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Crocheted Dog Bed
Use up your yarn scraps or color coordinate with your dog

The interior is stuffed to about 1 1/2" thick, while the trim is about 2 1/2" thick. Made with a tight single crochet (sc) stitch, it’s built to last, and—depending on the yarn you use—is machine wash- and dryable (gentle cycle).

Materials
• About 20 ounces of worsted-weight yarn*
• About 32 ounces of polyester fiberfill
• Size I or 9 mm crochet hook
• Yarn needle

*Adjust amount of yarn to size desired

Beginning
For the interior tube, using any color and size I crochet hook, chain (ch) 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10 sc)
Rnd 3: *sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (15 sc)
Rnd 4: *sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* repeat around (20 sc)
All rounds should be done in continuous loop. Do not join rounds with slip stitch and ch 1.

Continue crocheting in a continuous 20 stitches around until the tube measures about 80" inches long. Stuff it with the polyester fiberfill
as you go (for about every 6" of tube, pause and stuff). Don’t overstuff, as the tube needs to be flexible enough to coil and stitch together. To seal off the end, decrease the tube, or just stop, finish off and stitch the end together by hand. Coil the tube starting at the center, stitching it
together with yarn and yarn needle from the inside, working outward.

Middle
For the outer tube: ch 35, join together with slip stitch to make a loop. Continue working even sc in each stitch until the tube measures
about 55" long, stuffing it along the way. Lay the thicker tube around the coiled interior tube to make sure it’s long enough. When complete,
stitch the two ends together, making it into a circle.

End
Place the outer tube around the coil and stitch the two together with yarn and yarn needle.

Finished size: 18" x 20"
 

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 45: Nov/Dec 2007
Diane Swain is a seller on Etsy.com. dianerez3.etsy.com

This pattern is provided for personal use only and is not intended for resale or production of products for sale by user of pattern.

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Submitted by Iola Zinn | April 8 2013 |

Really looks nice and comfortable, but my dog would have it apart and shredded in no time.

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