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Free Crochet Dog Sweater
Gizzy’s Dog Sweater

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 1 Skein of your colour choice
Crochet Hook Size I/9 or 5.5 mm
Yarn Needle

Long Single Crochet (LSC) - Insert hook in st indicated one row below
and draw loop through, yo and through 2 lps on hook, sk st under LSC.
Decrease (dec) - draw up a lp in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3
lps on hook

Directions are for small; changes for medium and large are in
parentheses.

Pattern Rows:
Row 1: (wrong side): With yarn, ch 1, sc in first sc, * LSC over next sc, sc
in next sc; rep from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last st; turn.
Row 3: Rep row 1.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Rep rows 1-4 for pattern.

Neckband:
With yarn, ch 6.
Row 1: (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc across; turn.
Rep row 2 until 29 (39, 49) rows in all have been worked.

Body:
Row 1: (right side): Working across long edge, ch 1, sc in each row end
across; turn. 29 (39, 49).
Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 (2, 1) sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc;
rep from * across. 43 (59, 73)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across to last st, turn.
Now work in pattern for 2 rows.

Divide for leg openings:
Row 1: (wrong side): Keeping continuity of pattern work across first 5 (7,
9) sts; turn. Work even in pattern 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 pattern 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 pattern across last 5 (7, 9) sts for 10 (14,
18) rows. Do not fasten off.
Next Row: (join underbody): Work in pattern across first 5 (7, 9) sts, ch 3
(5, 7), work across next 27 (35, 41) sts, ch 3 (5, 7), work across last 5
(7, 9) sts; turn
Work 1 row even in pattern. 43 (59, 73)

Shape Back: Keeping continuity of pattern, decrease 1 st each end of
next row, then every other row 13 times. Fasten off. 15 (31, 45)

Leg Openings:
Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach yarn in any st at leg opening; ch 1,
sc evenly around; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, * decrease, sc in next st; rep from * around,
adjusting at end of rnd as necessary; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Rnd 4 and 5: Rep rnds 2 and 3.
Rnd 6: Rep rnd 3.

Finishing:
Sew underbody seam from neckband to the first shaping row of back.

Edging: With right side facing, join yarn in seam; ch 1, sc evenly around
entire edge work 3 sc in corners; join to first sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc around entire edge then join. Fasten off. Weave in
ends.