Rotunda Cat's house with a detachable roof by

Rotunda Cat's house with a detachable roof

November 2018
wool, acrylic or cotton
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet stitches
4.0 mm (G)
700 - 1800 yards (640 - 1646 m)
Adjustable size
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This pattern is available for free.

We will be making a cat’s house with a detachable roof. You probably know that cats choose their own places to sleep and rest. They will regularly move to a different place in your apartment. They like it warm, they like a view, they like caves and confined spaces.

What if your pet ignores the new house? At least you can put 2 round rugs with high borders in her favorite places. Your cat will have a choice and hopefully sleep in one of them.

  • Yarn:

You will need approximately 1 kilogram (35 oz) of any sturdy wool, acrylic or cotton - something that you got on clearance and would not use anywhere. Or some leftover yarn, stiff yarn, yarn in ugly colors. Hold it double, triple, etc. to make it really stiff. Improvise with funny colors to make one of a kind project.

  • Hook:

Take metal hook that is thinner than recommended for the chosen yarn weight - the cat’s house should be really stiff! Plastic hooks will surely break.

  • Measurements of the sample shown:

42 cm (16.5’’) - diameter;
17 cm (6.7’’) - width of the entrance measured in its centre; 
15 cm (6’’) -  height of the entrance; 
26 cm (10.5’’) - height measured from roof’s centre downwards.
If you’d like to enlarge this house continue increasing as described.

  • My gauge:

14 single crochet stitches in 13 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’). Tension (gauge) is not critical in this project since you will crochet until reaching the necessary diameter and the desired height.

Any reprinting, transmitting, reproducing, publishing or otherwise using for commercial purposes parts of this crochet pattern is strictly prohibited without my prior written permission.

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