I need patterns

United States
March 29, 2008 4:47pm CST
I'm making items to sell at our church holiday bazaar in December. At last year's bazaar I noticed that most everything that was related to dogs sold rather quickly. So I thought I could crochet dog sweaters/coats or any other kind of "dogwear". Anyone have any simple patterns for dog stuff? I'm what I'd call an intermediately skilled crocheter. Mostly I've only done afghans. But lately I've been trying other things to benefit the church at the bazaar. So I've done some hats, scarves, even a purse. Right now I'm working on a net shopping bag. So I figure I should be able to follow an intermediate or simple pattern.
6 responses
• United States
30 Mar 08
Here is the link to a wonderful free pattern directory. It has a section of pet patterns so I am sure you can find something there. I have made quite a few different items and just love the many chrochet choices they have. http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory.php
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• United States
30 Mar 08
Thanks so much! I knew my myLot crocheters would come through. I'll have all kinds of pet items for the bazaar!
• United States
2 Apr 08
Thanks for BR. Hope you have fun with the patterns
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@fredgame (1261)
• China
24 Jun 08
That's a wonderful humanitarian gesture and would serve for other who might not have asked for such help or don't know where to find such when in need. thanks.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I don't have any for you myself, but I did an extensive search online once because I had the same idea that you did, but I never followed through with any of them. I can do baby blankets and afghans until the cows come home, anything that is just back and forth. I've never been able to grasp the concept of anything that requires increasing or decreasing, or works in rounds - I can't even master a simple granny square! I would so love to see some simple patterns too so I can get out of this rut that I'm in and make something a bit more interesting and useful!
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• United States
29 Mar 08
I learned a lot from this site: www.crochet.com/lessons/ Give it a try. Do something simple like a ski cap. Following a pattern doesn't go easy for me if I'm watching t.v. at the same time. I have to pay attention to what I'm doing and exactly what the pattern is directing me to do. [Which is a lot easier once you learn what the symbols mean!]
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Ok, maybe I should clarify. I'm pretty sure I could do it if I really wanted to, but I crochet to relax and love to do it while watching TV, passenger in car, etc. If its something that requires too much counting or requires 100% of my attention, it's not for me! I made a single attempt at a simple doily several years ago and it came out great! I made another one and it was just a tad off the original in size, but still was ok I guess. I've tried since then and nope, I just can't get it if I'm not totally devoted to starting and finishing it in one complete session. That's not what crochet is for me, or how I want it to be I guess.
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@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
hi... i love crocheting for myself and for my dog, i recently crocheted my dog a hat. but i did not use a pattern. i just sort of guess the pattern. but it turned out cute. but in this site i learned some techniques on crocheting www.crochetabout.com
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• United States
24 Jun 08
Thanks. I'll check it out. I've been making dog sweaters for small dogs. They are pretty easy to make and fun. Hopefully they will sell well at our holiday bazaar this winter. Do you have a photo of your doggie hat?
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
9 Apr 08
Just a passing thought that you may need to consider, make sure that any pattern you choose is specifically authorised by its designer for resale. The copyright on most patterns, even free ones, is that you cannot sell an item made from that pattern without written permission from the designer. In most cases, that just means drop them a quick email and get them to ok it, but I know you wouldnt want to inadvertantly break the law when doing charity work, so its a good one to make sure you have got sorted before you start. Hope your sales goes really well!
• United States
10 Apr 08
I didn't know that! Thanks.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I go to About.com for a lot of stuff. Here is a link that has tons of free patterns for all kinds of pet stuff - afghans, sweaters, you name it. I bet the dog fashions do sell really well, I've seen how expensive they are in the stores. http://crochet.about.com/od/petpatterns/Pet_Patterns.htm Good luck!
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• United States
30 Mar 08
Wonderful! Thanks!
@venshida (4837)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I am not suprise that dogs items are big at craft shows. I am just learning to read patterns so I am not much help. How about a dog leash? I found this pattern here if you want to try it. http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/TV+Projects/WTV1708+Crochet+Dog+Leash.htm
• United States
30 Mar 08
I'll bet it will be a popular item! Thanks.