Hooded Tiger Blanket Crochet Pattern

This hooded tiger blanket holds a special place in my heart. While I tend to stick to dog-related designs, I’ve decided to share it to coincide with Give Something Away Day, on July 15th, 2021. Read on to find out why this blanket is dear to me, and how you can get a free download of the pattern.

“Giving benefits us all… The giver also benefits. Giving not only makes us feel good but it teaches gratitude, too. Whether we give financially or by offering our skills and services, we lift others up.”

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How the Hooded Tiger Blanket Came About

A few years ago, I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a pattern for a child size Hooded Unicorn Blanket by BriAbby. You can find that pattern HERE.

My granddaughter absolutely adores unicorns, and I loved unicorns before they were cool. So, of course, the thought that popped into this grandma’s head, “This is the perfect Christmas gift for her.” I bought the pattern, got the yarn in all the pretty pinks and purples she loves, and made this beautiful unicorn blanket. Needless to say, she absolutely loved it.

A friend of the family, who played on a softball team with Tigers in their name, asked, “Can you make an adult sized, tiger one?” And my brain went, “Hmmmm.” And the Hooded Tiger Blanket was born. Oh, and that family friend adored the blanket.

Another reason the blanket is special

My son, Jesse, modeled the blanket for me in all the photos. He is autistic and socially distanced as most with this condition are. He keeps to himself and stays out of the limelight. Quiet frogs and turtles are more his scene, not loud, roaring tigers.

Can you say thrilled? That was me when he agreed to be my model. He had fun and was quite amused(as you can see from the smirk on his face) as I repositioned the blanket several times trying to get it just right for the photo. A cherished memory was made that day for both of us.

A young man sitting on a black leather couch wearing a crochet Hooded Tiger Blanket.

How this Hooded Tiger Blanket gave something to me

“Cha-ching” What a wonderful, musical sound. The Etsy App sound. If you are a handmade seller, you know what I’m talking about. The Hooded Tiger Blanket was my very first sale on Etsy in not one, but two shops. What are the odds of that?

Give Something Away Day

So now, I want to give back. On July 15, 2021 starting at 12 am EST for 24 hours, to celebrate Give Something Away Day, you can get a free PDF download of the Hooded Tiger Blanket. Click the Ravelry Button below, which will take you to the pattern. Upon checkout, use coupon code GIVEBACK to get your free pattern. This will only work on the date listed above.

Pattern Instructions includes 2 sizes:

Teen/Adult Size: 79″ x 60″

Child Size:  50″ x 45″

Materials:

#4 worsted weight yarn in Orange, Black, and a little White for the ears

US I (5.5 mm) and J (6 mm) hooks     

Needle for sewing on parts

Optional: Pins (They keep pieces in place while sewing)

Close up picture of young man in wearing the hood of a Hooded Tiger Blanket.

Several of my designer friends are participating in Give Something Away Day as well. Check out their posts below to see what they are giving away.

Sweet Potato 3 Christine is sharing a cute peppermint twist hat.

Creative Snugglies Christina is sharing amigurumi dolphins.

Here are some of my others patterns and posts you may like:

Puppy Pot

10 Dog Sweater Crochet Patterns

Puppy Dog Ornament

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Have a pawsome day and don’t forget to give something away. You’ll feel terrific after!

Melanie

Amigurumi Dog and Plant Cozy Crochet Pattern

Puppy Pot is a crochet pattern for an amigurumi dog and plant/basket cozy all in one. It’s as cute as it is functional. You can keep all your crochet hooks close at hand on your desk. Make one for a child to keep their pens and pencils. Pop a small plant in it to brighten your space. It makes the perfect dog lover gift.

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Supplies Needed For Amigurumi Dog/Pot Cozy

  • #4 acrylic yarn—I used Red Heart Soft 275 yds MC, 15 yds CC for belly
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • 15 mm safety nose
  • I used a small amount of DK yarn for the white around the eyes.
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • 3 1/2″ diameter x 4″ high container (I used an empty frosting can)

Abbreviations Used:

MC=main color

CC=contrasting color 

Rnd: Round     

MR=magic ring

sc=single crochet

st(s)=stitch(es)

Inc=increase

Inv Dec=invisible decrease

ch=chain

tog=together

dc=double crochet

BL=back loops

yo=yarn over

Special Stitches Used:

Puff Stitch

Popcorn Stitch

Skill Level:

Easy to Intermediate: general knowledge of amigurumi needed

This premium crochet pattern is available in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops. It is a 7 page PDF. It includes written instructions for special stitches. For those who are visual learners, there are links to video tutorials as well. The puppy is 8″ high. I used an empty frosting can for the cozy insert. Yay for recycling!

