If you want to make a faux fur dog blanket then this simple crochet pattern is the one to try. The faux fur yarn is great to crochet with and works up easy plus I can almost guarantee your pup will thank you! 🙂
Read on down to find the full dog blanket pattern and get started today.
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I am so excited for you to check out this simple dog blanket! I can promise it is very easy to make and I can also promise your pups will love it too. It is tested and approved by Penn! <3
Happy Blanket Making!
Penn and Clyde (my pups) love to lay on my bed and look out the window. Since this is a daily occurrence I always throw a blanket on the bed so they can lay there and at the same time it protects my bed from their dirty paws.
I figured since I have seen these types of faux fur blankets ALL over the internet for dogs I would create my own. You may have seen a similar pet throw on Amazon or on Facebook ads recently. I know I have. LOL. Check the dog blanket out I’m referring to here.
How to get a perfectly even blanket
When I was crocheting mine I got about 10 rows in and realized that something was wrong. The blanket was starting to make a rainbow shape when I laid it out flat which meant that my initial chain was done too tightly. So, I knew that I had to frog it all!
I started over and made sure my starting chain was looser than before. To make it a little easier you could size up a crochet hook for the starting chain then switch the 9mm as I used. I used an aluminum hook but any brand of hooks will work fine.
How to crochet this Faux Fur blanket
This yarn is amazingly soft and so easy to work with but the furriness does make it hard to see stitches so I stuck with just the single crochet (sc) throughout. Learn more about the single crochet here or watch a video tutorial about it here.
The single crochet makes it a little easier to feel exactly where the stitches are and gives a little room for error. You will need to check and make sure your blanket is straight as you go. I made a video of me crocheting with this yarn so you can see how you have to search for the stitches when you are working. It is easy. Promise! Take a look at the video here.
The blanket’s initial chain will be the length and the rows we work up will be the width. If you’d like to change the size you can! Just start with any number of a starting chain and work up the pattern as written. I did not figure out the exact yardage for every size blanket but I will have the amount I used for this example listed below in the pattern.
No worries though! I know you can do it!
Where to buy go for Faux Yarn
You have a couple of options on how to get this beautiful yarn into your hands.
First, check Lionbrand.com. They always run great sales and will usually have the color in stock you need.
Second, Amazon is a great option. They have most of the colors in stock and have FAST shipping!
Third, Walmart. First off, Walmart is inexpensive but has limited stock in stores. You can try online or just head in and hope for the best.
You will need approximately 7 skeins of the Go for Faux Yarn from Lion Brand to create the dog blanket size written below. It also happens to be the perfect size for you to use to cuddle on a couch with too! Either way will work and be cozy.
Faux Fur Dog Blanket Details
Go for Faux Yarn by Lion Brand
1 skein has 65 yards
COLOR A: Chinchilla 455 yards (700 grams) which is approximately 7 skeins of this yarn.
Materials you’ll need:
Crochet hook 9mm ( any brand of hooks will work!)
50 x 45 approximately when made as written
4 sc’s by 4 rows = 4″ x 4″
The pattern is written in standard American terms
Count stitches in every row as you go for a perfectly even blanket
Learn how to change yarn in crochet at the end of a skein here.
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Faux Fur Yarn Dog Blanket Pattern
(check the notes section above for any questions that you may have)
Foundation Row: Ch 51, in the second ch from the hook sc, sc into each ch across, turn. (50)
Row 1: Ch 1, in the 1 st sc, sc into each st across, turn. (50)
Row 2 -45: Repeat 1 (50)
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in ends with the crochet hook back and forth 3 times in different directions to secure.
You are done!
See how easy it was!
Thanks for checking out this design and I hope you liked it!