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Kim Werker is a writer, editor, instructor and maker who has tapped into the immense power of the internet through blogging, teaching and running the online magazine-turned-social-media-network ...

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Bullseye Pet Mat

from Kim Werker Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Bullseye Pet Mat
Bullseye Pet Mat
Bullseye Pet Mat

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!


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


  • 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

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