List of 10 free items to crochet for dogs and other pets
A compilation of 10 cute and useful items you can crochet for dogs and other pets. Choose from these practical free crochet patterns.
We crochet for loved ones and family members. Why not make something cute and thoughtful for your dog too?
At the end of the day, they say a dog is a man’s best friend, right?
Whether you want to crochet something fun and cute or something more practical, your four legged friend will sure appreciate it.
What should I crochet for my dog?
There are two different types of items you can crochet for dogs – practical items to make their life easier and more comfortable.
Secondly there are items you can crochet for fun and make them look a little more cuter (if that is even possible!)
If practical items are more your jam, there are a few things you can crochet for your dog. Things that will make it more comfortable like pet beds, soft and warm blankets and small cushions.
On the other hand items like crochet dog bandanas, hats and collars are more for the aesthetics and fun. However, you always need to be mindful of your dog’s comfort.
Do not be disheartened if your dog shakes or chews the item off. In this case it is best to stick to practical crochet items your dog will actually enjoy and use.
Can you crochet dog toys?
You can absolutely crochet toys for dogs! The great thing is that you can actually make a toy resembling your dog’s favourite item!
If you dog enjoys chewing your slippers, why not make him his very own crochet slipper to chew on?
I am not sure how this might affect your dogs behaviour, but we are here enjoying crocheting the cute things for your dogs. There are far more experienced folks out there when it comes to canine behaviour and training.
If you ever bought a soft toy for your dog from a shop, you know they might not last very long. With crochet toys for dogs you can actually use stronger materials to make them last a little longer.
You can use strong yarns like cotton, T-shirt yarn, crochet cord or crochet rope. These materials would produce super strong crochet toy for your dog (that might actually last longer than a couple of hours).
The great thing is you can actually cut up an old T-shirt and make T-shirt yarn at home. Repurposing an old T-shirt into something your dog will enjoy is a win win for me.
I will say that stuffing the toy with polyfill is not recommended. Some dogs are crazy and would literally eat anything. Even items that will make them ill – like polyfill.
However, if you crochet the toy with cotton cord or crochet rope, there is no need for stuffing. This way your dog can enjoy chewing his toy without you having to worry about him swallowing anything.
Can I crochet a blanket for a dog?
You absolutely can! One thing to remember however is, that you will probably wash this blanket way more often than any other blankets.
So with this in mind, choose your yarn wisely. Yarns that wash well at higher temperatures are definitely recommended.
100% cotton yarn is a great choice. I have used 100% acrylic yarn too for a crochet blanket for dogs and it lasted very well. If you do not mind the yarn felting together you could also use 100% wool.
Can you crochet a dog bed?
Personally I prefer dog beds with removable cover that you can wash in the washing machine. At the end of the day, dogs are quite messy, aren’t they?
However, that does not mean you shouldn’t crochet one! You could repurpose a couple of old cushion inserts by sewing them together to make a pet bed shape.
Once you have a basic dog bed shape you can crochet a cover for it. With a button or zipper fastening, it can be removed and washed just like a blanket.
10 Free Crochet Patterns For Dogs
I have compiled a lovely collection of crochet items for dogs. These are all fun, cute and practical items that you and your pooch can use every day.
You can crochet a sweater or a cowl to keep your dog nice and warm on a long walk.
You can make them more comfortable by crocheting around a dog collar for added comfort.
To create a lovely den for your dog, crochet them a super warm blanket and a squishy bed.
There are also a couple of items that are practical like poo bag holder, crochet placemat for dog bowls to catch those little drips when they have a drink.
Free Crochet Sweater Pattern For Dogs
If you’ve been looking for an easy crochet dog sweater pattern for your pooch, this is it friend! This dog sweater pattern comes in three sizes that will fit tiny dogs to medium sized dogs.
This stylish crochet dog sweater pattern comes in sizes XS, S, and M, and is worked from the neck down, all in one piece with no sewing involved.
CLICK HERE for the free crochet sweater for dogs.
Crochet Dog Accessories – Cowl
The Tunisian Shell Lace Dog Cowl is an easy way to begin practicing with Tunisian lace. It creates a lovely openwork.
This crochet cowl for dogs is a sweet accessory that is also very practical. Keep your four legged friend nice and warm on a long walk.
It can also make wearing their collar more comfortable.
FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Dog Bandana
Super quick and easy crochet dog bandana pattern using the ever so popular crochet granny stitch. The bandana scarf is worked diagonally using the corner to corner crochet technique.
It is super easy and quick crochet make that will work up in less than half an hour!
I used the beginner friendly crochet granny stitch. This is one of the first stitches every beginner crocheter learns. I think this is the next step in beginners crochet journey as this bandana is worked a little differently.
You start at the bottom point of the triangle and work diagonally. This technique is also referred to as corner to corner technique.
Click HERE for the free crochet bandana for dogs.
Crochet Toy For Dogs
Which dog would not love a bone? Whether it is a real one or this cute crochet one for dogs, they will for sure enjoy it.
It is such a cute idea to make this toy for your dog. The great thing is you can make it to fit your dog’s size. No more shop bought toys that are bigger than your actual dog.
You can find the free pattern ON THIS BLOG.
Free Crochet Pattern For Dog Blanket
If you want to make a faux fur dog blanket then this simple crochet pattern is the one to try. The faux fur yarn is great to crochet with and works up easy and quick.
This yarn is amazingly soft and easy to work with but the furriness does make it hard to see stitches. However, using a simple single crochet stitch will make it easier to crochet with.
Take a look at the pattern and tutorial ON THIS WEBSITE.
Crochet Dog Collar
This is a great way to breathe a new life into your dog’s collar if it looks a little worn out.
The great thing is, it look great, you can choose any colours you or your pup likes and it will be so much more comfortable for your pooch.
It is safe to use this collar with a leash as you are essentially crocheting just a cover for the collar rather than relying on crochet fabric to keep your dog safely on leash.
Check out this great idea BY CLICKING HERE.
Crochet Rug for Dogs
This particular crochet rug was not designed with dogs in mind. However, I think this is a great item you can crochet for your dog!
The pattern uses T-shirt yarn which you can make yourself at home by repurposing old T-shirts. I think this is a fantastic idea of reducing waste, recycling your old clothing and making something useful for your dog.
CLICK HERE for the tutorial and free pattern.
This dog bed crochet pattern is perfect for your small dog. It’s an easy crochet pattern that whips up quickly!
It has been designed for smaller dog breeds however you can customise it to your dog’s size. The overall size is determined by the size of the bottom circle.
If you want your bed larger, keep increasing the bottom circle before crocheting the sides.
You can check out the basic pattern HERE.
This cute placemat is perfect for your dog’s food and water bowls. It will catch any little drips of water of bits of food.
It has been made from 100% cotton yarn so you can easily toss it into a washing machine. That will allow you to keep your floor clean and keep the mat clean too.
You can find the free crochet pattern ON THIS PAGE.
Crochet Poo Bag Holder
Let’s be honest – carrying a dog poo bag isn’t the most glamorous, is it? However, you can now make a little crochet holder that will disguise these nicely.
This dog waste bag holder uses very little yarn and works up super fast! It does not require sewing, and has the least number of ends to weave in.
FOLLOW THE LINK to the pattern and make one today!
I hope you enjoyed these cute crochet for dogs patterns. I have more free crochet patterns and tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. Check out 10 Practical Free Crochet Water Bottle Holder Patterns To Make.
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