If you've ever priced hair decorations for your favorite pooch, you probably were shocked by the high prices. I've designed eight doggy barrettes using hair clips from the drug store, acrylic gem stones, tinsel pom-poms , scrap yarn and simple crochet stitches. Fido will look so chic in his new doo-dads and they will have cost you just a fraction of what the groomer charges.
Size: 2"x2" and 1"x2"
Materials: 8 Goody Brand contourclips #06572
Small amounts of 4 ply worsted weigh yarn in light blue, red., green, pink, purple,
pastel variegated, black
Boye Brand steel hook size 0 or Susan Bates Aluminum Hook size C (2.75mm)
Acrylic gems: 3/4" red heart, 3/4" round pink,
1/2" round amber, 3/4" aqua teardrop
1/2 inch tinsel pompoms in light blue, green, yellow , red , white, blue
Hot glue and glue gun. Make sure you only glue the top of the barrette, otherwise you might glue the clip shut.
Gauge: 5 sc =1 inch
There are close up photos of each barette at the end of the pattern.
Yarn color will be determined by pattern.
Rnd1: Open clip, with wider end of clip .pointing to right, attach yarn with a sc, work 17 more sc around clip perimeter, being careful not to work over back spring,. Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails. (18 sc)
Rnd 1: With light blue yarn , Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, (5)
Rnd.2: 2 sc in each st, (10).
Rnd 3: *sl st in next st, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in next. Rep from * around, ( 5 points). Fasten off,
Using light blue yarn, work a covered clip.
Hot glue light blue tinsel pompom to center of star. Hot glue star to center of clip.
Rnd 1: With red yarn ,ch 5, join with a sl st to form ring, In ring worK, ( ch3, 4 tr, 3dc, 1 tr,
Ch 1, 4tr, ch3, sl st ). Fasten off.
Using red yarn, work a covered clip.
Hot glue red heart gem stone to center of heart. Hot glue
heart to center of covered clip
Rnd 1: With green yarn ,ch 4, join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring, ( ch 4, dc, hdc, dc, ch 4,
sl st in ring) 3 times, ch 6, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, ch2, sl st in same sp, sl st in each rem ch.
Using green yarn, work a covered clip
Hot Glue green tinsel pompom to center of shamrock
Hot Glue Shamrock to center of covered clip.
Row 1: With pink yarn ,ch 12, dc in 2nd ch from the hook, dc in next ch, hdc in
each of next 2 chs, sl st in each of next 2 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs,
dc in each rem 2 chs, ch 2 ,turn.
Row 2: Working in back loop only, dc in each of the next 2 dc, hdc ineach of the next 2 hdcs,
sl st in each .of the next 2 s sts, hdc in each of the next 2 hds, dc in each rem 2 dcs, ch 2, turn.
Row 3; Repeat for 2. Fasten off.
Using pink yarn, work a covered clip.
Hot Glue 1/4 " pink gem stone to center of bow. Hot glue bow to clip.
Rnd 1: With pastel variegated, ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring, [ ch4, 2 tr in ring, ch 4, sl st in rng) 4 times.(4 wings). Fasten off.
With a 4" length of black yarn, tie around body with a double knot, keeping the free ends of the yarn at the top to form antenna. Trim antenna.
Work a covered clip in variegated pastel
Hot glue aqua tear shaped gem to center of body.
Hot glue butterfly to center of covered clip
With red yarn, ch 6, join with a sl st to form ring, ( ch 4, 3 tr in ring, ch 4, sl st in ring) 5 times, (5 petals). Fasten off.
With red work a covered clip.
Hot glue yellow tinsel pompom to center of flower. Hot glue flower to center of covered clip.
Mardi Gras or Halloween
With purple., work a covered clip.
Hot glue 2 yellow tinsel pompoms on center of covered clip with about 1/4"
space between. Hot glue round amber gem
stone to top of pompoms.
With red work a covered clip.
Arrange a red, a white and a blue tinsel pompom on top of
clip Hot glue each pompom in place.