Just last week, I became the proud mommy to an adorable 9-week-old pug puppy. Little Eloise is adjusting well to her new home and keeps me laughing everyday with her cute antics and playful personality.
Naturally, I can’t help but think about all of the adorable crochet designs I can start making for her. Find some of my favorite free patterns to crochet for pets below! There’s a wide variety of patterns to choose from including crochet patterns for dogs, cats, and your home.
Six Free Patterns to Crochet for Pets:
Lattice Dog Collar: The cute flower applique on this easy dog collar would look just darling on any dog. It’s a great pattern for your puppy’s spring and summer wardrobe. If you have a boy dog, you can easily leave off the floral applique and have a classic lattice collar for your pup. Either way, this is an easy crochet pattern to crochet for pets using any color worsted weight yarn. It is worked up using single crochet. Begin by measuring your dog’s neck size to ensure a proper fit.
Dog Bone Applique and Toy: Puppies love toys, and this Dog Bone Applique is such a cute stuffed toy to make with just a little bit of Fiber Fill and yarn. It’s also a great applique to add onto practically any item including afghans, shirts, and more. Dog toys can get pricey at the pet store, so this free crochet pattern is a great option if you’re trying to save money. We all know how expensive those vet bills can be, so choosing to crochet for pets is a great way to save some cash.
Hot Dog Crochet Coat: I will have to keep this cute crochet pattern in mind for Halloween! This is such a great pattern to make for Eloise to wear as we hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Because puppies grow so fast, it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money buying a Halloween costume. This homemade costume is much more logical for puppies to wear.
Comforting Kitty Afghan: Goldfish motifs make this free crochet afghan pattern a great choice if you have a cat in the house. Use this crocheted afghan as a blanket for your kitty in her kennel, or leave it on the sofa for her to lie on. An assembly diagram is provided to help recreate the exact look of this clever crocheted afghan. This free crochet pattern measures approximately 31.5 inches in width and length.
Halloween Cat Toy: Cats are not always as keen on wearing costumes as dogs are, so this free crochet pattern for cat toys is great for felines. Cat nip makes these cute toys even more appealing. Your cat will love you forever for “treating” him/her to such a nice Halloween gift! The free crochet pattern includes instructions on how to crochet a ghost, pumpkin, or black cat.
Extra Cushy Pet Rug: Out of all the free patterns to crochet for pets, this is one that will benefit everyone in the house, including you! This nice rug will give your pet a nice and cozy place to call his own. Regardless of whether you have a cat or a dog, this free crochet pattern is perfect for all pets. It should (in theory) keep your pet off your bed because he will have a bed of his own to curl up on and sleep.
Are you a “cat person” or a “dog person”? Leave a comment below and let us know!