Click either button below to snag your copy today.

Short Video Amigurumi Dog

My testers loved making their amigurumi dog. Check out their versions below.

Perfect Dog Lover’s Gift

The Puppy Pot would make the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life. Christmas, Birthday, or Just Because, anyone would love to receive this cute pup. Children would love to keep their treasures in the pot. I like to put a faux succulent in mine as well.

Gray amigurumi dog with white belly with a crochet plant cozy. A nameplate with TimmelCrochet sits in front of the dog.

When you make the Puppy Pot, I would love to see your version. Tag me on Facebook or Instagram @timmelcrochet or share in my Facebook Group Timmelcrochet For Dogs

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Here is another amigurumi dog pattern you might enjoy:

Puppy Dog Ornament

Thanks for popping in! Have a pawsome day!

Melanie

Walk on Your Wild Side Wildlife Edition

Walk on Your Wild Side Day is April 12th, and it encourages us to take a chance. It’s a call to the inner strength within you, to do something out of your comfort zone. Do something wild and crazy, and perhaps a little daring.

Quote from www.holidayinsights.com

But, I’m not actually talking about you, though. Your pup is who I’m thinking about. Let them bring out their inner wild side. How do I do that, you ask?

By making and giving them the gift of a Hua Headwarmer, Wildlife Edition. I already know the question you’re about to ask. What is a Hua Headwarmer? Well, you see, Hua(hoo-ah) is an affectionate term we used in a dog daycare I worked at for a Chihuahua.

A cute, tan chihuahua with straight ears looking at the camera for Walk on Your Wild Side Day.
This is a Hua!

And a headwarmer, of course, would be a hat. So Hua Headwarmer=Chihuahua Hat.

Disclaimer: It also fits other small breed dogs similar to the Hua. Psst: don’t tell the chihuahuas that. They think it’s all about them.

Backstory of the Hua Headwarmer

A co-worker at the dog daycare sent me a internet video of a chihuahua wearing a knitted hat with a Pom Pom on top. She asked, “With your rad skills, do you think you can crochet this?” Not one to walk away from a challenge, I said, “Sure, I’ll give it a try.”

The next day to her amazement, I brought in the hat I had made. We popped it on her chihuahua, Banana. The picture below is the result.

A blond chihuahua wearing a crochet hat with a Pom Pom and a blue and orange bandana.
This is the original Hua Headwarmer

A Hua with a Headwarmer! And henceforth, Hua Headwarmers became a hot commodity. They are very popular in the colder weather. All the cool chihuahuas rave about them.

They went a tad viral one holiday season, and I made and sent out over 500 of them in a two month period. There is a Hua Headwarmer in every state. They even went to Spain and France. You can find the original and several other designs, like Puff Stitch, Ribbed, and Double Pom Pom, for custom order in my Etsy Shop.

And because I’m a BIG unicorn lover, you will also find the Hua-corn Headwarmer! I also made a Bunny one. But, I decided to challenge myself even further.

Walk on Your Wild Side Hua Headwarmers

Now, on to the Wildlife Edition. I decided to take the original and add some fun features. A couple of ears here, a couple of horns there, then add a few spots and maybe a mane.

And Viola! Giraffe Hua Headwarmer

It was so cute. I didn’t want to stop there. Why not create a whole line of Wildlife Editions? I started doodling a bunch of pictures.

Now, imagine the theme song to Jaws in your head as you look at the next picture. “Dun,dun,dun,dun”

Walk on Your Wild Side with a shark hat on a stuffed chihuahua.
SHARK!

Bzzzz Bzzzz! What is that buzzing in my ear? It’s a Busy Bee Hua Headwarmer, of course. Yea, technically a bee is not wildlife, but the design got in my head, and I had to do it.

A stuffed dog wearing a bee hat standing next to a square container of succulents.
Cute little bee!

Hua Headwarmer Wildlife Edition Patterns

After I had made these three cute designs, I realized it was a lot more work to make these hats than the original Hua Headwarmer. I made the decision to sell them as crochet patterns only and not products. You can find all three patterns separately and as a bundle in both of my shops. Click either link below.

