Looking for beautiful braided cat bed for your sweet kitty?

Prefer to make your own with a free or inexpensive crochet pattern?

Either way, we’ve got you covered!

We’ll start with my favorite ready-to-order beds, then check out some free or inexpensive crochet patterns!

Looking for ready-to-order braided cat bed? Prefer to make your own with a crochet pattern? Either way, we've got you covered!

Best Ready-Made Braided Cat Beds (with Reviews)

Let’s start with the ready-to-order braided beds for cats, since not all of us know how to crochet our own!

I was only able to find two that I’d recommend on Amazon, so the rest are from Etsy.

1. Univegrow Braided Cat Cave Review

Univegrow Braid Cat Cave 

If you’re looking for a gorgeous handmade chunky crocheted cat bed, you’ll love this one!

It’s super affordable and oh-so snuggly. Check out the features and pros, then the cons.

Features & Pros

  • Made with braided cotton cloth and padded Hollowfiber.
  • Super soft and comfortable.
  • Warm enough for winter.
  • Cute nest style gives cats an added sense of security.
  • Braided from cotton cloth padded Hollowfiber. Soft and comfortable to sit and lie down
  • 6 different colors
Univegrow Braid Cat Cave 


  • No reviews on Amazon for this particular bed, but the seller has overall good reviews.
  • While large enough for most cats, it may be a bit snug for Maine Coons & such (however customs sizes may be available upon request).
  • Not Prime Eligible, but it ships free.
  • Unclear if it’s washable


The biggest “con” for this bed is the lack of information regarding whether or not you can chuck it in the wash.

Aside from that, it’s really quite beautiful! I can definitely see my kitties curling up happily in it.

Univegrow Braid Cat Cave Handmade Pet House Basket Chunky Crochet Cat Bed (Gray-14”)
  • Braided from cotton cloth padded Hollowfiber. Soft and comfortable to sit and lie down
  • Size: Diameter: 35cm/ 14”. 40cm/ 16”. 45cm/18”. Choose the suitable size for your beloved pet
  • It is a great gift for your cute pet. Enjoy this warm winter with your cat/dog together
  • Cute Nest Design: Please feel free to contact us if you have any request, we will try our best serve you
  • The nest bed is cozy and comfortable,it is the best house for your pet

2. laddawan Cartoon Cat Bed Review

Not really into the chunky look? No problem! This next bed is perfect for those who prefer a tighter knit (and it’s super cute to boot!).

Features & Pros

  • Adorable unique design that looks great in your home
  • Made with recycled cloth strap, so it’s eco-friendly, too.
  • Easy to clean, just machine wash in cold.
  • Large enough for most average cats
  • Prime eligible


  • Again, no reviews for this bed, but the brand itself has good overall ratings.
  • Not big enough for large breed kitties
  • Not as padded as the chunky crochet bed, so you’ll need to add a pillow


While I’m a bigger fan of the chunky style crochet cat beds, this one is undeniably adorable.

I love that you can toss it in the wash when necessary. I would, however, add a pillow or something to the inside for extra padding.

laddawan Cartoon Cat Bed Hand Woven Cloth Strap Pet Bed Small Dog Bed Crochet Cat nest Crochet
  • Unique design
  • This crochet cat bed is beautiful and comfortable
  • Made of recycled cloth strap which is strong and durable
  • The cat bed is easy to keep clean
  • Height :11-12 cm. Diameter :38 cm (14.9")

3. Washable Handmade Cotton Braided Cat Bed Review

Washable Handmade Cotton Braided Cat Bed Review

This beautiful super chunky crochet cat bed from The Little Mocha Shop is incredibly affordable.

Features & Pros

  • Comes in multiple different colors.
  • Choice of diameter, making it large enough for most cat breeds.
  • Made entirely of cotton.
  • Machine-washable


  • Unfortunately, the largest is only big enough for cats up to 16lbs, so not for Maine Coons
  • No free shipping, but it is reasonable.


If you have a petite to average cat and don’t mind spending $5 on shipping (like I said, reasonable), this is a fabulous option!

4. Dual-Colored Braided Cat Bed

Chunky Braid Cat Bed

I have to say, I think this chunky braided cat bed is my favorite of all so far! I love that it’s not all just one color!

