Brenda's Cat Cave

I made this for Brenda's mancoon !!!

Created by: Alison M

  • Project Details


    Made for my friend's VERY BIG CAT ! He measures 24" across when curled up, asleep..... So I needed a LARGE pattern to base it on. He also likes to creep under the covers so I'm adding the cave top for him. Working with 2 strands Paintbox Chunky and a 8mm hook gave a better, denser fabric than suggested in the pattern.
    I added surface DC's & SC's to give definition & added shape to the finished article.
    I also left a section open when joining the 2 base circles so that the inner duvet lining can be washed separately. 3 buttons were used to fasten the gap.


    Bernat crochet pet bed

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 8.00mm (US 11)


    • Stitch Markers
    • Buttons
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stuffing
    Other : Sewing clips
    Tape measure
    Old duvet


    Notes: Finished size; 27" diameter
    M was too small but L too big so I worked as the pattern to 9th round and measured at this point; then continued as set to measurement required.
    I added the cave top by working the top circle in reverse...working 2Tr together over 2 stitches instead of 2Tr in one stitch and allowing a gap on the previous rows.



    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate


    project-state Complete
    Started on: Jan 24, 2018 Finished on: Feb 3, 2018
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    • Alison B


      Looks really good,hope the pussy cat loves it ! I’m sure he will, well done to you on adapting the pattern,a great piece of work :)
      • Alison M

        Cat Cave will be delivered later this week. Here's hoping it fits ! Thanks for the positive comments :)