Easy Crochet Cat Bed | Bagoday Crochet Tutorial 659 Subtitles Available in 21 Languages


everybody this is crystal and this is
Robert one of my kitties today I’m going to show you how to make this cat bed
here now I have three cats I knew that Robert would be the one to
claim this he’s not letting anybody else any other cats getting near it he wants
its his he loves stuff like this every time I make bowls and stuff he tries to
fit in them but this is his so it’s really easy to make it’s made with the
Jumbo number seven yarn single crochet you start on the base single crochet and
then the top edging is a reverse single crochet or otherwise known as a crab
stitch but yeah you can see Rob is wanting me to leave him alone so he can
go to sleep in it I’ll go ahead and give you a quick measurement here let me set
my camera down now I must warn you Rob gets little feisty if you try to touch
his stuff so it’s about 17 inches across and it’s about
six and a half inches high of course you can make it bigger if you want but as
you can see Rob is thoroughly enjoying it and he’s not letting any other cats
get in it and even if you’re a beginner I know you can do it I do want to
mention that it might look awkward me using this big yarn in the video it’s
not hard to use it was just awkward me recording it that’s what made it awkward
because I didn’t have a big space and it was hard to get it on camera but it’s
actually really easy to do so let’s go ahead and get started on this tell them bye
Rob okay for this project I used Red Heart
Irresistible what it is it’s an acrylic wool– its got like ten percent wool I
think yeah ten percent wool ninety acrylic and
it is a jumbo and number seven so you don’t have to use this yarn any one of
these jumbo number seven yarns will work I went through three of these there’s
twenty nine yards and each so you’re gonna need about 90 yards of jumbo
number seven yarn you don’t have to use this brand lots of places carry the
Jumbo number seven yarn Walmart has it Michaels has it their own brand Hobby
Lobby has a really nice one a jumbo number seven that actually has like a
hundred and twenty yards in it so you could do the whole cat bed and not even
have to tie any knots in it to tie on a new skein
that’s probably what I should have used but I had this and I wanted to use it up but those are some places that you can get it now I do mention how you can increase it if you’re using a smaller weight yarn like a four
weight or something mean you can try it I just don’t think it’s gonna
stand up really well for you if you don’t have a jumbo number seven maybe
like a Bernat blanket yarn number six would work but I’m not certain how well
it’ll stand up I think your best bet is to try to use the Jumbo number seven if
you have it but of course I did tell you how to increase if
you want to try a smaller smaller yarn but I just think maybe the sides might
flip over on you the thick yarn helps the sides to stand up and then I used a
size thirty millimeter crochet hook it’s a size T thirty millimeter now if you
don’t have this I believe a 25 millimeter will work too if you happen
to have that if not you can always finger crochet if you know how to do
that it’s really quite easy you do it just the same way except for you just
use your fingersbut I use the 30 millimeter all right I’m gonna start
with a slipknot on my hook now I’m gonna make a chain of three now
I’m starting on the bottom of the base of the bed now I want to slip
stitch into my first stitch to form a ring now I’m going to chain one that
chain one does not count as a stitch so now I want to work six single
crochets through the center of the Ring there’s one two three four five you might have to scoot them over to get them all to fit in there– and theres six don’t worry it gets easier
after you work with it for a little bit now I’m going to use some type of a
stitch marker since this yarn is so big I’m going to use this big thicker piece
of yarn as a stitch marker so I don’t lose my spot so this is round one
now what we’re gonna do is we’re just gonna jump over to the first single
crochet that we made right here now not this chain one the first single crochet
that we did and I’m gonna work two single crochets into it this time and
this is gonna gradually make our circle a little bit bigger and now I want to
work two single crochets in each of the single crochets all the way around so we
had six stitches at the end around one and now we’re going to work two in every
stitch until we get back to our stitch marker that I’m hoping I don’t lose
there it’s possible but anyways just work around putting two single crochets
in each stitch all right once you make it back up here
to your stitch marker you wanna go ahead and pull it out and move it up now at the
end of round two there you should have 12 single crochets now we’re gonna go
around again and we’re gonna start round 3 now round
3 we’re gonna put one single crochet into the next stitch and then the next
stitch we’ll put two single crochets in now the base it’s not hard
but as far as crocheting it’s probably the hardest part once you get it on the
sides it’ll be a lot easier now the next stitch is one single crochet I mean the
base is the most awkward I’ll say it that way it’s not hard
and then the next stitch is two single crochets so that’s a repeat now for
round three it’s one single crochet into the next stitch and then it’s two single crochets into
the next and that’s what we’re gonna repeat all the way around until we get
back to our stitch marker one single crochet and two single crochets then one
single crochet and two single crochets all the way around until you make it
back to your marker okay I’ve made it back to my stitch marker at the end of
round three and you should have a total of 18 stitches now we’re gonna move
our marker up again and we’re going to go around again for round four as you
