Crochet Kitten

Cuddles for Kitties

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Imagine being lost in the world, having to live in a stainless steel cage until your forever family finds you and brings you home… Crochet Kitten’s Cuddles for Kitties project seeks to offer some comfort to lonely, homeless cats by providing animal shelters and rescue groups with much needed beds and cozy mats.

Participation is easy!

  1. Call your favorite animal shelter or rescue group and find out if they accept bedding donations.
  2. Make the beds using the patterns below (they are perfect for using up scrap yarn!).
  3. Drop the beds off at the shelter.

…because every kitty deserves the chance to feel loved!

Finished Size: 12″ diameter (bed); 18” x 24” (mat)

Pattern Level: Basic

Materials:

  • Scrap 4/medium-weight yarn
  • Size N-15 (10.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Note: These patterns are worked holding three strands of yarn together throughout.

Bed

Ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnd ends by joining with sl st now and throughout. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 1; do not turn. 2 sc in blo of ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnd 3. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnd 4. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in blo of next 2 sc, 2 sc in blo of next sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 5. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 6. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in blo of next 4 sc, 2 sc in blo of next sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnd 7. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 42 sc.

Rnd 8. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in blo of next 6 sc, 2 sc in blo of next sc; rep from * around. 48 sc.

Rnd 9. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 54 sc.

Rnd 10. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in blo of next 8 sc, 2 sc in blo of next sc; rep from * around. 60 sc.

Rnd 11. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 66 sc.

Rnd 12. Ch 1; do not turn. *Sc in blo of next 10 sc, 2 sc in blo of next sc; rep from * around. 72 sc.

Rnd 13. Ch 1; do not turn. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 14. Ch 1; do not turn. Sc in blo of ea sc around.

Rnds 15-20. Rep rnds 13 & 14.

Rnd 21. Using one strand only, sc in ea sc around for the edging. Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave in all ends.

Mat

Ch 37.

Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. 36 sc.

Row 2. Ch 1; turn. Sc in flo of ea sc across.

Row 3. Ch 1; turn. Sc in ea sc across.

Rows 4-47. Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Row 48. Repeat row 2.

Finish off, leaving at least a 6-inch tail to weave in to prevent unraveling.

Edging: Attach a single strand of yarn in any sc along the edge. Ch 1; work one sc in each sc and end of rows around mat. Join with sl st to 1st sc; finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

  • blo (back loops only)
  • ch (chain)
  • ea (each)
  • flo (front loops only)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)

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