How to Crochet a Dog Leash

Blossom Lady
Feb 03, 2024 11:03 AM
How to Crochet a Dog Leash

Have you ever wondered how to crochet a leash for your dog? Grab your hooks and let's try!

What’s so awesome about this dog leash pattern is that it is extremely beginner-friendly. In fact, all we’re using is a much stronger variation of the single crochet!

Materials:

Cotton (worsted weight) for tiny dogs or new puppies

-approx. 30 yards for a 60″ long leash

Crochet hook in size 6mm

OR

Macrame cord (3mm) for small dogs

-approx. 40 yards for a 60″ long leash

Crochet hook in size 8mm

OR

Macrame cord (5mm) for stronger dogs

-approx. 36 yards for a 60″ long leash

Crochet hook in size 9mm

AND

Swivel Snap Hook Buckle

Just like the cotton or macrame cord, there are different grades/weights/sizes for these hooks/buckles. I went in person to my local hardware store to find the best size/option for each of my leashes.

Dog Leash Pattern:

Start by working around the ring of the clasp, leaving a long enough tail to secure later.

Step 1: Pull up a loop, then chain one, then single crochet around the ring, encompassing the yarn tail and all.

Step 2: Turn, sc in the side loop as pictured.

Step 3: Turn, sc going through the two parallel loops directly to the left as pictured.

Repeat step 3 until the leash is as long as you like.

You will notice that as you work and because you are working in a spiral, you need to unwind the leash every so often. No biggie! It helps to hold it up and to let the weight of the hook do the unwinding for you.

A standard dog leash is about 60″ long including the handle. Be sure to add extra length to the leash to account for the double backed portion of the loop. For example, if crocheting a standard leash that needs to be 60″ long, you’d need to crochet to about 65″ or 66″ and fold that last 5 – 6″ back on itself as pictured.

When the leash is as long as is desired… Turn and slip stitch going through the two parallel loops (where you would normally have made a sc). Fasten off leaving enough of a tail to VERY securely attach.

Fold the end back on the leash for a total of about 10 – 12″. This will be your handle.

Use a smaller crochet hook to secure the end. Weave in and out, and back through as many times as you feel comfortable.

Note that if you are using a worsted weight yarn a smaller hook is not necessary as a yarn needle will suffice.

Tug and pull on the connection to make sure that it is strong enough for your dog. When you are satisfied, and again using the smaller crochet hook, weave in the tail down through the center of the leash for another 6″ or so, or until you run out of yarn tail to weave in. Clip your yarn.

Handle made!

The final task is to secure the beginning yarn tail around the metal ring and weave the end through the length in a similar manner as the opposite end.

Using a smaller hook, feed the yarn tail up through the center of the leash for 6″ or so, or until you run out of yarn.

You’re finished!

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Kim
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Feb 07, 2024 09:55 AM

The crocheted leash says it is for a small dog or new puppy but the picture shows a large black and white dog so will it work for a large dog too as shown in the picture?