Are you looking forward to National Pet Month? Taking place from the 1st of April to the 6th of May 2019, the month is a celebration of all the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives! Charities and volunteers all over the UK will host fun events, raise money for vulnerable animals, and promote responsible pet ownership and adoption.
Why not join this band of pet lovers and help out? It doesn’t matter how big or small your contribution is, everything is appreciated. You can find out more about National Pet Month at nationalpetmonth.org.uk, but in the meantime, let’s have a look at some fun pet-themed crochet patterns!
This colourful doggy blanket is sure to raise anyone’s spirits. Plus, the granny squares that make it up are worked tightly, which is a great way to avoid a pet’s nails getting caught.
This functional, soft crochet basket is perfect for sleepy pets who’d like some space to take a kip. The recommended yarn is made from upcycled t-shirt yarn too, making it super eco-friendly.
Spring is definitely on its way – daffodils are starting to pop up – but the weather can still be a little chilly at times. Short-furred and skinny dogs can often feel the cold, so why not put your hook to use crocheting sweet little coats for them? Just look how cosy that pup is.
Cat and Dog Toys
Meet Dennis the dog and Casey the cat. This fun, colourful pair are worked up using only chain stitch and double crochet, making them ideal for newbies and rusty crocheters.
Sometimes a simple blanket can go a long way. They make fantastic donations for shelters, as they’re great for offering homeless pets a little comfort. This soft, woolly one is made from – you guessed it – a blanket stitch!
Here are some fun balls to play fetch with – they have an easy-to-grip texture, and you can also add a bell, rattle or squeaker inside for extra interest.
Just remember, as with all toys for pets, don’t use buttons or plastic parts. Select a sturdy yarn, and crochet a tighter gauge than usual to prevent any of it from being ingested by rambunctious pups.
This sweet, little kitty cat loves playing with your wool and keeping an eye on you while you make beautiful creations in your craft room. Just look at that adorable face!
Kitty Granny Square
Whether you use it in a blanket, decoration or home accessory, this granny square instantly adds a good dose of cute to the project. Plus, the pattern is a great stash buster and can be made up in all manner of colour combinations.
Your kitty will be the most fashionable on the block after you crochet one of these great collars! The soft accessory can be made in any colour and adjusted to any size – handy for those chunky moggies.
Not only is Rupert the bunny exceedingly cute, he’s actually quite simple to make, using only double crochet stitches throughout with a clever invisible decrease (although you could use a standard dc2tog if you prefer). The limbs are attached while you work, which means there’s very little sewing up to do at the end.
Tiny Bunny Toy
How cute! This tiny bunny is super easy and quick to make. Plus, since it’s only small, it’s a great stash buster. Why not make a whole fluffle (a group of rabbits) in different colours.
This sweet family of birds comes in all shapes and sizes. You can mix ‘n’ match their different parts, or even crochet all four and string them up as a baby mobile.
Wildlife Rescue Nests (wildliferescuenests.weebly.com) is a nonprofit charity that makes woolly nests to comfort injured creatures as they recover. Why not help out, by crocheting this round nest or hanging cave.
Make hearts melt with this adorable pair of pooches! Aren’t Dave and Daisy the Dachshunds just the cutest doggies you ever did see? You can even make your own custom little pooch by using the basic pattern.
Make sure you never lose keys again with the assistance of these cute amigurumi animals. Since they use very little yarn, it won’t take long before they’re finished.