# The Purr-fect Seat

August 10, 2020

It’s nice to hang out on a couch with a pet. But sometimes those fuzzy animals can act like, well, animals. If a cat gets bossy, you might end up smooshed into one corner with a paw or tail in your face. So why not give cats their own couch? Lately people have been crocheting cat couches, like you see in the picture! Crocheting is a way of looping yarn into little knots, or stitches, to make fabric. It took this crocheter about 6 hours and 350 yards of yarn to make a couch, but now that kitty is sitting pretty!

Wee ones: If a person’s couch has 3 cushions and a cat’s couch has 2 cushions, which couch has more cushions?

Little kids: Animals put their feet on the couch, but we don’t! If 2 cats are sitting on a couch with you, how many paws are on the couch cushions? Bonus: If it takes 6 hours to make a kitty couch, and twice as long to make a couch for a big dog, how long does the big dog couch take?

Big kids: Different sizes of yarn will make different-sized stitches. Thick yarn might only need 6 stitches to make 2 inches of fabric. How many stitches of that yarn would it take to make 1 foot, or 12 inches, of fabric? Bonus: 350 yards is a lot of yarn! If the playground at the park is on a rectangle 70 yards long and 40 yards wide, can that kitty couch yarn wrap all the way around the yard?

The sky’s the limit: Using the numbers in Big kids question, how many stitches are in those 350 yards of yarn?