Doggy Pillow Crochet Pattern


Crocheted Dog Pillow

Approximate size: 12½ inches in diameter

Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “AUNT LYDIA’S” HEAVY RUG YARN, Article 235 3 skeins Black, 2 skeins White, Aluminum crochet hook size H, Kapok or shredded foam rubber, 1 yd. muslin, 18 inch zipper.

BACK: With Black chain (ch) 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, 9 single crochet (s c) in ring, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of each round.

2nd Round. 2 sc in each s c.

3rd Round. * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.

4th Round. * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.

5th Round. * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.

6th Round. Working in s c increase in every 5th stitch (st) .

Work 1 round even.

8th Round. Increase in every 6th st.

9th Round. Increase in every 7th st.

Work 1 round even.

11th Round. Increase in every 8th st.

Work 1 round even.

13th Round. Increase in every 9th st.

14th Round. Increase in every 10th st.

15th Round. Increase in every 11th st.

16th Round. Increase in every 12th st. Work 2 rounds even, slip stitch (sI st) in next 2 sts to even round, cut yarn.

FRONT: With White work same as back.

GUSSET: With Black ch 117, join to form a ring being careful not to twist ch. 2nd Round. 1 sc in each st of ch, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of each round.

Next Round. 1 sc in each s c. Repeat last round 3 times, sI st in next 2 sts to even round, cut yarn.

FINISHING. With Black embroider nose in satin st. Outline eyes and mouth with back stitch.

EYES. With Black ch 3, 8 sc in 3rd st from hook, join in 1st sc, cut yarn leaving a length for sewing. Sew in position as illustrated.

EARS. With White ch 9, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.

2nd Row. 2 sc in each s c.

Work 1 row even in s c.

4th Row. Increase 1 scat beginning and end of row.

Work 4 rows even.

9th Row. Decrease 1 st at beginning and end of row (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops at one time) . Repeat last row 3 times.

13th Row. Decrease in next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sI st in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, decrease in next 2 sts, cut yarn. Work 1 Black section in same manner. Sew together. Work another ear in same manner. Sew in position as illustrated.

TONGUE. With Black ch 5, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in next st of ch, cut yarn. Sew in position. Sew front of pillow to gusset. Sew back of pillow to gusset leaving an opening long enough for zipper. Sew zipper to opening.

Cut 2 pieces of muslin same size as back section. Cut a strip of muslin same size as gusset. Sew short ends together. Sew gusset to one round section. Sew other section to gusset leaving an opening for filling. Fill pillow and sew opening closed. Insert muslin pillow into crochet pillow.

For a touch of color, eyes may be crocheted with Blue and Tongue may be in Red.

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