This cozy will be a nice soft bed for your small pet to snuggle in. The base is crocheted and then you pick up the edges and knit the rest of the cozy. This project is knit densely so it holds its shape. If you use a wool yarn, it has a natural absorbency which will eliminate the smell of urine, wick away moisture and if you are using superwash wool, just throw your cozy in your washing machine. Your small animal will love it!
This cozy was included in an article on knitting for pets in Issue 92 (May 2015) of Let’s Knit Magazine
Knit this while watching X-Files which may have inspired the shape ;)
Rats are named Isabella and Grace
Photos by Nancy Morrison