Saturday, January 9, 2016

Crochet Cat Cave - Country Blue

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 My little kitty testing out my sister's kitty's new cat cave ^_^
Since the material was too soft to hold up itself I opened up 2 small cardboard boxes that fit perfectly around the edges.
 I then made a circular mat for the inside of the cat cave for more cushion. 


·         8 mm crochet hook or L hook

·         Bernat Blanket Yarn Country Blue x2


Pattern:



In Magic circle double crochet stitch 12 times,

Row 2 – do 2 dc stitches in each chain.

Row 3 – do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next 1 stitch.

Row 4 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 2 stitches.

Row 5 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 3 stitches, do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 2 and repeat stitches.

Row 6 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 3 stitches and repeat stitches.

Row 7 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 4.

Row 8 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 5.

Row 9 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 6.

Row 10 - do 2 dc in first stitch then 1 dc in next stitch 8.

Row 11 - do 1 dc around. (starting the opening): work 1dcs, leave 17 sts unworked, turn (do 1 dc decrease at both ends)
R12 - R14: work 1dcs back and forth
R15: [1dc in each of 7dc, dec (2dc tog in the next 2dc)] till end, join

R16 (finishing the opening): 1dc in each dc until you reach the gap, ch17, join
R16: 1dc in each dc, 1dc in each of 17ch of previous row
R17: 1dc in each dc around
R18: [1dc in each of 6dc, dec (2dc tog in the next 2dc)] till end, join
R19 - 26: continue decreasing, finish with 12 dc round, stitch up to close the circle
 

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