I created this crochet Heart Paw Print Applique for Lucy, our Golden Retriever, who will be 10 years old in a couple of days.
She is so beautiful, funny and cute. Lucy is bringing us so much love and we can’t imagine our life without her.
She taught us what is important in life and left her pawprints on our hearts forever. Thank you for the wonderful 10 years together and Happy Birthday, our sweet Lucy!
“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” Agatha Christie
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Have you noticed that a dog paw looks like a heart? My crochet paw print applique is made from one large heart for the pad and four small hearts for the toes.
Just crochet these hearts and embellish with them any of your dog items – blanket, clothes, bed, etc., or any of your own items – scarf, hat, or bag!
I used this heart paw applique to embellish a crochet dog bandana, which I made for Lucy.
Crochet Paw Print Applique – Free Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
The large heart is about 1-3/4”, and the small heart is about ½”.
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You need to make one large heart for the pad and four small hearts for the toes.
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 9 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Row make HDC and DC, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC into each of next 4 Sts, 3 DC, DC in next 4 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round, 2 SC in each of next 5 Sts, then SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC, SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 5 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 1.
Small Heart – make four
Make a magic ring,
Rnd 1. Ch 2, (3 HDC, 2 SC, HDC, 2 SC, 3 HDC) in ring, Ch 2, Sl St in ring.
Pull the tail yarn to close the ring.
Embellish with your crochet heart paw print anything you would like!
I hope you enjoyed this heart paw print free crochet pattern!
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Enjoy some more beautiful photos of our Lucy! (I have literally thousands of Lucy’s pictures and it was really hard to choose only a couple of them!)
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