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Crocheted Dog Leggings

Posted on February 18, 2012

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I often make things that I need rather than purchase them. I so enjoy creating something to fill a need I have. Well, my dog has been having these issues of licking her forelegs and they were getting very sore. There is nothing wrong but it’s just a bad habit of her’s to lick her legs. I tried putting some socks up on her legs to prevent her from licking but that didn’t work very well.

Here is a closeup of the dog legging I crocheted. My dog’s foot is about 7 inches around at her paws. I tried to make the leggings loose enough to fit over her paws but tight enough to stay up once on her legs. I found if you roll them up a bit it’s easier to get them on over her claws and up on her legs. They stay on pretty good but she did manage to lose one outside in the snow but I found it. So just a word of caution, they do stretch out so make sure you make them tight to begin with so they stay on. I usually just make her wear them in the house now so we don’t lose them outside.

The final word, they do work and it does help prevent licking and has allowed her sore legs to heal. Now maybe I won’t have to put them on her for awhile. So another problem solved and here is the free crochet pattern below.

Crocheted Dog Leggings Pattern

Worst weight yarn, approx 2 ozs

G (4-4.25 mm) size crochet hook

Large Dog Leggings
Measurements: 7 inches long & 3 incheswide measured flat

Make 2 leggings as follows:
Using G hook for ribbing, leave a long tail and ch 11.

Row 1 (cuff)
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st down to the end. (10 Sc)

Row 2-20
Ch 1, turn. Working in BLO, Sc in ea st across.
Leave yarn attached and just slip hook out of last st so you can weave closed the cuff.

Using the long tail from the beginning row, weave closed the cuff by joining FLO of row 1 through both loops of row 20.

Rnd 1
Slip the crochet hook back into last st of row 20. Now working into both loops, Sc evenly along end sts of cuff. (Approx. 21 Sc) Don’t join at end of round but just continue working in the round without joining or turning as you work the body of the legging.

Rnd 2-20
Sc in ea st of rnd. Use stitch marker if necessary so you know where round begins.
On final rnd, Sc in ea st until the last st. Work Sl St in the last st and use tail to weave into next few stitches to end with a smooth edge.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FLO – Front Loop Only
FO – Fasten Off
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

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10 Responses to “Crocheted Dog Leggings”

  1. Julie
    Feb 19, 2012

    How brilliant! I had a leg-licking/chewing dog too… drove me crazy… I wish I’d thought to make her leggings!

    What kind of dog is yours? My dog looked a LOT like her, but I got her from people who didn’t know anything about her past. She was obviously some kind of mix, but they weren’t sure what was in the mix! I’ve always wondered.

  2. Cindy
    Feb 19, 2012

    Julie — She is a yellow lab. She is old so she’s not as yellow as she once was and has a lot of gray in the face etc. So your dog probably had some lab in her. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Agy
    Feb 20, 2012

    Hi Cindy,
    That’s so cute! I’ve just put up the feature on my blog. Take a look when you’re free and remember to grab a button 🙂

  4. Fatcat
    Jun 23, 2012

    My vet told me that this excessive licking was a sign of allergies.

  5. Cindy
    Jun 23, 2012

    @FatCat – Yes that can be one reason. Also it can be a compulsive habit or even a sign of pain or nervousness in an animal.

  6. ToTylkoJa
    Dec 14, 2012

    Awesome idea and sooo cute:)

    Just make sure once you’re willing to crochet a pair for your dogs, you’re not making these of wool as many dogs are seriously allergic to wool

  7. Joyce Cottrell
    Dec 31, 2012

    This is just what I need. One of my neighbors asked me yesterday to teach her to crochet so she could make her dog Ruby some leggings. Ruby has the kind of fur that gets clumps of snow caught in it so this pattern appears just perfect for what she needs!

  8. Louise Marie
    Feb 28, 2013

    Thank you so much for this pattern. i have a little Sheltie who has arthritis is her legs. She licks and bites them. This is going to work not only for the licking, but i think it will help with the pain by stabilizing the joint. i am just thrilled and can’t wait to get started.

  9. Nancy
    Apr 19, 2015

    I need a pair of these for my dogs 2 front legs. He has the same problem as your with licking and an e collar does not work!! I would pay to have you make some for me my dog looks the same size as yours and around 65-70 lbs lab mix. Would you consider making some?

  10. Cindy
    Apr 28, 2015

    @Nancy – I sent you an email regarding this. Thanks for visiting and hope the leggings will help your dog.

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