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Crocheted doggie sweater

Hi Shirley; Here is the attachment with three .jpeg photos showing the dog sweater. I made it to the 18" size (XL).  Our dog, Jewels, is about 50 pounds and measures about 19" long. (It took an entire skein of Red Heart worsted yarn, 6 oz.) Happy stitching, Anna R. arobins@marykay.com

 
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Thank you Darla A.

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 (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 until you have 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.