Crochet Paw Applique – Free Pattern

Have you ever found a unique pattern that could be applied to all sorts of projects? This one took our breath away with all the possibilities! The Crochet Paw Applique pattern uses a few simple crochet stitches to make the cutest pawprint on the planet. There are dozens of ways to incorporate these pawprints into your next craft, whether it be as an applique on a hat or scarf, as a set of coasters, as a coin purse, or in a blanket. However you choose to use it, once you learn how to make one, you’ll want to make more than one.

To make at least one of these adorable paw prints, you’ll need to gather the following materials:

  • Yarn (two colors – they can be complementary, contrasting, ombre, or neutrals, if you wish)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook (or corresponding size to the yarn you’re using)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

You’ll also need to be familiar with the following stitches:

  • Magic ring
  • Skip stitch (sk)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Triple/treble crochet (tc/trc)
  • Increase

Most of these stitches are beginner friendly, so even if you haven’t done much crochet, you’ll be able to pick this pattern up in no time. It’s also small enough that you won’t have to pull out a lot of stitches if you happen to make a mistake. With a free, easy, pattern that can bust that stash of yarn you’ve been saving, what’s not to love?

These would make the perfect present for the animal lover in your life, no matter their age. It would also make an excellent gift for your veterinarian, pet sitter, or groomer. You could even adapt one of these to make it into a coffee cup wrap for those who need a little more caffeine to handle the pets.

Interested in whipping up a few of these paw prints? You can find the first part of the pattern here, and the second part here. You may also want to follow MaryJHandmade on YouTube for other craft project ideas.