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  • Writer's pictureSweet Dream Baskets

The #1 Easiest and quickest DIY PET BASKET in the world!

Updated: Jan 27, 2022

Level: Easy

Knitting a basket for him

What will I make?

You will make a comfy basket for your pet.

It will be approximately 30 cm in diameter. You can add rows to make the diameter bigger.

Your pet will love to curl up in this basket!

It is ok to be a total beginner! A super fun project for group activities and charities. Estimated time of accomplishment: 2 hours.

Crochet basket

What do I need?

• 10 mm crochet hook.

• 500gr of t-shirt yarn. That is around the size of two oranges. You can make your own yarn by recycling any fabric you have, cutting it into strips, and connecting them to each other.

• Scissors

• Stitch Markers (These are mall hooks to mark the beginning of rows. You can use a paper clip or a hairpin.)


sl: Slip stitch

ch: chain stitch

sc: single crochet stitch

Let's make the base:

DIY cat bed pattern

Make a slip stitch and 3 chain stitches.

Connect the third chain and slip-stitch with a chain stitch.

This is important: We will continue and finish the base by inserting our crochet hook IN BETWEEN the two wings of our next stitch.

2nd row: 2 sc in each stitch. That will be 6 sc.

At the end of each row, put the stitch marker on the first stitch of the new row to mark the beginning of the row otherwise, you will lose where the beginning of the next row is!

3rd row: 2 sc in each stitch. That will be 12 single crochets.

4th row: 2 sc, 1 sc in each stitch.

5th row: 2 sc in each stitch.

6th row: 2 sc, then 2 times 1 sc in each stitch.

7th row: 2 sc in each stitch. Take the stitch maker off.

The wall of the basket:

The wall of the basket

Insert your hook under BOTH wings of the next stitch throughout the end. There is no need for a stitch marker on the wall. We will keep crocheting in a spiral, making a single crochet in each stitch for a minimum of 6 rounds. You can keep going as much as you like to make the wall around the basket thicker.

Once you are finished with the wall, cut the end of the yarn as the length of your hook. Make a double knot around the stitch you are in, to close the work. Cut off the remaining tail.

Roll the wall inwards to make a roll around the base. Your pet will love to put her chin on the roll!

You can use multi-colors by tying them to each other!

You can wash your basket in the machine washer.

Have fun crocheting!

women knitting crochet basket


Check our website for more design ideas and to order a basket made for you and your pet!

Contact information:

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