Crafts for Pets

Pets

Looking to give your cat something a bit more interesting than a bit of catnip? All animals love handmade toys. Learn how to make your best friend toys, clothes, and treats. Great hand-crafted pet items also for sale.

All the website owners have also included their favorite crafty tips on crafts for pets.
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Knitted Cat Bed

Here's the knitting pattern for the felted Kitty Pi Bed. The wonderful picture gallery of beds made by other knitters is sure to inspire anyone who sees it to make one for their own furry companions.

Felting Tip
If when felting an item, you stretch it and make it too big; put it through another cycle in the washer and you should be able to make it the size you want.
 
 
The Original Custom-Fit Dog Sweater - Knit

This pattern has withstood the test of time and is truly the perfect dog sweater pattern. This sweater will keep your dog warm and looking stylish in the colder months. Do check out my articles and information on knitting for the troops, making Aran sweaters, and a variety of other free knitting patterns.

Crafting for Pets Tip
Use yarn that is at least 50% wool because a sweater made with wool will keep your dog warm even if it gets wet.
 
Goatbaby Sweater Patterns

Too cute for words are these sweaters to keep the kids warm this winter. There are 3 versions of these goat sweaters - knitting machine, knitting, and crochet.

Editor's Note: The sweater patterns are on a large and very informative website that provides information on the care and keeping of dairy goats along with instructions on making your own cheese and yogurt.

Knitting Tip
If your knitted item tends to curl at the edges, adding a row of single crochet may flatten it out.
 
Make Your Own Leash

Your dog will be proud when led on a high fashion leash that you made yourself. Clear step-by-step instructions will have you and your doggie steppin' out in no time. Anna Maria is not your typical crafty blogger - she designs and sells some of the most fun and colorful fabrics around as she shares her joy of sewing, family and friends with the world.

Sewing Thick Fabrics Tip
When sewing through thick material make sure to use heavy duty sewing machine needles as a general sewing needle will break under the strain and may damage you or your machine.
 
Snuggles Project

An Oregon based nonprofit organization, Hugs for Homeless Animals though their Snuggles Project seeks to provide pets in shelters some warmth and comfort with handmade Snuggles - security blankets for pets.

Snuggles are their main focus and they provide numerous free pet planket patterns for crocheters, knitters, and sewers. When making a blanket for your own pet, why not make an extra to share with a pet waiting to find a loving home?

Sewing for Pets Tip
When sewing for pets, do not skimp on thread quality. Avoid using cone and other thread that may not hold up to teeth and claws. Better to use a non-color coordinated thread then one that could easily break with too many love bites.
 
 
The CuddleCollar by Coddled Companions

The comfortable and effective alternative to the standard plastic Elizabethan medical collar. If your dog or cat is sick or injured, coddle your companion with a CuddleCollar today!

Crafting Tip
When sewing an item for pets, it more critical than ever to ensure there are no loose threads or seams that your pet can pet can rip and swallow.