February Dog

February Dog is our second pattern in the 2024: A Year of Dogs series. This large square features a heart-shaped dog on a background of nested hearts (my Many Hearts design).

Crochet Colorwork

Interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet are two different colorwork techniques that can be used for all my patterns; February Dog is no exception.

You’ll receive the fully written pattern and charts for both colorwork techniques so you can choose your preferred method when crocheting February Dog for yourself.

Monthly Series

February Dog is our second square in 2024: A Year of Dogs.

If you know you’re going to want all 12 dog squares you should grab the eBook because it will save you 40% versus buying each square individually. It will be updated monthly with the new square.

Purple Dog

I used a light lavender yarn for my interlocking crochet version of February Dog. This happens to be my youngest daughter’s favorite color.

Melody’s toes tried really hard to give me space to take a picture but this four-year-old was extremely eager to get her hands on this lovable puppy dog square!

I love making art that my kids love!

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You’ll also have access to my Doctor Who blanket pattern!

January Trial

If you’re not ready to commit to the full eBook of all 12 dog squares, why not just try January Dog first?

If you later decide you DO want the eBook, the cost of January Dog will be deducted from your purchase of the eBook!

Available on Ravelry only, no code needed, cannot be combined with other offers.

Important Details for February Dog

Each design comes with the fully written pattern and charts for two colorwork techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.

Click here to go to my tutorials for these crochet techniques.

Interlocking Crochet

Each dog square has a chart size of 81 x 81. This means they begin with 40 windows in the foundation row and will finish to about 20″ square.

Interlocking crochet / LFM crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern (view key)
  • instructions on reading a chart (view)
  • a one-page chart (good for viewing on a screen)
  • a four-page chart (better for printing)

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81
  • Gauge: 8 (dc, ch) x 8 rows = 4”
  • 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
  • 4.5 mm hook (US7)
  • Worsted weight yarn (490 – 565 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (dark lines) – 250 yards plus 75 for optional border
    • Accent color (AC) (background) – 240 yards

My interlocking crochet sample of January Dog.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet

The mosaic crochet version of each dog square uses an adjusted chart. This means I’ve removed the interlocking mesh dots and unneccessary border lines. Read more about the differences at https://ashleeslint.com/tutorials/interlocking-and-mosaic-crochet/.

Click here to learn more about the options for dealing with the cut ends at the end of each row when doing overlay mosaic crochet.

Overlay Mosaic Crochet file includes:

  • line-by-line written pattern (view key)
  • instructions for optional envelope border (view)
  • instructions on reading a chart (view)
  • a one-page chart marked with X’s (good for viewing on a screen)
  • a four-page chart marked with X’s (better for printing)

Bottom-Up Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Gauge: 14 sc blo stitches x 15 rows = 4”
  • 22″ x 20″ / 56cm x 52cm
  • 5 mm hook (H-8)
  • Worsted weight yarn (565 – 815 yards)
    • Main color (dark lines) – 265 yards
    • Contrasting color (background) – 300 yards
    • Optional envelope border – 250 yards

My mosaic crochet sample of January Dog.

Wrong Side of February Dog

The ‘right side’ with the design is the main point of these squares, but it’s often interesting to see what the back, or ‘wrong side’, will look like too!

Interlocking crochet creates an almost opposite image while overlay mosaic crochet just creates stripes. You can often see a faint illusion of the front.

Joining Squares

With interlocking crochet, it’s relatively easy to join the squares. With overlay mosaic crochet you have to deal with the cut ends first.

Head back to this section on the Year of Dogs Landing Page to read more.

January Dog Testers

Thank you to my testing team for 2024: A Year of Dogs: Anonymous Squirrel, CrochetCarob, CynCityCrochet, Eva, Linda Bakker, Maja Serec, Margaret Maillet, and ScorpiosHook.

Interlocking crochet sample of February Dog by an Anonymous Squirrel.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of January Dog by Linda Bakker.

Interlocking crochet sample of February Dog by Maja Serec with optional border added.

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Overlay mosaic crochet sample of February Dog by CrochetCarob with a fun, striped envelope border.

Interlocking crochet sample of February Dog by CynCityCrochet.

Overlay mosaic crochet sample of January Dog by Margaret Maillat.

Want more photos?

Check out all the Ravelry projects linked to Febuary Dog at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/febuary-dog/people.