Follow this C2C crochet pattern to crochet an adorable French Bulldog or Boston Terrier. The free graph pattern can be downloaded below or you can purchase the ad-free PDF with line-by-line instructions here.
This C2C crochet french bulldog pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.
This corner-to-corner crochet pattern is perfect to crochet a pet portrait of your favorite Frenchie or Boston Terrier. Make it the foundation of a C2C blanket, pillow or whatever your dog-loving heart can dream up!
Keep reading for more yarn and customization details or scroll down for free pattern.
The Best in Show Dog Blanket
- This french bulldog/boston terrier pattern is part of the Best in Show Blanket. Find additional C2C crochet dog patterns as well as instructions on how to crochet the entire blanket here.
- If you'd like have all the dog graph patterns, plus written line-by-line C2C instructions all in one place, you can upgrade to the premium Best in Show Blanket PDF and get the complete download, including this French Bulldog pattern, immediately.
Yarn + substitutions
We used Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling yarn for this corner-to-corner french bulldog. It's an acrylic, worsted weight yarn that wears really well even after a lot of machine washing. Basic Stitch tends to be our go-to for C2C patterns because it's available in a lot of colors at a reasonable price point.
SUBSTITUTIONS: If Basic Stitch is not available near you, you can check YarnSub.com for similar suggestions.
Customizing your Frenchie/Boston terrier
You can print the free graph pattern and color in different sections to modify the graph to look more like your favorite pup. But even if you keep the design as is, here are a few ways to personalize your crochet french bulldog/Boston terrier.
- Different Background Colors: This C2C dog frenchie pattern is already really graphic, so crocheting a set of nine with different background colors will give you an almost Andy-Warhol-like blanket design.
- Add Your Dog's Name: If you'd like to add a border to your french bulldog blanket design, you can follow this tutorial on How to Design Your Own C2C Crochet Patterns to make a graph pattern with their name in it. If you're following the Best In Show Blanket instructions for double crochet borders on each of nine dog squares, you'll want to create a graph that's 91 "tiles" wide. The height can be whatever you'd like, but 20-25 tiles high is a good place to start.
- Crochet a Pillow Cover: If a blanket is too much, try crocheting one Boston Terrier square to create a cushion cover with a "portrait" of your favorite pet. Make a coordinating square out of single crochet for the pillow back and customize it with your pet's name using this How to Cross Stitch on Crochet tutorial.
How do I print this pattern?
You are free to download and print the C2C graph pattern and crochet directly from it.
You will likely find it much easier to also cross reference the graph with the line-by-line C2C instructions included in the premium PDF. Written graph instructions are incredibly helpful with this C2C crochet french bulldog pattern because they:
- Reduce the likelihood of mistakes that need to be torn out.
- Allow you to crochet much faster than if counting squares in a graph.
- Make it easier to set down your work and know right where to pick the pattern back up.
You can purchase the french bulldog/Boston Terrier premium PDF with the graph pattern and written instructions here.
If you're planning on crocheting more than one C2C dog design, purchasing the Best In Show Blanket premium PDF is the way to go. It includes the complete set of nine C2C dog graph patterns, the written instructions and all the tutorial photos.
If you'd like to crochet the entire Best In Show Blanket, you'll love this convenient option! This bundle from Lion Brand includes all the Basic Stitch you'll need, plus a bonus printable PDF of the 64 page pattern (delivered digitally).
More C2C crochet patterns
We have lots more modern free corner-to-corner crochet patterns you might enjoy. Browse all our C2C patterns here.
C2C Crochet French Bulldog / Boston Terrier
Download the free French Bulldog/Boston Terrier graph pattern here.
Purchase the ad-free premium PDF on Etsy here.
Save this pattern to your Ravelry here.
Pin this pattern for later here.
Explanation: This French Bulldog / Boston Terrier pattern uses the corner-to-corner crochet technique to make a charming square. Crochet several squares to make a frenchie blanket, or follow some of our other C2C crochet dog patterns to give your crochet frenchie some friends!
• Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn (Weight: 4/medium - 185 yds, 3.5 oz)
- BP: Baby Pink (202/101F)
- 80 grams
- BH: Beige Heather (202/410F)
- 135 grams
- B: Black (202/153)
- 70 grams
- CH: Charcoal Heather (202/403J)
- 5 grams
- SH: Silver Heather (202/404J)
- 10 grams
- W: White (202/100)
- 26 grams
• Printed graph pattern (download here)
• Tapestry needle
• Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
• Steamer or iron with steam function (alternative: use a spray bottle)
• Blocking board
Finished dog block measures approximately: 18 X 18” when gauge is met
10 tiles = 6.25”
Each tile = approx. .6”
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
rep – repeat
RS – right side
slst – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
Permissions + Copyright:
Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back this post. Do NOT use our photos as your own sales photos.
Additional Corner-to-Corner Crochet Resources:
Help with learning corner-to-corner-crochet basics can be found here:
BOOK: Corner-To-Corner Crochet: 15 Modern Projects (I cover all the details you need to know to master C2C in this book!)
ALL THE BASICS: Intro to C2C and the skills you need to get started.
VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to increase and decrease to create a rectangle.
PHOTO TUTORIAL: How to change colors in C2C crochet.
