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Pampered Pooch Crocheted Felted Bed
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 50688
Pamper your pet with this cozy bed stitched in Fisherman's Wool and Fun Fur, then felted for a sturdy surface. Cats will love this comfy bed too!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium
S (M) Length About 20 (26 1/2)" [51 (67.5) cm] after felting Width About 13 (17)" [33 (43) cm] after felting
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 21, 2006)
BASE With A, work as for Top until there are 16 (22) sc between 2sc-groups - 156 (196 208) sc. Size M Only Work 2 additional rnds as follows. Rnd 1 Sc in first 23 sc, [(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 23 sc) 3 times, sc to marker] twice - 202 sc. Rnd 2 Sc in first 12 sc, [(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc) 3 times, sc to marker] twice - 208 sc. Both Sizes Slip st in each sc around. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.98
Alternative Quantity: (3)
Note: (A)

320-101 Fun Fur Yarn: Soft Pink

Gentle cotton candy pink


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.96
Alternative Quantity: (5)
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 lb [450 g] polyester fiberfill
GAUGE:
13 sc = 4 inches [10 cm] with A before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOP
With A, ch 27 (35).
Rnd 1 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in 24 (32) ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of foundation ch, work 24 (32) sc, place marker in first st (always move marker to first st of each rnd) - 54 (70) sc.
Rnd 2 [2 sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in 24 (32) sc, place 2nd marker in next st, [2 sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in 24 (32) sc - 60 (76) sc.
Rnd 3 [(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc to marker] twice - 66 (82) sc.
Rnd 4 [(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc to marker] twice - 72 (88) sc.
Continue in this manner, working 1 more sc after each 2sc-group on each rnd, until there are 22 (30) sc after each 2sc-group - 192 (256) sc.

Add 1 strand of B to A and work with 2 strands held together.

Work 4 rnds even in sc.

Remove markers, work 6 (8) sc, place first marker in next st.



Rnd 1 *Sc in 11 (16) sc, [sc2tog, sc in 22 (30) sc] twice, sc2tog, sc in 11 (16) sc, sc in 24 (30) sc**, place 2nd marker in next st; rep from * to ** - 186 (250) sts.
Rnd 2 *[Sc2tog, sc in 21 (29) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 180 (244) sts.
Rnd 3 Sc in 10 (14) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 20 (28) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once -174 (238) sts.
Rnd 4 Sc in 19 (27) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 19 (27) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 168 (232) sts.
Rnd 5 Sc in 9 (13) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 18 (26) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 162 (226) sts.
Rnd 6 *[Sc2tog, sc in 17 (25) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 156 (220) sts.
Rnd 7 Sc in 8 (12) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 16 (24) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 150 (214) sts.
Rnd 8 Sc in 15 (23) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 15 (23) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 144 (208) sts.
Rnd 9 Sc in 7 (11) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 14 (22) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 138 (202) sts.
Rnd 10 *[Sc2tog, sc in 13 (21) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 132 (196) sts.
Rnd 11 Sc in 6 (10) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 12 (20) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 126 (190) sts.
Rnd 12 Sc in 11 (19) sc, *[sc2tog, sc in 11 (19) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from* once - 120 (184) sts.
Rnd 13 Sc in 5 (9) sc, *[sc2tog, 10 (18) sc] 3 times, sc to marker; rep from * once - 114 (178) sts.
Rnd 14 Sc in each sc around.

Fasten off.



BASE
With A, work as for Top until there are 16 (22) sc between 2sc-groups - 156 (208) sc.

Slip st in each sc around.

Fasten off.



FELTING
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.



FINISHING
Lay Top on a flat surface and stuff fiberfill around ring.

Pin top edge down to form a roll about 4" [10 cm] across.

Sew in place, adding fiberfill as needed.

Turn Top over and center Base onto it.

Sew Base to Top, leaving a 4" [10 cm] opening.

Stuff with fiberfill, then finish sewing seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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