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Crochet Cat Couch Free Pattern

Hey, Crafter! Today I posted a video tutorial for how I crocheted a cat couch. I know some people prefer written patterns, so I decided to make the pattern available for free here on my blog.

Since the video explains a lot of the background to the project, I’m not going to go into that here. Just know that you can create a styrofoam frame or just stuff the couch. My couch is about 12″ wide and 7.5″ inches deep, which is a bit small for most cats in the 8-12lb range.

As another note, this project is super easy to customize. I’ve highlighted corresponding numbers in different colors, so if you change one of the numbers to change the size it will be easy to see all the places you will need to change the stitch count. I will also indicate which row counts correspond to each other so if you increase the height of your couch you will know what all to adjust. If you plan to use my exact stitch counts, then just ignore the pretty colors. 😉

But without further ado, here’s the pattern. Enjoy!

Cozy Crochet Cat Couch Pattern

Inside of Couch:

Row 1: foundation single crochet (fsc) 32 stitches (sts) [Alternatively, chain (ch) 33, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across for 32 sc sts.]

Row 2-25 (25 rows deep): ch 1, sc in each st across (32 sc)

Row 26: This row starts in the bottom right hand corner of the rectangle made in Rows 1-25, works around the edge in a “C” shape, and ends in the bottom left hand corner of the rectangle; turn work 90˚ so that Row 25 is along the right side of the rectangle; ch 1, sc 21 sts evenly along short side of rectangle (the ends of Rows 1-25); at the corner, turn work 90˚ so that the 21 sc sts just worked are on the right side of the rectangle; 32 sc sts evenly along side (work 1 sc st in base of every st from Row 1); at the corner, turn work 90˚ so that the 32 sc sts just worked are on the right side of the rectangle; sc 21 sts evenly along short side of rectangle (21+32+21 = 74 sc)

Rows 27-31 (6 rows worked up the inside): ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 74 sts from previous row (74 sc)

Right Arm Rest:

Row 1: ch 1, sc 21 sts; 5 fdc (1st fdc: insert hook in same space as 21st st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops; rest of fdc: insert hook in base of previous fdc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops) (21+5 = 26 sc)

Row 2-5 (5 rows worked across width of styrofoam): ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 26 sc sts from prev row (26 sc)

Left Arm Rest:

Row 1: Attach yarn to front left corner of project; ch 1, sc 21 sts; 5 fdc (21+5 = 26 sc)

Row 2-5 (5 rows worked across width of styrofoam): ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 26 sc sts from prev row (26 sc)

Back of Couch:

This part is first worked in a “C” shape, in a similar manner to Rows 26-31, and then is worked in even rows. Since we will start working along Row 31, the Row count for this section will build on the row count from the “Inside of Couch” section.

Preparing for Row 32: slip stitch (sl st) along back ends of Rows 1-5 of Left Arm Rest until you reach the next corner (note: if you changed the st count for your couch, you might be at the front left corner of the couch after crocheting the Left Arm Rest; in this case, fasten off your yarn and reattach in indicated spot)

Row 32: ch 1, sc 5 sts along inside edge of Left Arm Rest, sc 32 sts evenly along back edge, sc 5 sts along inside edge of Right Arm Rest (5+32+5 = 40 sc)

Row 33-40 (9 rows worked up): ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 40 sts from previous row (40 sc)

Row 41: sl st in first 6 (5 + 1) sts, sc in next 32 sts (32 sc)

Rows 42-54 (5 rows worked across width of styrofoam + 9 rows worked down): ch 1, turn work, 32 sc across (32 sc) (This flap created by Rows 41-54 will fold over the top and down the back of the couch.)

Fasten off.

Around the Couch:

Attach the yarn on the front inside corner of the Right Arm Rest.

Row 55: ch 1, sc 4 sts across the front of the Right Arm Rest, turn work 90˚ and sc 26 sts along the outside edge of the Right Arm Rest, turn work 90˚ and sc 4 sts along the back edge of the Right Arm Rest, sc 32 sts along edge of flap (in 32 sts from Row 54), sc 4 sts along back edge of the Left Arm Rest, turn work 90˚ and sc 26 sts along outside edge of the Left Arm Rest, turn work 90˚ and sc 4 sts across the front of the Left Arm Rest (4+26+4+32+4+26+4 = 100 sc)

Rows 56-60 (6 rows down outside): Ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 100 sts from prev row (100 sc)

Row 61: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each of 100 sts from prev row, sc 32 sts across front of couch (sc into Row 25), sl st to 1st sc from round to join (100+32 = 132 sc)

Rows 62-72 (worked in the round; 12 rows down the outside): ch 1, 132 sc around, sl st in top of 1st sc to join (132 sc)

Working in same direction as previous Row, sl st in next 4 sts (sts 2-5 of Row 72)

Row 73: ch 1, turn work, sc 40 across front edge of couch (4+32+4 = 40 sc)

Rows 74-102 (25+5 = 30 rows across bottom): ch 1, turn work, sc 40 (40 sc) (Rows 73-104 create bottom of couch)

Fasten off.

Sew Couch Together:

Inside out project and sew four “holes” closed. Two of the holes will be at the sides of the couch back, and two will be at the front of the couch arm rests. Re-inside-out project and place onto styrofoam frame (if not using a frame, stuff couch). Sew bottom panel along edge created by Row 72. The corners of the bottom panel will line up with stitch 30 (4+ 26) and stitch 62 (4+26+32) of Row 72. Fasten off and weave in ends.

And now your project is complete!

Once the project is finished, you can customize it by adding couch cushions, adding a ruffle along the bottom, or crocheting mini throw pillows and a blanket. If you have any trouble following the pattern, watch the video at the start of this post to see how everything works together. If you are still stuck after watching the video, comment your questions here or on YouTube, and I’ll try to help you out!

Happy Crafting!

-Amanda

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