Dome Cat Bed Crochet Pattern

Crochet Patterns, Pet craft

Well, this dome cat bed crochet pattern is adorable, isn’t it? Tiny kittens love to be cozy and warm, and this cat bed sleeping dome will fit the bill. Mommy cat and daughter kitten can play in and on the dome. When they get tired, they get to snuggle up together and sleep in the bed. Ahhh!! There are a wide range of cat beds on the market, but this home-made variety sure is a winner in my book.

cat bed free crochet pattern

Want to crochet a cat dome too?

EilenTein.com’s blog is no longer online / safe to visit, but here is a cat bed crochet pattern to make a similar cat dome.

Cat Dome Free Crochet Pattern

What you’ll Need

  • T-shirt yarn, lil more than 1kg (about 2,5 lb)
  • Crochet hook 8mm (Recommended: pick a hook that’s 1size smaller than the yarn stipulates, to make the cat dome tighter)

Finished Cat Dome Final Size

  • Dimensions: Outside: 37cm long x 37cm wide x 20cm high.
  • Entrance: 15cm wide and 11cm high

Crochet Instructions

The Base

Foundation: 3 ch, 1 slip stitch to close the chain.
ROUND 1: 8 sc in starting chain
ROUND 2: *2  sc in one  1 st* repeat the whole round  = 16
ROUND 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round = 24
ROUND 4: *2 sc,  2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round = 32
ROUND 5: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round (= round without increase)
ROUND 6: *2 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round until there is 2 st left. Crochet 1 sc, 2 sc in one st = 43
ROUND 7: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 8: *2 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round, crochet 1 sc = 57
ROUND 9: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 10: *2 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round = 76
ROUND 11: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 12: *4 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round, crochet 1 sc = 91
ROUND 13-16: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 17: *5 sc, 2 sc in one st* repeat the whole round, crochet 1 sc = 106
ROUND 18 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round

The Entrance:
1ROUND 9: continue crocheting 1 sc in one st, about half round. Cut the yarn (leave a little tail for finish it) and skip 10 st. Continue the crocheting with single crochets.
ROUND 20: continue crocheting: 1 sc in one st, until you are about 5 sc from the point where you cut the yarn last time. Now fasten off the last round’s yarn tail by pulling the yarn over the edge the so that when you do the last 5 sc, the tails stays inside the stitches. Then cut the yarn again, skip 10 st and start crocheting from the same point as you did last round (fasten off yarn tail again by leaving the tail inside the stitches).
ROUND 21 – 25: continue, until the entrance is 7 rounds high.

NOTE!
Be sure that you start and finish the stitches exactly at the same point as you did last round, so that entrance doesn’t start widening.

ROUND 26: in the eighth round continue crocheting 1sc in one st, then crochet 8 ch over the entrance. Continue 1 sc in one st until in the end of the round.
ROUND 27: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round. Above the entrance, crochet 8 sc around the 8 chs.
ROUND 28 – 30: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 31: *4 sc, decrease by skipping 1 st* repeat the whole round
ROUND 32 – 33: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 34: *3 sc, decrease by skipping 1 st* repeat the whole round
ROUND 35: 1 sc in one st, repeat the whole round
ROUND 36 – 37: *3 sc, decrease by skipping 1 st* repeat the whole round
ROUND 38 – 39: *2 sc, decrease by skipping 1 st* repeat the whole round
ROUND 40 – 41: *1 sc, decrease by skipping 1 st* repeat the whole round

Cut the yarn (or if the hole is still too big, continue decreases by skipping one or two stitches). fasten off.

Finishing the entrance:
2 ROUNDS of SC around the entrance.

Cozy Cat Bed Crochet Pattern Variation Suggestions

Don’t be afraid to add some color to this pattern. I can see a huge Embroidered rose on the side of this, in duo-tone, or with stripes in two or more colors.

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