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.
Take your fleece, and with right sides together, fold fabric
lengthwise with selvedges together. Cut off selvedges on both ends and pin the
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.
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.
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.
Change to Colour B. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to
Change to Colour C. CH1, SC all STS. SL ST in CH1 to
Round 17: SL ST in all STS to
end of round.
in all ends.
CH = chain SC = single crochet SL ST = slip stitch ST(S) = stitch(es)
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WHAT YOU NEED:
1.8m Ripstop Fabric
1.8m Fleece Print
7m 5/8” Bias Binding
2.5m 1” webbing / belting
4 1” D rings
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WHAT YOU DO:
1. Cut the selvedge from the ripstop and then cut into one 180cm x 145cm (72” x 58”) piece
2. Take the ripstop fabric and lay it on top of the fleece print, wrong sides together making sure both fabrics lie flat.
3. Pin the ripstop and the fleece print together around the edges.
4. Baste around the blanket approximately 1cm (1/2”) away from the edge.
5. Starting in the middle of one side of the blanket, take the bias binding, open it up and with the right side of the binding to the right side of the blanket line it up .5cm (1/4”) away from the edge of the fabric. Working on one blanket side at a time, pin in place and stitch along the first fold line. Fold the bias binding over to the fleece side, lay flat, pin and stitch along bias binding edge. Repeat this step on the other 3 sides. Once your binding meets the other side of the binding fold back .5cm (1/4”) to hide raw edge and finish stitching.
6. To make the harness for carrying the blanket, cut 2 pieces of the webbing 90cm (36”) long. Insert 1 piece of webbing into 2 D rings, fold back 1cm (1/2”) and then 3cm (1”), making sure D rings are at end, and stitch on edge of folded webbing. Repeat this on other strap. On the other end of the webbing either seal with fray block or stitch across the webbing a couple of times to prevent the webbing from fraying. Cut 1 piece of webbing approximately 45cm (18”) long (this piece will make your carry strap. Take your two long pieces of webbing with the D rings and lay them on a table approximately 20cm (8” approx). Approximately 20cm (8”) from the end of the D rings, place the carry strap across the webbing making sure the ends meet the webbing (do not go past). Stitch carry strap in place hiding the raw edge between the two layers of webbing.
Fold up your blanket and attach harness. You’re now ready to keep your blanket handy for use anytime, anywhere.