Oh boy, have I got something cute for you.
I was on Amazon the other day when I came across some adorable knit scarves for dogs. I thought to myself, I could totally crochet something like that. So I did!
So for Day #12 of my 12 Days of Christmas, we’re concluding the fun with a cute pattern for our furry friends. Modeled by my Maisy girl, of course!
(Disclaimer: It should go without saying, but your pup should only wear this when supervised. It’s great for a winter walk, holiday photos, or Christmas Day with the family, but don’t leave it on if they’re heading outside or will be home alone. Safety before cuteness!)
Maisy is modeling the large breed size… I made a small breed size for Simba, but he was not thrilled about it. I know it looks like he’s posing here, but in reality my snuggly tabby was just flat out refusing to look at me. But he looks so cute!
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Maisy’s Holiday Dog Scarf
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Language: American Standard
Difficulty: Beginner / Easy
|Length before seaming||Length after seaming||Width|
Hook: J (6.0mm) or whichever hook is needed to obtain correct gauge
Yarn: I used Yarn Bee Comfy Classic in “Red”. I chose this viscose/polyester/nylon #4 weight yarn because it’s stretchy, so it’s easy to slip over my dog’s head. But really, you can use any yarn you want! Even if you choose thicker or thinner yarn and an appropriate hook size, you can simply follow the measurements of the pattern as a guide.
You’ll Also Need: A faux fur or yarn pom, appropriately sized for the animal that will be wearing it. I recommend 2-3″ for a small breed, and 4″ for a medium or large breed.
Gauge: 13 HDC x 12 rows = 4″ square
Terms and Abbreviations:
HDC (half double crochet)
BLO (back loop only)
(1) CH1s at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch in the final stitch count.
(2) To change the length of the scarf, add to or subtract any number from your starting chain. To change the width, add to or subtract from the total number of rows. There is no stitch multiple.
(3) Instructions are written for a small breed dog, with counts for medium breed and large breed in parentheses.
To begin: CH59 (79, 91).
Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH.
Stitch count: 58 (78, 90)
Rows 2-6 (2-9, 2-12): CH1, turn. HDC in first ST, HDC in BLO across until 1 ST remains, HDC in final ST.
Stitch count: 58 (78, 90)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for attaching pom.
Using finishing tail and a yarn needle, weave yarn needle down the short edge of the scarf and pull tight to cinch it together.
Run needle through pom (use the elastic loop if using a store-bought pom) and then back through the cinched edge of the scarf, through the pom again, and through the cinched edge one more time. When pom feels secure, tie a knot and weave in the tail.
Seaming the Other End
Fold the other end onto itself, forming a loop at the end of the scarf that is just a bit smaller than the pom you chose. With yarn needle, sew the edge down to attach it to the bottom layer of the scarf.
Weave in any remaining yarn tails.
Done! If you’re sharing on social media, be sure to tag me @yarnandchai.design so I can see your beautiful work (and your adorable pups)!