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Dog Perler Beads (60+ Free Patterns!)

Get over 50 patterns for cute dog perler beads! There are a variety of options perfect for anyone who loves canines, including kids.

dog perler beads

I’m a total dog lover, and if you’re here, you probably are too. Maybe you always had dogs growing up, or maybe you waited until you were an adult to love a mutt of your very own.

I love telling the story of how I fell in love with pugs. I grew up with dogs, but never owned a pug before. And I never wanted one, until 1999.

I lived in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, and I walked to work at the University of Washington every single day, through Ravenna Park. I took the same route.

And each day, I walked down a residential street into the park, and a girl who lived on that street owned a red Honda, just like my black Honda. The difference is that her Honda always had a pug in it.

Because she had one, and she took him everywhere!

True to pug form, her dog was sassy, funny, and just plain ugly/cute. It was then that I knew I wanted pugs, maybe for the rest of my life. In 2002 I got my first pug Roxie. Now I have a male pug named Otto!

dog hama beads

And I’m sure you can imagine why I love my dog, because it’s the same reasons you love yours. I love the companionship, the emotional connection, and the purpose having a dog can give you. They truly are remarkable animals!

We’ve done a lot of animal perler beads around here, including cats, frogs, dinosaurs, spiders, birds, butterflies, pandas, penguins, turtles . . . the list goes on!

I’m really excited to share these dog perler beads, because I know you’re going to love them. If you love canines, large or small, you’re going to find patterns you want to make on this list.

There are all sizes and types of patterns!

Perler beads are recommended for ages six and up, so this is a very fun craft to try with your elementary age kids. All children seem to love perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). But don’t be shy – adults love them too.

Tips for Using Perler Beads

Before we get into the dog perler beads, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the patterns and tutorial.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you achieve success (with a rainbow as an example).

Use Ironing or Parchment Paper

Place ironing paper or parchment paper over the beads on the pegboard. Be gentle so you don’t disturb the beads underneath.

Ironing paper laid over the beads

Heat your iron to the medium setting (no steam). In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Don’t press down too hard with the iron. Use small circles and keep the iron moving at all times.

When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Check and make sure your edges are melted. Let the design cool on the pegboard.

Ironing the beads with a mini iron

Note: BE CAREFUL about lifting up the paper while you’re ironing! If you want to check, carefully peel back paper around the edge of your design and see if all the beads are melted.

If you lift the paper up quickly and there are a lot of unmelted beads, they will easily fall off or go flying and you may be forced to start over. Sometimes the edges need more time so when you check, just check the edges and peel paper back slowly.

Peeling back the paper to check if the beads are melted

Another Note: some beads melt faster than others (clear melts faster than white, for example). So some holes might be larger than others. It’s okay! That’s part of the look of the project.

Iron the Other Side

Remove the bead design from the pegboard. Flip it over to the non-melted side and repeat the fusing process.

Ironing the other side of a fuse bead design

Remove the Paper

Let cool completely and remove the paper again (which is reusable). Some people pull the paper off after they iron the first side, but I just wait until the end and peel off both pieces. It’s up to you!

Peeling the ironing paper off the finished project

Now that you’ve had a refresher on how to melt the beads, you can get the patterns! Keep on reading.

Dog Hama Beads

  • A few of these patterns are larger than a 29 x 29 pegboard, so you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put multiple square peg boards together to form a larger “canvas.”
  • You’ll see a couple of the pattern backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast so you can see where all the white beads should go. You don’t need to add the background (but you can if you want to).
  • In addition to square, you’ll see a round and a hexagon pegboard. These are fun to have in your arsenal if you plan to do a lot of perler-ing.
  • You don’t have to stick to my color choices. A lot of times I just use what I have on hand, so feel free to customize.
  • I typically start with easier, smaller patterns in my list and then move on to the more difficult ones. If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, just keep scrolling!

