I made these dog leashes back in 2009. I’ve really enjoyed these leashes and I still have them so I wanted to add this little pattern for you guys to enjoy. I took these pictures back in 2009 also, I can’t believe how little my kids are and how much they’ve grown (happy/sad mama tears).
This is a very easy pattern and great scrap yarn project. Happy Crocheting!!
Worsted weight yarn
Some fiber fill (to stuff handle for a comfortable and squishy grip – optional)
Dog Leash Clip (I found mine at my local pet supply store or you can recycle a clip from an old leash)
Pattern is worked in the round. There is no joining or turning. The striped leash was worked by changing color every 11 rows.
Leash Clip – I found my clips at a local pet supply store. You could also recycle a clip from an old leash.
Cotton or hemp yarn would give you a sturdy, less-stretchy leash. Most yarns will have quiet a bit of stretch so keep that in mind when figuring the length you would like to have for your leash.
Ch – chain sc – single crochet hk – hook st – stitch rnd – round lp – loop
leaving about a 10″ tail and Ch 9,
Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each st across. (8)
Rnd 2 – sc in 1st sc of Row 1 forming a lp, sc in each st around. (8)
Rnd 3 – sc in each st around. (8)
Rnd 4 through ? – Repeat Rnd 3 around and around until you reach desired length for your leash. Once you reach desired length continue on with handle…
Handle Rnd 1 – (sc in next, 2sc in next) around. (12)
Handle Rnd 2 through Rnd 50 – work evenly around, stuffing handle with fiber fill as you work (optional).
Handle Rnd 51 – (sc in next, sc2tog) around. (8)
Fasten off leaving a 10″ tail for sewing.
Fold handle in half and sew Handle Rnd 51 to Handle Rnd 1. Wrap the beginning end of your leash tightly around the dog leash clip and sew to secure the clip to your leash. (see picture for help)
Now go take your furry friend on a walk : )