Crocheted Cat Bed

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Easy to crochet cat bed

Easy to crochet cat bed

Crocheted Cat Bed – Our new little kitten Milo is now 12 weeks old and growing bigger with every day that passes.  He’s slowly started exploring the house but generally spends most of his time where his people are.

Milo loves to hang out with me in my office and now he’s taken up a semi-permanent residency on my desk beside my monitor and keyboard. He loves to rest his head on my arm while I type away.  Since he always sleeps in the same place on my hard, wooden desk I thought he might be more comfortable in a little bed of his own.

Made with bulky yarn, this crochet pattern is thick which means it works up really quickly. Give your cat a comfortable place to rest by using this easy crochet pet bed pattern.

The cat bed measures 12″ in diameter but you can easily make it smaller or larger if you’d like. This DIY cat bed is entirely customizable and can easily be adjusted to fit any feline friend.


  • 1.5 Balls of Yarn (160 yards) – Bulky – I used Loops & Threads Charisma
  • Secondary Colour of Yarn (30 yards)
  • Crochet Hook – US J/6.00mm
  • Stitch marker or a scrap of contrasting color yarn
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors


Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 2 and then 6 sc in second ch from hook. Place marker.
  2. Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
  3. Round 3: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc. Continue all the way around.
  4. Round 4: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 3 sc. Continue all the way around.
  5. Round 5: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 4 sc. Continue all the way around.
  6. Round 6: 2 sc in the next sc. sc in the next 5 sc. Continue all the way around.
  7. Keep up this same pattern of increasing by one each round until you’ve gone 20 rounds in which the final round would be: 2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 18 sc. If you want to make it a bit bigger this is where you’d add a few more rounds until you have the size you’re after.
  8. Rounds 21 – 28: sc in each sc around.
  9. Rounds 29 – 30: Change to new yarn color. Sc in each sc around for 2 rounds.
  10. Bind off and weave in ends.


29 Comments on Crocheted Cat Bed

  1. LisaG
    December 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM (7 years ago)

    I just need clarification of what you mean at the end of each row’s instruction when it says “continue all the way around.” Thanks!

  2. cass
    June 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM (7 years ago)

    I just finished row 26, and it looks like a beanie for a giant … it’s not laying flat… don’t know what I’ve done wrong. Help? All the rounds have lined up and ended on the right count.

  3. Cindy
    January 1, 2015 at 3:31 PM (6 years ago)

    My cats will love this.

  4. D
    May 25, 2015 at 6:08 AM (6 years ago)

    Someone is using your patterns for Spam on Pinterest. There is no pattern just a Spam PDF Maker. You should report them to pinterest.

  5. Donna in VA
    June 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you for this very easy pattern. I am a novice at crochet but figured it out. I was gifted some old “Wintuk” yarn (already wound into double-strand balls) and decided this was a perfect usage. The cats at the shelter will enjoy them I’m sure.

    • SS
      August 25, 2016 at 12:19 PM (5 years ago)

      The pic is so cute but this bed was too small. I added rows, but it just seemed like a lot of counting stitches and the rim didn’t look quite right. Found an easier pattern that used double crochet.

      • Karen
        December 29, 2019 at 2:17 PM (1 year ago)

        Love this pattern

  6. Lorraine Curtiss
    June 18, 2015 at 2:28 PM (6 years ago)

    I could not find a print button anymore for I would like to print the pattern out for the Kitty Bed. Thanks very much.

    Lorraine Curtiss

  7. Halle
    July 2, 2015 at 12:56 PM (6 years ago)

    For some reason the circle kept getting ruffle shaped and it will not straighten do you have any tips? Please answer ASAP

    • Nadia Satterfield
      November 19, 2020 at 3:40 PM (5 months ago)

      Maybe try to put heavy books on top of it for 24 hours.

  8. Carol Sawyer
    August 26, 2015 at 12:26 PM (6 years ago)

    Iam at the twelve inches, but the sides are flared like a gored skirt! how do I get the circle to curl upward?

