Isn’t she a sweetie?
I can’t believe she will be 3 years old in August….do you remember her as a tiny pup?
How time flies, and oh how dirty her collar had become, despite washing it!
So of course it seemed sensible to make her a little yarny cover for her collar and this is how I did it!
‘Such a cutie – dog collar’…free pattern:
Pattern uses English terminology (American equivalent in brackets). You will also need a dog collar.
St/ s – stitch / es
ch – chain
htr – half treble (hdc – half double crochet)
I used Paintbox dk cotton yarn
yarn a – washed teal
yarn b – lipstick pink
yarn c – bubblegum pink
Do not cut yarn at the end of each row. Instead, work with 3 balls bringing the selected yarn up the side of the work. This will prevent lots of ends needing to be sewn in!
Row 1: With yarn a, ch 9, 1htr in 2nd chain from hook,
1htr in each st across (8htr).
Row 2: Join yarn b, ch2 (does not count as a st), turn. 1htr in each st across (8htr).
Row 3: Repeat row 2 with yarn c.
Rest of rows: Repeat row 2, colour repeat – Yarn a,b,c to end. Measure against your dogs collar for length.
Sew in the ends and whip stitch around dog collar as shown.
To increase or decrease width of collar you could use a larger or smaller hook or increase or decrease the number of starting chains accordingly.
Jess likes her new collar…I hope you do too!
Enjoy the pattern and send me photo’s of your cutie sporting a yarny collar if you make one won’t you?