Free Felted Knit Amigurumi Dog Bed Pattern


Your doggie can snuggle up in our quick and easy doggie bed! 

Our doggie beds work with all of our standing animals, so even your chipmunk or turkey can sleep in comfort! 

Finished Size: Approximately 2.5 inches (6cm) wide, depending on yarn used and amount of felting. Yarn: Use only 100% wool, worsted weight. Do not use a “superwash” wool as this will not felt. Bleached white yarns do not felt and many off-white yarns may not felt well. Test a sample knit swatch of white yarn before using. Yardages are approximate:

    • DEMIN, less than 1 skein.
    • WHITE, less than 1 skein.

Needles: Straight needles, size 10 US (6mm).

Other Supplies:

    • Yarn or tapestry needle; embroidery needle.

Stitches & Abbreviations:

    • M1: (Make one): Insert left needle, from front to back, under the horizontal strand between the stitch on the left needle and the stitch just worked, forming a loop on the left needle. Knit this loop through the back when working a knit row, purl through front when working a purl row.
    • K2TOG: Knit two stitches together.

BED WALL

Cast on 38 sts in DENIM. Beginning from bottom.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: Bind off 6 sts at beginning of row. Knit.
Row 5: Knit.
Bind off in purl. Fold Bed Wall in half as shown in DIAGRAM 1 and sew seam. Weave in ends.

 

BED BOTTOM

Cast on 32 sts in DENIM.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (K2TOG, K3) 6 times, K1. (26 sts)
Row 5: K1, (K2TOG) 12 times, K1. (14 sts)
Row 7: K1, (K2TOG) 6 times, K1. (8 sts)
Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch (20cm) tail. Using a yarn needle, insert the needle through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in ends. Bed Bottom will be attached after felting.

 

CUSHION

Cast on 14 sts in WHITE.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 & All Even Rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (M1, K1) 12 times, K1. (26 sts)
Row 5: K1, (M1, K4) 6 times, K1. (32 sts)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 9: K1, (K2TOG, K3) 6 times, K1. (26 sts)
Row 11: K1, (K2TOG) 12 times, K1. (14 sts)
Row 13: K1, (K2TOG) 6 times, K1. (8 sts)
Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch (20cm) tail. Using a yarn needle, insert the needle through remaining stitches and pull tight. Thread yarn through cast on edge and pull tightly to close opening. With cushion inside out, whipstitch seams with matching yarn, turn right-side out and close opening.

Next Step: Work in all yarn ends on wrong side. Check your knitting for any holes and stitch them together loosely. With colorfast NON-WOOL yarn, baste the opening closed on back. 
 
Felting: In a small container or dishpan, fill with about an inch of hot water. Add a small amount of dish soap. Place body and parts into water and let soak for about five minutes. This will open up the wool fibers for felting. Vigorously squish each piece. Repeat process until individual knitted stitches are not visible. If the pieces get too sudsy, rinse to check your progess. Some colors may felt faster than others!
 
Shaping: Shape Bed Bottom and Cushion into circle, Bed Wall into long rectangle as shown (See DIAGRAM 1). When you are happy with the shape, let dry overnight. 
Attaching Parts: Attach Bed Wall to Bed Bottom with matching yarn or embroidery floss as indicated in DIAGRAM 1. Place cushion in bed, fasten if desired.


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