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I have loved knitting ever since I was a little girl.I use to make dolls cloths for my dolls just out of the top of my head...I love making socks,slippers, mittens, dishcloths etc...I love drawing & cartoons & making patterns out of them...

My Grand Mother Burhoe & My Great Aunt Marjorie McCoubrey taught me how to knit when I was a little girl...When I use to go to my Aunt Marjorie's house I would stay over night she live in the high rise across from market square & we would knit & look out her window & watch the boats...Some times we would go out on the board walk...Then we had our walks to Market Square, we would go in all the little shops & look at all the ornaments & novelties...Some times we would buy something & get a piece of fudge at the fudge stand in the center of market square... When I would go to my Gram's house I would also knit when i was there...Gram was always knitting socks, mittens & she made me a blanket witch I still have...lol It has come apart several times & she would always fix it for me...I still use it to snuggle & the kids are not allowed to use my blanket because it is so warm & cozy...lol I actually made my daughter her own blanket & I will have to make 3 more for all them to have one...My mother inlaw taught me how to follow knitting patterns. God rest her soul. She is truly missed.

I love the 80's...Especially the 80's Cartoons, tv shows, Movies etc...When ever I come upon something from the 80's I gotta have it...lol I have uploaded pictures of things I have collected over the years so far...I hope to collect more...None of my items are for sale...I am just posting them for your viewing pleasure...Enjoy

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Easy Dog Harness



I made these for my shih tzus. It is the type of harness that they just put there feet through & the hook is on top of there back. This is my first time writing a pattern that I have made. The one on my White shih tzu Angel is the first one that I made that is a bit larger. This pattern is written on the smaller harness that is on my Multi colored shih tzu Babe that fits better. I think I will be making another one for Angel so it will fit her better too:)

H crochet hook
Red Heart® Comfort
prod.no.e707d 454g
worsted weight yarn

Ch 41.
Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook & sc in rem 39 sc, ch 1(Ch 1 from here on out will be the turning ch)40 sc.
Row 2. Rep Row 1 two more times.
Row 3. Sl st in next 18 sc, ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 4. sc in next 4 sc, ch 1, turn.(4 sc)
Row 5-20. Rep Row 4.
Row 21. Ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 17 ch sts, Sl st in next 4 sc, ch 19 sc.
Row 22. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 17 ch sts, sc in next 22 sc, ch 1, turn.(40 sc)
Row 23. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 39 sc, ch 1, turn. (40 sc)
Row 24. Rep Row 23. (40 sc)
Straps
Row 25. Pick up 4 sc on 1st strap & cont to next strap picking up 4 sc, ch 1, turn.(8 sc)
Row 26. Sc across, ch 1, turn.(8 sc)
Row 27. Sc dec, sc in next 4 sc, sc dec, ch 1, turn.(6 sc)
Row 28. Sc dec, sc in next 2 sc, sc dec, ch 1, turn.(4 sc)
Row 29. Sc across, ch 1, turn.(4 sc)
Row 30. Sc dec, 2 times, ch 1, turn.(2 sc)
Row 31. Sc across, ch 1, turn.(2 sc)
Row 32. Rep Row 31 two more times. Leave a tail for sewing on metal ring.
Row 33. Rep Rows 25-32 on other side straps.

Note:You can adjust the size in the straps by Rep Row 26 & 29 two more times to adjust size.

The hooks I used were off my sons little Disney figure key chain toys that he had taking off them. Instead of throwing them out I had keep them thinking I would find use for them for something & I did:)

Pattern By Luvs2knit ©


Abbreviations Used:
Ch-chain stitch
Sc-single crochet
rem-remain/remaining
Rep-repeat(s)
rnd(s)-round(s)
cont-continue

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49 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really want to make this but do not know how to crochet, anyone have a knitting pattern instead?

Sara said...

Love this idea! Lots of color possibilities are floating in my head!
Thanks..New follower

Anonymous said...

