For the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to de-stash as much yarn as possible. I find that part of the enjoyment of making a project is buying the yarn, so I am working towards not having much yarn on hand.

Every once in a while I find chunky yarn on sale and buy it. Did you know it takes a lot of skeins to make a blanket with chunky yarn? I never buy enough to really do any projects with and wind up with these huge yarn balls that take up a lot of space.

We have a cat that loves to knead and especially loves fleece. To use some of the chunky yarn, I had the idea of making a small cat bed. My plan was that even if it wasn’t a very big bed he would use it to knead on.

Hook size: p/15 mm

Yarn: one skein of chunky(jumbo) yarn (weight 7)

chain (ch) 20

Row 1: Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook and do half double crochet(HDC) stitch. Do an HDC into the 17 remaining chain stitches. ch 2 and turn.

Row 2-13: HDC into each HDC from the previous row (18)

Cat bed measures 13 inches by 11 inches. It has a nice weight to it.

Chunky Cat Bed

We’ll see if the cat actually uses it. If anything at least it takes up less space as a cat bed than a skein.