Ruff-Ruff for a Puppy Dog Crochet Baby Outfit! Adorable little newborn Puppy Dog Outfit with a Bone Crochet Pattern outfit for photography sessions. This unique look is easy to use during a newborn session and comes with 2 options for the bone and bow tie (bow). One option is a crochet version and the other option is felted!
And what goes better with a puppy than a kitten? Check out the Crochet Kitten Baby Pattern.
This pattern is also available in knit! Puppy Dog Outfit with Bone Knit Pattern
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A picture tutorial is included for the felted option.
Puppy Dog Crochet Baby Outfit Supplies:
5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge
Fiberfill for bone (both felted and crocheted)
Foam Pad (2 inches thick)
Knit Pick Wool of the Andes Roving in colors Sapphire Heather (blue) and Natural
Any wool roving will work great as a substitute. This project uses about an ounce.
This pattern was originally designed with Knit Picks Reverie, which has since been discontinued. The recommended substitute is:
WeCrochet Wonderfluff in Hare Heather (for hat and bottom outfit), Bare (for crochet bone), and Turquoise Heather (for bow tie or hair bow).
70% Baby Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon, 142yds/50g
120 - 130 yards (110 - 119 m)
sl st- Slip Stitch
sc- Single Crochet
dc- Double Crochet
dc2tog- Double Crochet Two Together
MC- Magic Circle
Chains DO NOT count as stitch counts
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in double crochet
Note: Crochet in the lower horizontal bar: (Also known as the bump, hump, back loop, 3rd loop)
This loop is found on the backside of your work. It is the horizontal bar behind the V- shape stitch worked in a normal single crochet.
Puppy Dog Crochet Hat
Round 1: MC, ch 2, dc 11 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2 OR another option is:ch 3, dc 11 in first chain, join and ch 2 (11)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2 (22)
Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (33)
Round 4: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 2; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (44)
Rounds 5-8: 2 dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2 (44)
Rounds 9-12: sc in the horizontal bar of each stitch around, join and, ch 1 *At the end of round 12 join and fasten off. Weave in ends (44)
Puppy Dog Ears (Make 2)
Round 1: MC, ch 2, dc 6 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2 OR another option is: ch 3, dc 6 in first chain, join and ch 2 (6)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2 (12)
Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (18)
Round 4: Dc in each stitch around, join and ch 1 (18)
Rounds 5-8: sc in the horizontal bar of each stitch around, join and, ch 1 (18)
*At the end of round 8 join. Leave a long tail and fasten off. Use tail to sew ears to each side of row 5 of hat. If you have a seam hide it on the underside of the ear.
Puppy Dog Bottom Cover
Round 1: MC, ch 2, dc 12 inside Magic Circle, join and ch 2 OR another option is: ch 3, dc 12 in first chain, join and ch 2 (12)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around, join and ch 2 (24)
Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (36)
Round 4: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 2; repeat around. Join and ch 2 (48)
Round 5: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 3; repeat around. Join and ch 1 (60)
Rounds 6-7: sc in the horizontal bar of each stitch around, join and, ch 1 (60)
*At the end of round 7 join and fasten off. Weave in ends
Round 1: MC, ch 1, sc 6 inside Magic Circle, do not join, place stitch marker to keep track of rounds. (6)
Rounds 2-3: Working in the round, sc in each stitch around (6)
Round 4: *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * one more time (8)
Rounds 5-6: sc in each stitch around (8)
Round 7: *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * one more time (10)
Round 8: sc in each stitch around (10)
Round 9: *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * one more time (12)
Round 10: sc in each stitch around (12)
Rounds 11-13: sc in the horizontal bar of each stitch around (12)
*At the end of round 13 join. Leave a long tail and fasten off. Use tail to sew the tail to the center of the bottom cover.
