Knit A Dog Blanket Travel Tote  
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This is a super easy project that makes a great gift for anyone with a small or tiny dog.

Hand-Knit Small Dog Travel Tote

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This travel tote is a 20x22 inch blanket, triple-folded, with an adjustable strap. Fill it with goodies, triple-fold, tuck in the ends, then put on the strap and pull it tight.

Start with 2 skeins of standard worsted-weight yarn and #10 1/2 needles. (You'll also need a size F crochet hook and some type of adjustable fastener.) Use 2 strands of yarn to make it thick. These directions make a dog blanket approximately 22 inches long and 20 inches wide. To make a wider blanket, add stitches in groups of 3.


Cast on 77 stitches
p the first stitch to the other needle without knitting it. Do this on every row. It will give your work a nice finished edge and eliminate the problem of a saggy first stitch.

K2, P1 accross the row. End with a K1 (for the edge stitch).

Knit until your blanket is the desired length.

Bind off.

If you're happy with the edges, you're finished. If your ends aren't nice, add a row or two of single crochet or your favorite crochet edging.

Dog Blanket

To make the handle, cast on 5 stitches (still using #10 1/2 needles and 2 strands of yarn). Leave a tail long enough to use for stitching the ends together.

Slip the first stitch, then knit (garter stitch) until you have a strip approximately 28" long.

Bind off.

Fasten the ends together by stitching or crocheting using the tail of the yarn.

To make the tie, using one strand of yarn and a size F crochet hook, chain stitch a 12" long tie.

Tie a knot in each end and pull it tight, bringing the tails up into the knots to make a nice finish.

Fold the tie in half and pull it through the fastener from the middle, so it forms a loop inside the fastener, with the ends on the outside of the fastener. You're finished!

Hand-knit dog totetie

Lay out your blanket and put some goodies in the middle. I used poop bags, a treat, and a travel water bowl from Petco. There's probably room for a collar, leash, and small toy, too.

Triple-fold the blanket lengthwise over the pet items, so nothing can fall out. Fold in the ends to make it neat. Wrap the handle around it VERY TIGHTLY. Put the tie around the handle and tighten the fastener so the handle can't come loose. That's all there is to it!




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