Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Greyhound Fishtail Collar Crochet Pattern

I was asked a few weeks back if I could design a
"Greyhound Fishtail Collar"
Crochet pattern.
I have never had the joy of owning a greyhound
so I had no idea what the fishtail collar was.
So I did what most of us do...I Goggled it!

Here is what I came up with.
Please note, this is a decorative collar
and a lead or leash should not be attached to the collar.

Skill: Easy to Moderate
(there is a little shaping)

Rug Yarn: You can also use worsted weight yarn, but it may not stay sturdy.
2 1in. D Rings

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

We are starting from the center, then working each side.

Starting from the Center : Ch 17, for a 13 to 15 in neck (add 3 chs per in to lengthen collar)

1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 68 chs, 2 sc in the 69th ch, turn, working down the opposite side of the chain, 2 sc in the first ch, 1 ch in the next 68 chs, and 2 sc in the last ch, join and tie off, weave in your end.
Right Side:

R:1 - Count from the right end of the collar, in 15 sts, attach yarn to the 16th sc with a sc, sc in each st, leaving the last 15 sts unworked, ch 1 turn.

If you added chs for length, the center will be longer, but still leave the lst 15 sts unworked.

R : 2 -  Skip the 1st st, sl st in the next st, sc in each sc, sl st in the last 2 sts, ch 1 turn.

R : 3 - Skip the 1st 2 sts, sl at in the next 2 sts, sc in each st across till 4 sts are left, 2 sl at in the first 2 and leave the last two unworked, ch 1, turn.

R: 4 - Skip the 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each sc, till last 4 sts, 2 sl sts, leave last 2 sts unworked, tie off, weave in your end.

Turn Collar over and work R: 1-4 on the other side of the collar.

Sc evenly around the whole collar for a smooth look.

Attaching the D : Rings - Attach both D rings to the right side, by folding the end of he collar over the flat end of the rings and sewing down.  Slide the other end of the collar in the D rings and then through the top D
ring to secure.

I added a flower applique and a paw print applique for fun.
I hope someone has a Greyhound and will make this collar a send me a pic.


Sara said...

Hi Sara. I love that you are designing for all our four legged friends! So glad you liked the boutique bag pattern. Hope your little granddaughter loved it. :)

MelaRock13 said...

hi, i just found your site and it is fabulous!! i have a mini schnoodle so much of your sizes fit him and i have a greyhound. im so happy you included a crocheted greyhound collar(im starting it tonite. Since i taught myself to crochet a year ago, i havent found any patterns for greyhounds, so thankyou. If it is okay with you id love to make extras to donate to my local MI greyhound rescue Regap for newly retired racers. Thankyou and you can add another fan to your site!!

Posh Pooch Designs said...

to mela Rock 13 - That is awesome. This pattern was originally designed for someone who also wanted to make the collars for a greyhound rescue.