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Petite Pet Pouch

Good day, everyone! Something very exciting has happened in our family recently. A tiny sick kitten showed up on our doorstep last month! Her eyes were matted shut and she was all skin and bones. My husband took her to the vet and we found out she had a respiratory infection and weighed only .75 pounds! 
So... We adopted her! Her name is Dinah and she's doing much better. She's now 12 weeks old but her growth has been stunted. She's still less than 2 pounds!

It was important in the beginning to keep her warm, so I whipped up this little kitty cave to help her feel safe and cozy. You can make your own in just 30 minutes! Add it to your favorites on Ravlery here: Here's the free pattern:

Petite Pet Pouch
Materials:
-N 9.0 hook
-Super bulky yarn (I used less than 1 skein of Lion Brand Thick & Quick.)
-Medium or lightweight yarn (I used a bit of scrap yarn. This part is not crucial, but I thought it would add some color and make it even thicker.)
-Scissors
-Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
-Measuring tape to measure gauge

Notes:
-Gauge is 1" = 2.5 rows and 1" = 2 stitches. Gauge is NOT important. You can adjust the size for a larger or smaller pet.
-Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round.
-Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.
-Stitch counts are indicated in (parenthesis).

DISCLAIMER:
DO NOT use this pouch for a pet that tries to eat the yarn. If you are unsure, ask your vet before using, especially with rodents. 

Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
Sc - Single crochet
Sl st - Slip stich 
Sts - Stitches
*...* - Repeat between asterisks

Pattern:
With N hook, holding 1 strand of super bulky yarn and 1 strand of medium yarn together, chain 13.
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and down each ch across, 3 sc in last ch. Down other side of the ch, sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last ch. Join to first sc with sl st. (28 sc)
2. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat 3 times. Sc in each remaining st. Join with sl st. (31 sc)
3. - 10. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (31 sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.


I hope you enjoyed this pattern! I would love to see your finished projects on Ravelry or Instagram (remember to tag #mandiethemommy). Have a great week!

Pattern and pictures property of Amanda Slate Designs. DO NOT copy, repost, redistribute, or claim as your own this pattern or any of the pictures. You have permission to sell any items you make using this pattern. Please link back to the Ravelry listing and credit Amanda Slate designs as the designer.



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