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Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn

Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn

Remember when I made that crocheted cat bed, and my cats absolutely fell in love? I revisited the project. But, with the most ridiculous yarn I could find!

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Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Turn pocket change and yarn scraps into colorful, easy to make sewing pattern weights with this quick and simple crochet pattern!

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

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Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | The Zen of Making

Looking for a quirky, modern cat bed for your four-legged favorites? Crochet a super bulky cat bed with cozy jersey knit fabric! Your kitties will love it, and it will fit right in with the rest of your DIY decor.

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | The Zen of Making

Pixel cat loves that he can curl up however he wants because the bed stretches and changes shape with him. Whether he’s upside down, balled up, or long cat-ing, the slight stretch in the fabric definitely allows for maximum coziness. I think he’s only left his new bed for about five minutes total since I gave it to him last week! (Unrelated: Just look at that sweet little face!)

Supplies:
* Cotton jersey knit fabric, 4 yards white patterned and 2 yards solid red (or your favorite contrasting colors) ** yardage is based on 60" wide fabric
* Scrap piece of yarn, 2-3" long (to use as a stitch marker)
* A small cushion or pillow for the bottom of the cat bed (optional, but it’s a nice touch)

Tools:
* Large plastic crochet hook, 15.75mm (US size Q)
* Crochet hook, size K (to help you weave in ends)
* Ruler
* Fabric scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat

If you need a refresher on the basics of crochet before you get started, check out the Crochet 101 video tutorial that I made for CRAFT!

**Please note that the links provided above are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.**


Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Cut the jersey fabric into long strips that are about 3" wide.

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | The Zen of Making

Step 2
Tie the fabric strips together to make a ball of fabric yarn.

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Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers

Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers | The Zen of Making

Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers | The Zen of Making

Make a cozy pair of crocheted slippers with this quick and easy rainbow striped slipper tutorial!

In the photo above, the finished rainbow slippers were each completed using one skein of self-striping Da Vinci yarn from Lion Brand Yarn. If you use this yarn, you will not need to make color changes as you crochet. (Different yarn colors in the tutorial photos below indicate different parts of the pattern. Do not change colors in your own project.)

Pattern notes: This pattern makes one pair of crocheted slippers in women’s size 7-8 US/men’s size 5-6 US. Instructions are included below for lengthening or shortening the pattern for other adult shoe sizes. The slippers are designed to be wide enough to accommodate thick socks, and they will stretch slightly with wear. To get a snugger fit, try sizing down or using a smaller hook and adjusting the pattern as necessary.

Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers | The Zen of Making Want to make a pair of ballet flat-style slippers like the ones in my crochet embroidery and felt slipper soles tutorials? See rows 10-26 for the pattern adjustment.

Supplies:
* 2 skeins Da Vinci by Lion Brand Yarn (super bulky), Autumn colorway
* 2 wooden buttons, 1" square

Tools:
* Crochet hook, 9mm (US size M)
* Darning/yarn needle, large
* Scissors

If you’re ready to learn the basics of crochet, check out the Crochet 101 video tutorial that I made for CRAFT!

**Please note that the links provided above are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.**


CROCHETED RAINBOW STRIPED SLIPPERS

Pattern abbreviations:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl: slip stitch
st: stitch

The Toe of the Slipper
The first part of the pattern is worked in the round.

Ch 3 and join with a sl st in first ch.
Round 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, sl in first sc to join. (8 sts.)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc, sl in first sc to join. (16 sts.)
Round 3: Ch 1, *work 2 sc in sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, sl in first sc to join. (24 sts.)

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