Give a Dog a Bone

easy dog perler beads

Man’s Best Friend

hama beads dog

Four Pups and a Paw

dog fuse beads

Two Sitting Pups and Two Heads

small cute dog perler beads

Furever Friends

perler dogs

Four Paws and a Bowl

puppy perler beads

Love is a Wet Nose

dog melty beads

Dog Heads One

There are patterns for a husky, yellow lab, beagle, and chihuahua.

melty beads dog

Dog Heads Two

There are patterns for a French bulldog, schnauzer, pug, and bull terrier.

hama bead dog design

Brown Dog with Red Collar

This pattern uses 98 black, 147 toasted marshmallow, 48 rust, 1 white, and 12 red beads.

hama beads dog pattern

Black Lab

This pattern uses 263 black and 9 shamrock beads.

labrador perler beads

Tiny Pug

This pattern uses 199 black, 141 sand, 22 brown, 8 white, and 4 flamingo beads.

hama beads pug

Schnauzer Head

This pattern uses 114 gray, 106 white, and 18 black beads.

schnauzer perler beads

Small White Dog with a Blue Collar

This pattern uses 71 light gray, 188 white, 8 black, 4 gray, and 3 light blue beads.

white dog hama beads

Shiba Inu Head

This pattern uses 111 black, 84 sand, 107 white, 12 light pink, 4 red, 8 cheddar, and 6 yellow beads.

shiba inu perler beads

Medium Pug Head

This pattern uses 165 black, 94 sand, 16 fawn, 13 light brown, 8 white, and 6 blush beads.

pug perler beads

Boston Terrier Head

This pattern uses 111 black, 62 white, 18 toasted marshmallow, 7 light pink, 10 magenta, and 14 gray beads.

perler bead boston terrier

Brown Dog with a Blue Collar

This pattern uses 62 gingerbread, 99 honey, 69 sand, 8 black, and 5 light blue beads.

melting beads dog

Bulldog and Tiny Brown Pup

The bulldog pattern uses a large round board, while the brown dog on the right uses a small hexagon board.

tiny dog perler beads

Shih Tzu Head

This pattern uses 79 white, 80 cream, 28 honey, 59 tan, 48 gingerbread, 24 black, 66 brown, 24 light gray, and 8 gray beads.

shih tzu perler beads

Beagle Head

This pattern uses 61 light brown, 39 brown, 48 white, 61 black, 34 gingerbread, 26 cocoa, 23 cream, and 7 gray beads.

iron beads dog

Small Fawn Dog

This pattern uses 129 light brown, 87 tan, 221 toasted marshmallow, 2 white, 12 black, and 6 light blue beads.

white dog

Daschund with a Heart

This pattern uses 305 rust, 22 toasted marshmallow, 2 black, 4 salmon, and 27 red beads.

dachshund perler beads

Pekingese Head

This pattern uses 95 sand, 218 white, 77 gray, 21 dark gray, 30 black, and 4 gingerbread beads.

small spaniel

White Terrier

This pattern uses 249 black, 494 white, and 20 cotton candy beads.

terrier perler beads

Hector from Omori

This pattern uses 114 black, 187 sand, 15 red, 60 white, 4 blush, and 8 tan beads.

Hector from Omori

Jake the Dog

This pattern uses 207 black, 348 cheddar, and 16 white beads.

jake the dog perler beads

English Bulldog Puppy

This pattern uses 191 black, 346 white, and 157 gingerbread beads.

bulldog perler beads

Shiba Inu Head

This pattern uses 120 black, 170 cheddar, 158 toasted marshmallow, and 28 hot coral beads.

dog head hama beads

Easy Puppy Perler Beads

This pattern uses 110 honey, 63 light brown, 50 gingerbread, 15 blush, 30 black, 2 white, and 18 gray beads.

perler bead dog easy

Shiba Inu

This pattern uses 188 black, 68 flamingo, 466 sand, 97 toasted marshmallow, 383 white, 15 light gray, 21 gray, 11 dark gray, 29 black, and 7 salmon beads.

