gentlestitching for our four footed friends.

bed bowl

I posted a picture of this crocheted Kitteh bed after being inspired by Mr Bowie’s banana bed. I will put the instructions for it along with the other patterns I am working on soon. I believe these animal friendly projects are a great stash buster and can also use up the washable, synthetic yarns and I don’t need to explain why machine washable is good for these projects.

To start with, my son’s dog Jack models his new warm and very comfortable pullover.jacks jacket

This is a very easy to make pullover and can be varied by adding a more interesting stitch or by adding a non sticky in embellishment.  I will post the instructions




Many people knit and crochet squares for people in need charity and that is a wonderful thing to do. I participate myself and each year Merri Creek Primary School has a knit a long for Born To Knit.


Some other places that need your squares are the local animal welfare shelters and homes. All places that care for dog, cats and other domesticated and wild animals need donations of knitted and crocheted items. it doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in, they need your knitting and crocheting. At a knitting guild I was asked to knit pouches for orphan kangaroos and possums.  Often they just need squares knitted together to make small blankets. Call the animal welfare centre of your choice today and see how you can help.

Even one blanket or pouch will help.

Photos from Childlow Animal Hospital