Crochet Blanket for Dogs


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at Yarnspirations.com, I’m your host, Mikey. Today we’re gonna work on the Doggy Comfort Blanket. Now, this is a really cute blanket. Um, I was just recently at the vet and there was a really sick cat and it was cuddled up into a blanket. I know my cat was really sick and that’s why I had taken my cat in and you know, when you have a pet that you care about, you know, you wanna take great comfort. There’s also some veterinarian services or animal shelters that will take, uh, donations of blankets in order to keep those pets nice and warm and feeling comfortable with inside their kennels. You know, as they’re going through the healing process and et cetera. If you love this blanket so much, we also have it available in adult size or human size. And, uh, it’s the same stitch work, and this is call the Simple Texture Blanket. Also available on Yarnspirations.com. We also have a tutorial on that as well. But today we’re gonna be featuring the dog size. So we have a cat size, a dog size, and a human size. But today, we’re going to feature the dog. So, with no further ado, let’s listen to this real quick. This video has sound alerts added. When you hear this sound [chiming], it will be your signal that the segment is finishing up. Press “stop” and crochet the instructions and then press play again to continue along in your project. So, here’s a quick look at the pattern. It’s all just one page, it’s that simple. There’s a different size of the blankets. Uh, the cat is approximately 30 inches square. And the dog is 40 inches square. And, of course, the human size is even bigger than that. So, it’s just a matter of just changing the stitch counts right in the very beginning. For cats, it’s chaining of ninety, for dogs, it’s chaining of one hundred and two, just to make up for the different sizes. But if you would like to change the size even to make it a baby blanket, you can just keep it in multiples of two. And this will work out, so you maybe have a matching one for your pet, for your baby, for yourself. And et cetera. These make for really kind of a cool idea. So, within today’s pattern, I’m going to be explaining how to do the stitch work and let me show you this sample that I have, here off camera. The nice thing about this sample is that it makes it really quite dense. So you’re gonna use, uh, Caron One Pound Yarn in order to work today. And you’re going to use a 5 mm crochet hook. Now, that is normally not that small of a hook for Caron One Pound, but you got your little baby here, so you don’t, you wanna make sure that there aren’t excessive gaps in there so they don’t get their paws stuck in anything. So, you can can see it’s a nice, dense pattern just like so. So, without further ado, let’s move on and let’s start our chains and let’s begin to do this project. So, let’s begin with the slip knot. And we’re gonna insert our 5 mm, size “H” crochet hook today. So, if you’re doing the cat size, make sure you chain ninety. If you’re doing dog size, chain one hundred and two. Sorry, chain one hundred and twenty. And then for any other size, if you wanna just change the size, keep it in multiples of two which I’m going to do. For tutorial reasons, today. So, just go 1, 2, 1, 2, or just chain the number that is suggested for the cat or dog size. So, 1, 2, 1, 2. [chiming sounds] 1, 2. And once it’s to your satisfaction with that, just end your chain. Just keep it as is and let’s move on to begin to do the stitch pattern. So, to begin this pattern it’s actually really quite simple. So, we’re going to go second chain from the hook. So, one, and two. And we are going to just go into the back loop only. And you’re going to single crochet. So, the next stitch, in order to get rid of those nasty track lines of crochet, it goes to a double crochet. Okay? So this creates the whole illusion of it’s a solid panel instead of just being tracks of crochet work. So, then you’re going to come to the next one and it’ll be single crochet. And then the next one will be double. And the next one will be single. And you’re going to carry on all the way down your chain doing that same thing [chiming sound]. So, just every other one is a different stitch. So, it’s either double or it’s single. And you’re gonna go all the way to the end. Meet me at the end of your chain in just a moment. When you get to the end of your chain, your very last chain will be the exact same stitch that you started with on the other side. So we started with single crochet, so it’ll end in single crochet. That makes it very simple to be able to follow. So, we’re gonna turn our work and go for row number two. So, let’s go for row number two. So it’s gonna be repeating rows number two and three for the remaining of your project for the size that you would like to go. So, it’s thirty inches for the length and the width for the cat, and it’s forty inches for the dog. And so, to begin this one, we just have to start and we notice that the last one that we just finished was a single crochet. So, we want to create the opposite look, so we’re going to start off with chaining three, which counts as a double crochet. And then the next one, see it’s a double crochet down here but the next one this time will be a single crochet. And then the next one is gonna be a double crochet. So, you just gotta remember just to do the opposite, so never do two of the same stitch in a row, like two singles or two doubles. So, the next one is a single. Next one is a double. This is, the next one is a single. And what, once you get used to this pattern, your brain will automatically deal with that without having to think much about it. So, you go all the way to the end and the last one is a single crochet from the row below, and this time it has to be a double. So, we started with a chaining of three, which was the double on the side so the last one on this one has to be a double. So, let’s turn our work and do row number three. So, row number three, last time it was a double crochet down here, so this time it’s gonna be a single above, so chain up one only. And one single into the same one And then the next one is gonna be a double. And the row below that was just a single down here. So, this is what creates that illusion of the look of filling everything in. So, it’s just single, double, single, double. Single, double, all the way to the end. So, if at any point you’re starting to mess up, at any point you’ll notice that right away and you wanna make sure that you really are kind of paying attention in the beginning just so your brian clicks in and other than that, it’s really quite simple. The last one out here, this was a double crochet last time so this time it must be a single crochet. And we started with single any way. So, turning our work… Last time it was single down here, so this time it’s gotta be a chain three for a double. And so we move to the next one and make it single. And then double. So, you can see it’s actually a really great pattern. It fills in those spaces. And because, uh, you’re using your Caron One Pound Yarn, you’ll notice that it’s gonna be a very nice, dense, um, blanket. like, so. And that’s perfect for your pets as well in order for them not to get tangled up into any project. So we started off with the double, that means that this final one has to be a double. And if you’re keeping count in the pattern, anyway, it’ll work out. So, there is no border on this particular project, so that’s all you have to do. Go to the size that you would like to do and until next time, I’m Mikey. On behalf of The Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com, have a great day. We’ll see you again real soon. Bye-bye! 👋 [music playing]

