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Dog Bed

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Our readers are passionate about crochet for their pets and this comfy, cozy bed will have your dog dreaming sweet dreams every night!

Design by Elaine Bartlett

Skill Level

Easy

Finished Sizes

Dog Bed: 40 x 54 inches before assembly
Pillow: 70 x 10 inches before assembly

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein):
    • 5 skeins #336 warm brown
  • Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
    • 15 oz/750 yds/425g browns variegated
  • Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 50 oz polyester fiberfill

Gauge

10 sts = 3 1/2 inches

Instructions

Bed Base

Row 1 (RS): With warm brown, ch 123, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. (62 sc, 60 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep row 2 until piece measures 25 inches from beg, ending with a RS row. At end of last row, fasten off.

Next row: With warm brown make slip knot on hook and join with sc in 7th st of last row, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * across to last 7 sts, sc in next sc, leaving last 6 sts unworked, turn. (56 sc, 54 dc)

Next 5 rows: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fasten off.

Bed Top

Row 1: With RS facing and with browns variegated, make slip knot on hook and join with sc in first st of last row, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * across to last st, sc in last sc, turn. (56 sc, 54 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * across to last st, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep row 2 until piece measures 25 inches from beg, ending on a RS row. At end of last row, fasten off.

Back Flap

Row 1: Hold piece with beg ch at top and WS facing, sk first 6 sts, with warm brown make slip knot on hook and join with sc in next st, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * across to last 7 sts, sc in next st, leaving last 6 sts unworked, turn. (56 sc, 54 dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc, rep from * across to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 3Ė6: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fasten off.

Assembly

Note: The extra 2 inches of warm brown on all sides will be used to make sides of Bed.

Fold piece with RS tog; with warm brown, sew each adjacent short sides tog. Sew sides of Top to sides of bottom, leaving back open for turning inside out and filling. Turn inside out so RS is now facing. Stuff with fiberfill. With brown, sew back closed. Mark center back of Dog Bed for Pillow placement.

Pillow

Row 1 (RS): With warm brown and leaving a 12-inch end, ch 213, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (212 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rep row 2 until piece measures 10 inches from beg, ending with a WS row. Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch end for sewing.

Assembly

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Referring to the diagrams above and with tapestry needle, weave beg end over and under end sts (short side) being careful not to split sts with needle. Pull yarn end tightly to close end of Pillow. When closed as tightly as possible, secure end of yarn in end of Pillow. Rep on other end of Pillow. Turn Pillow ends inside out so clean side is facing. Mark center of long side. With warm brown, sew long side of Pillow closed, stuffing with fiberfill as you sew, making sure Pillow isnít so full that it wonít bend.

Match marked sts on both Bed and Pillow. With warm brown, sew Pillow in place. Pillow should fit across back and about half way down both sides of Dog Bed.

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