August 26th is National Dog Day! It’s time to give your furry friend some love and attention with a new crocheted item. Don’t have a dog? No worries, there are patterns below perfect for shelter animals as well so you can still spread your love!
Measuring 25.5 inches square and using worsted weight yarn this mat is the perfect size to protect your chair or couch seats. Or place it in Fido’s favorite napping location for a little added padding. The stitch pattern is addictive so you will have this done just in time for his or her special day!
Featured in the August 2022 issue of Crochet World (pick up a copy here if you don’t already have it!), this bed is perfect for your own home or animal shelters. It’s made extra thick by working 3 strands of yarn at once. Pick up the issue to learn how to do this from 1 ball of yarn! Or grab a bunch of those worsted weight scraps and get busy. This bed is designed in such a way that you can work it to any size. Be sure to read the In the World of Crochet article in the issue to learn more about National Dog Day!
Want to take your love for your dog to a whole other level! Check out this book packed full of fun projects just for your pooch. You will find everything from jeweled collars and sweaters to hair bows and tiaras in this 42-page book.
If you have a tiny dog and live in a cold weather climate then I am sure you have wrapped them up in warmth to head outside at some point. Crochet them this adorable little sweater for the chilly months to come. It’s designed to fit a dog from 2 to 5 pounds and some worsted weight yarn in your favorite colors.
This one isn’t just for making things for your dog but maybe you are really into giving, then I have a kit club right up your alley. If you choose to join the club, there are 4 patterns in the club so far geared specifically for your furry friend. But this kit club is for the true giver. There are projects for a wide range of charities, not just doggie/animal related ones. Each month you will get a pattern, information for sending the finished piece to a specific charity and the yarn to make the project!
—Britt Schmiesing, editor