This is a great pattern. I have Boston terriers and getting any harness to fit right around their barrel chests is nearly impossible. Thanks!

Sara said...

Hello, Sara From Posh Poch Designs again..tomorrow i will be featuring your Dog harness crochet pattern on my Blog. I love this pattern!

Katie said...

Row 3. Sl st in next 18 sc,....what does the SI mean???

Tisha said...

It means you slip stitch in the next 18:)

BerryNaNa said...

Thanks for the pattern, it is such a wonderful idea! I think I'll try it this weekend :)

Alma said...

Could you use this for a cat?

Tisha said...

I would think it would work for a cat as well. You may need to adjust the body length but that wouldn't be hard to do or you could just use a smaller hook size & a different yarn weight to achieve a smaller size:)

Tilique 974 said...

Thank you!!
Beautiful!!
Sorry, i'm french, i live in reunion island , i don't speak english!! :p

Brenda said...

I have been looking for this type of harness pattern forever!Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I have a Shitzu and a Maltese and 4 4yr old Malshi's (thats Maltese Shitzu) I make dog sweaters and I tried making a harness but I really like this pattern so much better. They love it when I make something for them and they all crowded round while 3 of them tried to get their feet in it. Each dog knows , if I try it on them then it belongs to that dog and if it doesnt fit then I have to just adjust it because they each KNOW that it is special for that particular dog. This little family is just so funny. This is Soo much more fun and cheaper than buying 6 harnesses. 10Q

Cat said...

Thank you for posting this!:) I have Shitzu and Maltese and this is so much cheaper than buying $25 step in Harness's at the store. And Much more fun. The dogs just love it when I make stuff for them. The rule is 1st one to try it on gets it. Three of them tried to get in to this one. Now I get to make 5 more! 10Q

. said...

I think I might even try to make it smaller. Perfect harness for my bunnies. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cora said...

Thank you! This is so much better than spending $25-50 on s harness for Leo. He is a long haired miniature dachshund and a puller. I love that he uses a harness.

twizzlecat2 said...

Hi my name is Gloria, I'm just wondering if the harness could be made with 100% cotton yarn. Would it make it stronger. Reg worsted yarn seems to stretch too easily. ty

Tisha said...

100% cotton yarn. I can't see why it wouldn't work. If it is less stretchy that would be all the better. The only reason I used the yarn I did is because that is what I had when I thought about making the pattern. All I can say is give it a try & let us know how it turned out:)

Anonymous said...

On row 27 it says to sc dec. What does the dec stand for?

Tisha said...

That means a single crochet decrease. Witch means to single crochet 2 together:)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy this pattern! I have a question. On row 25, it says to pick up 4 sc on 1st strap and continue to next strap picking up 4 sc. (8sc)Could you please explain this?

Anonymous said...

an idea for you all... someone asked if you can make this with cotton... I had made a couple with cotton and they were nice and strong much better than yarn. experiment with different yarns, size needles and/or less or more stitches to find the right size for your dog and the ones that don't fit are not wasted. Give them to your local humane society they will love the donations. I for one thank you for creating this pattern and posting it for free on the internet. It is also a great way to use up left over yarns. double up the yarns and make it bigger and stronger. Love it!

Tisha said...

I uploaded a picture to this post explaining & showing what it means. Scroll up to view the picture.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much - I have 2 Great Danes and you can't find harnesses to fit them! I can "custom-make" them now!!!

Great pattern!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a shih tzu. The harness I bought is about a year old and I notices its starting to cut into her under arms area. So this pattern will be a great replacement for her. Thank you so much.

Viki said...

Hi. I was gonna ask the same question about "pick up 4 st and continue to the next strap"... I enlarged the picture like 300% -- are you saying to pick up the END stitches of the rows???? That's what I'm seeing and seems like it would work . . . Let me know if this isn't what you mean . . . LOL
Thanks so much. I want to make 1,000 of these cuz they're so cute.

