Show your kitty how much you love them with a handmade knit cat bed. These knit beds are perfect for providing your cat with their own space to relax for hours. And these beds are also the ideal size for small dogs too!
Below are 21 cat bed knitting patterns. We have simple pillow designs to baskets and caves. There is definitely a bed your cat will use and not turn their nose up at.
1. DIY Cat Bed Knitting Pattern by BoPeepsBonnets
Your furry little friend will enjoy this knit cat bed. This is an easy pattern that is well written and easy to follow. The pattern calls for any super bulky yarn. Once you knit up one of these beds, you will want to make more.
2. Giant Wool Cat Bed Knitting Pattern by Knittingrev
How cute is this chunk yarn knit cat bed? The finished bed will be super soft and squishy. Your cat will absolutely want to lay in it.
To make this bed, you will need just 1 kg of arm knitting yarn or jumbo yarn, and 25 mm / US size 50 circular needles, at least 32 inches long. The pattern is worked in the round using the magic loop method. The pattern includes 2 sizes and 2 different methods.
3. Free DIY Cat Couch Knitting Pattern from Knitting Patterns, Projects and Techniques
Are you looking for a super awesome cat bed? This cat couch pattern is free! And we all know, cats deserve their own furniture.
To make this cat couch, you will need to find a box that will be a suitable size for a cat sized couch. In addition to the box, you will need some batting and yarn.
4. Cat Snuggler Pet Bed Pattern from Knitting by Post
This unusual plush kitty cat design will work as a knit cat bed or a cushion for a child.
The skills needed to make the bed include cast on, knit, purl, increase by knitting into the front and back of stitch, decrease by knitting two stitches together, cast off, and sewing pieces together. All pieces are knitted flat and seamed.
5. The Catipi Knitted Cat Bed Pattern by UrsuleGaylardKnits
This knit cat cave will bring a smile to everyone’s face. And there is no doubt your cat will use it to hide from you.
The Catipi is an easy-to-read pattern with step-by-step instructions. It includes extra tips on how to knit, felt and shape this cat cave. It is an advanced to intermediate level knitting pattern. The finished bed measures 14 inches (35.56 cm) in diameter and 13 inches (33.02 cm) high.
6. Cat Bed Knitting Pattern by SarahTaylorDesigner
Keep your fur baby warm and cosy with this knit cat bed. The bed has tall sides which will help it feel safe and secure.
The pattern uses super bulky (super chunky) yarn and a size 13 (9 mm) circular needle. The finished bed measures approximately 10 inches (25.5 cm) in diameter at the base, and 7 inches (17.5 cm) high.
7. Knit Soft Rug for Pet by SunnyTiaPet
Knit this fluffy cat bed with only your hands. The pattern does not require the use of any knitting needles or hooks.
To make the pet rug, you will need 3 skeins of Alize Puffy or Alize Puffy Colour yarn. The PDF download includes a text description in English, video links, photos, and care recommendations. The finished bed will measure approximately 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.
8. Bed for a Pet Knitting Pattern by KnittingILove
Make this soft bed for your little kitty. The bed can be knit in one colour or as many colours as you want. You can also knit an extra bottom and use it as a mat inside the bed. This will make it easier to keep clean. You can also knit a second bottom to use while the other one is being washed.
The cat bed is knit in the round from the centre on circular knitting needles. There are 2 size options for the bottom of the bed: 18 inch (45 cm) diameter and 22 inch (55 cm) diameter.
9. Cozy Crescent DIY Cat Bed Pattern by Orange Fish Knits
Cats can cuddle with this unique shaped crescent knit cat bed. The bed is made using 14 knit triangles. Once you have all the triangles made, you sew them together and stuff the bed with fibre fill.
To make this knit cat bed you will need 5 skeins of yarn in five different colours, size US 8 knitting needles, and approximately 24 ounces of fibre fill.
10. Chenille Knitted Cat Bed Pattern by HandKnitArtisans
Does your cat like to find boxes to sit in? If they are like most cats, they do. This knit cat bed has a shape that is irresistible to kitties. And it is soft and cosy.
The bed is knit on large circular needles with 2 strands of bulky chenille yarn. This helps provide structure and less trouble for the kitty’s claws. The bed should fit a cat up to 15 lbs. The finished bed will measure about 14–15 inches (35.56-38.10 cm) in diameter and 5-6 inches (12.70-15.24 cm) tall.
11. Hugs & Kisses Knitted Pet Bed Pattern by CraftiqueRedux
This cosy pet bed features a knitted outer ring. The centre is crocheted. However, instead of crocheting the bottom, you can use wool felt.
