Lacy Dog Collar

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This is our Sadie girl – she is a miniature dachshund that will let us put any outfit on her.  She is very sweet and fun even though she does get into mischief on occasion!  I created this collar so she would have something festive to wear for our annual family Christmas picture.  It uses simple stitch combinations and works up quickly.

Yes, Sadie is tiny (only 10 pounds!) and I made her a size S (according to the pattern below) but the pattern comes in 5 sizes with approximate measurements for each size.  First, you should measure your pet’s neck at about the spot you see where the collar lays on Sadie in the photo above .  (This would work fine for a cat, too) Then pick the size that comes closest to that measurement (in inches).  It is best to go with the size that is closest to but does not exceed the measurement you took since you can add length at the end by making the button tab a little longer.


Red Heart With Love Metallic (click on image to purchase)

This yarn is so pretty! It has the softness of the regular With Love yarn but the added bonus of a matching metallic thread  – it sparkles more than you can see in the photos.  It is a medium weight acrylic yarn.  You can make many collars with just one skein.

F/5/3.75mm hook for sizes XS & S

G/6/4.0mm hook for size M

H/8/5 mm Hook for sizes L & XL

Yarn needle

Decorative button (about 1” in diameter) – I found mine at Michael’s in the bead section.

Sewing thread and needle

Sew-on metal hook and eye (Click here to see an example of these)

Notes about the Pattern:  Collar is worked back and forth in rows.

Button is added at end with a hook closure underneath.


XS = 10 ½”   S = 13 ½”      M = 16 ½”

L = 19 ½”      XL = 22 ½”

Instructions given for size Extra Small with all other sizes given in different colors as shown above and in parentheses.

Ch 34 (46, 58, 70, 82)

**Note: For sizes L & XL, use tr in place of all dcs and use dtr in place of all tr (as written below)**

Row 1:  Working in the back bar of the ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (33 (45, 57, 69, 81) sc )

Row 2 (Right Side):  Ch 1, sc in each of next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 1 (13, 24, 36, 48) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 10 sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, (ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st) across. Turn. (12 (16, 20, 24, 28) ch-5 sps)

Row 4 (Right Side): Ch 1, sk 1st sc,  sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, (ch 1, dc) 3x in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp; [(ch 1, dc) 4x in next ch-5 sp; ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp] 1x (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x); sk next ch-5 sp, (ch 1, tr) 5x in next sc (between Skipped ch-5 sp and next ch-5 sp); ch 1, sk next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp; Repeat [ ] 1x (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x); Fasten off. Do not turn.

Row 5 (Right Side): With the Right Side facing, join with sc in end of Row 1, ch 4, sc in end of Row 2, ch 4, sc in next sl st, [(ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3x; (ch 1, sl st in each of next 2 ch-1 sps] 2x (3x, 4x, 5x, 6x); (ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) 4x (edging at center larger shell); ch 1, sl st in each next 2 ch-1 sps;  Repeat [ ] 2x (3x, 4x, 5x, 6x) ending with a sl st in 1st sc after last shell; ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in end of Row 1. Do not fasten off.

Button Tab:

Row 1:  Ch 1, work sc in end of Row 1 and 2; Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off.

**If you need more length for this tab, add more repeats of Row 2


Weave in all ends.

Using sewing needle and thread, sew button to tab.

In the same manner sew hook underneath button and eye on other end of collar so lines up with hook.


Wet collar with cold water and roll in towel to remove excess water.  Lay collar flat pulling out all shells and ch-4 sps – let dry overnight.

And there you have it – a pretty collar for your four-legged friend that will make him or her even cuter!


If you have any questions about the pattern, please add a comment below so we can all learn from your input.

Here’s an image that you can pin so you remember to make one for your Christmas photo:

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16 thoughts on “Lacy Dog Collar

  1. Hi! This is from end of Row 5 saying “ch 4, sc in end of Row 1” does this mean I’m going to connect Row 5 with Row 1 after doing a ch 4? I’m confused because it looked nothing like the collar in the photo.

      1. Glad you figured it out! Yay! Hope you have fun seeing it on your (or someone’s) pet 🙂

    1. You would sc in the end of Row 1 down along the side . . . in case someone else has the same question. 🙂

  2. Hi there, such a cute collar. I am attempting this pattern and having no luck. Is it possible to some how have a visual of row 4. I am cannot follow at all. And these numbers, 1x (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) I know they relate to the size you are making, but in row 4, I do not understand how they relate. Thanks……

    1. Hello! So glad you are making this collar. It will look so cute. 🙂
      Sorry to hear you are having problems with Row 4 – basically, for each of those numbers: 1x (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) the “x” means “times” – so all of the stitches that are inside these brackets: [ ] you would repeat the number of times listed for the size you are making. So, for example, if you are making size S and all of the small numbers are written in red, then you would repeat the stitches in the brackets “2x” which means 2 times. Having the repeats listed this way means all sizes can use the same stitches/instructions with slight variations. Hope this helps – feel free to email me with more questions. [email protected]

  3. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 0 (13, 24, 36, 48) sts,
    Size XS, should that be zero or 10? Neither seemed to work out for me.

    1. Hello! The pattern should read “sc in next 1 (13, 24, 36, 48) sts” (I have changed the “0” to 1) – Thank you for catching that typo & sorry for any inconvenience. I hope your collar turns out okay – Jennifer

  4. Such a lovely collar, thank you sharing this pattern!
    I too am having the same problem as Chelsey, with row 4, were you able to help her out?

    1. Hi – You may need to check your Row 3. Row 3 is all ch-5 spaces that set up the pretty scallop stitches in Row 4. Across Row 4 you work into the ch-5 sps as the pattern indicates – by putting several stitches inside the ch-5 spaces, you get a scallop edge for the collar.
      Hope this helps – if you need more help, please email me with questions. Jennifer

  5. Hi: The image for the brand and kind of yarn you used doesn’t show up in the post. Could you please write out the name and weight of the yarn so we can find it?

    Super-cute project–I’d like to try it for our chihuahua!


    1. Hi – Sorry about the missing image and information. I just fixed it so you should be able to get all the info you need for this project/yarn. Happy crocheting!

  6. I’m so confused on row 4… how I’m reading it, it doesn’t work across the row and I put all the stitches in the 5th stitch. Do I single crochet to every 5th stitch then put 3 double crochet in every 5th stitch? Or something else?

    1. Hi – Please email me with further questions about this pattern.
      Row 4 works into several ch-5 spaces that were created in Row 3 – so you are fitting several stitches inside each ch-5 sp to create the shells/fans that give the collar a scallop edge. Hope this helps – Jennifer

    1. Hello!
      “Bet.” means between – I will fix the pattern so the whole word is visible.
      Hope your collar turns out nicely.

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