I love Valentines—so pretty! Here are a bunch of DIY Valentine’s Day projects for you to make for the pups you love. Just add a squeaker or mylar, if your dog likes crinkly toys. All of these patterns are free. Be nice and don’t use patterns to make things to sell if the author asks you not to. These people have been really generous in providing all these patterns, so consider supporting them if they have etsy shops, stores, books, or patterns for sale.
- knitted winged heart tattoo
- crocheted heart tug toy (pics are gone, but instructions are there)
- knitted anatomically correct heart
- crocheted anatomical heart
- no-sew tug toy with loop–use pink, red, or heart patterned fleece.
- sewn a candy heart—one that said “Bite Me” would be fun!
- 4″ knitted heart
- 5″ crocheted heart
- knitted fuzzy heart
- knitted cupcake
- knitted candy heart
- sewn heart-shaped dog bed—enlarge a heart template to the right size for a bed for your dog, sew according to the instructions, & stuff with appropriate filling such as a foam layer with batting layered on top.
How cute are these?! Here are heaps & heaps of Valentine’s Day DIY projects for your cat. Be sure to add some catnip to their stuffing. All of these patterns are free. But don’t be a tool and use patterns to make things to sell if the author asks you not to. And please support the people providing all these patterns if they have etsy shops, stores, books, or patterns for sale. These people totally rock for providing these patterns for free!
- knitted & felted hearts
- more knitted & felted hearts also available in German and French
- crocheted heart
- hand-sewn felt hearts
- crocheted cupcake (I would leave off the beads)
- hand-sewn felt cupcake (I would avoid using glue and sew everything, if you do use glue make sure it’s non-toxic)
- knitted cupcakes
- knitted chocolates
- crocheted chocolates
- hand-sewn felt chocolates & heart box
- knitted strawberries
- crocheted strawberries
- hand-sewn felt strawberries
- crocheted rose with leaves
- knitted rose with leaves
Last week’s post on the DIY Dog Rain Coat got me to thinking about all the other DIY dog coats & sweaters I’ve written about. Here are a bunch of tutorials on how to make your dog her own coat—everything from upcycling to sewing to knitting to even weaving.
Dog Raincoat from Old Jacket (for people) with pattern
Woven Coat with pattern
Oil Cloth Coat with 2 patterns
2 Different Sweaters to Knit
Though it’s not a tutorial, this is a great idea! Check out these super cool coats made out of broken umbrellas created by Taryn Zychal.
Here are a ton of DIY cat toys! One of my pet peeves (groan!) is ugly pet toys . I like them to be colorful, cute, and/or funny, and the easiest way to achieve that is to make your own. The great thing about DIY cat toys is they take very little fabric, yarn, etc. and they’re usually quick to make. All of the toys below will make nice gifts for kitties and their people. Have fun!
Adorable hearts, cupcakes, strawberries, roses, & chocolates.
Kitty fortune cookies.
No-sew feathers and fish.
Easy to sew mouse, fish, & sausage.
Supper fuzzy mouse.
Adorable sushi—nigiri & futomaki.
Feather spinner toy & wand.
Felt bird, mouse, & fish.
Cute mice, olives, & owls.
I don’t know if guinea pigs ever need sweaters, but I had to find patterns for them after seeing the pic above. Here are two patterns—one knit & one crochet.
Jen over at Knittersrow has a pattern for knitting a sweater she created for her guinea pig, Nicholas.
Crochetgirl has a pattern for crocheting a sweater.