The finished diameter of the knit cat is approximately 17 inches (43.18 cm) across. The PDF pattern is 3 pages long.
12. Santa Snuggler Knit Cat Bed Pattern by KnittingByPost
Here is a cute Christmas knitting pattern for your fur baby. They can enjoy the holidays too with this Santa Clause Snuggler Pet bed.
You will need 4.5 mm single point needles, chunky/bulky yarn, and toy stuffing. Completed, the knit cat bed measures approximately 23.62 inches (60 cm) from toe to toe.
The skills used are cast on, knit, purl, increase by knitting into the front and back of stitch, decrease by knitting two stitches together, cast off, and sewing pieces together.
13. DIY Cat Bed Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn
Use this free knit cat bed pattern to make this basket shaped bed. The pattern is for an advanced beginner. You will need 6 super bulky yarn. The finished diameter of the bed will measure approximately 16 inches (40.5 cm). The finished height will be about 7 inches (18 cm).
14. Cat Cave Felted Wool Knitting Pattern by MoniqueRae
A cat cave is a good choice for cats who have social issues. This cat cave knitting pattern will provide your kitty a modern, safe, and cosy cat bed. And it makes a great hiding place.
The pattern includes sizes small through xx-large. It is a 3 page pattern with written instructions and photos. It uses size US 11 circular 24 inch needles or double pointed needles.
15. Cat Basket Fluffy Cushion Knitting Pattern by madmonkeyknits
Make your cat this cushion to insert into a basket. Cats are always getting into baskets, so you might as well make it comfortable for them.
The knit cat bed was designed for a standard sized 12 inch (30.48 cm) x 16 inch (40.64 cm) cat basket. The bed is worked flat using 2 strands of eyelash together on 6.5 mm needles. It can be stuffed for extra comfort.
16. Chaise Longue Cat Bed Knitting Pattern by SarahTaylorDesigner
Is your cat a prince or princess? If so, they need a fancy chaise lounge just for them. They deserve to be pampered.
The finished cat bed measures approximately 17.5 inches (44 cm) wide by 13 inches (33 cm) deep by 12 inches (30.5 cm) high, at the maximum points. Once the bed is finished, you will need to insert some firm foam to create the main structure and fibre fill for additional padding.
17. Easy Knit Cat Bed Pattern by Gina Michele
Here is a free knit cat bed pattern that is an easy and fast knit. It would be perfect for any cat that enjoys warm, cosy spaces.
This is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern. The cat bed is knit flat on straight needles, then sewn at the sides. The bottom is gathered and pulled tight to close.
18. Rabbit Snuggler Pet Bed Knitting Pattern by KnittingByPost
Here is an adorable plush bunny rabbit knit bed. This bed would be suitable for a cat, small, dog, or even a small child.
The pattern calls for 4.5 mm single point needs, chunky/bulky yarn, and toy stuffing. The completed dimensions are approximately 23.62 inches (60 cm) from toe to toe. The outer ring will be about 17.32 inches (44 cm) in diameter.
19. Knitted Felt Cat Cave Pattern from DaisyandFlorrie
Knit your kitty a fashionable and cosy pet bed. It would also make a great decorative bowl to stash your yarn.
This pattern has easy-to-follow instructions for knitting, felting, and embellishing the bowl. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that includes full-colour photos and step-by-step written directions. The finished knit cat cave is about 9 inches (22.86 cm) tall and 15 inches (38.10 cm) in diameter.
20. Make Your Own DIY Cat Bed Pattern by A Beautiful Mess
This cute cat bed is easy to make with this free knit cat bed pattern. The pattern has great step-by-step instructions.
The pattern calls for 400-600 yards of extra bulky craft yarn, 10 mm knitting needles, and a darning needle. This bed is knit with two strands of yarn held together
21. Knit Pillow Pet Bed with Blanket Pattern by MoniqueRae
Does your kitty curl up in your covers? Make them this knit cat bed with an attached blanket. The pocket gives your cat a place to feel safe and stay warm.
The instructions include instructions for knitting the project in the round or flat. The complete pillow will measure about 28 inches (71.12 cm) wide x 20 inches (50.80 cm) deep. It will fit any standard size pillow.
Is your kitty the love of your life? Spoil your favourite fur baby with a knit cat bed.
There is no doubt, kitties rule the house. And they need their own place to relax and nap. If you are a knitter and want to make your fur baby a present, knit up one or more of these knit cat bed patterns.
Whichever knit cat bed you decide on, we’re paw-sitive that any cat will love these handmade gifts!