can see we’re just gradually increasing the circle so what we’re gonna do is one
single crochet into the next two stitches so one here one here and then
the next one will be two single crochets in the same stitch so we’ll start off
one single crochet into the next stitch one single crochet into the next stitch
and then the next stitch will get two single crochets in the same stitch it’s
getting kind of big and awkward I guess like that and that’s the repeat now for
round four one single crochet into the next two stitches and then two single crochets into the
next now I’m going to repeat this pattern all the way around until I get
back to my stitch marker one single one single two singles one single one single
two singles all the way around till i get to my marker all right I’ve made it to
the end of round four and now you’ll have a total of 24 stitches all the way
around now we’re gonna go ahead and do round five we’re gonna move our
stitch marker up sorry I had to change my camera to a different angle because my
piece is getting kind of big and now I’m gonna do one single crochet in the first
three stitches so it’d be single crochet single crochet single crochet and then
two into the next and that’s what will repeat all the way around so one single
crochet into the next three stitches so there’s one two and three and then the next stitch we’ll
put two single crochets into that stitch one and there’s two again we’ll just repeat
that one single crochet in each of the next three stitches to one two three and then two singles into the next
and I am going to repeat this pattern all the way around again until I get
back to my stitch marker one single into the next three and then two singles into
the next all the way around all right I have made it to the end of round five
and now I have a total of 30 stitches now this is big enough for you you can
stop I’m gonna go around again make mine bigger my cat is pretty big so i gotta make sure it can accommodate him right now it’s about 14
and a half inches almost 15 inches across so if you want to follow along
with me I’m going to move my stitch marker up for round six now it’s going
to be one single crochet into the next four stitches so one single one single
one single one single and then two single crochets into the next so round
six we’re gonna go ahead and put one single crochet into the next four
there’s one two three and there’s four and then two
single crochets into the next and that’s what I’m gonna repeat now for round six one single crochet into the next four
stitches and then two into the next one single into the next four and then two
into the next all the way around until I get back to my stitch marker all right I
have made it to the end of round six and I have 36 stitches now and it measures
approximately seventeen and a half inches across if you want to make
your space bigger or maybe you’re using a smaller yarn you would just continue
increasing your circle in the same manner that we’ve been doing right now
so last time we did four single crochets in a row and then we did two single
crochets in the next stitch so the next round would be five single crochets in a
row and then two single crochets in the next stitch and then the next round
would be six single crochets in a row and then two singles into the next and
you would just keep doing that until you got your base as large as you want it to
be like I said mines about seventeen and a half inches I’m going to stop
there but if you continue to increase you want it bigger or you’re using a
different size yarn you’ll have six more stitches every time around but now I’m
going to go ahead and start building up the sides real quick so at the end of
round six I got 36 stitches okay now what I’m gonna do for Round seven is I’m
gonna go ahead and slip stitch into the next stitch and that’ll end that round
and what I’m gonna do now is turn my work so I’m working on the other side so
I am going to chain one and turn my work now we can move that stitch marker for
now get it out of the way but we’ll probably use it again here in just a bit
so what I’m going to do now is I’m going to be working in the front loops only of
every stitch so you can see that each stitch has two loops– we’re gonna
be working in the back loops I’m sorry the one closest to you is the front loop and
the one furthest away is the back loop so I’m gonna start in this very first
stitch here that I just slip stitched into and then I chained one turned I’m gonna go through that back loop only and single crochet
the back loop only like that and now I’m gonna go to the next stitch back
loop only and single crochet this really isn’t hard to do it’s just hard to
record it because I don’t have a big space now I’m gonna go into the next
stitch back loop only and single crochet so this is going to build up the sides
next loop only next loop back loop only and single crochet so
we’re not increasing anymore and we’re just going to put one single
crochet in the back loop only of every stitch now and the reason why we do it
the back loop only on this round seven here it’s just kind of decoration
purposes only I guess if you look now you can see by going into the back loop
only right here is the front loop that we didn’t go into it’s creating a ridge
to separates the base from the sides it’s just decoration it really doesn’t
serve any purpose if you went through both loops it would still be the same
but just wouldn’t have this ridge here the ridge of separation so
I’m gonna continue around working one single crochet back loop only until I
get back to my starting point and then we’ll probably need our stitch
marker again but I’m gonna continue around here on round seven looking pretty
good alright I have made it around to the end of round seven and you
can see the ridge that it put on it all the way around now we’re just going to
do round eight we’re gonna go ahead and we could put a stitch marker
