With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Totally Frivolous

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Totally Frivolous

Usually I am careful to use my time productively.  Today I spent an hour crocheting a scarf for my dog.  In a hounds-tooth pattern, of course.  Though it won't keep him especially warm, he does look dapper in it.


 Someone else likes this scarf.
ahh... can we share?
Pattern by Claire@Crochet Spot.
(This is a great blog with so many patterns and techniques.  Stop by for a visit!)
Houndstooth Pet Scarf
Main Body
With red, ch 82 (or any multiple of 3, plus 1 turning chain)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next ch, sc in next ch) across: 41 sc and 40 dc
Row 2: With black, sl st in first sc of row 1, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, change to red: 40 sc and 41 dc
Row 3: With red, ch 1, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across: 41 sc and 40 dc
Row 4: Pick up black by pulling loop up through first sc of row 3, ch 3, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across, change to red,  fasten off black: 40 sc and 41 dc
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (dc in next sc, sc in next dc) across: 41 sc and 40 dc, finish off.
Fringe (Optional)
For each row end, cut three pieces of the same color yarn measuring about 4″ each. Fold all three in half together. Insert hook around post of row end, pull folded end of yarn through, and pull out all the ends through the loop.
Stop by my friend, Ann's place to see the beautiful scarf she just made for her friend.  Her handsome Westie named Duke is modeling for her.  He does a splendid job!


Buttercup said...

A terrific use of time, but I think you need to make another. The pictures are the best!

Ann said...

I think that was a very productive hour. Raider looks quite handsome in his scarf. Believe it or not I was thinking of making a scarf for Duke also.
Thanks for the mention. Much appreciated.

Linda C said...

Very cute on both!!:) I don't any stitch work except on the sewing machine, but I sure appreciate others' talents!:)

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Shelia said...

I think this was time well spent! Look at that handsome young man! He is adorable. Then, look at that precious little doll - she's so pretty!
I love to crochet and will have to pop over to see her blog.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

No pets here! You gdau looks like an angle in the scarf! :)

Lee Ann said...

That is too cute! I don't think it's frivolous to spoil a dog. :-)

Dimple said...

I agree with the others who said you spent that hour very productively! Both Raider and you granddaughter look very good in the scarf.
My favorite picture is the two of them together.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, LDH, that is a great scarf. I have to say that Raider is one of the most adorable dogs I've ever seen. So, well, distinguished looking. Your granddaughter is darling, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Mildred said...

How very precious Raider looks. Cute pic of little Ella too. She looks very fond of Raider also!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I think Raider looks dapper and distinguished in his scarf. So cute! Joni

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Handsome and humble are how I would describe your obedient model. He is so cute, along with your little grand and your scarf is beautiful!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely adorable and Raider does look so handsome in his houndstooth scarf. Love your little crocheted hearts and embellished cards too. Happy day to you. Best wishes, Tammy

MIRJANA(Ruza123) said...

Very cute !!:)

Beth said...

So adorable. It looks great on both dog and child!

Just a little something from Judy said...

He looks like a dog model. Every picture of Raider makes me smile. Good pictures of both dog and precious little girl.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Poor little girl...freezing in the cold and Grammie is making a scarf for the competition. lol So cute, Diana

Kristen said...

I don't know which is cuter, the dog or the girl! Both need a scarf...did you make another?

Adrienne said...

Raider looks rather dapper in his new scarf! Love the color on him. Think I'd better make one for my little Joey.

crochet lady said...

Well he does look very handsome in his scarf. I have to laugh at the expression on his doggy face though....so stoic.

Jennifurla said...

Is that his ahppy face? LOL

He really is perfect in pictures.

Life In a Little House said...

ahahahahaha....That is the cutest scarf and the cutest dog and the cutest granddaughter!! ~Raider sure does know how to pose for the camera lol ~Love Heather

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

That is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!! And yes, 'dapper' is exactly the word to describe how Raider looks in his scarf.

Tiffany said...

Raider certainly is dapper! What a little ham. I am so glad I found your blog!

...love Maegan said...

omg SO CUTE!!!!!

drollgirl said...

LOL! THAT DOG! love the expression!

Charlie at Clay Space said...

I just thought I would let you know I am featuring this tutorial on my blog at http://clay-space.com

Thanks for sharing your talents!

babyjenny1475 said...

Hi Greetings from Puerto Rico!!! That scarf is beautiful. I have two schnauzers. A salt and pepper girl and a chocolate parti color boy. They love having clothes on!! I was wondering, can you make one scarf for my doggy the same colors you made yours? I will pay!! please contact me: jennifer.santiago10@upr.edu

PLEEEAAASSSEEEE Thanks and take care!!

This is Laila and Valentino



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