ABOUT This Christmas Crochet Dog Bandana PATTERN
- It’s a great Christmas crochet project (or gift idea) for beginners as the pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to half double crochet, single crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make this Christmas Crochet Dog Bandana!
- You can make it in under an hour and it uses only a small amount of yarn (less than a quarter of a skein in total).
- The collar is adjustable so you can customize the size to fit your dog. It ties up around the neck so there’s flexibility on sizing.
- It’s Charlie tested and approved!
This Christmas Dog Bandana Crochet Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.
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Santa/Christmas Crochet Dog Bandana Pattern Details
Finished Santa Dog Bandana, using the yarn listed below and a H/8 (5.00mm) hook, is 8″ high (from top of collar to bottom of lowest point of triangle) and the widest part (the top row) of the triangle is 8.5″ wide.
Finished collar size is 34″ long and 1.5″ wide. Instructions for adjusting the size of the collar are included below.
Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) yarn for everything but the collar and border. Bulky fleece (5) yarn for the collar and border.
What I used:
- Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid for everything but the collar and border. This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yd./260m and you only need less than a quarter skein in total.
- I used the color “Cherry” for the main red part of the bandana; the color “Black” for the belt; and the color “Sunny Day” for the belt buckle.
- For the collar and border, I used Bernat Pipsqueak. This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yd / 92 m. The exact color is called “Whitey White.”
Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) for everything but the belt buckle. For the belt buckle: F/5 (3.75mm).
Other Materials: Yarn Needle and Scissors
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Crochet Christmas Dog Bandana PATTERN NOTES:
- The collar is made separately. The triangle part of the bandana, once completed, is sewn onto the collar.
- The triangle part of the Santa Dog Bandana is worked from the bottom up.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Always start in the same stitch as the chain.
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The collar of the bandana is made separately from the triangle part of the bandana. The triangle part, once completed, is sewn onto the center of the collar.
The collar’s ends tie up around the dog’s neck so the sizing doesn’t need to be exact. I found that a 34″ collar ties up nicely around most medium and large size dogs.
To create a collar that is 34″ long, which should fit a medium and large size dog, follow the pattern below.
If you want to make your collar smaller or larger, subtract or add starting chains + 1. For reference, 84 chains of Pipsqueak (bulky (5) weight yarn) makes a collar that is 34″ long.
Note About Using Worsted Weight Yarn
While I did not make the collar with worsted (4) weight yarn, I tested the length and found that 113 chains of worsted weight yarn (after a few rows) makes a collar that is approximately 34″ long. If you do use worsted yarn for the collar, you may want to add rows until the collar is 1.5″ wide.
Christmas Crochet Dog Bandana Written Instructions
With bulky fluffy white yarn and a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, ch 84.
Row 1: In second chain from hook, sc. sc in each ch across (83 sts).
Row 2 – 3: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across (83 sts).
Your finished collar should be approximately 34″ long and 1.5″ wide.
Bandana (Triangle Part)
With worsted weight red colored yarn and a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, ch 2.
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in same st. (2 sts).
Row 2: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in each st across. (4 sts)
Row 3: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in each st across. (8 sts)
Row 4: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (8 sts)
Row 5: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in next st. hdc in next 6 sts. 2 hdc in next st. (10 sts)
Row 6: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (10 sts)
Row 7: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in next 2 sts. hdc in next 6 sts. 2 hdc in next 2 sts. (14 sts)
Row 8: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (14 sts)
Row 9 (Belt): Change color: fasten off red yarn and attach black yarn with a sl st. Turn. Do not ch. With black yarn, 2 hdc in next st. hdc in next 12 sts. 2 hdc in next st. (16 sts)
Row 10 (Belt Continued): ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (16 sts).
Row 11: Change color: fasten off black yarn and attach red yarn with a sl st. Turn. Do not ch. With red yarn, 2 hdc in next st. hdc in next 14 sts. 2 hdc in next st. (18 sts).
Row 12: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (18 sts)
Row 13: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in next 2 sts. hdc in next 14 sts. 2 hdc in next 2 sts. (22 sts)
Row 14: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (22 sts)
Row 15: ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc in next st. hdc in next 20 sts. 2 hdc in next st. (24 sts)
Row 16: ch 1 and turn. hdc in each st across. (24 sts)
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
With a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, attach bulky (5) weight, fluffy white yarn to the corner where you just fastened off.
Working towards bottom of triangle, sc evenly down. In the st at the very bottom of the triangle, sc three times into same st. sc evenly up. At the top right corner, sc three times into corner st. sc across top. When back at first sc stitch, sc into st to join and sl st into same st. Fasten off leaving a 30″ tail.
With yarn needle, use the tail from border to attach triangle part of bandana to collar:
- Ensure the bandana is centered on the collar so the ends of the collar are of equal length on both sides.
- Sew into the back of the collar into the first row – above the chain row (about 0.5″ from bottom).
- Ensure that all corner stitches of bandana are sewn onto collar back of collar.
- When finished, the front of the collar will slightly overlap the front of the bandana.
With F/5 (3.75mm) hook and golden yellow colored yarn, ch 24.
1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sl st into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In next 3 chains, sl st into back ridge loop. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
2nd Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 6 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
3rd Rectangle Side (short): sl st into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
4th Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 6 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sl st to join.
Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle to Santa Dog Bandana with the rows of black in the middle.
And that’s it! Charlie hopes that your dog enjoys this Santa Dog Bandana as much as he loves his. And both Charlie and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!
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