This crochet Pumpkin Face dog bandana is another Halloween accessory I designed for our golden retriever Lucy. I like to dress up our dog, and Halloween is a perfect holiday to do this!
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My previous crochet Halloween dog bandana is made in a triangular shape and just tied around the neck. It is also embellished with a crochet Spider applique.
This Pumpkin Face dog bandana is made as a collar that doesn’t require buttons or tying up, you just slip it over your dog’s head!
This bandana is designed for a large size dog (our Lucy is about 62 pounds). You can adapt it for any size by adjusting the collar size and bandana width.
This dog bandana is easy to make and is also a great stash buster project as it requires a small amount of yarn.
If you like to crochet for your dog, make sure to check out my other patterns – pink dog bandana, Christmas dog scarf, flower dog headband, and Christmas dog stocking!
I also designed a heart-shaped Paw Print applique. Such an applique can be used as an embellishment of various pets’ items or your own items as well.
Check out these gift ideas for pets and pet lovers on Etsy!
Pumpkin Face Halloween Dog Bandana – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this crochet dog bandana is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop. The free pattern is below.
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Ch – chain
BLO – back loop only
DC – double crochet
DC2tog – double crochet two stitches together
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
Fits a large sized dog (our Lucy is about 62 pounds).
Collar circumference – 17”, bandana is about 9-1/4” from the neck to the bandana’s point.
Medium weight #4 yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn). Color A – carrot, Color B – black
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Black sewing thread
How to adjust bandana size
1. When you make the Collar, make fewer or more Rows depending on your dog’s neck size.
2. Bandana: in Row 1 of the Bandana work SC just a couple more stitches than half of the collar length. (My collar has 54 rows, half is 27, for bandana I made 31 SC). Make sure that you have an uneven number of SC.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With Color A (leave beginning tail about 8-10” long), Ch 5;
Row 1. SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each of next 3 Chs – total 4 SC. Turn.
Row 2. Work in BLO. Ch 1, SC in each St across – total 4 SC. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the size of dog’s neck. (I made 54 rows.)
Do not cut off, we will continue working on bandana.
After the last Row of the collar, do not turn – continue working along the long edge.
Row 1. Ch 1, work across the long edge making one stitch per row – 31 SC, turn.
Row 2. Ch 3 (counts as first DC), DC in each St across – 31 DC, turn.
Row 3. Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a stitch, now and throughout), skip first St, DC in each of next 28 Sts, DC2tog, total – 29 Sts, turn.
Row 4. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 26 Sts, DC2tog, total – 27 Sts, turn.
Row 5. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 24 Sts, DC2tog, total – 25 Sts, turn.
Row 6. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 22 Sts, DC2tog, total – 23 Sts, turn.
Row 7. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 20 Sts, DC2tog, total – 21 Sts, turn.
Row 8. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 18 Sts, DC2tog, total – 19 Sts, turn.
Row 9. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 16 Sts, DC2tog, total – 17 Sts, turn.
Row 10. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 14 Sts, DC2tog, total – 15 Sts, turn.
Row 11. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 12 Sts, DC2tog, total – 13 Sts, turn.
Row 12. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 10 Sts, DC2tog, total – 11 Sts, turn.
Row 13. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 8 Sts, DC2tog, total – 9 Sts, turn.
Row 14. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 6 Sts, DC2tog, total – 7 Sts, turn.
Row 15. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 4 Sts, DC2tog, total – 5 Sts, turn.
Row 16. Ch 2, skip first St, DC in each of next 2 Sts, DC2tog, total – 3 Sts, turn.
Row 17. Ch 2, skip first St, DC2tog, Ch 1.
Small Triangular for the Eyes and Nose – make 3
With Color B, Ch 5;
Row 1. Sl St into 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next Ch, HDC in next Ch, DC in next Ch.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
With Color B, Ch 10;
Row 1. Working under two loops of the Chain, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook, *make tooth – Ch 3, Sl St into 2nd Ch from hook, SC into next Ch – this complete first tooth, skip next Ch, Sl St in next Ch*, repeat from * to * 3 more times – 4 teeth total, Ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Using beginning tail and tapestry needle, sew short sides of the collar together.
With sewing thread and sewing needle, sew the Eyes, Nose and Mouth on the bandana.
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Thank you so much for all your kind comments on Instargam! I am glad that now you subscribed to my website as well. Yes, Lucy is very adorable and as my son says- goldens are the best dogs in the whole world! Merry Christmas to you too! Olena