A few weeks ago I crocheted Lillie a new bed out of upcycled bed sheets, great project if you have small animals (dogs and cats included). Plus, I have more information to share on adopting bunnies!
First, about bunny adoption! The House Rabbit Society has everything you could want to know about bunnies. I also encourage you to check out this site, Make Mine Chocolate, that makes people aware of the commitment and responsibility of owning a bunny. Also I never miss the opportunity to express my support of adopting a pet (and never, ever buying in a pet store). House Rabbit Society has more information on bunny adoption.
Okay, time to crochet a bunny bed! When I moved in with my husband-to-be, we set up Lillie in her new bunny room that included the futon from my old apartment. Turns out, if left alone long enough with the futon, Lillie would dig in it. So I covered it with an old bed sheet that she also dug in. So I decided to cut it up into strips so I could crochet it up like yarn for this project.
How to Make Pet Bed from Upcycled Fabric
Jumbo sized crochet hook (Mine was 11.5 mm)
Sheets or clothes to upcycle into yarn
Critter to fill bed
Ch - Chain
Sc - Single crochet
Scinc - Single crochet increase
Rnd - Round
Single crochet increase
Crocheting in the round (this pattern is worked in continuous spirals, no joining of the rounds required)
- Begin by cutting your fabric into strips approximately 1 inch wide.
- Tie them together to make a continuous strand as you go, trimming the ends where you tie together
- Now roll your upcycled "yarn" into balls!
With your jumbo crochet hook, Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc into 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Scinc into each sc
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 1 scinc, repeat from * around
Rnd 4: *2 sc, 1 scinc, repeat from * around
Rnd 5: *3 sc, 1 scinc, repeat from * around
Keep up with this pattern, adding 1 sc in each round followed by a scinc, until your bed reaches its desired size
To make the sides of the bed, work 1 sc in the front loops only of each sc around (no more increasing)
Continue to work 1 sc in each around until the sides have reached their desired height
Fasten off and present to critter