May 2, 2012

DIY: Doggie Bow Tie - Free Crochet Pattern

Hello! How are you doing today? I hope you are well.
Today I am here to share a quick and easy crochet project to make for your pet!
And as you can clearly see from the above photo, your dog's gonna love it! Haha, Dee really doesn't mind to much when I make her wear stuff, she's a pretty good sport about it at least...

So let's get started! To make this bow tie you will need the following:
- 2 different colored sport weight yarns (I choose yellow and white)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Large needle
- Scissors
- 1 willing pet friend
Bow:
(Using color #1) CH 35, turn
R1 - SC in the 2nd, CH from hook, SC in each CH across (34 SCs), switch to color #2
R2 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs)
R3 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs), switch to color #1
R4 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs)
R5 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs), switch to color #2
R6 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs)
R7 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs), switch to color #1
R8 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (34 SCs), FO, leave a 6 inch tail
- Whip stitch the 2 short sides together to form a circle.
- Weave in and trim any ends.
- Position the seam in the center of the back of the bow, fold the bow in half and using a scrape piece of yarn approx 6" long place a few stitches through the center to give the bow it's shape. (See the top right pic if you need a visual.) This will also help hold it together if your pet decides to scratch at it or tries to shake it off... 
Neck Band:
Using which ever color you like
CH 4, turn
R1 - SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH across (3 SCs)
R2 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (3 SCs)
R3 - R??  - Repeat R2 until it fits around your pets neck snugly but not tightly, you should be able to easily fit 2 fingers between the band and your pet's neck. When you get it the right length, FO and whip stitch the 2 ends together to form a circle. Weave in and trim ends.
Middle Part:
Using which ever color you like
Leave a 6" tail, CH 6, turn
R1 - SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH across (5 SCs)
R2 - CH 1, turn, SC in each SC across (5 SCs), FO, leave a 6" tail
Assembly:
- Wrap the middle part around the center of the bow and tie a knot in the back to secure
- Using the tails left over from the middle part, stitch the bow to the band and tie a few knots to secure.
You can make this for any size dog, cat or any other pet that will tolerate a bow. To make a smaller version just start the bow by only CH 25, then make everything else as described. To make a larger bow start by CH 45. And please send me photos of your pets in bows!

I hope you enjoyed this lil DIY, let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help!
Thanks for stopping by! xo Jen and Dee


(Just a note: This is not to be used as a collar, this is just about cuteness. Please always make sure that your pet has a good quality collar and leash to keep them safe and sound when they are out)

As always, this pattern is for personal use only and may not in any way be used for profit. Please feel free to share if you are inclined to do so, but pretty please link back to this post.

4 comments:

  1. Very cute. I think my brother's Yorkie will love this.. haha

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  2. Sooooo cute!!! what a nice looking doggie you have!!! great project... thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. This bowtie looks so adorable on my 70 lb pitbull

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  4. Loved it! I'll crochet one for my little one! =)

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