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce you to my top model in most of the photos. My chihuahua plushie, “Buttercup”, so named by my seven-year-old granddaughter. She loved her so much, she would steal her from me every time she came to visit. So being a very smart and loving Grandma, I bought another one just for her. She named it “Reeses.” But then, she took it home with her and still steals Buttercup when she visits. Ha Ha Ha! Nice try, Grandma!

What’s Next in this Wild Side Series?

What will be the next Hua Headwarmer Wildlife Edition pattern? Let’s see how good your memory is. What wild animal was in the cover photo at the top of the page?

Tsk Tsk! No fair scrolling back to the top.

If you like to learn some interesting things about dogs, check out my post: 15 Cool Facts About Dogs

If you’re a crocheter, check out my Patterns.

I bet you thought I wasn’t going to show you the next Wildlife Edition that will be coming out. Did you guess the correct animal or did you cheat by scrolling?

If you took a Walk on Your Wild Side, you'd definitely see a crocheted lion hat.
If you guessed Lion, good job!

I hope you enjoyed my take on Walk on Your Wild Side Day. Now go do something fun, adventurous and wild!

And if you crochet, and make one of my wild Hua Headwarmers, please tag me on Instagram or Facebook @timmelcrochet

I’ve teamed up with some other crochet bloggers. Why don’t you take a look at their take on Walk on Your Wild Side Day!

Sweet Potato 3

Creative Snugglies

Juniper & Oakes

Madame Stitch

Crochet & Stitch

Millennial Maker Co.

Have a pawsome day!

Melanie

10 Dog Sweater Crochet Patterns

We all love our dogs. They have become a integral part of our family life. Fiber artists enjoy making handmade gifts for family members. What better handmade gift to give your four-legged friend than a dog sweater. With this round up of different styles and sizes, you are sure to find just what your beloved pup needs.

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The Cha Cha Dog Sweater Dress by Ozark Nomad

This cute, frilly dog sweater dress is perfect to dress up your furry friend for holidays or just because. Pattern instructions allow to make for any size dog. This is a premium pattern.

A chihuahua in a crocheted pink frilly sweater dress.

The Maggie Dog Sweater by Posh Pooch Designs

A darling sweater with a lovely added flower motif. This pattern is available from XXS-M sizes. It is available as a free and premium pattern.

Two chihuahuas in colorful sweaters. One sweater is pink and yellow with a flower on the back. One is blue and yellow with no flower.

Ready to Roam Sweater by Make and Do Crew

This sweater comes in nine sizes! Also, includes two choices on finishes. Seamed or button closure, because every dog’s wiggle factor is different when trying to dress them. This is a free pattern.

A big dog in a blue, white, red sweater.

Basic Sweater Tutorial by Maria’s Blue Crayon

The great thing about this dog sweater is it takes you step by step on how to measure your dog and make it customized for them. This is more a tutorial than an actual pattern. Free on the blog.

Two cute cockapoo dogs sitting on a couch wearing blue sweaters.

Decorative Loop Dog Sweater by Stitchwerx Designs

This sweater has a lovely design in it. It comes in XS, S, and M but has suggestions to alter the size for a custom fit. This is a premium pattern.

A Papillion dog wearing a green sweater with an arrow type design.
A circle image of wander yarn from Furls.

Furls has a new yarn with a great selection which would make your dog sweater outstanding. Click the picture above to get yours today.

Jovi’s Jumper (Tunisian Sweater) from byGillBux

This sweater is made in the Tunisian entrelac style. Written in UK terms. Made in 5 sizes (with a bonus explanation for a smaller size and 2 other large sizes) This is a premium pattern.

A short stubby dog wearing a white sweater.

If you are enjoying this post, be sure to also check out my 15 Crochet Dog Accessories Post

Pinterest Pin 10 dog sweater crochet patterns with 3 photos of dogs wearing sweaters.

Cinco De Mayo Poncho/Sombrero Set by Sarah Barnes

While this is not a sweater, it is a cute set and the poncho would keep the neck and chest warm. It is made for a small dog but can be adjusted to fit medium and large breed. This is a premium pattern.

A stuffed dog modeling a crocheted poncho and sombrero.

Dandy Dog Sweater by Heart Hook Home

This stylish sweater is available in XS, S, and M. It’s worked from neck down in one piece with no sewing. This is a free pattern.

A dachshund mix standing on a step wearing a green sweater.

