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Doggie Sweater  

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Both sweaters are extra-easy to make because there aren't any leg holes, the sweaters are secured with a simple strap around your pooch's tummy.

   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 braces. 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 (FP dc) 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 FP dc.

Back Post Double Crochet (BP dc) 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 BP dc.

 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 FP dc around next dc,  dc in next 2 dc) across; 8 (9, 10, 11) FP dc

Row 3: ( Increase Row) Ch 3, turn, dc in same st and in next dc, work BP dc around next st,
         (dc in next 2 dc, work BP dc 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 FP dc 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 BP dc 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 FP dc around next st, ( dc in next 2 dc, work FP dc  around nest st)
         across to last dc, dc in last dc.

Row 7: ( Increase Row) Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, work BP dc around   next st, (dc in next 2 dc,
         work BP dc 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 FP dc 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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