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Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
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Time
30 mins

Arm Knitting
After knitting a rectangle, you’ll pick up and cast off stitches to make the bed’s sides. Loop the tails through the corners and then tighten them to form a basket.

Difficulty level
Moderate

Time to make
30 minutes

Finished size
46 x 35.5 x 13cm (18 x 14 x 5in)

Tension
1.5 stitches and 2 rows equals 10cm (4in).
This project was made with 1 ball of UrbanGypZ hand-dyed roving in Periwinkle Grey,
32m (35 yds).

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  • Step 1

    Cast on 6 stitches.

  • Step 2

    Arm knit 6 rows.

  • Step 3

    Cast off all the stitches.

  • Step 4

    Sides
    The edgings are worked one at a time along each edge of the bed base.

    To make the rst edging, pick up
    4 centre stitches along the cast-off edge of the knitted base, missing the rst and last stitches. Cast off these 4 stitches, leaving at least a 20.5cm (8in) yarn tail from the last cast-off stitch.

  • Step 5

    To make the next edging, pick up
    4 centre stitches along the cast-on edge of the knitted base, missing the rst and last stitches. Cast off these 4 stitches, leaving at least a 20.5cm (8in) yarn tail.

  • Step 6

    To make the side edgings, pick up
    3 stitches, centred along one side of the base. Cast off these 3 stitches, leaving at least a 20.5cm (8in) yarn tail.

  • Step 7

    Pick up 3 stitches along the other
    side edge of the base. Cast off these
    3 stitches, leaving at least a 20.5cm (8in) yarn tail from the last cast-off stitch.

  • How to make a pet bed. Pet Bed - Step 8
    Step 8

    Making up
    Refer to Figure 1 as you work.
    (It doesn’t matter which way the stocking stitch side faces.) Using the 20.5cm (8in) cast-off yarn tails, connect the two sides of each corner together by looping the tail through the rst stitch of the connecting side piece and then tucking the tail back into the last cast-off stitch on the tail side. This creates a seamless edge to the cast off.
    Weave in all the ends. Shape the bed so the stocking stitch side is visible inside the bed. If desired, needle felt the ends of the wool roving for a more secure connection.

    tip
    Try other less expensive wool roving for this pet bed, such as Corriedale, Shetland, or common domestic roving.

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