Dog Jacket with Bow by ShiFio

This adorable jacket comes with a bow. It comes with an explanation on how to measure to get the correct fit. This is a premium pattern.

A Shih Tzu laying on a wooden floor wearing a pink crocheted jacket and wearing a bow.

Turtleneck DK Sweater by Gemma Brown

This colorful turtleneck sweater fits small-medium dogs. This is a premium pattern.

Four picture graphic of colorful dog sweaters and a bull dog and pit bull puppy wearing them.

Would you like to learn some awesome facts about dogs? Check out this post 15 Cools Facts About Dogs

I hope you found some fabulous sweaters to make your furry family member. May you enjoy the process of making one and bonding with your pup at the same time.

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Puppy Dog Ornament Pattern and Ready Made

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This cute puppy dog ornament will look wonderful hanging from your Christmas Tree this year. It’s the perfect way to include your favorite four-legged family member in the festivities. With so many color possibilities, you’re sure to match your pup closely. Pattern includes directions for pointed or floppy ears. Your dog has folded ears. No problem. Make the pointed ears then fold them over.

This ornament would make a thoughtful gift for the dog lover in your life. Handmade and dog related. Win Win!

Pinterest pin showing several puppy dog ornaments hanging in a small pine tree with lights.

Click either of the buttons below for a premium PDF download of the pattern and other dog related patterns and products.

Puppy Dog Ornament For Non-Crocheters

Maybe you don’t crochet but happened to come upon this post. Now you’re saying I can’t make it myself, but I really want this ornament. You can still get it. I offer ready made/custom order Puppy Dog Ornaments in my Etsy shop. Just click the link above to order your ornament today. Several colors to choose from and pick your ear style.

Hanging Puppy Dog ornament in a cream color with pointed ears and red bow on its head, hanging from a pine tree.
Cream Colored

Other Fun Patterns

Are you looking for other easy gifts for the dog lover on your list. Are they also a reader? My paw print bookmark would be the perfect answer. Or how about a dog tissue box cover to make those boring tissues fun. Click either picture below for the free pattern.

A brown paw print flat crocheted bookmark.
Pawprint Bookmark
Dog Tissue Box Cover
Pinterest pin with 3 different Puppy Dog Ornaments hanging in a pine tree.

Whether you want to buy the ornament or make it yourself, I hope you will truly love the Puppy Dog Ornament. A lot of heart went into every stitch. May it find a special spot on your Christmas tree this year and for many years to come.

I would love to see all your ornaments. Please tag me @timmelcrochet on Facebook and Instagram. Better yet, show off your hanging pups in my Facebook Group TimmelCrochet For Dogs.

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Until next time, Woof Woof!

A puppy holding a bone logo picture.

Awesome Dog Amigurumi

Amigurumi in itself is awesome. It’s always amazing how a designer can take a strand of yarn and form it into the shape(s) of animals with just a hook and needle. I love dogs, so that means I love dog amigurumi. It’s fun to see how different designers craft their image of a dog.

Here we will feature very different interpretations of dogs by several designers. Most are patterns, some are ready made or made to order. Each will have a link (click on each title) to take you to each design to explore at your leisure. Enjoy your stroll through Dog Amigurumi Land.

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Lucky the Chihuahua by Doris Yu

This amigurumi is actually how I got my start on Etsy. For the story on that, check out my earlier blog post, My Start on Etsy. He is so cute and was modeled after a real chihuhua. This is a pattern on Ravelry.

Whimsical Wiener Dog by Nerdpreneurcreations

Here we have a fun shaped dog in a fun color. Make it your child’s favorite color, and it can become their favorite friend. You can find this pattern on Ravelry.

Babygreifling by Susi-haekelt.at

This cool dog is a baby grab toy perfect for tiny fingers to wrap around. The pattern is written in German, but go check out the blog. When I did, Google Translate offered me an English translation.

Bentley the Beagle by Accessorize This Designs

This super cute pup is the perfect cuddle companion sure to keep your little one company at bedtime. I love his puppy dog eyes and heart shaped nose. This is a pattern on Ravelry.

Pipsqueak by Sarahdipititoo

This pretty purple pup is ready to steal your heart. This is custom crochet made just for you . Sarah will gladly take your order.

Dachshund Puppy Dog by Aixa Rodriguez Avendano

This is an adorable representation of the wiener dog. This pattern is available on Ravelry in both English and Spanish.

Orion Puppy by Dragonfly Creations

This darling friend can hold your hook and watch over you as you crochet if you want. Or a perfect friend for your child. This pattern is available on Ravelry.