25 thoughts on “Crochet Blanket for Dogs

  • I was wondering how this would work out with dog nails. It looks like the designer thought of everything! I thought I was crazy in crocheting a blanket for my dog, but it looks like I'm in good company 😀

  • I am so happy that you are doing these for our lovey pets. Could you do one for a doggy coat for tiny pups? Thanks sugar

  • I have actually already made this blanket for my dog. It was the first this I ever made. I used the wooly wonders crochet easy blanket tutorial. It was the first time I had ever used YouTube to follow a video tutorial. For anyone just starting out, I would highly recommend this stitch. My dog always uses this blanket and is sleeping on it as I type. I'm so glad I found your channel last year, I've used lots of your wonderful tutorials. Keep up the good work Mikey and team.

  • Sorry if this is a stupid question (newb here), but is every SC in the back loop? Are the DC stitches as well? It gets mentioned once but never again. Just want to clarify, as it's not always easy to visualize that level of detail. Worst case, I do both loops. I guess I'll have to try it and find out.

  • I LOVE this idea. I am going to call my local shelter up and see if they have a need, if not then I'm sure some of the vets might. Thanks for the insperation. I love all of your videos and it has made getting back into crocheting so easy. it's been a real help lately. ❤❤❤❤

  • Mikey if I was wanting to use a red heart super saver yarn what size hook would I need and would I need to make any other changes?

  • Hi Mikey.i can not afford to go on a crochet cruise..when will you both becoming to Barbie Ontario for the crochet crowd.thank you nancy

  • Thank you, this is just what I needed, as I wanted to crochet a blanket for cats and dogs, but in a kind of close-knit stitch their claws will not be caught in. This one is simple, makes a nice, thick texture to keep paws and bums warm. I trialled it on a small pad for a kitten, for his perch on a cat tree. I usually send donations of pet blankets for Cats and Dogs home, and I'm glad to have learnt a different pattern. Thank you again, may all your pets be well 🙂

  • My working cocker loves blankets! She knows them by "binky." Her favorites are the wool ones. I made a beautiful acrylic blanket for my son, but the pooch took it over. I'm now working on her pillow bed. The stuffing went flat so I'm redoing the stuffing and will attach a crochet binkie to it so she will have the choice to lay on top or burrow inside.

  • I learned this pattern differently. In it you always start with Ch1 and SC on the first stitch of each row and you always end with DC. It is a little simpler and easier to follow that way.

  • Questions I have . Please help
    3:20 is that also just on the back loop or both loops?
    Does the third row also start off with only using the back loop?
    Row 3 5:16
    Row 2 4:24
    Here is the pattern : https://www.yarnspirations.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog-spinrite/default/dw1b081ead/PDF/CAC0708-002261M.pdf

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