Cute Knitted Collars

Give your pooch a cozy collar with these simple knits.


Skill Level: Easy

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Finished Measurements: Approx 8 inches long, plus button loop

Yarns

  • Lion Brand Fun Fur (Art. 320): 100% polyester; 1 3/4 oz. (50 g); 64 yds. (58 m); bulky weight, 1 skein #113 Red
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight (Art. 660): 80% acrylic, 20% nylon; 5 oz. (140 g); 435 yds. (398 m); sport weight, 1 skein Ranch Red #102

Needles & Extras

  • Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
  • Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • 3/4-inch-diameter button (we used JHB #1449 Paw)
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

Instructions

Note: This pattern is a 4-stitch I-cord and is worked holding both strands of yarn together.

Cast on 4 sts. *Do not turn. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.

Take yarn across back of sts and k4; rep from * until collar measures desired length (fits around dog's neck plus 1 to1 1/2 inches). Bind off until 1 st rem.

Transfer st to crochet hook and ch 8; sl st into same st as beg ch; fasten off. Trim ends even with ends of Fun Fur. Sew on button.

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: Approx 8 inches long, plus button loop

Yarn

  • Lion Brand Lion Suede (Art. 210): 100% polyester; 3 oz. (85 g); 122 yds. (110 m); bulky weight, 1 skein #125 Mocha

Needles & Extras

  • Size 9 (6 mm) knitting needles
  • Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Button to fit button-loop opening (we used JHB #92825 Silver Pooch)
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

Instructions

Note: This pattern makes a 2-stitch I-cord along both sides, and the center stitch is worked in Garter stitch (knit all rows). The collar is reversible.

Cast on 5 sts.

Row 1: K3; leaving yarn at back of work, sl last 2 sts pwise; turn.

Row 2: P2, k1, bring yarn to front of work and sl last 2 sts pwise; turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for desired length (circumference of dog's neck plus 1 to 1 1/2 inches). Bind off last row until 1 st rem; transfer st to crochet hook, ch 6, sl st into first bind-off st; fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew on button.

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