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Old 09-14-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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FO: Katie's felted doggy bed!
It's all done. The crocheted cushion was the hardest thing I've ever done. I cannot tell you how many times I ripped out the single-crochet flat round disc because it was either rippled (too many increases) or turning up (too few increases)! Ugh.

Katie baptized her bed today by jumping in and digging up a storm! I was still working on side #2 of the cushion piece, so she had the very bottom of the bed to storm around in! Shih Tzu's are notorious diggers.



Here are the two discs that I crocheted (16.5" across) for the cushion. I used a K hook, and two strands of the hazelnut tweed worsted and one strand of a super bulky tri-color alpaca. When both discs were done, I worked single crochet around the edges, leaving an opening for the stuffing.



This is my first attempt at stuffing. It was way too plump. I had to undo 6" pf
the seam and take over 50% of it. Sigh. But it's perfect little cushion for her.



Here is the way this tweedy cushion looks inside the bed. This was just one
of the discs, but you can see the overall 'look'. I like it. The cushion is more
comfy for her.





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Old 09-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Aww cute! It looks great!
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The bed is wonderful, and it looks like Katie agrees!
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Sure looks like she's happy with it!
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The bed is wonderful! What a sweet gift to your doggie!
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Perfect size for Katie and it looks like she agrees. The cushion is a good idea too. Lovely work all around!
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That's cute! She's almost camouflaged in it!
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She is one lucky dog! (We just buy our dog beds at Costco)
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It looks great! She seems to love it.
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