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color block crochetdog bed

Like so many projects, this color block dog bed started as something else (a blanket) and changed midstream….when I ran short of yarn and couldn’t find any more of the same yellow.  It turned out to be a good thing, Tahoe needed a new dog bed at work and it was just the right size.  This would also make a great floor pillow.  It ended up being about 3′ x 3′.

For the foam, I tried looking at Walmart and Micheals but they were quite expensive for a small amount of foam.  On Prime day I went on Amazon and found a double (full) 2″ thick mattress pad for $40.00.  I cut 3 layers for the dog bed, and then I had enough left to make a foam pad for my lazy boy.

What You Need

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • st – stitch

Color Block Dog Bed

about 3’x3′ pillow

in grey

ch 181

Row 1 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next, sc in next* repeat across (dc in last st).  ch 1, turn

Row 2 – sc in first dc *dc in next, sc in next* repeat across.  ch 1, turn

Row 3-18 Repeat row 2

switch to yellow

Row 18-37 Repeat row 2

switch to grey

Row 38-56 Repeat row 2

switch to yellow

Row 57-66 Repeat row 2

switch to grey

Row 67-76 Repeat row 2

switch to yellow

Row 77-80 Repeat row 2

switch to grey

Row 87-89 Repeat row 2

switch to yellow

Row 90-92 Repeat row 2

fasten off and bury all the ends.  Fold in half.

Cut foam to fit, sew two sides closed then place the foam inside.  Them sew the last side closed.

It took Tahoe about a week to get used to his pillow, he’s a creature of habit.  But he is happily snoozing under my desk at work again.



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