Today I present you… – TARAN! – Another free pattern!!! And this is not just a free pattern, this is a free pattern for those friends that stick beside us no matter what, those friends that love you even when you feel fat, or grumpy or have a bad breath! Those friends who are always happy to see you and always have an empathetic eye! I am talking about dogs, of course (although I share the same deal of afection towards other 4 legged friends)!
Some time ago, a good friend of mine asked me if I could make a set of booties for her dog because he had a terrible rash in his paws and I decided to take the challenge! Gathered my yarn and my crochet hooks, put my imagination to work and I came up with this fun set of dog booties. This is my tribute to all these sweet caring creatures all over the world!
Dog Booties – Free Crochet Pattern
4 mm crochet hook
8 ply acrylic yarn in two different colours
With main colour and working in spiral:
row 1 – ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
row 2 – 2 sc in each sc (12 sts)
row 3 – 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, repeat (18 sts)
row 4 – 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat (24 sts)
row 5 – 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat (30 sts)
row 6 – 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat (36 sts)
row 7 – sc around in back loops only (36 sts)
row 8 to 11 – sc around (36 sts)
row 12 – sc in next 12 sc, sc2tg x6, sc in next 12 sc (30 sts)
row 13 – sc around (30 sts)
row 14 – sc in next 9 sc, sc2tg x6, sc in next 9 sc (24 sts)
rows 15 to 22 – sc around (24 sts)
row 23 – hdc around, fasten off (24 sts)
With wrong side facing you, attach contrasting colour at the back (you will be working around on the wrong side):
row 24 – ch3, sk next st, ss in next, repeat around
row 25 – ch1, sc in ch3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch3 space, repeat around, ss in first ch
Repeat row 25 until desire length (I worked 5 rows), fasten off.
Interweave cord around row 23, leaving ends hanging in the front under cuff. Use it to tie around doggy’s leg. If your dog has smaller paws, omit row 6.
It should look something like this:
Now both go out for a walk and show off! 🙂
I would love to see pics of your best friends in these booties!
You may distribute this pattern freely among your friends, you can translate it in your own language, you can use it as material for crafts lessons or crochet groups and you can also sell the finished items. You MAY NOT sell this pattern or a similar pattern with minor alterations that can be considered corrections. Please credit The Knitting Scientist with a link to this blog. Thank you!