We love our furry friends and we love to find ways to spoil them. This week, Angie is celebrating the special bond we have with our pets by sharing her favourite crochet pet patterns from the extensive LoveCrochet pattern collection.
1. Free Pet Tie
This free pattern is perfect for dressing up your pets for special occasions. The tie features a pet-safe velcro closure at the back that will release if the tie gets snagged – pet safety is important to this designer! She recommends Rowan Kid Classic and Rowan Handknit Cotton for this super simple project.
2. Varsity Doggie Jumper
The Varsity is all about showing your furry pal that you love them. Perfect for small to medium sized dogs, this dog sweater is made of wonderfully colourful Paintbox Yarns Simply DK.
3. Hampton the Mouse (cat toy)
We love these little mice! Perfect for cats everywhere, this pattern includes a detailed picture tutorial and measures about 4 inches long (excluding the tail) when finished. The designer suggests using oddments of aran weight cotton yarn for this fun beginner project.
4. Gingham Paw Print Pet Blanket for Battersea
Using Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, this gorgeous gingham blanket is a lovely addition to your pet's bed. With a paw motif, and the opportunity to get as colourful as your heart desires, this blanket is a great intermediate level project that belongs in your WIPs. If it couldn't get any sweeter, all proceeds from the sales of this blanket go back to helping the animals at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
5. Free Romantic Dog Sweater
Ooh, another free pattern! This super sweet sweater has instructions for sizes to fit nearly any dog, and it’s simple enough for a beginner to tackle. It uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn, a workhorse yarn that can stand up to whatever your fur baby gets into!
6. Free Salty Pretzel Toy
This Amigurumi pretzel toy isn't just adorable to look at, it's also deliciously fun for your pets to play with! You can easily crochet this simple salty snack in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in a single afternoon.