Crocheted dog leg warmers or socks are quite easy to make because you're just making a tube from a rectangular piece of work.
This means anyone from a beginner to an expert with the crochet hook can make at least one of these!
Although the basic design is simple, the variety of dog socks you can make is virtually limitless due to the different yarns and crochet patterns from which to choose.
The instructions that follow were used to crochet a dog sock for our German Shepherd mix, Comet.
He actually tolerated wearing this, perhaps because I tried to make it as comfortable as possible.
FIGURING OUT THE WIDTH:
As mentioned, you do not have to follow the pattern below but can create your own.
Check after a couple of rows to make sure you are not creating too loose a leg warmer. It's better that it be a little too narrow than too wide as crocheted projects tend to be stretchy.
TO CROCHET THE LEG WARMER:
Have ready the number of stitches you need to go around your dog's leg.
* Important: For a smoother weave, insert through one loop, not two, when picking up the yarn from the previous row.
TO FINISH IT OFF:
Well, that's all there is to it when you make crocheted dog leg warmers.
Simply slip them over your dog's paws and enjoy the result!
I also have a knitted version made for Comet. See Knitted Dog Leg Warmers for the instructions.