Today our little Maxi-doodle is 2 years old! We rescued Max when he was about 8 weeks old from someone who couldn’t care for him and dumped him in a grocery store parking lot we were at. Max is a mix between a chihuaha/mini poodle/terrier and weighs about 17 pounds. He is very attached to our immediate family. He loves to sit in the window of my yarn room and bark at anything and everything that walks by. Our little protector! He likes all of his family in one room and gets a lot of anxiety when one of us is upstairs and one of us is downstairs. He plays well with the kids but doesn’t like to be bothered while sleeping. So they know to leave him alone when he is taking a snooze! His favorite activity is going to “tot time” at Pet Suites during the day. Tot time is a group play time for small dogs at our local pet daycare/boarding spot. He also loves to play frisbee in the park by our house. We spoil him with bits of bacon and lots of dog treats. He is pretty much king of the bed and somehow takes up 50% of our sleeping space at night. He is a handful but we can’t imagine our family without him!
I made Max a moss stitch bandana out of Caron Simply Soft Stripes yarn. I am using color “Madison Avenue.” You can shop all of the colors RIGHT HERE on Yarnspirations.com! (There might be a limited stock right now due to COVID)
This is such an easy and customizable pattern! The finished size of mine is about 13 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall (22 rows) but you can easily keep this pattern going to be as long/big as you want! You could also make it smaller by stopping the pattern sooner.
NOTE: this is the same pattern as my moss stitch shawl. I have a tutorial on it right HERE:
– Caron Simply Soft Stripes Yarn (less than one skein!)
– Size F Crochet Hook
– 3/4 inch button (or bigger if needed) -optional
– Tapestry Needle
Moss Stitch Dog Bandana Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make a SC + chain 2 + SC in ring, pull tight, chain 1
Row 2: SC in first SC stitch, chain 1, SC + chain 2 + SC in chain 2 space, chain 1, SC in last SC stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in first SC stitch, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in chain 1 space, SC + chain 2 + SC in chain 2 space, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in chain 1 space, SC in last SC stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 4: SC in first SC stitch, chain 1, SC + chain 1 in first chain 1 space, SC + chain 1 in next chain 1 space, SC + chain 2 + SC in chain 2 space, chain 1, SC +chain 1 in next chain 1 space, SC + chain 1 in last chain 1 space, SC in last SC, chain 1, turn.
Row 5- 22: Continue pattern. SC in first SC stitch, chain 1, make a SC + chain 1 in all the chain 1 spaces, SC + chain 2 + SC in the chain 2 space, and a SC in the last SC stitch.
When you get to the end of your last row, chain 5 and join back to the last stitch to make a loop (this makes the loop for your button).
Fasten off and weave in ends (no border needed!)
Stitch a button onto opposite corner of the triangle. This attaches around the back of the dogs neck with the triangle hanging down the front of the dogs chest.
If you feel uncomfortable with a button, you could make the triangle bandana big enough so you can tie it around your dogs neck or add on extra chain stitches to the top corners to make ties.
The bandana fit perfectly around Max’s neck and he wasn’t bothered by it and didn’t try to take it off! His tongue is ready to snatch up the bacon that I am holding by the camera 🙂
Happy 2nd Birthday Max!!
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