Thursday, July 7, 2011

Suede Lace Dog Collar Crochet Pattern

Suede Lace Dog Collar Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

Maximo and Rosie Are inseparable.
She had to be near him even if she 
was not modeling this time.

  I Love yarn and there are many, 
many great  yarns out there.
But sometimes I like to experiment and crochet
with different sorts of mediums.
 I was walking through the store
 and spotted the Suede lace and thought,
 How cool would that be, 
to crochet a dog collar with this. 
 Oh, and of course it will need some black beads.

Suede Lace  and Beads Dog collar Crochet Pattern
 by Sara Sach
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry favorites.

Skill - Easy

Materials:
Hook - J
Tape measure - to measure your dog's neck
2 - 3/4 inch D rings
1 - Clip
16 black pony beads ( amount depends on size of collar)
12-18 yards of Suede lace ( the bigger the collar the more you will need)

Stitches :
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)

Getting Started:

First, measure your dog's neck loosely.

Next, lace all 16 beads on to the Suede lace, pushing them forward until needed.

Pattern:

R : 1  Attach lace to the 1st D-ring with a sl st, Then 3sc through the D-ring, ch 1, turn.

Crocheting with Suede lace is a little difficult
because it does not slide like most yarn.
You will have to stitch looser then you usually do.

I do not recommend any plastic or wooded hooks on this project.

R : 2 - 1 sc in each sc, ch1 turn


R : 3 - Repeat R:2 for as many rows as needed for 1/4 of the collar.

(For Example: My dog's neck is 12 inches,
1/4th of 12 is 3inches, so I will do 3 inches of R: 2)



 
R : 4 - 1 sc, draw up one bead and sc, 1 sc, ch1, turn


R : 5 - Repeat R : 4 for 1/2 of the collar length. This will be the front of the collar.

(For Example : 1/2 of the 12 in. is 6 in. so I will Repeat R:4 for 6 inches
 for a total of 9 in. worked)

Every other row, when drawing up the bead, it will be on the back of the collar,
you will need to push it through to the front, so all the beads are on the front of the collar.


R : 6 -Once you have reached the desired length, if there are beads left over,
 just keep pushing them forward, until finishing.
Repeat R : 2 for the last 1/4 of the collar.

R : 7- Attach 2nd D-ring by 3 scs, Push off any extra beads and tie off.
Attach the clip to the d-ring and clip through the other D-ring.


I think this collar turned out perfect!
It is Soft and Strong at the same time,
 and is very comfy for Maximo to wear.
And the beads give it a Cool look.

Happy Stitching!
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