Sunday, October 24, 2010

12 Collars of Christmas - Pattern # 4 "The Skull"

12 Collars of Christmas, Pattern giveaway # 4: "The Skull".

 I decided that for Halloween I wanted to design a dog 
collar that was black, 
but not scary. More on the fun side.  
But the Collar was too plain,even with the "Skull" appilque.
 I love the picot stitch on baby things  hats, 
and some other items, but not sure what it would look
 like on a collar. I put the picot stitch all around the collar, 
I love it! 
 It  gives the collar the appearance of having spikes.  
How cool is that!

Here is the Crochet pattern for the Dog Collar "The Skull".

See this Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

The Skull Dog Collar Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook : H
Yarn- I Love This Yarn, Black and white

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Picot Stitch (pct)

Size: 10 inches

Gauge: 4 chains = 1 inch

Pattern:
Notes: ch1 does not count as a stitch.

Collar: With Black yarn, Ch 41 for a 10 inch collar
( 3 ch = 1 inch if you want to make longer or shorter)

R: 1 - 1 hdc in each ch, turn, ch1

R: 2 - 1 hdc in each hdc, turn ch 1

R: 3 - Picot Trim-(We will be working completely around both sides of the collar
 with out stopping at the ends) * 1 hdc in the first 3 hdc, ps on the 3rd hdc,
 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, ps on the 3rd hdc, repeat from * to the end of first side
of the collar, ch 3, sc in the center of the end, ch 3, join to the opposite
 side and repeat from pattern from *, to the end of collar , ch3,
 1 sc in the center of the end, ch 3 join and tie off.

Ties:

Join yarn to the sc at the center of the end of collar, ch 25,
1 dc in the end of ch, ss back down and join to sc, tie off.
Repeat on other end of collar for the second tie.


Skull Applique: With White yarn

R - 1 : Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next two chs , turn

R - 2 : Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn

R - 3 : Ch 1, sc in each st, turn

R- 4 : Repeat R-3

R- 5 : Ch 1, skip first sc, scin next 2 sc, ss in last st, tie off

With Black Yarn, embroider the mouth and eyes on the skull.
Place in th center of the dog collar and sew on yarn.

If you make any of these collars... 
I sure would love to see some pics of your pooches
 wearing them!!!!!

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