Dog Tissue Box Cover by TimmelCrochet

This doggie will cover your tissues and keep you company when you’re sick. You can find the free pattern on this very blog under the patterns section. If you prefer the PDF download, the link will take you to my Etsy shop.

Dog Cup Cozies by Hooked by Angel

I am so in love with these cozies. A must have for dog lovers! She captures each breed effortlessly. These are so fun and adorable. You could have a different dog for each day of the week. They are available as patterns and also ready made/custom order. The link takes you to a pattern, but be sure to check out the whole shop.

I hope you enjoyed your stroll through Dog Amigurumi Land! Hopefully, you found something you’d like to make or buy from one of these fabulous designers. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

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15 Cool Facts About Dogs

Image by Jeff Chabot from Pixabay

We all love dogs. They have become such a part of our culture and our family that they sleep with us, eat with us, hang out with us. They are our tried and true companions, our best friends, and our confidants. They give us unconditional love, only wanting to please us and get love in return.

How much do you know about dogs? I bet there will be one or two things in this list you didn’t know. I’ve worked with dogs my entire adult life, and there’s some I didn’t know either.

So on to the list:

  1. A dog’s nose print is as unique as your fingerprint. No two nose prints are alike.

2. Speaking of noses, a dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than ours. Can you imagine being able to smell something bad 10,000 times more. Yuck! Dogs don’t seem to mind though.

3. How about a dog’s ears? They can hear 4 times the distance. That’s probably why I can never sneak a bag of chips without them knowing.

4. Your dog circles around and around, then curls up in a ball to sleep. Do you know why? They do it not only to stay warm but as an innate instinct to protect their vital organs.

5. And speaking of sleeping, puppies sleep 18-20 hours a day while growing. “Mom, I’m gonna go take a nap” Zonk! Wake up 18 hours later.

6. While we’re on the subject of puppies, they have 28 teeth. Adults have 42.

7. A dog’s sleep is much like ours and that is why they dream.

8. Dog’s can sense time: Probably why my dog Ginger bugs me every day at 5 pm. It’s dinner time!

The bigger one is the aforementioned time senser.

9. Dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.

10. While we are contemplating that, has your dog’s paws ever smelled like Fritos? It’s because a combination of microorganisms and sweat give off a nutty aroma. I will never think of Fritos in the same way again!

11. Dogs do not only see in black and white. They can also see color, mostly blue and yellow.

12. Dogs can recognize more than 150 words. When mine are outside, and I yell “Hungry Hippos,” they come running!

13. Do you know all the reasons dogs bark? They are being protective, sounding the alarm, bored, greeting you, or they want attention. Or maybe they just like to hear themselves talk. We all know that one in the group.

14. When you pet a dog, not only does your blood pressure goes down, but so does the dog’s.

15. And lastly, both humans and dogs excrete the hormone oxytocin(the love hormone) It’s been studied that long-term friendship between humans and dogs might be due to oxytocin positive interactions between them.

Photograph: MBI/Alamy

Did you learn at least one thing you didn’t know about dogs? Dogs are special creatures, and life would be lonely and boring without them. And life for them would be lonely and boring without us.

If you are looking for a dog, check out your local shelter. There are so many lost and lonely pups waiting for their furever home! All of my dogs (4) were rescues and they are the best kind!

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How to Crochet a Flower Bandana

This is my sweet Abby!

We all love our dogs. And who doesn’t like their dog to look good. I know I love to keep my Shih Tzu/Pug mix Abby groomed and looking sweet. She usually gets a bandana from the groomer, but I like to make my own, too. In this post, I’ll show you how to crochet a dog bandana with a flower on it.

I used Caron Simply Soft in Mango and Sunshine. I thought those were beautiful, bright, spring colors. A cotton yarn would work up nice as well. Color combo possibilities are endless. Have fun and use your imagination. I used a G (4mm) hook. You will also need a snap for closure.

First, using a tape measure, measure around your dog’s neck in inches.

With your main color, Ch the number of stitches needed to measure 1” less then neck size. Remember, yarn stretches. Make it an odd number so you will end up with an even number of stitches. I used half double crochet for this bandana. Another great stitch to use for this is the herringbone hdc. (YO, insert in st, YO, pull through, do not YO but pull through 1st loop on hook, then YO, pull through remaining loops on hook)

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across.(even number of sts) Fasten off.

