Menu

Comfort for Critters

~ Celebrating 13 Years & 100,000+ FREE Pet Blankets ~

free newsletter!

  • Updates on our mission
  • Pet information
  • Craft ideas & patterns
  • Animal shelter updates
  • Easy ways to help pets

Subscribe to "Critter News"

Name:
Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe

Knitting & crochet world records!

Create Your Own Yarn-Winder!

Click here for directions on making tidy yarn balls out of all those unruly leftovers!

blankets with drawings!

Make an Easy Cat Toy!

Edging - The Finishing Touch!

alt

One of the many things I appreciate about our blankets is that they really show off the love and caring we have for homeless pets. Crafters tend to forget that not everyone is a “fiber artist”, and so when an adoptive family meets a dog or cat, wrapped in a beautiful hand-crafted blanket, they are impressed! They are even more thrilled to find out their new family member gets to take it home!

A great finishing touch to a blanket is a decorative trim. It’s a wonderful way to add color, cover some uneven side-stitches or make a small blanket a bit bigger. Here are four ideas for the perfect trim to add to the crocheted blankets you may be working on.

Try one of these, or just do a simple half-double crochet around the perimeter. The only “trick” is to make sure you put three half-double crochets into every corner stitch. Enjoy!        

Edging Ideas Here!

Make a Doggie Puff Toy!

No more weaving in ends...with the Russian Join!

Do you love changing colors often in a pattern, but hate weaving in all those ends? If so, the Russian Join may be a solution for you!

alt

Complete Directions

help keep up going & shipping with a purchase!

1200;1000;10a944aa55da4cfcc0f647159d5a6b64683f90811200;1000;addaed7104f1777d3d641d02e798c3b03e5919eb1200;1000;665c1e6415300bf4054c26f5f8cf8f21373ec1261200;1000;d7045d3681caf1afd525ea980e5ac7795cc913361200;1000;92910904bbcc145a3d2aa4471e7fd8e2ecf053371200;1000;cbe275f76065b5295c05d03474d6c1d48acd709f1200;1000;d776cef529f2023493cdecb2a3e8744678a61f701200;1000;f4ae1fcbef66ad941ef29a3bf40267beed3c715a1200;1000;2feae1880fac50c01bd59e593ec6daa238c8b5481200;1000;f8197b5d2b77cc6458edc5fe30af245c65a346191200;1000;d3ba7133a17f01bfbfb256bc69f650badd2a8fe91200;1000;b16f2f62b6fd7d96e09be78dd7bea499d44773231200;1000;4a3ca23f6fac0c95f414dd5374b19343bf40478c1200;1000;41e4f63b496cec3850e85c0abcebc71b5d0527bc1200;1000;edded67a59cf642167cba51f95afc004f891a4ad1200;1000;3e04569aa485b03d8b15e7cb1299accd3f57e7601200;1000;248bfb14b1fddbcab7be12e66b81e9deef157b171200;1000;f07daf5327827059e653353fcf08a806c253f32d1200;1000;c1a6ebdde43d509f6871a9b4454738be26f324461200;1000;3902ca8166c51389f84bc3dbf2842e7bb3db09ea

PLEASE support our mission to help homeless pets with a purchase of our "Crochet for Critters" e-book of crochet patterns, an inspiring T-shirt or a handmade blanket for your own pet!

Click here for details!

Knit the Fisherman's Rib!

Read more here to learn

this fun stitch!

Do You Knit or Crochet to Relax?

The History of Crochet

Knitlandia – A delightful reading destination!