 9.0 mm N hook
  • 3 skeins acrylic worsted weight yarn, approximately 220 yards each
  • Tapestry needle

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Chelsea M. Campbell grew up in the Northwest and currently lives in Seattle. She started knitting when she was eleven and made a large sack for her stuffed dinosaur, which she now refers to as a “Velociraptor cozy.” Besides knitting and crocheting obsessively, Chelsea also writes humorous books for teens and is the author of The Rise of Renegade X, a novel about a teen supervillain whose evil plans are ruined when he discovers his father’s a superhero. Visit her website at