Granny Rectangle Dog Mat

Every dog deserves a beautiful hand crocheted mat to lie on.


This one measures about 23.5″ x 33.5″


The Yarn

Loops and Thread Impeccable

  • 2 skeins true gray
  • less than half a skein each of 6 different colors of leftover yarn.  The bright pink used the most so maybe a bit more than half a skein of that.


The Pattern

With gray, ch 36
3dc in 6th ch from hook.
[skip 2 ch, 3dc in next] 9X
Skip 2 ch, dc in last ch.  Do not end off. (this measured about 10″ from end to end)

Round 1
Ch3 (first st of round), 2dc, ch 3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in sp.
3dc in ea space between the clusters across (9 3dc clusters).
3dc, ch 3, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in the ch5 space on the end.
3dc in ea space between the clusters across (9 3dc clusters).
Slpst to the top ch of the beginning ch3.  End off.

Round 2
Attach new color with a standing stitch along one side in any sp between the clusters of 3dc. 2dc in the same sp.
Continue around with 3dc in the sp between the 3dc clusters, and 3dc, ch3, 3dc in ea corner ch3 space.
Slpst to the top of the standing stitch, end off.

The Border

Round 1:  Attach gray and complete as in Round 2 of the body, slpst to top of standing dc, do not end off.
Round 2:  Ch1, sc in same space as slpst.  Sc through both loops of each dc around.  5sc in each ch3 corner space.  Slpst to first sc.
Round 3 – 5:  Ch1, sc in same sp as slpst.  Sc in each sc around.  3sc in the center sc of the corner of the previous round.  At end of round 5, slpst to top of beginning sc and end off, leaving a tail to weave in.

Weave in all your ends.

To adjust the size, make fewer or more rounds.  To adjust the proportions of the rectangle, change the number of chains in the foundation by multiples of 3.

16 thoughts on “Granny Rectangle Dog Mat

      1. I would use the recommended hook for the yarn, or the size you regularly use with that yarn that works well for you. You will need to do more rounds to get the finished size.


  1. How do can I determine how many chains to start with? I want to crochet rectangular granny square lap blankets for nursing home residents. I crochet other patterns but would like to start using this pattern too. Thank you


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