Princess Snowball Cat Bed by Brenda Janish

Princess Snowball Cat Bed

September 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch with one strand of each Wool-Ease and Fun Fur held together
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
951 - 1071 yards (870 - 979 m)
Standard and Large (for cats over 12lbs)
low vision format available
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch:
I’m a sucker for eyelash yarns, and they know it too--a couple of skeins mysteriously manage to jump into my bag every time I visit my local yarn store. After knitting too many extra long, skinny, furry scarves, I decided it was time to make something more useful with my favorite yarn. Voila: a fashionable furry bed for my furry companions. This project is perfect for beginners--a long garter stitch rectangle sewn to the edge of a garter-stitch circle. That’s really all there is to it. Both the pattern and the intended recipients will forgive any imperfections, so relax and have fun with it. Your cats will love that you’re finally knitting something for them!


  • Standard (Large, for cats over 12 lbs.)
  • Finished measurements: 14 (17)“ diameter, 4” tall

Skills: Cast on, knit, increase, decrease, bind off, sew seam


  • Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease (80% acrylic/20% wool; 85g/197yds)
  • MC: 1 skein #100 White
  • CC: 2 skeins #137 Fuchsia
  • Lion Brand Yarn Fun Fur (100% polyester; 50g/60yds)
  • A: 2 (3) skeins #100 White
  • B: 4 (5) skeins #195 Hot Pink
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Sprayable catnip (optional)

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Low Vision: This book is available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in a digital audio format.