D is for Dog: Crochet Dog Applique

D is for Dog

This darling doggy is a cute addition to my animal alphabet but I think he would look great all by himself in the corner of a little crochet blanket.  Pair it with my Crochet Puppy Hat for the perfect baby gift! 
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Oatmeal and Chocolate with a little bit of Terracotta Orange. 
– Size G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqué and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle
SC =  Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Crochet Dog Applique:
Chain 9, SC in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of way down chain, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 3-4: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 5: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC Decrease in last two, chain 1, turn
Row 6: SC in each across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 7: SC Decrease, SC in next 4, SC Decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 8: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 10: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 11: SC Decrease, SC in next 4, SC Decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 12: SC Decrease, SC in next 2, SC Decrease, do not turn, continue to SC around edge of entire head.
Join to first SC in row 12. Fasten off leaving long tail.

Magic ring, chain 2 and make 3 DC, HDC, SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC, HDC all in ring. Pull tight and join to first DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head.

Ears: Make 2
Chain 3, 2 SC in second chain and next chain (4 SC), chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 3: SC Decrease two times, chain 1, turn
Row 4: SC in both stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 5: HDC in both stitches.
Leave as is or go ahead and SC around entire ear for a more finished edge.
Leave long tail to sew onto head.

With orange, surface crochet a circle where one of the eyes will go.
Make two french knots for eyes (one inside the circle)

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  1. says

    Wow, this is a cute little dog. I now know already that this will be one of my favorite appliques to use on cushions, blankets, hats and so on. Thank you for designing and sharing this pattern.

    Love, Margaret

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