Features & Pros

  • Choice of 10 different primary colors.
  • Two sizes that are big enough for nearly all cat breeds
  • Maintains its shape
  • Bed sides don’t collapse
  • Free shipping to the US


  • Priciest of the ready-made options
  • Spot clean only
  • Takes weeks to a month to arrive from China


Although this is made in China, keep in mind that there’s a huge difference between handmade and factory-produced.

Reviewers say that it’s larger than expected, so you should have no problem fitting a Maine Coon in it.

I absolutely love it and think it’s just so pretty!

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5. Wool Braided Pet Bed Review

If you need an option for multiple cats that love to cuddle, this one is perfect. It’s definitely the largest of the bunch.

Features & Pros

  • Made with natural wool fibers (versus cotton in most braided cat beds)
  • Back side is 4” high and front is 3” high, so it’s easy to get in and out of.
  • Free shipping in the US
  • Large enough for all cat breeds, including multiple Maine Coons!


  • Only one available
  • Vacuum or spray with mist to clean, not machine washable
  • Only one color choice


Like I said, it’s one of the few that I found that’s large enough for more than one kitty. The price is super fair for such a big bed!

Since it’s a one-of-a-kind, if it’s gone by the time you go to buy it, check out other NiniDeeCreations (or contact her about creating another one).

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The next two sections are for the more talented among us!

We’ll start with a few inexpensive patterns that I really love. Then, we’ll move on to totally free patterns.

Got it? Good! Let’s check them out!

Looking for ready-to-order braided cat bed? Prefer to make your own with a crochet pattern? Either way, we've got you covered!

Inexpensive Cat Bed Crochet Patterns on Etsy

Once again, Etsy is my go-to source for this section.

I’m not going to give extensive reviews here because, honestly, I don’t know how to crochet so I can’t say how easy a pattern is or isn’t.

1. Tabby Chic Cat Bed Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

For just under $2, you get an instantly downloadable chunky crochet cat bed pattern that lets you create your kitty’s dream bed.

Customers say that it’s incredibly easy to follow, making it a good choice for beginners.

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2. WalkingDot Cozy Pet Bed Crochet Pattern

WalkingDot  Cozy Pet Bed Crochet Pattern

If you want to make something with a little more color and flair, spend a couple extra bucks on this one by WalkingDot. It’s gorgeous, right?

As with most crochet patterns on Etsy, you can download it right away after your order goes through.

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3. Felted Cat Cave Crochet Cat Bed Pattern

Love the look of felted cat caves but prefer to go with a crochet style? Grab this cute pattern!

It gives you the felted look without actually having to felt the wool, if that makes sense.

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4. Mini & Mega Cactus Crochet Pet Cave Pattern

Prefer something a little more unique and fun? Give your cat his very own kitty cactus (that’s a million times softer than the real deal, of course).

The PDF pattern provides directions for both a mini and a mega cactus cave, so make whichever size you need.

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5. Crochet Cat Bed Cave Kitty Kat House Pattern

PATTERN: Crochet Cat Bed Cave Kitty Kat House T Shirt Yarn

This one just may be the cutest of the bunch! Makes me wish I knew how to crochet.

I definitely think it’s best for advanced crocheters. If you can pull it off, though, you’ll have a truly unique cat bed!

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Now that we’ve checked out my favorite inexpensive crochet patterns, let’s talk everyone’s favorite word: free!

Free Patterns for Crocheted Cat Beds

Below are some great resources for finding free patterns for crocheted cat beds.

  • Dabbles & Babbles has a darling simple pattern for a low-sided crochet cat bed.
  • DIY Craftsy offers a list of 20 free patterns for both cat beds and houses.
  • DIY4Ever gives you 10 beautiful patterns that are just for crocheted cat beds.
  • Ohhio (not a typo) has a braided crochet pattern that creates a bed just like #1 on our list.

Last but not least, this YouTube video doesn’t give you the pattern but it does show you exactly how to make a braided cat bed.

There you go! Whether you want to just buy ready-made braided cat beds or make your own, I’ve given you a lot to think about!

Whatever you choose, I’m sure your kitty will love it!

Tell me below, which of these braided cat beds or patterns do you love most!

Last update on 2020-09-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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