Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Handmade 4 Hounds

Do you like to support Greyhound Adoption when you shop? Please visit for a list of Etsy Shops supporting hounds whenever you're in the market for anything Greyhound. You'll find collars, leashes, tiles, pins, pendants, prints, paintings, cards, buttons, patches, pillows, bags, clothing, dog beds, crate covers and our crochet patterns, too. Many of our members donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit Greyhound Adoption. See our Mission page for more info.

Stay tuned for a new pattern coming out soon!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Free Shamrock Doily Crochet Pattern

Make a shamrock doily in just one evening with our free pattern and leftover yarn. Use it for decorating or tack it to a dog sweater for St. Patrick's Day. Motifs could also be joined to create an afghan.

The Free Shamrock Motif Pattern is below. The Fisherman Style Dog Sweater Pattern is on sale and can be purchased at

Shamrock Square

These motifs can be used to decorate clothing, as a doily or join several to make an afghan.

Finished size approx. 9-1/2” by 7-1/2”

Crochet Hook Size F
4-ply Yarn Green
4-ply Yarn White
Yarn needle
Shamrock Graph

With green yarn, ch 51
Dc in ninth ch from hook,
(Skip 2 chains, dc in next ch)14 times.

There are now 15 boxes of crochet forming the bottom row of the chart. Complete the motif working from the chart. The first row is worked left to right, the next row is worked right to left and so on. Ch 5 and TURN at the end of each row. Each open box on the chart = ch 2, skip 2 sts, dc in next st. Each shaded box on the chart = dc in nexr 3 sts. When you complete all rows fasten off and weave in ends with the yarn needle.

Edging Join white in any space. Make 3 sc in each space around, with 5 sc in each corner. Join with a slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Monday, March 3, 2008

March Sale...Casual Greyhound Sweater & Snood

On sale for March is the Greyhound Fisherman Sweater Pattern. It's perfect for Spring Days when a winter coat is too heavy. Looks great in almost any color and comes complete with directions for a snood.