Free Crochet Pattern: Doggy Door Bells

By Rachel Choi – 5 Comments

Crochet you’re own doggy door bells for the savvy dogs that are taught to ring bells to go outside. This strand of bells is designed to be as long as you need it to be. Make is short for the tall dogs, or longer if you have short dogs. My dogs are Lab and Shepard mixes, so if your dogs are shorter you may want to add more bells to make it longer. You’ll want your dog’s nose to be able to touch the bells. This pattern is also designed with a strap closure so that it can fit over all door knob and handle sizes.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 9 1/2″ (24 cm) long, 2″ (5 cm) wide
Note: Length can be adjusted to be as long or short as desired by using the instructions within the pattern.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 25 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
2 Large bells (35 mm)
Note: Add more large bells for a longer strand of bells if desired.
2 Small bells (12 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Rows 1 – 4 in pattern measure 1 1/2″ wide and 2″ long

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Crochet Pattern: Door Bell
Start by stringing 2 large bells (or more if a longer strand is desired) and then 2 small bells onto the yarn.
Row 1: ch 7, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 5 dc
Row 2: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across: 5 dc
Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in next 2 dc, dc with bell, dc in next 2 dc: 5 dc
Row 4 – 8: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across: 5 dc
Repeat rows 3 – 8, 1 more time or until all of the large bells are used.
Row 9: ch 2, turn, dc with bell, dc in next 3 dc, dc with bell: 5 dc
Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across: 5 sc
Do not finish off, continue with border.

Turn to work along the side of each row, sc evenly along the side of each row working approximately 2 sc for each row of dc until bottom is reached, 3 sc in corner, sc across bottom, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly along remaining side until top is reached.
Ch 20, sl st in tenth ch from hook, finish off.
Wrap chain around door handle and use the small bell as a button to secure the bells onto the door.

Need help while crocheting your doggy door bell? Leave your questions below!

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  1. Kate says:

    Such a clever idea!

  2. Sandie says:

    Clever! My dog and my grand-dogs ring the bell to go out.

  3. Collette Griffith says:

    How do you make the loop that goes around the bell in Row 10?

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