Neck Bowtie or Hair Bow
Round 1: Foundation sc 28 (or chain 28, join and single crochet in each chain around) join and ch 1
Rounds 2-8: sc in the horizontal bar of each stitch around, join and ch 1
*At the end of round 8 join. Leaving a very long tail (24 inches or so) fasten off. Use the tail to wrap the center of the bowtie.
Weave in ends.
Round 1: Foundation sc 10, join and ch 1
Rounds 2-4: sc in each stitch around
Round 5: 2 sc in each of the next 5 stitches, leave the next 5 stitches unworked, and join to first stitch in the round.
Round 6: *2 sc in first, dc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 1
Round 7: *sc2tog, dc in next; repeat * around, join and ch 1, stuff with fiberfill
Round 8: sc2tog around, join, fasten off and use tail to sew the opening closed. Stuff the first part of the bone with fiberfill or yarn scraps.
Now go back and work the 5 unworked stitches, join yarn and 2sc in each stitch.
Repeat rounds 6-8
Join yarn to the beginning foundation round, at the first stitch on the foundation row. Repeat rounds 2-9 for other side of the bone. Use ends to close any gaps between bone ends.
Needle Felted Bone and Bowtie (Hair bow)
What is Needle Felting?
Wool fibers have scales that when rubbed together catch and lock into place. This will create a dense material called felt. Felting needles are used to entangle those fibers by moving the needle up and down. Barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool fibers and tangle them into place. The only skill you need to start this project is the skill of stabbing something with a needle. So if you have ever practiced on a voodoo doll you are ready 😉
1. Don’t stab yourself. At some point, you probably will stab yourself, but these needles are sharp so try your best to not get injured. Be careful your fingers are not in the way of the needle felt.
2. Use the felting needle to poke up and down. However, you enter the wool with your needle should be the same direction you pull the needle back out. If you stab and come back out at an angle your needle may break.
3. Always use the right surface, such as a 2-inch foam pad, to make sure your needles don’t break on a hard surface or damage an area.
4. Turn work often. It will stick to the foam, but carefully turn and stab the under fuzziness back into place.
5. Stab, stab, stab! At first, it will feel that no progress is being made, but it just takes lots and lots of stabbing and then the project will come to life.
Needle-felted projects often start with fiberfill. This is so we don’t use up all of our beautiful wool on the inside that can’t be seen. So grab a palm-full of fiberfill and use your hands to roll it into a log shape. The more friction you use between your hands the quicker it will shape. Using the felting needle, stab until the fiberfill is dense.
Separate the wool by gently pulling it apart. Roll wool around your fiberfill and stab until it is firmly in place. Add more wool as needed for the center of the bone.
Set center of bone aside. Put four strips of wool about 9 inches long. Roll each wool piece into a ball, leaving a small tail unworked. Stab the ball until it takes shape. It won’t be perfect and that’s okay.
Place two of the balls on each end of the body and stab into place, Use the unworked wool to secure the pieces to the body.
Place thin strips of wool around the bone, felt into place and stab areas to form the bone shape. The more you stab the more the wool will indent and become dense. Stab between bone ends to define shape. And after much stabbing, you have a dog bone!
Bowtie or Hair bow:
Place a strip of wool on your foam mat, the width of the strip will be close to the height of the finished bowtie. Half of the length will be the width of the bowtie. If you find thin spots or need to add width or length, simple put more layers of wool where desired. Stab the piece to felt into shape. Turn often and the backside will get fuzzy. Rubbing the piece between hands will also felt it faster by agitating the fibers.
Once the strip is felted fold sides towards the center, overlapping edges and obtaining the desired width of bowtie or bow. Stab with felting needle down the center to secure center.
Pinch the center of the bow together, carefully use your felting needle to stab into place. Pull a strip of woo the width of the desired center and the length around 8 inches.
Wrap the strip of wool around the center of the bowtie several times and then felt into place. And voila! One snazzy-looking bowtie.
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This post was originally posted January of 2016, re-published March of 2022.