Monday, August 22, 2011

Crocodile Stitch Dog Collar Crochet Pattern

I Love the look of the Crocodile Stitch
 and wanted to incorporate it into a simple, yet
 fun crochet pattern. So I started with a dog collar...
I definitely have more ideas in mind!
I have been working on this 
pattern for a few days,
and really wanted to make it 
easy to understand.
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Skill : Easy

Materials:

Hook : H
Yarn- Any Worsted Weight yarn
Tape measure

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
V Stitch ( vst)
Crocodile Stitch ( croc st)

Getting Started:
I will try my best to explain the Croc st. in easy to follow terms,
but if you need more help here is a link with pics
Crocodile Stitch Dog Bandanna photo Tutorial

The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck in inches,
according to the pic:
For a 12 inch neck ch 37, add or subtract 3 chs per inch to
 adjust to your dog's neck size, also, you need a odd
number of chains for the pattern to work properly.

R : 1 - 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn

R : 2 - (V- St Row)-- 1 dc in the 1st st, * skip the next 2 sts,
 (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the next st, repeat from * across row,
1 dc in the last st. turn

R : 3 - (Croc St Row) - 1 dc in the 1st dc, *turn work sideways and
 st 4 dc around the 1st post of the dc of the 1st v st,
 then turn work the opposite way and st 4 dc around
the post of the other dc in this v st. That is the first crocodile scale,
1 sc in the next v st, turn

Repeat From * across row, 1 dc in the dc at the end of row.

Again, if you don't understand how to do the croc st,
check out the link I listed above.

R : 4 - Ch 3, and Repeat R : 2

R : 5 - Ch 3, and repeat R : 3

R : 6 - Ch 3, 2 sc in the 1 v st, 2 sc in the center of the 1st croc st,
 * 2 sc in the next v st, 2 sc in the next croc st, repeat from * across row,
ch 7, ( the amount of chs here will depend on your dog' neck measurement)
 join to opposite side of the collar with a sc, to form a circle, turn, ch 1,

R : 7 - 1 sc in each sc around collar, join and tie off

This is a Great project to help you learn the Crocodile Stitch.

Happy Stitching!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

thoses r sooo cute :I)

Sara said...

Thanks--and easy too!

Debi Y. said...

Very cute. :)

p.s. I love your little dogs.

Dog Clothes said...

Great Post, The best dog clothes I have ever seen. Looks so adorable in their little, cute canine clothing!

Jennifer Burrhus said...

I would love to see you make some dog booties, or paw protectors. It would be even cooler if you did some where the upper part of the boot hat the crocodile stitch!

Sara said...

Jennifer, i do have a dog bootie pattern, look to the right in my Free Crochet Pattern section.
Croc St ones is a great idea.
Sara

Anonymous said...

nice croco stitch collar, that dog looks so skinny