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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.
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
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 0 (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.
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!
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