Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Collars of Christmas # 11 - Snowflakes and Gems!

12 Collars of Christmas , # 11 of the  Free Crochet Patterns for Dog Collars.

Snowflakes and Gems!


As I was designing this collar I wanted something that said "Winter"!

When I think of Winter, I think of snuggling in
 a warm granny square crochet blanket,  
hats with pom poms, snowflakes floating down, 
and snow that glitters like gems.  So I made a tiny, sort of,
  crochet blanket, tied pom poms on, attached snow flakes and gems that glitter all on one collar!!!  

A really "Cool" thing about this pattern, 
is that it is easily made into a headband, as well,
 just be adding some length to it.  
You and your pooch could wear matching bands. 
Wouldn't that be fun? !

I Hope you like it as much as I do!



Snowflakes and Gems Dog Collar Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
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Skill:Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hooks:H for collar, F for Snowflakes
3 silver gems
I Love This Yarn - White Sparkle
Red Heart Silver crochet Thread


Stitches:
Chain (c)
Picot (pc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Collar: use Hook : H
R : 1 - With White Sparkle yarn, ch 33, 1 sc in the second ch from the hook,
1 sc in each ch. ch1, turn

R : 2 - 1 hdc in the first 2 sts, ch2, skip the next 2 sts, *1 hdc in the next 2 sts,
 ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, , repeat from * across row, ch2, turn

R : 3 - Ch 2 ( again) skip first two sts, *1 hdc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts,
repeat from * across row, ch 2, turn


R : 4 - 2 hdc in the ch 2 space, ch 2, skip 2 sts, repeat across row, ch 2 , turn

R - 5 : 1 sc in each st and ch across row, do not tie off.

Follow this pattern around all four sides of the collar,
 (*sc ch3, skip 2 sts, sc) for an edging.

Ties:
ch 55 and cut yarn, tie a knot in each end and lace through the middle of both ends of the collar.

Pom poms : Wrap one strand of each yarn around your three middle fingers 25-30 times, lace another piece of matching yarn through the hole and tie very tightly, attach to end of tie with another very tight knot. make one for the other end also.


Snowflake Applique: Use hook : F
R : 1- Ch 3, 6 sc in the second ch from the hook, join, ch 1

R : 2 - sc, ch 1, in each st around, join, ch 1

R : 3 - ( sc, picot, sc) in each 1 ch "space", join, leave a 8 inch tail of thread to sew snowflake on to collar.

Gems: use fabric glue or Hot glue to fasten one gem to the center of each snowflake.


Please Remember this collar is for decorative purposes only,
do not attach your leash or lead to it, it is not strong enough, even on the itty bitty dogs.
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