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Monday, June 30, 2014

Crochet Any Occasion Dog Sweater 5 Sizes

Any Occasion Dog Sweater
XXS Pattern Only is Free Other 4 are available for purchase on Ravelry and Craftsy Links here: Ravelry & Craftsy
Wear it plain or dress it up with some appliques! some great FREE applique links are provided below from some of the greatest designers I know and some from myself!

Abbreviations/Need to Know 

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(s)
sp(s)- space(s)
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
v st- v stitch = 1d,ch2,1dc in same stitch
also beginning ch does not count as 1st st unless stated
do not turn unless stated
do not join unless stated
( ) holds counts for different sizes, the number of stitches made and other need to know info
[ ] repeat what’s inside
will need
I- hook
red heart super saver or red heart with love yarn
sizes- XXS (XS, S, M, L) counts will also be in this order, this pattern is for XXS only other 4 are available for purchase on ravelry or craftsy see above for links

finished measurements without stretching
XXS- 9in round neck, 12 ½in round body, 8in long
XS- 9in round neck, 15in round body, 10in long
S- 11in round neck, 18 ½in round body, 12in long
M- 13 ½in round neck, 23in round body, 13 ½in long
L- 15 ½in round neck, 26 in round body, 15 ½in long
Note: my measurements may differ then store bought items please measure your dog to find the best size for your pup
Note: rows 5 & 6 have row a. and row b. all sizes do a. and only M & L do row b. for both rows

Gage
5 rows of vsts = 3 in

  1. ch 15, dc in 6th ch from hook (1st vst made), [sk 2sts, v st in next st] repeat across, turn (4 v sts)
  2. sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat across, turn (4 v sts)
  3. repeat 2
  4. repeat 2
  5. repeat 2 tie off now you should have about a 3in by 3in square

sweater XXS ONLY
  1. ch 30, join in 1st ch, ch 1, sc in each st around, join in 1st sc, (30sc)
  2. ch 5, dc in same st,[sk next st, v st in next st] repeat around, sk last st, join in 3rd ch of 1st ch 5,(XXS only sk to row 4 and do this row twice, (15 v sts)
  3. .....
  4. sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat around, join in 3rd ch of 1st ch 5, turn, (15 v sts)
  5. ch 3(counts as 1st dc), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat 2 more times, dc between the next 2 dc, (3 v sts & 2 dc) tie off

  6. now go back down to the 5th row sk 1st/1 v st by row just made and connect yarn between that v st and the next, ch 3 (counts as dc), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat 9 more times, dc between last v st worked in and next v st, turn (10 v sts & 2 dc)

  7. ch 3 (counts as dc), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat 9 more times, dc in dc, ch 4, sk gap, dc in dc, [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat 2 more times, dc in dc, ch 4, join in 3rd ch of 1st ch 3, (13 v sts & 2 ch big sps)
  8. sl st over to next ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st made), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat until big ch sp, v st 1 time in big ch sp, [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat until next big ch sp, v st 1 time in big ch sp, join in 3rd ch of 1st ch 5, (15 v sts)
  9. sl st over to next ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat around, join in 3rd ch of 1st ch 5, (15 v sts)
  10. repeat 9
  11. repeat 9, XXS sk to row 14
  12. .....
  13. .....
  14. sl st, backwards into next ch 2 sp, now continuing forward again ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st), [ v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat 9 more times, turn, (11 v sts)
  15. sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch 2 sp (1st v st), [v st in next ch 2 sp] repeat across, turn, (11 v sts)
  16. repeat 15
  17. repeat 15
  18. repeat 15
  19. repeat 15, XXS tie off
Now sew in all your ends and your done! Your pup now has a stylish new spring/fall sweater, hope you enjoy and happy hooking!

Now if you want to make it extra special for occasions or holidays you can add some applique like pictured below, and free pattern links provide below


For the 4th of July or Memorial Day add a festive star applique here's some links to some great stars by some amazing designers :
Jessie At Home: http://jessieathome.com/.../stars-and-stripes-bunting.html  (this is the one is used in the picture)

Need something for Christmas try one of these 5 appliques in one link!
Posh Pooch Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/patt.../library/5-christmas-appliques

dogs just want to be dogs try this awesome dog bone applique
Posh Pooch Designs:  http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/2011/03/dog-bone-applique-and-toy-crochet.html

And some by Me
For Easter how about a cute little bunny

Going to the beach an octopus might be just right

On the Farm what about a piggy

Going to the Circus heres an elephant


9 comments:

  1. what does "......" mean for rows 3, 12 and 13?

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  3. Small and tiny clothing your dog for cool dogs and cats look great on them. Especially the toy cats and dogs such as Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Tea Cup Poodles can be dressed with great care on special occasions. We should make our pets more pleasant in look and pay more attention to their needs.

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  4. I am having problems understanding the row 6 instructions. With row 5 (single row), I have 3 v-stitches and 2 dc. You want me to skip the first v-stitch and rejoin between the 1st and 2nd v-stitch then chain 3, do a v-stitch in next chain 2 space and repeat 9 more times. How am I supposed to repeat 9 more times when I only have 3 v-stitches to begin with. Please clarify your instructions for me. Thank you.

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    1. for the 6th row you are not working it into the 3 vsts you just made. You ignore those 3 stitches and go back down to row 5 to join. so this ends up creating your leg holes and you will start making the chest piece. Hope this brings clarification...... sorry it took me so long to see this. If you would like to get a hold of me with faster response time please find my business page on facebook Manda Lynn's Crochet Treasures and message me there or email me at mandalynnmarie@gmail.com

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  5. Im having issues with this too... I dont really understand the 6th step.

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    1. With the 6th step you will be making the arm holes and chest piece by going back down to row 5 and working row 6's stitches there.

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  6. Lovely pattern . Easy to follow. Was wondering if allowed to sale finished product if put you Manda Lynn as pattern designer.

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