All Size Dogs.
From the teeny to the giant!
Crochet Hook: J
Tape Measure - to measure your dog's neck
Yarn: #5 chunky or 2 strands of any Worsted weight yarn,
Solid and Variegated - I used Charisma from Michael's
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Stitch Together (st tog)
Size: Fits a 9 inch dog neck
3 chs = 1 inch
The first thing you need to do is measure your dog's neck LOOSELY.
To adjust the pattern to your dog's neck - Your dog's measurement X 3 + 5 chs
For example - (9 X 3)+5 chs =32 so cha 32 chs for a 9 inch neck
NOTE:- neck measurement + 7 inches = how long your ch should be.
( example Maximo's neck is 10 inches + 7 inches = 17 inches.
R: 1 - Starting at the hood, Ch for your dog's measurement,
see note:, join in a circle, being careful not to twist the ch, ch 3
R: 2 - 1 dc in each ch around, join with a sl st, ch 3
R: 3 - 1 dc in the 1st dc, *1 fp dc in the next dc,
1 dc in the next st, repeat from * around, join, ch 3
R: 4 - 1 dc in each st around, join, ch 3
R: 5 – R: 7 - Repeat R 4
R: 8 - (decrease rows) 1 dc in the 1st 4 sts,
*1 dc dec with the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, Repeat from * around , join, ch 3
R: 9 - Repeat R: 8
Repeat R: 8 until you have decreased to your dog's neck measurement .
(Maximo's was 10 inches, so I decreased to 10 inches)
R: 10 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3
Repeat R 10 for the length of your dog's neck.
R: 11 - Repeat R: 3 and tie off.