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By Natalie Gagnon
From Modern Dog Magazine
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.
- 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).
- 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.
This article was written by Natalie Gagnon from Modern Dog and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.