Up cycled entertainment center pet bed.

Let’s be honest, I got bored! I’ve been working on two blankets, one knit, one crochet and they’ve been eating up a ton of my time. Every so often I need a break from them and need to make something in a day.
I introduce: the built in pet bed!

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It took only a couple of hours and has helped clean up some space on the floor. Here’s how I did it.
First thing was to remove the door from the stand. Next we need to take the glass out:

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Hold onto those screws, we’ll use them again!
Once the glass is gone, it’s time to take out the frame. Here’s where it got a little fun! I used a rubber mallet and lightly hit them from the inside out. They popped out no issue.

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I did use a little black paint to cover up the spots where they connected, blends right in now, you can’t even tell they were there. 😃
While your paint is drying, sew up some curtains. Helpful tip: make your curtains a few inches longer than you need. Since you’ll be tying them back the extra length will be pulled up and just look better!
Now grab those saved screws, we’re going to attach our curtains using them!

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I used the holes already there! My curtains are held up by three screws across the top and only two down the sides.
Reattach the door to the stand, use a piece of twine or ribbon to pull back the curtains, add a bed!
Hopefully you like, my three have been bouncing in and out of it for two days now. Come winter and cold, they’ll be fighting over who gets the squishy cave!

Black Cat or a Witch? Your guess is as good as mine….

She’s hoping if you think she’s a witch, you won’t run when she crosses your path….
Black Kitten ( she’s still growing! )

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Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn, any color for cat
Worsted weight yarn any color for hat
Felt or safety eyes
Felt, embroidery floss, or safer nose
F – hook
Yarn needle
Poly – fil stuffing

Terms:
hk – hook
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc – increase ( 2sc in same stitch )
dec – decrease ( sc two stitches together )

Head/Body:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in second ch from hk – 6
2. 2sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, inc )6x – 18
4. ( sc 2, inc )6x – 24
5. ( sc 3, inc )6x – 30
6 – 11. sc around – 30 each row
12. ( sc 3, dec )6x – 24
13. ( sc 2, dec )6x – 18
14. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
15. *front loops only in this row* , ( sc, inc )6x – 18
Begin Stuffing, make sure to stuff head firmly.
16 – 23. sc around – 18 each row
24. ( sc, dec )6x – 12
25. dec 6 times
Fasten off, sew shut, weave in ends.

Legs:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3. ( sc, inc )5x – 15
4 – 5. sc around – 15 each row
6. ( sc, dec )5x – 10
7 – 8. sc around – 10 each row
Stuff foot
9. ( sc 3, dec )2x – 8
10 – 11. sc around – 8 each row
Sew top flat, leave tail for sewing to body.

Arms:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. 2sc in each st around – 10
3 – 4. sc around – 10 each row
5. ( sc 3, dec )2x – 8
6. sc around – 8
Stuff hand
7. ( sc 2, dec )2x – 6
8 – 9. sc around – 6
Sew top flat, leave tail for sewing to body.

Ears:
Ch 2
1. 5sc in second ch from hk – 5
2. sc in each st around – 5
3. 2sc in each st around – 10
4. sc in each st around – 10
5. ( sc 2, inc )5x – 15
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Tail:
Ch 2
1. 4sc in second ch from hk – 4
2. 2sc in each st around- 8
3 – 6. sc around – 8 each row
7. inc 2, sc, dec 2, sc – 8
8 – 14. sc around – 8

Hat:
Ch 2
1. 6sc in the second ch from hk – 6
2. sc around – 6
3. ( sc 2, inc )2x – 8
4. sc around – 8
5. ( sc, inc )4x – 12
6. sc around – 12
7. ( sc 2, inc )4x – 16
8. sc around – 16
9. ( sc 3, inc )4x – 20
10. sc around – 20
11. ( sc 4, inc )4x – 24
12. sc around – 24
13. Front loops only: ( sc 5, inc )4x – 28
14. ( sc 6, inc )4x – 32
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Crescent Moon:
Using E-hook
Ch 7
slp st in 2nd ch from hk, inc, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, inc, slp st in last ch.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew legs and arms on to body.
Sew ears onto head.
Sew moon onto hat.
You can sew on her hat or simply let it sit on her head.

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