shiba perler

Small Black and Brown Dog Head

This pattern uses 162 black, 56 honey, 41 white, 8 cheddar, and 9 dark gray beads.

cute perler bead dog

Scrappy Dog Head

This pattern uses 104 black, 38 gingerbread, 74 light brown, 19 honey, 9 flamingo, 8 salmon, and 101 white beads.

dog iron beads

Happy Shih Tzu

This pattern uses 271 black, 353 white, 270 gingerbread, 6 purple, 2 light blue, and 4 light pink beads.

shih tzu perler bead

Corgi Butt

This pattern uses 100 black, 86 honey, 96 white, 24 sand, and 1 blush bead.

corgi perler beads

Cute Corgi

This pattern uses 510 robin’s egg, 233 black, 82 cream, 127 honey, 195 white, 32 salmon, and 97 light blue beads.

corgi hama beads

Running Brown Spotted Dog

This pattern uses 192 cocoa, 129 stone, 318 toasted marshmallow, and 66 light brown beads.

running brown dog

Shih Tzu with Blue Bow

This pattern uses 276 honey, 228 gingerbread, 28 cobalt, 20 pastel blue, 199 white, and 27 black beads.

shih tzu hama beads

Blue Dog

This pattern uses 176 black, 307 robin’s egg, 8 white, 8 blush, and 4 hot coral beads.

blue dog perler beads

Running White Terrier

This pattern uses 205 black, 430 white, and 264 light gray beads.

running white dog

Yellow Lab Head

This pattern uses 277 cream, 134 fawn, 30 cocoa, 2 white, and 10 pink beads.

yellow lab perler beads

Cute Running Brown Dog

This pattern uses 232 cocoa, 464 rust, 157 gingerbread, and 220 sand beads.

cute dog hama beads

Large Pug Head

This pattern uses 161 sand, 95 toasted marshmallow, 53 dark gray, 184 black, 97 tan, and 2 white beads.

pug hama beads

Sitting Boston Terrier

This pattern uses 342 black, 18 peach, 233 white, 8 pink, and 4 gray beads.

boston terrier perler beads

Dog Parents and Puppies

Get four separate patterns with parents and their puppies.

Scottie Dog

This pattern uses 691 black and 15 red beads.

scottie dog perler beads

Bernese Mountain Dog

This pattern uses 144 black, 100 white, 46 honey, and 2 gingerbread beads.

bernese mountain dog perler beads

Littlest Pet Shop Husky

This pattern uses 378 dark gray, 147 turquoise, 116 gray, 447 white, 55 black, and 6 charcoal beads.

husky puppy

Bull Terrier

This pattern uses 126 gray, 152 dark gray, 302 white, 157 light gray, 29 blush, 68 black, 7 hot coral, and 21 cherry beads.

bull terrier

Daschund Puppy

This pattern uses 277 black, 59 honey, 84 gray, 43 brown, 20 pastel yellow, and 2 white beads.

daschund puppy perler beads

Harlequin Great Dane Puppy

This pattern uses 147 gray, 513 white, 329 black, and 20 light pink beads.

great dane puppy

Australian Shepherd

This pattern has 156 gray, 38 dark gray, 139 black, 197 white, 78 gingerbread, 8 light blue, and 4 pink beads.

australian shepherd perler beads

Husky Puppy

This pattern uses 117 dark gray, 266 black, 6 light pink, 15 pink, 164 light gray, 146 white, 99 pewter, and 68 gray beads.

husky perler beads

Large French Bulldog

This pattern uses 265 pastel blue, 122 pastel yellow, 76 honey, 63 salmon, 35 sand, 23 flamingo, 96 gray, 52 white, 52 gingerbread, and 57 black beads.

french bulldog perler beads

Large German Shepherd

This pattern uses 170 brown, 117 black, 197 light brown, 145 honey, 77 tan, 44 white, 10 pink, and 9 light pink beads.

german shepherd perler beads

If you enjoyed these dog perler beads, I hope you’ll let me know in the comments. Feel free to make dog breed requests also! Then check out these other posts:

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