  9. Laura
    June 27, 2016 at 10:57 AM (5 years ago)

    Mistake perhap?: Such a cute and simple pattern BUT the center of the bed does not lie flat and curves upward like a hat. is there not enough increases? I’ve started over 3 times and still the same problem.

  10. Krystal Biglane
    September 16, 2016 at 6:01 AM (5 years ago)

    Thank you for the pattern. This will make a great Christmas gift for my granddaughters cat!

  11. ANNY
    October 19, 2016 at 2:49 PM (5 years ago)

    I did it it was a wonderful gift for my mum.

  12. Rachel
    November 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM (4 years ago)

    I have two kittens three months old, but they are really growing the last ten days. How should I increase this pattern to fit the two of them because they are sisters and are inseparable……..playing together and sleeping together?

  13. Rhonda
    December 3, 2016 at 1:53 PM (4 years ago)

    I completed this pattern, unfortunately it is not laying flat as it shows in the picture in you’re site. Can you help please? Thank-you in advance!

  14. Bonnie Smith
    January 11, 2017 at 10:35 AM (4 years ago)

    I’m looking for a free pattern for a crochet cat bed shaped like a basket with a handle. Thanks.

  15. Sue Mignault
    July 15, 2017 at 6:54 PM (4 years ago)

    I see in the Directions the abbreviations you show sl st (slip stitch) but nowhere in the pattern direction steps do I see any time that you indicate where this should be done. I’d like to try this but I’m too new to be able to figure this out on my own.

  16. Pauline
    November 12, 2017 at 10:03 PM (3 years ago)

    thank you for share your patterns they are all brilliant just luv the cat beds 😀

  17. Louise Roberts
    December 21, 2017 at 4:40 PM (3 years ago)

    I nearly completed the cat bed, but it was very conical – like a mexican hat, rather than flat… so I undid it all. 🙁
    I’m not sure what I did wrong.

  18. Sheridan Weathers
    August 1, 2018 at 12:27 PM (3 years ago)

    May I use this pattern to make and sell the beds?

  19. Abby
    September 28, 2018 at 1:54 PM (3 years ago)

    when you say continue all the way around do you mean to keep doing the pattern all the way around?

  20. Audrée
    November 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM (2 years ago)

    So cute! I’m not very good at crochet, but it seems pretty easy, I think I’ll be able to do it… the thing is I HAVE to do two of them or one will be jealous!!!

    Seriously, thanks for sharing this pattern, it’s perfect 🙂

  21. Pat
    November 26, 2018 at 3:14 PM (2 years ago)

    I followed the pattern instructions exactly as they were written, but the bottom did not turn out flat. Instead, it is bowl- shaped. Was there supposed to be a chain st at the end of each round? If that is the case, then how do you get the ball shape?

  22. DeeAnne Putnam
    January 21, 2019 at 4:19 AM (2 years ago)

    This bed is great! I need to make 2 as well, but it seems like this will go pretty quickly. Thanks for posting your pattern. When I’m finished, you will have helped make my 2 feline kiddos very happy indeed ???

  23. Dorothy
    February 28, 2019 at 4:24 PM (2 years ago)

    No Sl st is mentioned so No sl st on top of 1st sc at end of each round ???

  24. Lois Monson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:04 AM (2 years ago)

    I’m going to try this pattern with 1/2″ fabric strips leftover from church quilting.
    It worked for dog “beds” … thank you for such a good idea!

  25. Lois Monson
    May 6, 2019 at 11:07 AM (2 years ago)

    I’m going to try this pattern using 1/2″ strips of fabric left over from church quilting. (…worked for dog beds)
    Thank you for the idea!

  26. Kinoko
    January 18, 2020 at 6:45 AM (1 year ago)

    To those that have issues with the pattern puffing up in the centre like a Mexican hat: try this tutorial video

    Following it helped me make the cat bed. Hope it’s useful to everyone else having a hard time with this pattern!


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