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Heated Cat Bed

I made this for Sylvani. He loved to be warm, so I put a heating pad inside and ran it on low for him. This was to keep him from spending the whole day in my lap.


  • It’s all acrylic yarn, and DC’s. The center is black acrylic and fun-fur. Regular circular increasing until it was big enough.

  • Make a second one, no fun-fur.

  • Go back to the first one, and attach grey acrylic yarn. No increase in width, just add rows until it’s 8-10 inches tall.

  • Match up the end of the grey back to the beginning of it. Put the second circle in place and start stitching all of it together. Stop while there is enough of an opening to get a heating pad between the two circles. Switch to only stitching the grey edges to the top.

  • Stuffed with poly fill at the end or as you go. Up to you.

  • Once that’s done, stitch the ends of the tube together

  • Now just add a heating pad. I had an older one that was a little weaker so that I didn’t have to worry about it being too hot for the kitty to lie on it all day. If you don’t have that there are ones that auto shut off. It’s up to you to decide how to deal with it.

Cat Toy – Octopus on a String

I made a simple octopus toy for my cat a couple years ago, gave it a spritz of liquid catnip and he loved it to pieces. This time I added fun-fur, because he’s shown a love for other fuzzy toys. And I added a long string with a loop on the end to allow me to play with him. I put that loop over a finger, or slip the string thru it to put it around my wrist (the way I did with balloon strings as a kid). Then I can dangle, throw, and tug the toy.

This is a great thing to do with scraps of yarn no longer long enough for a dish rag or other things. [Disclaimer: If you are worried about your cat eating the yarn of the toy, you might want to first research whether certain types of materials are safe for that. My cat doesn’t have this problem, so I haven’t done that myself. You have to take responsibility for that yourself.]
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Octopus Cat Toy

This was my first octopus cat toy. Simple. Made with kitchen cotton.