D.I.Y. Craft: Make Your Dog a Scarf!
## Materials: Visit your local yarn store and find a bulky weight (weight category 5) yarn that catches your eye. For a warmer cowl, choose a yarn with a high wool content. Also have in mind how long you’d like your cowl to be and how many times you’ll want to wrap it around your dog’s neck. ![diy-dog-scarf-inline](https://s3.amazonaws.com/jmsstatic/assets/thenoseprint/articles/d-i-y-craft-make-your-dog-a-scarf/diy-dog-scarf-inline.png) ## You’ll need: - 1 or 2 balls of bulky weight yarn in a colour of your choice (buy one ball for a shorter cowl, two balls for a longer one) - Crochet hook at the recommended size on the label of your chosen yarn. For bulky yarns use a K–10.5 to M–13 (metric equivalent: 6.5 to 9mm). ## How-to: - With your chosen yarn, complete as many chain stitches as needed to reach the desired length of your cowl. - Ensuring that your chain is not twisted, slip stitch through the first chain to form your cowl into a ring. Do not turn. - Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch in top of first single crochet. Do not turn. - Repeat step 3 until your cowl is the desired width. - Fasten off and weave in ends. * Cool Idea: To spruce up your cowl, add a border on either side in a different colour, weave some ribbon through the stitches to embellish, or for the more advanced crocheter, add a decorative border in a fancier stitch—we like reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) as shown. For more cute crochet ideas, check out more patterns by Natalie on [NattypatCrochet.com](http://nattypatcrochet.com/). [From Modern Dog Magazine](http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/diy-craft-make-your-dog-scarf/88331) This article was written by Natalie Gagnon from [Modern Dog](http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/diy-craft-make-your-dog-scarf/88331) and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.
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