Crochet Dog Collar Patterns

Quick and easy crochet dog collar patterns!

It’s possible to create an endless number of crocheted dog collar patterns once you have a jumping-off point. So let’s get started!

Crocheted dog collar made for our friend's dog, Chili.

About Crochet Dog Collar Patterns

Each pattern on this page has three parts: 

  1. Start with a rectangular strip of crochet in your base color.
  2. Weave in a design with a contrasting color yarn or ribbon. 
  3. Simply sew the ends together to make a loop or use Velcroties or a button or snap to fasten.
Jingle bell dog collar with large button and a crocheted buttonhole.

Please note: 

  • If sewn into a loop, the collar needs to stretch to fit over your dog’s head, but still, fit snugly around your dog’s neck. 
  • If your crocheting is not too tight, you will probably be able to add the crocheted version over your dog’s existing collar.
  • If you plan to use Velcro, a button or snap for fastening, crochet an extra 0.5 or 1.0 inches in length (13-25 mm) so you can overlap the ends.

Basic Collar Pattern

Dog wearing a crochet dog collar.
  • The underlying collar pattern featured in the photos on this page consists of five to seven rows of single crochet*.
  • Simply start with the number of stitches needed based on your dog’s measurements and your crocheting gauge.

* Single crochet creates fairlyflat, dense crochet dog collar patterns. The regularly spaced holes make it easy to keep track so you can weave in many many different designs.

Instructions for the Basic Collar Pattern

  1. Cast on the desired number of stitches and turn. 
  2. Single crochet (SC) the remainder of the piece as follows:
  3. Skip the first chain. 
  4. Put the hook in the front loop of the next chain.
  5. Yarn over, and pull through so you have two loops on your hook.
  6. Yarn over, and pull through both loops so you have one loop left.
  7. Repeat Steps 3 to 6 to the end of the row. Chain 2, turn. 

Work the next four rows (or more for a wider collar) as follows:

  1. Put the hook under both loops of the second chain from the hook.
  2. SC. Continue to end of row. Chain 2, turn.

End the piece by cutting off the yarn 1.5 to 2 inches (35 to 50 mm) from the loop on your hook and pulling the thread through. Weave the end into your crocheted piece so it does not pull out.

  • Check to make sure that the collar will fit your dog.
  • If you like the effect of just the plain collar, see how to finish the collar here.
  • For information on how to add designs, scroll down. 

Adding Designs

Crochet dog collar with instructions on how to make it.

I hope the few design possibilities shown here get the ideas flowing to create some amazing crochet dog collar patterns.

The woven ones featured on this page include the:

  • Diagonal Weave
  • Cross Stitch
  • Running Stitch
  • Star
  • Diamond

What to use:

  • strand of yarn, a length of chain stitched crocheted yarn, leftover fabric strips, or ribbon for weaving. 
  • Attach metal or plastic charmsbells, or beads with a piece of yarn or thread.

If you mess up:

  • Simply backtrack by inserting your needle cleanly through the holes. Avoid catching or going through strands of yarn.

Diagonal Weave

Digital weave pattern
  • Start with a hole near the middle of the strip at one end. 
  • Thread the weaving material diagonally across to a hole one or two spaces down and one or two spaces across. 
  • Keep the same spacing for the next diagonal and continue all the way across.
  • The back side creates two rows of running stitches so this collar is reversible.

Cross Stitch

Cross stitch dog collar
  • Choose the number of holes to skip and experiment with angles for the diagonals.
  • Change the heights of your crosses, alternating small and large, or doing larger crosses every third time.
  • Change which diagonal lies on top (best to do this in a regular pattern).
  • Note: The backside will probably look different than the front.

Running Stitch

running stitch dog collar
  • Weave a single line down the center, or else a line each along the top or bottom edge.
  • Use regular spacing, or vary your pattern. One variation: *go over one, under one, over one, under two* and repeat the sequence.


star pattern dog collar
  • These were used to set off the name on Chili’s collar.
  • Start with a cross stitch pattern.
  • Add either a horizontal or vertical line to each cross stitch.


This may work best with a single strand of yarn.

Start in the center row and decide on a regular number of stitches for the diagonals. 

If you want to add a diamond on the inside, leave enough room open in the middle.

Finishing the Collar

You have several options:

  • Sew or use your crochet hook to weave the ends together using one of the tail pieces of yarn.
  • Add Velcro, a button, or snap. If possible, match colors.
  • Make ties by chain stitching some of the yarn or taking strips of fabric and sewing them onto the collar at the top and bottom of each end.

I hope this page on crochet dog collar patterns has been helpful to you.