Crochet Pet Bed using Comfy Fleece

Have a little furry friend that needs a warm place to snuggle? Show your love and make a comfy bed using fleece ‘yarn’ and a jumbo crochet hook with your pets favourite fleece and crochet a cozy sleeping spot.

photo of white cat sitting in a crochet pet bed

Diameter = approx. 46cm (18”)
Height = approx. 18cm (7”)
Gauge: 3.5 sc x 4 rows + 4″ (10cm)

Materials

  • 4 meters of 152cm(60”) width fleece:
    • Colour A (Base Colour) = 2 meters
    • Colour B = 1 meter
    • Colour C = 1 meter
  • pins
  • ruler or meter stick
  • tailor’s chalk or a washable fabric marker
  • scissors
  • 25mm jumbo crochet hook
  • 1 stitch marker
photo of materials needed to make a crochet pet bed using fleece

To Make ‘Yarn’

Take your fleece, and with right sides together, fold fabric lengthwise with selvedges together. Cut off selvedges on both ends and pin the edges together.

With your ruler and marker, mark every 4cm (1.5”) along the length of your fabric both on the fold and raw edges. Connect the marks, and starting from the fold, cut along the line.

image showing how to cut fleece to create fleece yarn

You will be left with strips 4cm (1.5”) wide and 152cm (60”) long. Tie all strips together in a knot to create one long strand of yarn. As you go along, with right side facing up, pull tightly and stretch out each strip. This will make the raw edges naturally curl inward, making it easier to crochet. Repeat for all colours.

Instructions

Round 1: Starting with Colour A, CH4. Close circle with a SL ST in the first CH. Make 5 SC in the middle of the circle. SL ST in 1st ST to close round.

Round 2: CH1. Make 2 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Continue to make 2 SC in each ST. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 10 STS)

Round 3: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker. Make 2 SC in the next; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 15 STS)

Round 4: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first 2 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the third ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 20 STS)

Round 5: CH1. *Make 1 SC in the first 3 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the fourth ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. SL ST in CH1 to close round. (Total of 25 STS)

*continue this pattern until Round 10, increasing 5 STS per round.

Round 11-12: CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 13-14: Change to Colour B. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 15-16: Change to Colour C. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to close round.

Round 17: SL ST in all STS to end of round.

Finishing: Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

CH = chain
SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
ST(S) = stitch(es)

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