Good afternoon everyone!
Boy do I have some cute overload for you today! I would like to introduce to you Ozzie and Kinza, my dove hooded ratties, who are sisters and a bit over a year old now.
Recently I've been on a quest to find new things for their cage, and also to use up old stuff in the house. Up-cycling AND crochet, does it get any better?
Aside from adding a rat right? SQUEE!
You will need:
Fabric Yarn. I rolled up a double bed sized sheet and only used maybe 1/4 of it.
Starting with your 11.5mm hook
1: ch2, sc 8 times into the 1st ch, place marker
2: *2sc in the first st, sc in the next*, repeat around
3: *2sc in the first st, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
4: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around
change to the 10mm hook
5: sc back loop only in each stitch around
6: ch1, turn, sc in the first 15 stitches
7: repeat round 6
8: ch1, turn, 2sc in the 1st stitch, sc in the next 13 stitches, 2sc in the last stitch
9: ch1, turn, 2sc in the 1st stitch, sc in the next 15 stitches, 2sc in the last stitch
ch1, join to the other side
10: sc in each stitch around (20)
11: *sc2tg, sc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around
12: *sc2tg, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
13: sc2tg the whole way around
14: sc in each stitch around
15: sc2tg twice, chain 8, sk one sc, sl st to the next. End off and tuck in end.
The best part about this is when it gets smelly, and we all know eventually it will, you can just chuck it in the washing machine, heck you could even pop it in a clothes dryer if you wanted to!
The loop at the end is to hook the bed to the cage, otherwise it might topple over, not that my girls seemed to mind too much!