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Happy Hounds Crochet Along - What will you need?

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

I'm so excited for this crochet along and I'd love for you to join me!


I came up with the idea for this blanket because I was fed up of always seeing pictures of black and white border collies on everything!

"beware the border collie" sign - doesn't look like mine!

"I love border collies" bag - doesn't look like mine!

There are never any tri-coloured border collies like my dog Alfie!

So I decided to create a crochet graph of him, I might not be able to get a silly sign, but I can certainly make a blanket with his face on! And that is where it spiralled...

Every fortnight I will release the graphs for a breed, there will be 10 breeds in total. For each breed, I have created a handful of graphs of different colour variations. Some weeks there will be 3 graphs, other weeks there will be 4! It just depends on how many cool colours I could find for that dog breed!

I will be making one panel for each breed, and I will be crocheting mine in the mini corner to corner stitch, and I will be using Stylecraft Special DK. The amount of yarn you will require for your blanket depends on the colours of the dogs you choose and how many squares you do.

Click here complete list of yarns I will be using, and the number of squares for each of each yarn needed for every colour of each of the 10 breeds!


I will be using Stylecraft special double knit in bluebell and pale rose for my background colours and the layout will be as below:

I can't wait to fill in those squares with adorable puppy dogs!


This list will be updated with links as the crochet along happens

Yarn list

12th June - Border Collie: tri colour, black and white, red and white, blue merle

26th June - Pug: fawn, black, paw prints (bonus square 1)

10th July - Labrador: black, golden, chocolate

24th July - Dalmatian: black spotted, liver spotted, bone (bonus square 2)

7th August - Chihuahua: short haired cream, long haired cream, piebald, chocolate and tan

21st August - Springer Spaniel: black and white, liver and white, tri colour

4th September - English Bulldog: white, red and white, tri colour

18th September - Beagle: tri colour, lemon, bluetick

2nd October - Dachshund: black and tan, chocolate and tan, red, dapple

16th October - Great Dane: black, harlequin, fawn, merle


Click here to head to the Thoughts From a Doe Crochet Along Facebook Group to share your progress and join our little community! All of the files will be uploaded into the Facebook group too!

Share your progress using the hashtag #happyhoundscrochetalong

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