Hold up to dog’s chest and use stitch markers to mark a stitch on each side the width of the chest. Rejoin the yarn where 1st st marker is and continue with row 2.

Row 2: hdc in each st to the 2nd stitch marker, turn

Row 3: Ch 1,hdc first 2 sts together, hdc across to last 2 sts, hdc last 2 sts together, turn

You will repeat row 3 until you are down to 1 stitch. Fasten off. Weave in any ends.

Three Border options:

Border 1: This is the border in the picture. Join your contrasting color in 1st ch of row 1 (Ch 3, skip next st, sl st next st) around bandana working in chs, sts, and ends of rows. Join with sl st to 1st st. Fasten off.

Border 2: This makes a small shell like border. Join in 1st ch of row 1 (3hdc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st) around working in chs, sts, and ends of rows. Join with sl st in 1st st. Fasten off.

Border 3: This is a simple border. Join in 1st st, Ch 1, sc evenly around working in chs, sts, and ends of rows with 3 sc in the point of bandana. Join with sl st in 1st st. Fasten off.

Flower Motif:

With yellow, Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook or use magic circle (6) Fasten off. Join white with sl st in 1st st. (Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in last ch, sl st in next st) Repeat around until you have 6 petals. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew flower to middle of bandana. This flower may be too big to use on a bandana for really small dog.

Sew the snap ends to each end of the 1st row. If you don’t have a snap, a 1/2 inch button can be used and buttoned through one of the stitches on the other end.

All that’s left is to fasten it around your dog’s neck. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

I hope you enjoyed this crochet bandana tutorial, and your dog loves their new accessory. If you like my work, consider signing up for my newsletter to be kept up to date of new releases, special offers, and promo codes. You can also find me on Instagram @timmelcrochet

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15 Crochet Dog Accessories

I am a big dog lover. I have worked with dogs my whole adult life. I also have 4 at home. You will find a considerable amount of dog related crochet on my blog as well as in my shop. We all love our dogs. They are not just like family. They ARE our family. We like to buy or make them gifts the same as we do other members of our family. I feel sometimes crochet for dogs gets overlooked. But not today! In this post, you will find 15 links to fabulous patterns, tutorials, and ready made/custom orders for dog/pet accessories.

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1. Big Dog Bandana at Papiocreek Crochet

What a beautiful dog! Who doesn’t love a Newfie? This beautiful bandana free crochet pattern is made for big dogs. It wraps onto the collar, featuring a solid version and a plaid version.

2. Dog Bone Placemat at DACcrochet

I love everything about this Dog Bone Mat. We all know how dogs can make a big mess. This placemat can help keep that to a minimum. I can also see it being used as a rug or a mat for a small dog to lie on. It’s available as a paid pattern and ready made.

3. Freeform Dog Sweater at Crochet Instinct

This is a visually stunning and unique piece. While this is not a pattern, Stephanie shows you how she freeformed using a template of a dog sweater. Maybe she will inspire you to do your own freeform.

4. Dog Sweater at Crochet It Creations

No matter the size of the dog, this sweater will fit. This pattern is available in 6 sizes for dogs from 2 lbs to 60 lbs.

5. Boston Terrier Dog Bandana at Hooked on Bostons

How cute are these for all you Boston Lovers. Patti makes these and other dog related items. She would be happy to take your order.

6. Lacy Dog Collar at Celtic Knot Crochet

How adorable is this? Can you say Fancy Fido? Sadie is the cutest. A beautiful button in the middle lends to the classy look. This is a free pattern and is available in 5 sizes.

7. Pet Memorial Sampler and More at Custom Crochet Just for You

Here you can find custom made heartfelt memorial samplers, fun dog birthday hats, and bandanas. Sarah would love to take your order and make something special just for you.

8. Paw print Dog Bandana at Golden Lucy Crafts

Say Hi to Lucy. Isn’t she Pretty In Pink? This free pattern sports a cute paw print at the tip of the bandana.

9. Pumpkin Toy(Cat or Dog) at Brighter Sides

This cute toy can be made for a cat with catnip. Or leave out the catnip, and you have a toy for a small dog. Your fur babies are about to have some fun. This is a DIY tutorial with video and free PDF pattern.

10. Rigby Scarf at Sincerely Pam

This pretty scarf is named after this adorable Westie Eleanor Rigby. This free pattern was created just for her. It is adaptable to any size dog and even humans. Now that is a win win!