How to Read Written Line-By-Line C2C Instructions (included in the PDF)
→ Row 21 [WS]: A11, (B Popcorn) x 6, A4
• Row # is always the same as the number of tiles in that row. (Row 21 = 21 total
• Arrow indicates direction of row when RS of blanket is facing up.
• Letter indicates which color of yarn to use. (See “Supplies” for abbreviations.)
• Number indicates how many tiles of each color to work. Therefore, for this
example, you’d work 11 tiles in Color A (typical C2C stitches) , 6 tiles in Color B
Overall Pattern Notes:
IMPORTANT: All dog graphs are worked in the diagonal box stitch (also called
corner-to-corner crochet) using half double crochet C2C stitches.
Using half double crochet C2C stitches (instead of the more typical double crochet C2C stitches) allows us to maintain a lot of visual detail in each graph without ending up with a blanket that’s too large to snuggle with on the couch.
This means each tile begins with a chain 5, then a half double crochet is worked in the third chain from the hook and the next two chains. Similarly at the beginning of each tile (after the slip stitch), use two chains instead of the usual three you’d use with a double crochet C2C project.
Want some company while you crochet?
Get support (and camaraderie!) in the Make & Do Crochet Crew Facebook Group.
Crocheting the French Bulldog / Boston Terrier Pattern
• It can be very helpful to wind smaller balls of each color before beginning a
graph. This allows you to keep a color attached when it will be used in the next
row and avoid carrying contrasting colors underneath as you work.
• Each pixel in the graph corresponds with one tile in your afghan. A tile = 2 ch
(the tch, which counts as a hdc) + 3 hdc
• While you may find it faster to work predominantly from the line-by-line
written instructions in the premium PDF, double checking your work against the
graph patterns periodically will help catch any mistakes sooner rather than
• While meeting the listed gauge is not essential, it will ensure finished square turns out 18X18". Instead of working a separate gauge swatch though, you can begin following the graph pattern and measure gauge about 12 rows in to make sure you’re on track. (If the finished size is unimportant to you, don't worry about the gauge.)
• Because of the nature of C2C crochet, certain tiles of different colors can
appear slightly separated when crocheted. While weaving in ends, you may choose to “tidy” up designs by visually joining disconnected tiles.
Once you've completed your crochet french bulldog, follow the finishing instructions in the Best in Show Blanket to learn how to block your square and add a border if you'd like.
Ready for more?
More C2C Crochet Dog Patterns
Click the link below to go to the blog post and free pattern for the each dog.
- French Bulldog / Boston Terrier
- Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever
- Border Collie / Australian Shepard
- Pit Bull / Bulldog
Learn new C2C crochet skills
See all our C2C crochet tutorials here and find all our free patterns using corner-to-corner crochet here.
C2C Crochet French Bulldog / Boston Terrier Pattern
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Yarn (Weight: 4/medium - 185 yds, 3.5 oz, 100 g)
- FOR DOG SQUARE (abbreviation : color name)
- BP: Baby Pink 202/101F - 80 grams
- BH: Beige Heather 202/410F - 135 grams
- B: Black 202/153 - 70 grams
- CH: Charcoal Heather 202/403J - 5 grams
- SH: Silver Heather 202/404J - 10 grams
- W: White 202/100 - 26 grams
- FOR OPTIONAL BORDER:
- TH: Taupe Heather 202/402 - 35 grams
- Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking board
- T-Pins for blocking
- Steamer or iron with steam function (alternative: use a spray bottle)
- Frenchie / Boston Terrier graph pattern download and print
Abbreviations + Glossary (US Terms)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- rep – repeat
- RS – right side
- slst – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- WS – wrong side
Want some company while you crochet?
Get support (and camaraderie!) in the Make & Do Crochet Crew Facebook Group. Search “Make and Do Crochet Crew” on Facebook.com.
Permissions + Copyright
Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to this page. Do NOT use my photos as your own sales photos.
To Crochet the French Bulldog / Boston Terrier Graph Pattern
- 1. Follow the free French Bulldog C2C graph pattern, beginning in the bottom right corner (same for right and left-handed crocheters). Each pixel in the graph corresponds with one tile in your afghan. A tile = 2 ch (the tch, which counts as a hdc) + 3 hdc
- 2. To work faster and reduce the likelihood of mistakes, you can purchase the premium PDF with written line-by-line graph instructions.
- 3. It can be very helpful to wind smaller balls of each color before beginning a graph. This allows you to keep a color attached when it will be used in the next row and avoid carrying contrasting colors underneath as you work.
- 4. Graph is worked in the diagonal box stitch (also called corner-to-corner crochet) using half double crochet C2C stitches. This means each tile begins with a chain 5, then a half double crochet is worked in the third chain from the hook and the next two chains. Similarly at the beginning of each tile (after the slip stitch), use two chains instead of the usual three you’d use with a double crochet C2C project. (It's also fine to use traditional double crochet C2C, but it will create a larger finished square.)
- 1. Pin finished square to blocking board using T-pins.
- 2. Use a steamer or iron with steam functionality to direct steam toward square without touching yarn directly.
- 3. Let square dry.
- 1. Weave in remaining ends. You can do it!
- 2. Follow the border instructions in the Best In Show Blanket pattern to add a double crochet border around finished square if desired.