Bow Wow Knit Collar Bow

A collar accessory is a fun way to personalize your dog’s ‘attire’. Using braided ties allows the bow tie to be attached to any collar width – and is easy on/easy off. This project is also great for using up leftover yarn.

Time: 2 Hour Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 5.75” wide by 3.5” high

Gauge: 21.5 sts and 33 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter Stripe


Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Effects (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): #04 Teals (1 skein)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) straight

Notions: 3 wood beads 5/16” x 1/4” with large hole, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Working on a flat surface is helpful when forming the Bow Tie.

Bow Tie used approx. 20 yds (8 grams).


CO 31 sts.

Row 1(WS): Knit.

Row 2: K15, p1, k15.

Row 3: K1, p14, k1, p14, k1.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-4, 6 more times.

Rep Row 1 once.

BO all sts.


Weave in any rem ends.

Cut three 24” strands of yarn and one 8” strand.

Use the 3-24” strands held together, weave the strands through the knit column on the WS. Gather the tie along the strands and knot the strands on the WS.

Braid the strands on each side of the tie, knotting the ends to secure the braids.

Thread the 8” strand, at the center of the tie from the WS to the RS (where it’s gathered), as close to the edge as possible, thread the 3 beads on the yarn, thread the yarn back to the WS on the opposite edge, snug and knot securely on the WS. Trim the ends to about 1/8”.

Wrap the braided ties around your dog’s collar and tie securely to the collar so the ends fall on the front of the collar.

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