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Quick & Easy Crochet Pet Bandana!

Quick & Easy Crochet Pet Bandana!

Inside: Free pattern to make an easy crochet Pet Bandana that slides onto your pet’s collar. Includes written instructions for 5 sizes from S to XXL and tutorial videos for both right and left handed crocheters.

This easy, crochet Pet Bandana will keep your pup (or cat) in style! 

The triangle shaped bandana is worked in one piece and includes a casing to slide it right onto your pet’s collar. There are no ties and no risk of your pet wiggling out of it. (Unless you already have an excape artist who can’t keep a collat on.)

easy crochet pet bandana in 5 sizes

I included 5 sizes from Small to XXLarge so, no matter how small or big, you can find one that will be a perfect fit for your furry friend.

You can even embellish the basic design with surface crochet and I included the videos below to show you how. These are some of the designs I added to my needle knit and loom knit versions of this pattern. Doesn’t Rudy look serious in this picture?

needle knit pet bandana with surface crochet paisley design
loom knit pet bandana with initial

Pattern includes written instructions for 5 sizes and links to fully-captioned tutorial videos for both right and left handed crocheters.

Easy Crochet Pet Bandana

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:


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Medium (#4) weight yarn 
Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (5 oz/142 g,  232 yds./ 213 m) color Green Apple used in sample.

US Size H (5 mm) hook
Ergonomic Hook by Loops & Threads used in sample.
Measuring tape
Tapestry needle

Ch = Chain
DEC – Decrease; Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through all loops; decreases 2 stitches to 1.
DEC2 – Decrease 2; Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, repeat twice. Yo and pull through all loops; decreases 3 stitches to 1.
hdc = half-double crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rem = Remain
Sl = slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)

If you need a refresher, be sure to check out my How to Crochet series!

GAUGE 14 sts x 12 rows in 1” in hdc. 




Small (fits up to ¾” collar): 6” x 5” (15 cm x 12.5 cm)
Medium (fits up to 1” collar): 7.5” x 6.5” (19 cm x 16.5 cm)
Large (fits up to 1” collar): 8.75” x 7.5” (22 cm x 19 cm)
X-Large (fits up to 1.5” collar): 9.75” x 8.5” (24.75 cm x 21.5 cm)
XX-Large (fits up to 2” collar): 10.5” x 9.5” (26.5 cm x 24 cm)


Ch 20 (24, 30, 34, 36).

Foundation Row: Hdc into second chain from the hook. Hdc in next chain to end of row. Turn.

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next st to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 2.25” (3”, 3”, 3.5”, 4”) or until desired length; 6 (8, 8, 10, 12) rows on samples.  Turn.

Casing for Collar:

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in next st and through chain in foundation row to join. Hdc across picking up foundation stitches to join. Turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc across. Turn. 


Row 4: Ch 1, hdc until 2 sts rem. DEC. Turn. 

Rep Row 4 three times. 


Row 5: Ch 1, DEC. Hdc until 2 sts rem. DEC. Turn. 

Rep Row 5 until 3 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts rem.

DEC2 (DEC, DEC2, DEC2, DEC2). Yarnover and pull through, cut tail and fasten off.  Weave in ends.

[Optional] Slip stitch crochet to add an initial, name or design to personalize your pet’s bandana.


easy crochet pet bandana pin image

Easy Crochet Pet Bandana Tutorial Videos

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The following tutorial videos demonstrate how to crochet a pet bandana using the following skills hdc, join at hem for casing, and decrease.

Right handed

Left handed

To add a design or name to your pet’s bandana the follow videos teach surface crochet.