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I'm going to show you how to make a custom sized, personalized, and nearly indestructible dog harness using para-cord and a crochet hook. 

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Step 1: Crochet dog harness

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Gather materials
    Dog (or cat, or, whatever pet you need to put a leash on)
    Para-cord / Nylon twine (I'd suggest against cotton, or, hemp, because they tend to rot.) 
    Crochet hook 
    Hardware (buckle, clip, clasp, etc.)
Optional (measuring tape, lighter, yarn or embroidery needle)

Step 2:

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First you're going to need to know what size to make the harness. 
       For this you use a measuring tape if you have one, or the way I did it was to knot a piece or the twine then wrap it around the       dogs neck with very little slack and knot it again where the two ends meet, repeat this for the dogs chest.

Step 3:

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Now we can crochet. 
1)Begin a free chain the length of your first measurement. When it is long enough prepare to attach the first half of the clip.
2) Take your loop and feed it through the notches in the buckle, then complete stitch.
3) Now do another stitch going up the length of the buckle.
4)Now we can double over on our chain until we reach the other end, where we'll have to attach the other half of the clip the same way.

Continue this process until about half of the space available for attachment on either side of the buckle it taken up.

When this is finished tie off the first strand and return to part 1 of this step this time to your second measurement continue until you've reached the first half of the harness.

To attach these straps use you're yarn needle and sew them together beginning at the buckle go in 1/8 of the over all length of the shorter strap, repeat on the other side.

P.S.(There is a helpful intro to crocheting here.)
jpatchett21 year ago
Great instructable! Could you tell me more about the material you used, what kind of paracord did you use, or what type of nylon twine?
I has greyhound too! It would be cool if you could make a martingale collar like this.
Mateo_2 years ago
I really like the idea I'm gonna make one for my dog that is very good at unleashing himself from the harness. WELL DONE
logic_con (author)  Mateo_2 years ago
Be sure to keep it snug, crochet stitches can stretch. So that little extra slack could end up a few inches.
Ok thanks!
Nice idea, and I really like that you included a link to basic crochet instructions. That is useful to both beginners and rusty former experts.
Nice. Very nice design! Now he can be safely harnessed and stylish :)