Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday Mischeif-Easy Knitted Valentine's Day Dog Collars

Mom knitted us up some super easy Valentine's Day Collars.  They only take about an hour or less to make.  This would be a good first project for someone just starting out in knitting.  For the small dogs I cast on about 40 stitches of worsted weight yarn (the collars will be stretchy so the size is forgiving) on a size 4 40 inch circular needle.  For the large dogs I cast on about 90 stitches  Then I divided the stitches and joined in the round for magic loop.

I knitted in 2 by 2 rib (knit 2 purl 2) until the collars where the width I wanted then I bound off in the pattern.  That's it!  I sewed some little pink heart buttons on with the left over yarn and they were done.

One ball of Knit Picks worsted weight yarn in Gypsy was more then enough for five collars.


  1. Woof! Woof! Cute! Mom needs to start knitting again ... just need more time??? Happy Monday Mischief. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Love the collors and what a good idea. They all look like they loved them!

  3. How cute. Everyone looks ready for tomorrow.

    Your pal, Pip

  4. How cute are these collars? And, just in
    time for Valentine's Day :)

  5. oh my gosh!
    what a fabulous neck warmer you made and shared with us!
    i love them!
    you are wonderful!
    happy valentine's day!
    m & a

  6. The collars are cute - what a great idea! We could do that for St Patricks Day too! Thanks for the pattern. Did you crochet the sweater that Dr.Zira is wearing? We like that too.

    Knock on wood - to date we have not any problems with an all female household. Betsy and Sasha are still trying to establish their pecking order with each other. My husband is retired to everyone is monitored closely unless we go off together - then each big dog has their separate room until we return. Our best friends have 4 large female dogs and they do not have any problems either.

    Just so you know - we look forward to your daily blogs.
    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  7. oh my goodness how adorable. But we don't trust mom with the needles
    Benny & Lily

  8. How cute!! I wonder if I can get my mom to crochet me one of those??


  9. All of your collars are beautiful!

  10. You guys will be the best dressed on valentine's day for sure!

  11. So adorbs! If only Mom and yarn were friends...sigh. It is not pretty when they get together.

  12. Those collars are beOOtiful! Your sweet momma is just full of da talents, dere is no way our mom could ever make sumptin' like dem. ;)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  13. Very cool! We are so jealous of your mom's talent! We are definitely not going to get anything that nice made by OUR mom! She's hopeless!

  14. Oh my pugness! Awww the photos are sooo cute! Those collars are beautiful! you are so talanted! Love Frank xxxx