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#1 photojenic

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:08 PM

Yay! My first pattern! :cheer I called it "funkalicious" because the colors I used came out looking really kewl. lol... This would be great for large cats and smaller sized dogs

Please pardon the bad photos. I just found out that my new camera attachment blocks part of the flash. ARGH!

[img]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/lipreader/th_padstitches.jpg[/img] [img]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/lipreader/th_petpad.jpg[/img]
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FUNKALICIOUS PET PAD


MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn – approximately 4 oz each of four different colors
Q Hook

NOTE: CH 3 counts as first DC

FINISHED SIZE: 25 inches long by 15 inches wide


Holding all four strands together, chain 14 loosely.


Round One
: DC in the fifth chain from the hook. DC in each of the next 8 chains. DC 6 times in the last chain. DO NOT TURN. Continuing around to the other side of the foundation chain, DC in the free loops of the next 9 chains. DC 5 times in the next chain. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain.


Round Two: CH 3. DC in next 9 sts. 2 DC in next 6 sts. DC in next 9 sts. 2 DC in next 5 sts. DC in same st as first DC and join with sl st to first DC.


Round Three: CH 3. DC in next 9 sts. 2 DC in next DC. *DC next st, 2 DC next st* 5 times. DC in next 10 sts. 2 DC in next st. *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. Join with sl st to first DC.


Round Four: CH 3. DC in next 11 sts. 2 DC in next st. * DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. DC in next 11 sts. *2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts* 5 times. DC in same st as first DC and join with sl st to first DC.


Round Five: CH 3. DC in next 10 sts. 2 DC in next st. *DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. DC in next 12 sts. 2 DC in next st. *DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. DC in last st and join with sl st to first DC.


Round Six: CH 3. DC in next 12 sts. 2 DC in next st. *DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. DC in next 13 sts. 2 DC in next st. *DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st* 5 times. Join with sl st to first DC.


Finish off and weave in ends.
OPTIONAL: Finish of pet pad with edging of your choice.
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#2 Yarn Duck

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:11 PM

Great bed. Thanks for sharing this. My kitty loves crocheted blankets and stuff!

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 05:43 AM

My kitties would love this, thanks!

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#4 yarncat

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:17 AM

Cool,Jen!Thanks for the pattern!

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:25 AM

Very kool colors. What colors did you combine for this rug?

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:34 AM

Great way to use left over yarn!:)
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:52 AM

:manyheart I love it, it looks great and like me you must love bright colors!! Maria

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:12 PM

I'm glad you guys like it! I just noticed in the picture that it looks a little like a figure 8, but it's really just an oval. One thing I did notice is that there were (to me) noticable gaps around the CH 3 at the beginning of each round. When I make another one, I will do a CH 2 instead, because the gap isn't as large. It might just be me, but I thought I would throw that out there in case someone else notices this too.

I used some skeins I had lying around the house. I think they were all RH, although a couple of them didn't have their lables anymore. Yup, I got nekkid yard in the house!!!!! :hook

Can't give you the exact color names, but I used a mintish green, light purple, black and the RH varigated "Starbright." I think having the Starbright in there really made it cool because it kept bringing in little flashes of other colors, like yellow, pink and blue, plus coordinating colors of purple and green. It only took about 45 minutes to 1 hour to make...and I'm pretty slow. Plus I didn't have the pattern written down correctly and kept loosing my place. Lol....

Please post pictures if you make one. I would loooooooove to see it!

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 01:46 PM

love this one

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 02:09 PM

Your kitty looks like he loves his new bed, I looks great, love the colors :hook :manyheart

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 07:22 PM

I love the colors, and kitty looks quite cozy!
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#12 jdepro

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:01 AM

I will definitely be using these in a few weeks since we are adopting an unwanted cat from my in-laws.

Thanks

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:54 AM

What a wonderful project, thanks for sharing!

#14 Mel2nsluvsCrochet

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for sharing the pattern! I have 2 cats that would love that!! I am thinking that I will infuse catnip too....use the spray and get it in the yarn. Thanks again!

Melly (mel2ns)

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 11:58 AM

Thank you for the pattern. We have a new kitten who will love this bed!

Cindy

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 02:20 PM

I'll definitely make this one to keep my cats off the project I'm working on! Why does the one in my lap and on the hook look the softest?!?!
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:11 PM

I have two cats...great idea...thx much :)

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:52 AM

I think my kitties would like this as well! Thanks!!:cheer

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:25 AM

My dog is gonna LOVE this.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:39 AM

After constanting fighting with one of my kitties to stay off my projects and the other to stay off my rocking chair, this pad may just be the answer I'm looking for! Thanks for the pattern!