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Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern
By: Eleanor Miles Bradley for Red Heart Yarn
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Keep your beloved pup warm and cozy on walks with this adorable dog sweater crochet pattern. Stripes of blue and white are just right for the discerning dog, and a special long stitch makes this intermediate crochet pattern more interesting.
Time to Construct: approximately 6 hours
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.
Gauge: 12 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
NECKBAND: With CB, ch 6.
BODY-Row 1 (Right Side): Working across long edge of neckband, ch 1, sc in each row end across; turn – 29 (39, 49) sc.
Divide for Leg Openings-Row 1 (wrong Side): Keeping continuity of pat, work across first 5 (7, 9) sts; turn. Work even in pat on these sts for 9 (13, 17) more rows. Fasten off. With wrong side facing, skip next 3 (5, 7) sts of last long row for leg opening; join yarn and work in pat across next 27 (35, 41) sts for back for 10 (14, 18) rows. Fasten off. With wrong side facing, skip next 3 (5, 7) sts of last long row for 2nd leg opening; join yarn and work in pat across last 5 (7, 9) sts for 10 (14, 18) rows. Do NOT fasten off.
Shape Back: Keeping continuity of pat, dec 1 st each end of next row, then every other row 13 times – 15 (31, 45) sts. Fasten off.
Leg Openings-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CB in any st at leg opening; ch 1, sc evenly around; join with a sl st in first sc.
FINISHING: Sew underbody seam from Neckband to the first shaping row of Back.
Edging: With right side facing, join CB in seam; ch 1, sc evenly around entire edge working 3 sc in corners; join to first sc. Next Rnd: Ch 1, working from LEFT to RIGHT, work 1 rnd Reverse sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin; CA = Color A; CB = Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; yo = yarn; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
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