Crochet can help us through grief of all types. It is healing and soothing and gives our minds something to focus on instead of ruminating over and over about our pain. One type of grief that sometimes doesn’t get the respect and attention that it deserves is the grief that people feel after a loved pet has passed away.
Do you have a furry friend that you want to crochet for? Whether you want to dress your dog in a crochet sweater or make a catnip crochet toy for your cat, here are fifteen new animal crochet patterns.
I have a lot of animals in my life. I volunteer with a friend’s dog doing animal-assisted therapy. I petsit for a few other dogs and cats. My brother runs a dog hiking business in Los Angeles, my mother works at an animal rescue in Tucson. So it’s probably no surprise that I always take notice of crochet patterns designed for pets and other animals.
I based the design on the Urban Granny Dog Sweater which is a free crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I used it to help me get the size right and to get the basic idea for the neck although I didn’t follow the pattern for the neck and didn’t use the suggested yarn.