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I originally designed a dog bear cowl that didn’t have the ties and was just a round cowl.  And then I had a lady request a custom order on Etsy for one with ties.  So I designed one with ties. 

 Since then, I have reworked the pattern and I am absolutely thrilled with this version.   With so many different breeds and sizes of dogs, I think a cowl with ties will adjust better to different sizes.  

From a chihuahua  to a lab, all dogs will look adorable in this cowl.

Penny, my model and big baby πŸ˜‰  She is a mixed breed (we think she might be part jack russell and maybe dachshund?) but she weighs 15 lbs and has an 11” head and is modeling the size Small.    There is a sizing chart down below.

The funny part about trying to get the picture of her wearing the cowl was that she didn’t want to look at me.  I could get side view pictures easy but I needed front pictures too.  She would look away and wouldn’t face me. 

And then the cat walked by.  Penny loves our cat.  She was totally engrossed with her, so I had to pick the cat up and hold her over my shoulder to get Penny  to look towards me.  I had to balance the cat on my shoulder, keep her still, hold my camera still and focus it, and take the pictures. 

I needed someone taking pictures of me because it was very interesting, LOL.

How it’s made

The cowl is made with the headpiece and then you make and attach the ears and ties.  I have made a Youtube video if y’all would like to view that.  You can find it here.

Pattern

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Things you will need:

  • Lion Brands Vanna’s Choice ( I used Silver Heather)  You can find it here in lots of color options.  XS, S, M, L – 1 skein XL – 2 skeins.
  • H / 5.00 mm Hook
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviation:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • t = turn
  • Sl st = slip stitch

Gauge:

  • 11 st x 8 r = 4” in hdc

Notes:

  • How to measure your pets head:

With a flexible measuring tape, just measure the part of the head right in front of their ears.

  • Sizes

There are 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L, and XL

  • Pattern is written with sizes XS (S, M, L, XL)

If you purchase the pdf version from my Etsy shop, it might help if you take a highlighter and highlight the size you are making to keep track of which numbers you need to be looking at.

SIZING CHART:

Head Circumference

X-Small             6’’ – 8’’

Small                 9’’ – 12’’

Medium          13’’ – 17’’

Large                18’’ – 22’’

X-Large              23’’ +

Go!

Row 1:  ch 6 (6, 10, 14, 18) st, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.

You now have 4 (4, 8, 12, 16) st

Row 2:  ch 2, t, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in each st across until last st, 2 hdc in last st.

Repeat  row 2 until you have 12 ( 16, 20, 24, 28) st

Row 3:  ch 2, t, hdc in each st across

Repeat row 3 until your whole piece measures 3.5’’ (6’’, 9’’, 13’’, 16’’)

Row 4:  ch 2, t, hdc2tog, hdc across in each st until last 2 st, hdc2tog in last 2 st.

Repeat row 4 until you have 4, (4, 8, 12, 16) st.

Cut yarn, weave in ends.

Bear Ears:

(Make 2)  Be sure to leave a long tail so you can sew them to the cowl

XS, S:

Rnd 1:  10 dc in magic circle, sl st into 1st dc

Rnd 2:  ch 1, sc in 8 st

Cut yarn

M:

Rnd 1:  10 dc in magic circle, sl st into 1st dc

Rnd 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in eash st around, sl st into 1st st. (20)

Rnd 3:  ch 1, sc in 18 st.  cut yarn

L, XL:

Rnd 1:  10 dc in magic circle, sl st into 1st dc

Rnd 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in eash st around, sl st into 1st st. (20)

Rnd 3:  ch 1, * 2 sc in 1 st, sc in next st*  repeat * to * around.  Sl st into 1st st. (30)

Rnd 4:  ch 1, sc in 28 st.  cut yarn.

Sew ears onto cowl.

Ties:

The ties are made by braiding strands of yarn together, then attaching them to the cowl.

XS:

(Make 2)

Cut 3 14 pieces of yarn.  Line them up and knot them together 4’’ from the end.  Braid them and knot the other end 4’’ from the end.  Trim the ends even

S and M:

(Make 2)

Cut 3 18’’ pieces of yarn.  Line them up and knot them together 4’’ from the end.  Braid them and knot the other end 4’’ from the end.  Trim the ends even.

L and XL:

(Make 6)

Cut 3 24’’ pieces of yarn.  Line them up and knot them 5’’ from the end.   Braid them and knot the other end 5’’ from them end.

Take 3 of the braids and knot them together and braid them.  Repeat.

Attach the ties to the short ends of the cowl.  Weave in ends.

I hope that y’all will love this pattern.  Feel free to follow me on my social media (you can click the little icons on the right side of the screen or if your on a mobile device they will probably be on the bottom of the page) to keep up with new patterns and other yarn related ideas.

Happy crocheting y’all!

***Please do not sell, claim this pattern as your own, or use my photos. Feel free to sell your finished product, but give me credit (Kylee Keller – www.okiegirlblingnthings.com) and link it back to my blog and use your own photos If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me, as I am always happy to help ***

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