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2 DIY Cat Hammock Plans You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Cute kitten in a hammock

If you’re a cat owner, you already know that your furry friend’s favorite thing to do is sleep. You probably already have different places scattered around your home where he lounges all day, but do you have any cat hammocks?

If you’ve been considering a cat hammock, you’ve probably seen the exorbitant prices they want to charge for the premade version. We’re here to tell you, you don’t have to pay those prices. Instead, you can do it DIY style with the cat hammock plans we’ll give you in this listicle.

From simple to build hammocks that can be completed in an hour to the more complicated and stylish, there’s sure to be a hammock plan on our list that will fit your cat’s lounging needs to a tee.

The Top 2 DIY Cat Hammock Plans

1. Magic Carpet Cat Hammock

DIY cat hammock
Image Credit: Settledownslinki
Materials: Old towel, Spaghetti yarn, Crochet hook, Elastic bands
Tools: Hooks, Scissors
Difficulty: Medium

If you love to crochet, then this magic carpet cat hammock will be something you can enjoy making and that your cat will love sleeping in afterward. All you need is a coffee table and an old towel, and soon your cat will be lounging in his new hammock in style.

If you know how to crochet and are handy with scissors, then these DIY cat hammock plans are perfect for you and your feline pal.

2. Macramé Cat Hammock

DIY cat hammock
Image Credit: Cuckoo4design
Materials: Macrame cord, two 18-inch metal hoops, Wood Beads (optional), Round Pillow, Plant Hook
Tools: Measuring Tape
Difficulty: Advanced

If you are an expert at Macrame, then this Macrame Cat Hammock will not only be a comfortable place for your lounging cat, but it’ll look stunning with whatever décor you have as well. The fun with this hammock is that you can choose whatever color, design, and type of pillow you want, so you can match your décor or go seasonal. The skies are the limit with this DIY cat hammock.

Are Cat Hammocks Safe?

Now that you have a few DIY plans to choose from, you’re probably wondering if these hammocks are indeed safe for your feline friend. The answer to that question is yes if you build it the right way.

First, you want to ensure that the hammock can support your cat’s weight and that it’s not hard for him to get in and out of. This is especially true if you’re hanging the cat hammock from the wall or even if you have a window hammock instead.

While hammocks are safe for your cat, you still need to keep an eye on him when he’s playing around it, just like you do with anything else to do with your furry friend.

If you’re concerned, you can always opt for a comfortable traditional bed for your favorite cat.

Final Thoughts

This concludes our top 10 DIY cat hammock plans that you can build for your feline pal. Remember, keep it safe, and your cat will be lounging in his own deluxe hammock in no time at all. He’ll love you for it!

Featured Image Credit: MissKaiser, Pixabay

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