Friday, April 8, 2011

Shell Stitch Dog Collar with a Big Flower or Butterfly

Shell Stitch Dog collar
 with a Big Flower

Crochet Pattern
And Video
See this Video on my Youtube channel at this LINK


Shell Stitch Collar with a Big Sunflower.
Please Add This Crochet pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill :  Easy

Materials:
Tape measure :to measure your dogs neck
Hook-H
Yarn Needle to sew on applique
Yarn : Any worsted weight yarn
Button : 1/2 inch

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Shell Stitch (sh st) - (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc)

Size:
Pattern as written fits a 12 inch neck,
To adjust - 1 Row = 1 inch

R : 1 - Ch 8, 1dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next 4 chs,
 ch1 turn (5dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in each dc, ch 3, turn (5dc)

R : 3 - 1 Sh st  in the center dc, ( above, for how to st the shell st)
skip the next dc, 1 dc in the last st, ch 3(ch3 counts as 1st dc in the next row)
 turn.(ch3, 1sh st, 1dc)

R : 4 - 1 sh st in the center st, skip the next st, 1 dc in the last st, ch 3 , turn.
(ch3, 1sh st, 1dc)

R : 5 - 18 (or how long you need it to fit your dogs neck.) Repeat R : 4

The Shell Stitch forms a natural button hole, so there is no need to make one,
Just tie off and weave in your end.

Sew the button on the opposite end of he collar with matching yarn.
Flower:
R : 1 - With first color, Ch 3, 8sc in the send ch from the hook, join (8sc)

R : 2 - Change to next color,ch1, sc in the next sc,
*ch1, sc in the next sc, repeat from * 7 more times, for 8, join.
(8sc, 8 ch1 spaces)

R : 3 - In each ch 1 space, (1 sc, 4 dc ,1sc) for 8 petals.

R : 4 - Ch 2, attach to the center back of the first petal with a sl st,
repeat on the remaining 7 petal backs, join

R : 5 - In each ch 2 space, ( 1 sc 4 dc, 1sc) for the 8 back petals , tie off, weave in your ends, and attach to collar by sewing with matching yarn.


Same Shell Stitch collar,
 But I added a Butterfly instead of the Flower.

I got this wonderful crochet Simple Butterfly from
The  "Crocheted Sass" Blog
Only I modified it by putting and addition row of sc
 around the wings. I also chain 10, for the body and
wrapped it around to attach it to the back.
With the chain, it could be used as a collar slide as well.


Enjoy!
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