I made this crochet Valentine’s Day dog bandana for our lovely golden retriever Lucy. This bandana is easy to make and can be finished in one evening.
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This year Valentine’s Day was very special for our Lucy. Two weeks before Christmas she had complicated surgery and had to spend two months wearing a dog cone collar with very limited physical activities.
On Valentine’s Day, Lucy’s vet allowed her to take the cone off and return to normal life! I quickly made this bandana for Lucy to celebrate her recovery!
This Valentine’s Day dog bandana is made from cotton yarn and is embellished with simple heart appliques.
For this bandana I used the same pattern as for the original pink bandana I made for Lucy earlier. I just made different edging using two colors in a twisted pattern.
You will find instructions on how to make this edging below. Such edging, made in white and red colors, will be also perfect for Christmas.
Even though it has Valentine’s theme, we all love our dogs every day of the year, and so this heart-themed bandana has a special meaning all year round.
Valentine’s Day Dog Bandana – 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
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
Approximately 33” long and 9” wide (at widest point)
- Patons Grace sport weight #2 yarn (100% mercerized cotton, color – red), 1.75 oz/50 g – 2 skeins, Color A
- Patons Grace sport weight #2 yarn (100% mercerized cotton, color – lotus), 1.75 oz/50 g – 1 skein, Color B
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With color A, follow the Instructions for the pink dog bandana Rows 1 – 86. Do not fasten off.
Note: when working along the row ends, work into the spaces between the row-end st and next stitch.
Rnd 1. Work 2 SC in each row-end St around.
Note: we will NOT be making edging along the longest straight side, only along the shorter sides.
Row 1. SC into first St of previous Row, *Ch 3, skip two next Sts, SC into next St*; repeat from * until you reach central point, **Ch 3, skip one St, SC into next St – 2 times around the point, continue repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
Fasten off color A. Do not turn.
Row 2. Join color B into the first SC of previous row, Ch 1, SC into same St, Ch 2, **remove hook from last Ch, from front to back insert hook into the next Ch-3 space, pick up Ch, Ch 4**;
repeat from ** to ** * to last Ch-3 space, from front to back insert hook into the last Ch-3 space, pick up Ch, Ch 2, SC into the last SC of previous row.
Make small size crochet heart appliques; sew them on the bandana.
Dress up your dog!
I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day crochet dog bandana!