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HOLIDAY PET SCARVES

TSULA WITH HIS HALLOWEEN SCARF - I TOLD YOU
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HE'D GROWN A LOT IN THREE MONTHS!!

(This is my own original pattern)
1/4 yard holiday print fabric (for medium sized dog, adjust fabric amount as needed)
Store-bought pet collar - the ones with the plastic "snap" type closure works better than the buckle, the pet doesn't have to stay still as long!).
Small amount of worsted weight yarn to coordinate with fabric
Ice pick for making holes in fabric
Size G crochet hook

Fold fabric in half so that width is larger than length, so fold is at the TOP of the fabric.  Lay pet collar on fabric.  Mark fabric at least 3 inches wider and one inch longer than buckle or snap of collar on each side,up near the top where fabric is folded. Cut entire piece of fabric to that width, WITHOUT unfolding it. (see photo 1).   Then take the fabric you've cut, fold it in half from side to side so that marked edges are together, keeping the original fold from before as well.  At the NEW folded end of fabric, at bottom edge, cut a "half triangle" up to about the same height as the bottom of marked edge, then cut straight out to edge. (see photo 2).  When you unfold the SECOND fold, you have the shape of your collar (see photo 3).  Make holes around bottom outer edge of entire scarf, about every 1/4 inch.  Single crochet into these holes, crocheting both fabric thicknesses together, until you get to the edge where the collar fits through.  Crochet around the SINGLE THICKNESSES of both sides of these ends to give fabric a finished look.  Insert pet collar through the opening. This makes it much easier to place around pets neck, plus you can interchange them.
Use your imagination.  I made my dogs one for Halloween, and they turned out so cute and inexpensive I've made one for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my college bowl party I always throw in January! (GO VOLS!!!)

PHOTO 1

Sorry about the different fabrics for these pics.
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I forgot to take the first picture until AFTER I cut the Christmas fabric.

PHOTO 2

The pic in photo 1 is my bowl party fabric, 2 and
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3 are my Christmas fabric.

PHOTO 3

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In honor of
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Jeffery and Josh Mixon and Jeff Snell

Precious Moments graphics by: Suzy's Home of Graphics