Thursday, September 1, 2016

Reflective Dog Collar and Human Headband Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Do you have some of the Reflective Yarns in your yarn Stash 
and not sure what to make with them?

 I have a fun crochet pattern for you and your pooch.
When Summer begins to turn to fall, the days become shorter 
 And I end up walking the dogs in the darker and cooler hours
 of the morning and evening.

I designed this crochet pattern using the reflective yarns I had on hand. We live on 5 acres, so I don't leash my dogs
 when we are out walking. 
When they are wearing one of these collars  I can keep my flash light on my dogs and never loose them in the dark.
Also, cars going by can see us. 

 This Collar can be slipped on and off quickly, and works great with any sweater or harness. Their necks stay warm and safe,
and If their ears get cold, just pull it up over their ears.

See This Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Reflective Dog Collar and Human Headband Crochet Pattern
Please add this pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill: Easy

Materials:
 Crochet Hook - K Hook
Yarn - Red Heart Reflective Yarn (5) - 1 strand
           or I Love this yarn, Hobby Lobby- Reflective Yarn (4) - 2 strands
Yarn Needle
I've have a bunch of this yarn laying around and I need to use it.

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Foundation Half Double Crochet (fd hdc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Back Loop Only (blo)

Size: Headband - 20 inches X 4 inches  - Youth to Adult
          Dog Collar - 10 inches X 4 inches

Gauge: 2 hdc = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

Pattern Notes:
ch 2 counts as a hdc, join rounds with a sl st
Pattern is written for headband (18 to 20 inch)
   with dog collar in Parenthesis (10 inch collar)

How to measure your dogs neck:
Measure your dog's neck loosely and add 1 inch 

           
Pattern:
R: 1 - 40 (20 fd hdc - See video above for an explanation
join in a circle, ch 2 ( 40,20 fd hdc - the st count remains the same throughout the project)
Use the tail of the yarn to close the gap left when joining - see Video above.

R: 2 - *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st* Repeat From * to * around, join. ch 2

R: 3 - Blo, 1 hdc in each st around, join, ch 2

R: 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 2

R: 5 - R : 6 - Repeat R: 4

R: 7 - Repeat R: 3

R: 8 - Repeat R : 2, tie off weave in your ends.

Tie: Ch 30, tie off and weave in the ends. attach to the front of the 
Headband/ Collar and tie a bow.


So, if You have some Reflective Yarns laying around,
 this crochet pattern is perfect.
Whether you have Red Heart or I Love This yarn, 
both yarns work great for this pattern.
Why not make you and your dog a matching set.
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