Friday, May 14, 2010

Timber's Crocheted Collar

In my last post, I had mentioned that I wanted to make a quick something for Timber or myself to wear at the Bark in the Park event (which is tomorrow!). Zina from His Glory Hand Knits suggested a cabled collar. I really liked the idea of a collar but, I'm a slow knitter. Additionally, I caught a yucky cold this week (it wasn't allergies) and haven't felt like doing much of anything. So I decided to crochet. In case I haven't mentioned this before, I'm a much faster crocheter. I spent the last couple days brainstorming what color yarn I would use to complement Timber's grey sable coloring and what kind of stitch I would use to spice up the collar. Here it is: 

I settled for Elegant Yarn Heavenly, a DK weight superwash wool, in an emerald green color. I took the yarn and my G hook with me to work today (where I should mention I later also LOST my G hook) and got to stitching on my lunch break. I had measured Timber's neck last night (17" circumference) and had done some swatching to figure out how many stitches I would get per inch. I chained 70 and joined to the original chain (making sure not to twist the stitches!) and did two rows of single crochet in the back loop. On the third round, I alternated between one single crochet and one picot stitch all the way around. I had considered edging the other side with the picot also but decided it might be too much. He is a boy, after all.

Now Timber is all ready for the big walk. I also realized that he would still have to wear his harness and the bandana he gets for the walk. So now I'm glad I did just the one row of picot and didn't make the collar too wide. Wish us luck!


  1. best of luck to you both!! (although he is already one lucky dog to have you ... crocheting a special collar - wow!)

  2. Lucky dog! Bet he was the best looking critter at the event.

  3. That collar is cute, your dog is cuter!!!! Very nice color choice!

  4. The collar looks good! I am much faster at crocheting too.


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