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DogGrrl
« on: March 30, 2005 05:54:30 PM »

I originally posted this in knitting, completed projects back in October but thought I would share it here.  This is Monkey's knitted Halloween collar and leash.  I used orange Fizz for the second color so it is all spooky looking!




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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005 09:06:51 AM »

ooh it is spooky indeed!!!   Shocked  too cute my friend!!!  shadow and i love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005 09:09:42 AM »

I want to make one for Conan, how'd you do it?  Btw, he likes your dog .... Wink
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Crafty_Girl25
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005 11:47:37 AM »

that's cute! I also like the frames in the background on the table! very halloweenyish Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 08:12:42 PM »

I want to make one for my dog.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2005 07:46:44 AM »

hehe your dog is too cute its like mine
i wish my doggy was still here i would make this
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DogGrrl
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2005 10:26:13 PM »

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!  I am sorry I haven't responded sooner.  I originally tried to do a cover for a leash and collar but it ended up looking really cheesy.  I couldn't get the handle of the leash to look right and the collar cover looked just horrid!  Here is my original post that describes what I finally ended up doing:


Thanks!  It is actually really quick and easy (after I figured out how to FINALLY make it strong enough and not stretch!)

I knit a black eyelash (can't remember the brand) and Orange Fizz.  I really liked the way the orange came through making it look really "Halloweeny"  I knit it in garter stitch doubling the width that I wanted the finish leash to be (around 10-12 stitches or so).  I knit it about 5 feet (4 feet for the leash and 8 to 12 inches for the handle loop.

I found some nylon webbing at a boat supply place and pinned the knittted piece around it and then sewed it on both sides with a light monofiliment making sure I was sewing both the nylon and the knitted part.  I looped it around and made a handle and attached a leash clip to it.  Basically, the webbing is taking on the weight of the dog and knitted part is purely for looks.

For the collar I measured my dog's neck and subtracted about an inch for the buckle (the one drawback - I can't figure how to make them adjustable) knit the piece, sewed a plastic snap buckle on the ends and a D ring in the center.  I found a place in town that sells buckles and stuff but you could also use the hardware from an old leash or collar.

I tested the leash out on both my Catahoula and a Mastiff (the Mastiff pulls on leash) and it held up without any problems at all. (this was made for my 11 lb Cavalier but, better safe than sorry!)

It came out kind of thick but I like it that way because it looks extra fancy!   Now I am going to attempt to make a harness out of lime green Splash!
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shona
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005 03:28:18 PM »

Your colours are great!! Just the thing for this halloween!
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