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10 Free DIY Crochet Cat Bed Patterns

If your cat needs a new bed and you have a few basic crochet skills, then you can create a new bed in a matter of hours! From classic shapes to fast beds in chunky yarn and even novelty options to make you smile, we’ve rounded up the 10 best cat bed patterns so you can pick your favorite. Your cat will thank you! 

The following are our 10 favorite (and free) crochet cat bed patterns:

1. Classic Cat Bed

If you’re looking for a classic, sturdy, and comfortable crochet bed for your cat, then this bed will soon become a firm favorite. It’s quick and relatively simple to make and is great for lounges or bedrooms where cats love to sneak off for a quick nap. You can make it in any color to match your home, and it’ll only take a couple of hours from start to finish.

Skill level: Beginner to medium

Materials
  • Wool in the color of your choice
  • Soft padding for the base cushion
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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2. Fish-Shaped Crochet Cat Cave

This fish-shaped bed is eye-catching and fun, but it’s also the perfect place for cats to sneak away for a midday nap! You’ll need a medium to advanced level of crochet knowledge. While this pattern only uses a couple of stitches, there are many increases and decreases to create the shape. You can choose to make a fish or a whale!

Skill level: Advanced

Materials
  • Wire
  • Plastic or wooden hoop
  • Crochet wool
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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3. Flat Crochet Cat Bed

If you’re looking for a soft and warm place for your cat to sit as they stare out of the window at the local wildlife, this oval, flat crocheted bed is perfect for windowsills. You can also use it on your couch to stop those pesky cat hairs from going everywhere. This cat bed only uses one stitch and doesn’t take long to complete.

Skill level: Beginner to medium

Materials
  • Wool
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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4. Crochet Kitty Couch

What could be cuter than a tiny, kitty-sized couch! These are all over Pinterest and Instagram — some owners have even created mini-apartments for their cats to enjoy! This kitty couch does require a bit of time to make, but we’re sure that once you see your cat lounging on their new bed, you’ll agree that the results are well and truly worth it!

Skill level: Advanced

Materials
  • Crochet wool of various colors
  • Stuffing
  • Foam cut to size
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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5. Crochet Wicker Cat Cave

If you have an old wicker basket that you were tempted to throw out, don’t! It will make the perfect frame for this crochet cat cave. The basket itself can be padded with a large cushion, and the handle provides structure for the cozy roof. Choose whatever colors you like, and then wait to see how much your cat loves their new bed!

Skill level: Medium to advanced

Materials
  • Wool
  • Wicker basket
  • Cushion
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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6. Modern Cat Bed

This easy crochet cat bed with modern lines can be made in any color you like! The minimalist open design is perfect for cats who like to sleep with one eye open. As this pattern uses jumbo yarn, you might be surprised at how quickly it comes together — you’ll only need an hour to so before your cat is tucked up in their new bed!

Skill level: Medium

Materials
  • Jumbo wool in the color of your choice
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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7. Crochet Cat Bed Cave

Most cats love snuggling up in a covered bed, and what better choice than this cat-shaped crochet cave? It’s a little more detailed than some other beds out there, so you’ll need to be confident at crochet and able to read a detailed pattern. But we bet that it will definitely be worth it!

Skill level: Advanced

Materials
  • Wool of various thicknesses
  • Beads
  • Soft animal-safe padding
  • Wire frame
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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8. Crochet Now Magazine DIY Cat Beds

Crochet Now Magazine has a few different DIY cat bed patterns to choose from, including a cat cave, doughnut, and cozy raised stuffed bed. Whatever type of bed is your cat’s favorite, you’ll find an option to suit them here. If you have more than one cat, you might end up making multiple different patterns to suit them all!

Skill level: Beginner to medium

Materials
  • Wool of various thicknesses
Tools
  • Crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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9. Crochet Shark Cat Bed

If you’re looking for an original and funny cat bed to make you and your family laugh, this shark cat bed is the perfect option! It’s designed to stretch around a wire frame, and you can add a cushion inside to keep your cat comfy and warm. You can use a wire hanging basket to create an easy frame to give this bed the structure that it needs.

Skill level: Medium to advanced

Materials
  • Crochet wool
  • Buttons
  • Felt
  • Wire frame (or hanging basket)
Tools
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Glue
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10. Crochet Cat Hideaway

This fun cat hideaway is easy to make because it uses just one stitch, so your cat can be enjoying it in a couple of hours. You can use a color wool that coordinates with your house décor or take inspiration from the bright rainbow wool used in the photos. You can make it with a wire ring to hold the entrance open or without for a softer hideaway.

Skill level: Beginner

Materials
  • Wool
  • Wire hoop
Tools
  • Crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
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