Anonymous said...

cant wait to finish this harness for my maltese. I am stumped with the directions. About row 22-- where are the 22 sts.???? Also row 25-- what do you mean by PICK UP 4sc.?? and how do you cont. to next strap to pick up 4 sc.??? TY.

MikKnits said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration! I don't follow patterns but your pictures were a great starting point. I made a couple for my mini Schnauzer but added a side release buckle to the back and tatted a couple of loops that I attach the leash to. I also adorned it with a crocheted rose in a contrasting color. So stinking cute! I was just looking at harnesses yesterday at PetSmart and refused to pay $25. I was so happy when I came home and saw yours! Thanks again!

Susan said...

it is just brillant thanks so much I can make different one for all the holidays... thanks again. I have a multipoo. Love love love this.
Hugs
Susan

Susan said...

found this on pinterest.. Love love love it thanks so much I have a multipoo

Anonymous said...

I was trying to crochet this for my Shi-poo puppy and got confused with the instructions. What is the difference in Row 3 Sl st in next 18 and Row 1 sc? I am not seeing a difference.

Anonymous said...

I love this harness but even cotton yarn stretches after its made and has to be adjusted. I would love to find a yarn or twine that doesn't stretch and isn't bulky. Anyone have suggestions?
Thanks for the pattern!

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem and found #18 nylon cord in the yarn section at Hobby Lobby. It's a little stiff but thin enough for my little Yorkie. I also made one side with a small circle ring so it slides thru a D-ring on the other side and is self adjusting when you only hook the smaller one. I got 175 yards of it for under $7 so I can make another one and some for his doggie friends :)

Diana said...

I have a Dachshund and do not want to spend $30 on a leash. Thank you so much for this pattern!

nette santos said...

I used the sugar and cream. Its stretchy I first did it with H hook for my shitzu I think for me the G is better fitted.looks super cute. Representing Portuguese colors.

Julian Jones said...

Looking very beautiful
nice work . I like it

Fran Noerr said...

Thank you so much! I have 3 beautiful yorkies. We are constantly looking for a harness. Plus I crochet! It doesn't get better than this! I'm going to pin you on pintrest!
can you check the link for the PDF file? Either way I'll book mark you! Thank you again! Creative beautiful and simple!

carole jones said...

asp need to know how to fit a 3lb how to fit this harmess for her.

carole jones said...

want to make this for her how would make smalller for 4 lb.

anetzatized said...

at the end of line 21 instructions say ch19sc.can you please explain?

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a harness like this to use for my bearded dragons. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

Mimi said...

This is exactly what I was looking for - I have a new kitten and collars are too big for him right now. I had it in my head to create a harness and now thanks to you I don't have to! Thank you soooo much!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely luv luv luv it, but my miniature schnauzer not so much. She won't move in it :(.

Mary B said...

Just found this and want to save pattern and do one maybe a larger size. However, link to get the PDF file says not found. How can I get this pattern and how would I adjust size. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just made this for my son and d-i-l's miniature dachshund. I'm not great at following patterns, so where I got confused I guessed, lol. It turned out well and I trimmed it in a contrasting color to add some pizzazz. The only modification I made was to widen the center strip from 4 to 8 stitches, this way it dug in him less since he doesn't have any padding or much fur :oP

Cynthia Beaty said...

Thank you so much. Exactly what I need for the cat.

Anonymous said...

Peaches and Cream brand. I use it for dishcloths, etc.

G H said...

Katie, SL is slip stitch 💃🏽👍🏽☺️ Keep crocheting guys! 😘

Damien Gentle said...

Totally stunning! I like the idea of handmade Pet Safety Harness. Such an informative post, keep posting.

Oliver Marttin said...

Wow! this is so beautiful, I sew at home but I never thought for this although I also have a Chihuahua pet. your post gave me an amazing idea, I will definitely try for Chihuahua Clothes.

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