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Hot Dog Crochet Coat

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Using Caron International's One Pound you can crochet this adorable dog coat. This is perfect for a fun Halloween costume for your pup. It's an easy crochet pattern for you to put together.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Coat measures approximately 12"/30.5 cm long x 6"/15 cm high, chest circumference is adjustable and measures approximately 15­–20"/38–51 cm.

 

MATERIALS:

  • Caron International One Pound (100% acrylic; 16 oz/454 g, 812 yds/742 m skein):
  • 5 oz (A), 2 oz (B), 2 oz (C), 1 oz (D)
  • Shown in: #585 Lace (A); #589 Cream (B); #581 Espresso (C); #549 Sunflower (D)
  • One size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers
  • Polyester quilt batting (optional)
  • 4 D-rings—1 1/2"/38mm
  • Yarn needle

 

GAUGE

In single crochet, 14 sts and 16 rows = 4"/10 cm.

 

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (slip st)

 

EMBROIDERY STITCHES USED

French Knot

 

SPECIAL TERMS

sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

sc3tog: Single crochet 3 together – [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

sc4tog: Single crochet 4 together – [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] 4 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

 

NOTES

1. Buns are worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn at end of rounds. Use a stitch marker to indicate beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is worked. Work with RS facing throughout.

 

BUN(make 2)

With A, chain 21.

Round 1 (RS): 2 sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 18 ch, 4 sc in last ch; pivot to work along opposite side of foundation chain, sc in next 18 ch, 2 sc in last ch; do not turn and do not join. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round. Move the marker up as each round is worked—44 sc.

Round 2: 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc—52 sc.

Round 3: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc—56 sc.

Round 4: 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc—64 sc.

Round 5: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc—68 sc.

Round 6: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 28 sc] twice—72 sc.

Round 7: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 32 sc, 2 sc in next 4 sc, sc in next 31 sc—80 sc.

Round 8: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 30 sc] twice—84 sc.

Round 9: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 28 sc] twice—88 sc.

Round 10: *[2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 28 sc; repeat from * once more—96 sc.

Round 11: [Sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—100 sc.

Round 12: Sc in each sc around.

Slip st in next st. Fasten off. With C, embroider French knot "seeds" randomly scattered around both ends of bun.

 

INNER BUN

Round 1 (RS): Working in back loops only, join B with sc in next st of outer bun, sc in each sc around—100 sc.

Round 2: Working in back loops only, *sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog; repeat from * around—80 sc.

Round 3: Working in both loops, *sc2tog, [sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 3 times, sc in next 23 sc; repeat from * once more—72 sc.

Round 4: *Sc2tog, [sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 3 times, sc in next 22 sc; repeat from * once more—64 sc.

Round 5: Sc in each sc around.

Round 6: *Sc2tog, [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 3 times, sc in next 21 sc; repeat from * once more—56 sc.

Round 7: Sc in each sc around.

Round 8: *[Sc2tog] 4 times, sc in next 20 sc; repeat from * once more—48 sc.

Round 9: *[Sc2tog] twice, sc in next 20 sc; repeat from * once more—44 sc.

Round 10: Sc2tog, sc in next 20 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 19 sc; there is one st remaining at the end of this round, this is the first st you will work into in the next round. Place marker in first st of next round for new beginning of round.

Round 11: [Sc4tog, sc in next 17] twice—36 sc.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing opening closed.

Optional: Place completed bun on quilt batting (use as many layers as desired), trace around bun and cut out oval of batting. Trim edges of batting to allow it to fit inside bun. Place batting inside bun. Sew opening closed.

 

BACK

Locate the center 25 sts along one long edge of Round 1 of one inner bun. Place a marker in the first and last of these 25 sts.

Row 1: Working in the unworked front loops of Round 1 of inner bun, join C with sc in first marked st, sc in next 24 sc (including last marked st), turn—25 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until Back measures about 3"/7.5 cm. Do not fasten off.

Locate the center 25 sts along one long edge of Round 1 of the other inner bun. Place a marker in the first and last of these 25 sts. Before beginning the next row, ensure that the inner buns are facing each other, and align the 25 center sts of the other inner bun with the 25 sts of the last row worked on the first inner bun.

Last Row (joining other inner bun): Working through sts of last row and unworked front loops of sts between markers of other inner bun (including marked sts), slip st in each st across. Fasten off.

 

CHEST STRAPS

First Half

Locate the center 5 sts along lower long edge of Round 1 of one inner bun.

Row 1: Working in the unworked front loops of Round 1 of inner bun, join C with sc in first of the center 5 sts, sc in next 4 sc, turn—5 sc.

Rows 2–18: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, turn—3 sc.

Row 20: Ch 1, sc3tog. Fasten off.

Second Half

Locate the center 5 sts along lower long edge of Round 1 of other inner bun.

Row 1 (RS): Working in the unworked front loops of Round 1 of inner bun, join C with sc in first of the center 5 sts, sc in next 4 sc, turn—5 sc.

Row 2 (attach D-ring): Ch 1, holding the flat edge of one D-ring against the sts of Row 1, *insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, insert hook through D-ring, yarn over and draw loop back through D-ring and through the 2 loops on hook; repeat from * across to work a row of sc and attach D-ring to strap, turn.

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

Row 4: Repeat Row 2 to attach another D-ring. Fasten off.

 

NECK STRAPS

Work neck straps in same manner as chest straps, working over the 5 sts at center front of buns.

 

MUSTARD

With D, chain 2.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 10"/25.5 cm long. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing mustard to Back. Arrange Mustard in a squiggle along Back and sew in place.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

To close coat, thread tapered end of first half of chest strap through both D-rings of second half of chest strap, then thread tapered end back through first D-ring and pull gently to adjust size. Repeat to close neck straps.

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