here now at the end of that round that way we know where we end and where we begin
you should have 36 stitches still you should have 36 now all the time
now we’re gonna jump to this very first single crochet here that we did and
we’re gonna go through both loops of it and single crochet like that so we got my
stitch marker down there marking my spot so I know where I end and where I began
and I’m gonna work around putting one single crochet in every stitch this time
I’m going through the both loops we only went through that one loop on that one
round so we’re on round eight now one single and every stitch both loops until
we get back to our stitch marker okay I was going to show you for a
second if you’re wanting to know how to tie these this is how do I do it I don’t
know if it’s correct but how to tie a new skein of yarn to it I just tie
a knot probably not the correct way but that’s how I always do it and leave a little
bit you know a couple inches of tail there to three inches that you can weave
in later so that’s what I do that’s how I attach it pull it tight–
a new skein and then I just continue with my work and then later at the end
since you left those few inches of tails on those right here we’ll be able to just
take them and weave them in like this it’s real back and forth it won’t be
noticeable like that later at the end I’ll do that to all of them that’s how
you do it that’s how I do it, it works so just continue all the way around here
until you get to the end of round eight alright I made it to the end of round
eight I’m at my stitch marker 36 stitches so I’m gonna move my stitch
marker up and I am going to go around again and I’m going to work one single crochet in every stitch for
one more round and then I’ll do an edging on top of that so this is round 9
it’s just the same as round 8 one single and every stitch until you get back to
your stitch marker and you’ll still have 36 stitches okay I have made it to the end of round
nine my piece measures approximately six inches I’m going to do an edging and I’m
gonna call it quits if you want to make it bigger you can so I’ve made it back
to my stitch marker and I went ahead and just pulled my stitch marker out what I’m
gonna do is slip stitch into the next stitch and that’ll end around nine 36
stitches total now what I’m gonna do is a reverse single crochet across the top
otherwise known as a crab stitch so it’s really easy to do it might be a bit
awkward at first but it does make a little neat edging so what you do is you
just chain one and now we’re gonna go into this next stitch here we’re gonna
single crochet we’re just working a single crochet but we’re working it
backwards and it gives it a little bit different of a look so working this
way i always hold this loop that’s on my hook so it
don’t get lost go into that stitch heres where we chained one we’re
gonna go into this next stitch right here not the stitch right below the
chain one but the next time go into it and then you draw up a loop and you
just do a single crochet like normal go through the both loops on your hook and
that’s pretty much what it is so again you go into the next stitch I hold that
loop thats on my hook it’s just easier to hold it go into that next stitch draw up
a loop and go through both loops on your hook
and I’m gonna do this all the way around the top here’s the next stitch go
through it and then just grab your yarn do a single crochet like normal I
guess that’s a bit awkward at first once you get used to it but it does make a
little neat texture for a finish i’d use it for any project pretty much it makes
a neat little stitch for edging
so you can see what we’re doing we’re just doing single crochets but we’re
just kind of working backwards and I’m gonna do this all the way around until I
get back to my starting point just keep doing one reverse single
crochet or a crab stitch it can be called that sometimes and every stitch pretty easy
awkward but easy if you look at it you can see that’s the type of edging it makes at
the top it’s pretty interesting it’s a bit different than a regular single
crochet as you can see it kind of makes it look slanted a bit the loops slanted so
I’m gonna do that all the way around until I get back to my starting point
all right I made it all the way around of the end of round ten on that edging
and I’m gonna go in and end by slip stitching and do my first stitch here I’m going to pull my yarn out a little
bit I’m going to tie it off there we go it’s pretty cool-looking okay so now
what I’m going to do with all my tails I’m going to get a little bit smaller of
a hook like this and what I like to do to hide these tails is I just kind of
weave them in this big thick yarn it’s really not hard to hide these big things
just go through and use your hook and weave them in anytime any tails anything
that you had to tie you know knots that you tied and you have to hide them in
see that right here where I tied some knots well you probably can’t see it cuz
there’s not much room here but you just weave them in with your hook just around
a couple times and they won’t come out just like that so I’m going to go ahead
and weave in all of my tails and any tie ends where I had to tie on the new skein
of yarn get them all weaved in and then I’ll
turn the camera back on alright here is the cat bed the total height that’s
about six and a half inches now and it’s about 17 across but that’s
it that’s all there is to it I think my cats are gonna like it I hope you
enjoyed my tutorial remember it’s a lot easier than the way I made it look its just its hard to record it hey but if you liked this don’t forget to give this
video a big thumbs up don’t forget to subscribe to my channel click the bell
to where you make it ring so you don’t miss any of my notifications and until
next time have a good day

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *