Are you looking for some FREE pet projects to crochet? This month has been all about the pups for me. I’ve designed 2 snarf scarves (1 is crochet, the other is knit) this month and thought it would be fun to do a roundup of free pet projects to crochet. A bunch of my designer friends sent me links to crochet patterns that they’ve created just for our fur babies. At the very bottom of this post, you’ll also find the links to my 2 knit snarf scarves.
Wouldn’t your pet look fantastic in a new sweater? How about a new blanket to cozy up on? Or, if you’re joining friends for dinner, how about making a bandana for their fur baby as a thank you gift?
While your checking out everyone’s patterns, take some time to check out the rest of their website. I think you’ll find lots of patterns to add to your list of “Must makes” for the upcoming year!
In this roundup you’ll find wonderful bandanas, scarves, a hat and blankets to crochet, too. These projects will all be great to make for your own fur babies, or to make for shelters. The patterns are listed in no particular order.
Let’s check out the free patterns!
Lumina Dog Bandana Pattern
There’s something absolutely adorable about a dog wearing a bandana. TheLoopholeFox designed the Lumina Bandana for her rescue pup and it comes in 6 sizes. You can make one for your pup or make a bunch to donate to dog shelters, too!
Tunisian Shell Cowl
The Tunisian Shell Lace Dog Cowl from Creations by Courtney is an easy way to begin practicing with tunisian lace. You can use any worsted weight yarn and a size L (8.00 mm) afghan or interchangeable hook.
Striped Snarf Scarf
This quick and easy dog scarf from Handmade by Stacy J works up in no time! It uses very little yarn and is completely customizable for any size fur baby.
Mrs. Claus Pet Bandana
Make a Christmas collar for the Mrs. Paws in your life with this easy and free crochet pattern from Jo to the World Creations. It fits any size dog or cat!
Santa / Christmas Dog Bandana
Here's a Christmas crochet pattern from Jo to the World Creations for the Santa Paws in your life! This Christmas Crochet Cat or Dog Bandana / Scarf / Collar is a free, quick and easy pattern. Fits any dog or cat!
This adorable Christmas crochet dog scarf will make your furry friend look festive and extremely cute! Golden Lucy Crafts made this Christmas Candy Cane scarf for their Golden Retriever Lucy, who looks very attractive in it. This crochet Candy Cane dog scarf is made in red and white diagonal stripes and has asymmetrical ends. The scarf has also two buttons and is embellished with a tassel.
Tuxedo Dog Bandana
Here's a fancy crochet dog bandana from Jo to the World Creations that's perfect for any special occasion when you need a crochet dog bow tie! It's a perfect for any bark-tie event where a bow tie is needed like New Year's Eve, a dog's birthday or just a luxurious walk in the park!
Easy Crochet Dog Sweater
Learn how to cozy your pup up for winter with this easy crochet dog sweater from Make & Do Crew. Designed in nine sizes to fit very small to very large dogs, the tutorial includes notes on how to customize further for your furry friend.
Cabled Dog Sweater
The Cabled Crusader (aka A Crocheted Simplicity) has designed a Cabled Dog Sweater as part of the Lion Brand Yarn Heroes charity campaign. This sweater uses worsted weight yarn, so it'll work up quickly to keep your fur baby warm.
Whether you crochet for your own fur baby or your local humane society, you can wrap any dog in style and warmth with Chewy’s Crochet Dog Sweater from A Crocheted Simplicity. Chewy’s Crochet Dog Sweater is an easy, yet stylish design that is crocheted in only one piece. And when making the smaller sizes, it’s a great 1 skein project!
Dog Hat Crochet Pattern
Golden Lucy Crafts designed this cute crochet dog hat pattern after multiple requests about it. This hat is easy and fast to make and requires only a small amount of yarn. This makes it a perfect stash buster project for your four-legged friend.
Best In Show C2C Crochet Dog Blanket
Have your pick of the litter in this corner-to-corner dog blanket pattern from Make & Do Crew. This project uses traditional corner-to corner crochet techniques and throws in a few creative curve balls (hello, C2C popcorn stitches!) to make a show-stopping blanket.
The Raleigh Dog blanket is a beginner friendly dog blanket crochet pattern from Madame Stitch. This blanket can provide comfort for a rescue dog and be a piece they can call their own when they find a forever home. The Raleigh Dog Blanket can be a comforting gift for a small or medium sized dog, something just for them.
What better way to show how much you love your dog than to make a blanket they can cuddle up in? This free pattern from Madame Stitch is the Puppy Love Blanket that can spread a little joy both in the shelters and in the homes of dog owners everywhere!
If you like to knit…
Below are 2 snarf scarves that I’ve created for our fur babies. They are also free on the blog!
Simple Snarf Scarf
This is an easier to knit version of the Holiday Snarf Scarf. It uses very little DK weight yarn and a bell adds the finishing touch!
Holiday Snarf Scarf
This is the original of the Snarf Scarf series. It uses one color at a time, while slipping stitches to create the beautiful color work.
Our rescue dog story
All of our doggos are rescues and they have brought so much joy to our lives. Bucket (our brown boy that always models) was found on the side of the road in Texas while I was driving cross country. He was only about 4 weeks old and I just couldn’t leave him behind. He has the sweetest disposition and is such a lovey boy.
We adopted Moxxi (our black lab / aussie shepherd / border collie mix) from a local shelter in April of 2021. She completed our family and was the doggo that inspired all of my snarf scarf designs.
And, Roscoe is a 13 year old chi-weenie mix that was also adopted at 8 weeks old from our local shelter. All of these babies have brought so much love, laughter and amazing energy to our family.
I just love all of these patterns and know that I’ll be making some for Bucket, Moxxi and Roscoe. So, which ones will you make?
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