Crochet for Pets: Free Patterns for Your Furry Friends

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310762_10101422784191030_1726972582_nJust 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!


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    • Suzanne Chisholm says

      I have owned dogs my whole adult life. When I moved into an apt. I
      thought for sure my dog days were over.
      I searched on line all over the web for a dog that would fit in not only
      with my sedately life but also my apt. I ended up researching Yorkies,
      however the cost, yikes. Then I found an Appleface Chihauhau that
      looked as cute as a yorkie and half theprice. I have had the best joy
      of my life with my little 4 lb. 9″ baby Zoe’ I am so happy now.

  1. Marcia Carter says

    As much as I adore my shih tzu, Oreo, it pales in comparison to my love for my purry furries. I have cat paw prints all over my heart. It has been said that dogs are able to understand the vocabulary of a 3 year old. Cats comprehend way more than that.

  2. Mary says

    I love both cats and dogs! I have 2 indoor dogs and 2 indoor cats! I made the pet rug and it was a hit, my toy poodle loves it. she lays on it all the time. Thanks for the pattern.

  3. shelly says

    I am a pug lover as well!!! I currently have 2 pugs. Just a word of warning, you can never have just one. Your baby is adorable and I am enjoying your patterns. 🙂

  4. elena says

    I love my 2 dogs, but my heart belongs to my 5 cats that complete my life with joy and happiness ♥

  5. says

    I love both and we have had both all our lives. Right now @72 years old and in a retirement community I only have one cat. Her name is Lilly, she is a rescue, and the light of my life.

    • Dorthy Massey says

      Most of my life I have had at least two of each, dogs and cats, Some times more. When I moved in with my Son and His family, I also moved 3 cats and 3 dogs, to join his two dogs. At present we each have 1 cat and they get along really well. My little Molly was a stray that
      we found in our garage right after she had given birth to two kittens. Kittens did not make it because she was a bad malnutrition case from being on the streets so long. She is now a healthy, loving, glossy coated pet in our house. Her family undoubtrdly discovered she was pregrant and tossed Her out on the street. I don’t understand how some people can do this. I now have a very loveable Molly Cat.

  6. Carole Ann Cook says

    I am a dog person, recently feeling like an awful Mother. My Miniature Dachshund, Princess Olivia Joy Sugarcookie had a c-section/spaying operation yesterday to remove a beautifully perfect but undeliverable large deceased puppy, the second of which she’d carried. The little trooper Olivia is already doing so well today. No more for us! Graphic lesson for me – ‘Spay and Neuter to avoid overpopulation’ … and heartache.

  7. Fran Galvin says

    I have loved animals all my life. I have had dogs, cats and geese throughout my life minus 21 years that I was not allowed pets in my apartment. I live in senior housing and have a wonderful, loving cat that I have had for almost 10 years, that someone abandoned. Pumpkin is the love of my life and I hope we have a lot more years together.

  8. says

    I’m a cat person. I have an adopted feline princess named Callie. She’s my baby! She sometimes gets her stinky saliva on my yarn, but I love her anyway!

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