11. Dog Cowl with Flower at Kathy Rose Designs

This dog cowl is as beautiful as the button in the center of the flower. And look at that face. She knows she looks good. This paid pattern cowl fits right over your dog’s existing collar. Leave the flower off and, you have a cowl for your male dog as well.

12. Dog Headbands at TimmelCrochet

Made to order headbands in 2 designs. Can be made to fit any size dog. This cute headwear makes for great photo ops. Your dog will be the Belle of the Dog Ball.

13. Dandy Dog Sweater at Heart Hook Home

There is a pattern of three here. Three beautiful dogs modeling three beautiful sweaters in three different sizes. This free crochet pattern is worked in one piece which means no sewing.

14. Earflap Dog Hat at Posh Pooch Designs

What’s cuter than dogs in hats? Dogs in hats with their ears sticking out. Keep those doggo heads warm. This paid pattern bundle includes three sizes.

15. Dog Harness at Cool Creativity pattern by Pixie Heart Strings

What a great idea for a smaller dog where a regular harness might chafe. With this free pattern, you could have a different colored harness for every day of the week.


I hope you enjoyed these 15 crochet accessories for dogs. I also hope you will give some of them a try. Please feel free to share your creations with me in my Facebook Group or Instagram. Your pooches will love all of these designs. But be careful they don’t run away with the ball of yarn!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

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Brickwork Stitch Tutorial

A stitch tutorial for the Brickwork Stitch.

The brickwork stitch is a lovely textured stitch. It uses treble crochets and front loops to create a raised alternating brick pattern. I’ve used a 3 color sequence to allow you to see where the front loop stitches are and therefore making it easier for you to learn the stitch. It would look pretty in a 2 color repeat or if you are more interested in the texture, a single color would work as well.

It would make an adorable baby blanket using pastel baby colors. Use a chunky yarn, and you could create place mats or hot pads.

With this stitch,after the first 2 rows are made, you will crochet on the right side only. Keep this in mind when deciding on a project, as it is not reversible. For instance, only one side of a blanket would have the texture. For a place mat or hot pad, it would not matter as you only use one side. There is also a lot of weaving of ends. You may want to weave as you go. Use a hook size compatible with your yarn size. For this demonstration, I used a 4 mm (G) hook. The Lilac Yarn is Red Heart Soft and the Cream and Green(Limelight) Yarn are Caron Simply Soft.

Abbreviations Used:

ch= chain, sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, FL=front loops, BL=back loops, tr=treble, rep=repeat, st=stitch

Multiple is 6 sts + 3, plus 1 for foundation chain.

Step 1: Work the number of foundation chains you need for your project in Yarn A.(Lilac) Sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn.

Step 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), skip first sc, sc in FL only of each sc across, changing to yarn B (Cream) in the yarn over of final sc, turn. Fasten off yarn A. (Lilac)

Step 3: In yarn B(Cream), ch 2 (counts as hdc), skip 1st st, work hdc (in both loops) of every sc across. Fasten off Yarn B, but do not turn work. From here you will not be turning, but joining the yarn back at the beginning of each row.

Treble Crochet ( Yarn over twice, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through final 2 loops.) See illustration below.

Step 4: If using 3 colors, join Yarn C (Green). If using 2 or just one color, join Yarn A(Lilac) to beginning of previous row, ch 1 (counts as sc), 1 tr in FL only of next 2 sc from 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc, *tr in FL only of next 3 sc 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc: rep from * to last 3 sts, tr in FL only of next 2 sc from 2 rows below, sc in last sc. Fasten off, but do not turn.

Step 5: Repeat step 3. If using 3 colors, join Yarn A(Lilac). If using 2 colors, join yarn B(Cream).

Picture is showing 5 rows of the Brickwork Stitch completed.
5 rows completed

Step 6: If using 3 colors, join Yarn B(Cream), if using 2 colors, join Yarn A(Lilac) to beginning of previous row, Ch 1 (counts as sc) sc in BL only of next 2 hdc, *tr in FL only of next 3 sc 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc; rep from * to end. Fasten off but do not turn.

Step 7: Repeat step 3. If using 3 colors, join Yarn C (green), if using 2 colors, join Yarn B(Cream)

Step 8: Repeat Steps 4-7 for whatever length the project is.

I hope you enjoyed learning this brickwork stitch and are able to use it in your next project. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Subscribe if you would like to be informed when new content is added. Until next time, have a happy day and Happy Crocheting!