Crochet a colourful jersey for your doggy

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A bright and bold fun striped dog coat.

Sizes S-XL (chest 10-30in/25.5-76cm). Crochet with sizes 4 mm (US F) and 4.5 mm (US G) crochet hook.

MEASUREMENTS

Dog chest measurement

Small 10 ins [25.5 cm]
Medium 16 ins [40.5 cm]
Large 24 ins [61 cm]
XL 30 ins [76 cm]

MATERIALS

Wool (5 oz / 140 g)
Sizes S (M-L-XL)
Main Color (MC) 1 (1-1-1) ball
Contrast A 1 (1-1-1) ball
Contrast B 1 (1-1-1) ball
Contrast C 1 (1-1-1) ball
Contrast D 1 (1-1-1) ball
Contrast E 1 (1-1-1) ball

Sizes 4 mm (US F) and 4.5 mm (US G) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
14 dc and 8 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

Stripe Pat
1 row A, 1 row B, 1 row C, 1 row D, 1 row E and 1 row MC. Rep last 6 rows for stripe pat throughout.

Neck Ribbing: With MC and smaller hook, ch 8 loosely.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Turn.
2nd row: Working in back loop only of each st, work 1 sc in each st to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. Rep last row 30 (46-70-82) times more omitting turning ch at end of last row.

Body: Change to larger hook.
1st row: (RS). Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Work a further 33 (49-73-85) dc across long edge of neck ribbing. 34 (50-74-86) dc. Join A. Ch 3. Turn.
Cont in stripe pat as follows:
2nd row: 1 dc in first dc – inc made. 1 dc in each dc to last dc. 2 dc in last dc – inc made. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row 2 (6-10-16) times more. 40 (64-96-120) dc.

Shape Leg Opening:
First Side: Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 (7-11-15) dc. 5 (8-12-16) dc. Ch 3. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc and each dc to end of row. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row 1 (3-5-5) time(s) more omitting turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off.

Center Section:
Next row: With RS facing, miss next 4 (7-9-12) dc, join yarn with ss in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 21 (33-53-63) dc. 22 (34-54-64) dc. Ch 3. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc and each dc to end of row. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row 1 (3-5-5) time(s) more omitting turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off.
Second Side:
Next row: With RS facing miss next 4 (7-9-12) unworked dc, join yarn with ss in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 4 (7-9-12) dc. 5 (8-10-13) dc. Ch 3. Turn.
Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc and each dc to end of row. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row 1 (3-5-5) time(s).

Joining Row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc and each dc across Second Side. Ch 4 (7-9-12) loosely. 1 dc in each dc across Center Section. Ch 4 (7-9-12) loosely. 1 dc in each dc across First Side. Ch 3. Turn.
Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 (7-9-12) dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 (7-9-12) ch. 1 dc in each of next 22 (34-54-64) dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 (7-9-12) ch. 1 dc in each of next 5 (8-10-13) dc. 40 (64-96-120) dc. Ch 3. Turn.
Next row: Miss first dc. 1 dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row until work from Joining Row measures approx 4½ (7-10½-11½) ins [11.5 (18-26.5-29) cm] ending with RS facing for next row and omitting turning ch at end of last row.

Shape Belly:
Next row: Ss in each of first 7 (10-15-19) dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 27 (45-67-83) dc. Ch 3. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 28 (46-68-84) dc.
Next row: Miss first dc. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog made. 1 dc in next dc and each dc to last 3 dc. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Ch 3. Turn. Rep last row 3 (6-9-11) times more. 20 (32-48- 60) dc.
Cont even until work from 1st row after Neck Ribbing measures 10½ (16-22-25) ins [26.5 (40.5-56-63.5) cm] omitting turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off. Sew seam from Neck Ribbing to Belly shaping.

Back Edging:With RS facing, MC and larger hook, join yarn with ss at seam. Ch 1. Work 1 row sc evenly around Belly shaping and back edge, working 3 sc in corners. Join with ss to first sc. Fasten off.

Leg Edging:With RS facing, MC and larger hook, join yarn with ss in any st of Leg Opening. Ch 1. Work 1 row sc evenly around Leg Opening. Join with ss to first sc. Fasten off.

Leg Bands:With MC, ch 6 loosely.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Turn.
2nd row: Working in back loop only of each st, work 1 sc in each st to end of row. Ch 1. Turn. Rep last row until work from beg measures 5 (6-8-9½) ins [12.5 (15-20.5-24) cm]. Fasten off. Sew leg band seam. Sew leg band to leg edging.

 

Original pattern here: Yarnspirations

 

 

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