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Doggie Sweater's Crocheted

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From: "Susan & Graham S.
Hello Kathy!

Greetings from the rather cold (at the moment) Northern Alberta.  Thanks for the  information for the doggy sweater!  Here is a pattern for a crocheted doggy sweater.  It is really quick and simple (no leg holes), there is just a tummy strap.  I really like this pattern.  I've  used it to make sweaters for dogs from my sister's Poodle to  my growing Dalmatian (7 months, 45 lbs and counting!).  Hope it is what you are looking for.  Let me know how you make out with it.  I seem to live with  my critters (2 cats & my Dog) and my computer.  I do occasionally make time for my husband and my job (just kidding).
Well, I had best end this for now.  I hear the sieren call of a hungry puppy.  Thanks for the e-mail and the info, I really appreciate it!! Regards! Susan  (firefter@telusplanet.net)
 

Finished size: Approximately 12 (14-16-18)" from neck to base of tail.

Size Note: Instructions are written for size Small with sizes Medium, Large, and Extra- Large in brackets. Instructions will be easier to read if you circle all the numbers pertaining to your dog's size.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, approximately:
Solid Sweater: 2 ½ (3-4-5) oz,

Striped Sweater: MC (blue) 1 ½ (2-2 ½, 3) oz,
Color A (white) ¾(1-1 ¼  1 ½ oz,
Color B( red) ½ (½, ¾, ¾) oz,

Crochet hook size K or size needed for gauge, ¾ " buttons-2, yarn needle.
 

Pattern Stitch Decrease ( uses next 2 sts) * YO, insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. (counts as 1 dc)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) YO, insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop even with loop on hook, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, skip st behind FPdc.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) YO, insert hook from back to front around post of st indicated, YO and pull up a loop even with loop on hook, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, skip st in front of BPdc.

Solid Sweater:
Body:
Ch 28(31, 34, 37) loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. 26 (29, 32, 35) sts.

Row 2: (Right Side) Ch 3, (counts as first dc now and throughout) turn, dc in next dc, ( work FPdc around next dc, dc in next 2 dc) across; 8 (9, 10, 11) FPdc

Row 3: ( Increase Row) Ch 3, turn, dc in same st and in next dc, work BPdc around next st, (dc in next 2 dc, work BPdc around next st) across to last 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, 28 (31, 34, 37) sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next 2 dc, work FPdc around next st) across to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc.

Row 5: (Increase Row) Ch 3, turn, dc in same st and in next 2 dc, ( work BPdc around next st,
dc in next 2 dc) across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc: 30 (33, 36, 39) sts.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, work FPdc around next st, ( dc in next 2 dc, work FPdc around nest st) across to last dc, dc in last dc.

Row 7: ( Increase Row) Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, work BPdc around next st, (dc in next 2 dc,
work BPdc around next st) across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc: 32 (35,38,41) sts.

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, (work FPdc around next st, dc in next 2 dc) across.

Rows 9-11: Repeat rows 3-5: 36 (39, 42, 45) sts. Repeat Row 6 for a total of 21(25, 29, 33) rows.
 

Right Neck Shaping: Note: Maintain established pattern throughout.
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, work across next 13 (14, 15, 16) sts, leave remaining sts un-worked, 14 (15, 16, 17) sts.

Row 2: (Decrease Row) Ch 3, turn, decrease, work across: 13 (14, 15, 16) sts.

Row 3: (Decrease Row) Ch 3, turn, work across to last 3 sts, decrease, dc in last dc: 12 (13, 14, 15) sts.

Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 twice: 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Row 8: Work across and finish off.
 

Left Neck Shaping:
Row 1: With right side facing, skip 8 (9, 10, 11) sts from Right Neck Shaping and join yarn with a slip st in next st; ch 3, work across: 14( 15, 16, 17) sts.

Row 2: (Decrease Row) Ch 3, turn, work across to last 3 sts, decrease, dc in last dc. 13( 14, 15, 16) sts.

Row 3: (Decrease Row) Ch 3, turn, decrease, work across: 12( 13, 14, 15) sts.

Rows 4-7: Repeat rows 2 and 3 twice. 8 (9, 10, 11) sts.

Row 8: work across and finish off.
 

Striped Sweater: Work same as Solid Sweater in the following Color Sequence: * 3 rows MC,
1 Row each Color A, Color B, Color A, repeat from * 3 (4,5, 5) times more then work 3 ( 3, 1, 3) rows MC.

For Sizes Small and Extra-Large Only: work 1 Row each color A and color B.

Finishing: With right sides together and corresponding color, whip stitch end of right neck to end of left neck.
 

Neckband:
Rnd 1: With right side facing and MC, join yarn with slip st at seam; ch 1, sc evenly around,
join with slip st to first sc.

Rnds 2 &3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with slip st to first sc.
Finish off.
 

Belly Band:
Row 1: With right side facing, working in end of rows and using MC, join yarn with slip st on left edge of Sweater, 5(6, 7, 8)" down from seam; ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each of next a 5 rows, dc in next Row: 13 dc

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc and in each dc across.

Repeat Row 2 until Band fits snuggly around dog's chest.

Buttonholes
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn sc in first 3 sc, (ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) twice.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and in each ch across. 13sc

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, finish off.
Sew on buttons.

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