Cute & Cozy Cat Bas­ket

De­sign by Emily Carter

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FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS 15 inches in di­am­e­ter x 43/4 inches tall, ex­clud­ing Ears MA­TE­RI­ALS • Red Heart Su­per Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (stripes: 5 oz/236 yds/141g per skein; solids: 7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein): 6 skeins #3976 soap­stone 5 yds #312 black • Size K/101/2/6.5mm cro­chet hook

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch marker

GAUGE

Rnds 1–6 = 4 inches in di­am­e­ter

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Al­though gauge is not crit­i­cal, it is im­por­tant to keep a tight ten­sion, as that will al­low sides of the Cat Bas­ket to be firm and stand up­right. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Cat Bas­ket is cro­cheted hold­ing 3 strands to­gether through­out. Pat­tern is worked in con­tin­u­ous rounds. Mark first stitch of round and move marker as work pro­gresses.

CAT BAS­KET

form ring, 6 sc in ring, place marker (see Pat­tern Notes). (6 sc) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc] around. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc] around. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc] around. (36 sc)

Rnd 7: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc] around. (42 sc)

Rnd 8: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc] around. (48 sc)

Rnd 9: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc] around. (54 sc)

Rnd 10: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 8 sc] around. (60 sc)

Rnd 11: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc] around. (66 sc)

Rnd 12: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 10 sc] around. (72 sc) Rnd 13: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc] around. (78 sc) Rnd 14: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 12 sc] around. (84 sc) Rnd 15: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 13 sc] around. (90 sc) Rnd 16: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 14 sc] around. (96 sc) Rnd 17: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 15 sc] around. (102 sc) Rnd 18: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 16 sc] around. (108 sc) Rnd 19: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 17 sc] around. (114 sc) Rnd 20: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 18 sc] around. (120 sc) Rnd 21: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 19 sc] around. (126 sc) Rnd 22: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 20 sc] around. (132 sc)

Rnd 23: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 21 sc] around. (138 sc) Rnd 24: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 22 sc] around. (144 sc) Rnd 25: [2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 23 sc] around. (150 sc) At end of rnd 25, join in first st of rnd, ch 1 (does not count

as st). Now build­ing the side of Cat Bas­ket, turn work so you’re work­ing around out­side of Cat Bas­ket.

SIDE

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work­ing in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st, sc in each st around, place marker. (150 sc) Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around. Rep rnd 2 un­til Side mea­sures 41/2 inches or de­sired height, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

FIRST EAR

Row 1: Join 3 strands soap­stone with sl st in any st of last rnd of Side, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each of next 11 sc, turn. (12 sc) Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in first 2 sc, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sc dec in last 2 sc, turn. (4 sc) Row 6: Ch 1, [sc dec in next 2 sc] twice, turn. (2 sc) Row 7: Ch 1, sc dec in next 2 sc. Fas­ten off. (1 sc)

2ND EAR

Row 1: Sk next 13 sc of last rnd of Side from First Ear, join 3 strands soap­stone in next sc, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, sc in each of next 11 sc, turn. (12 sc) Rows 2–7: Rep rows 2–7 of First Ear.

FA­CIAL FEA­TURES

With 1 strand black, em­broi­der nose and whiskers with straight stitches (see il­lus­tra­tion) as shown in photo. CW

Even the most dis­cern­ing fe­lines will find this cozy bed to their liking! Cro­cheted quickly hold­ing three strands of worsted-weight yarn to­gether. Fin­ish it off by adding ears and whiskers!

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