Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finished Projects

One for my sweetie's birthday this weekend...
( last years special Birthday)


one for a new little (great) niece...
and one for my furry companion.
This is this Bernat pattern I followed to make Raiders Crochet Dog Sweater:


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 
Bernat Super Value
 (5 oz / 140 g)
Sizes S (M-L-XL)
Main Color (MC) 1 (1-1-1ball
Contrast A 1 (1-1-1ball
Contrast B 1 (1-1-1ball
Contrast C 1 (1-1-1ball
Contrast D 1 (1-1-1ball
Contrast E 1 (1-1-1ball
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-) ins [12.5 (15- 20.5-24) cm]. Fasten off.
Sew leg band seam. Sew leg band to leg edging.

12 comments:

Tara said...

Love those!!! Raider is too cute. Love his sweater too. Fritz has been so cold this winter, I have had to keep a sweater on him too. The older he gets the more the cold bothers him.
Hugs,
TARA

Ann said...

Great gifts. Raiders new sweater is adorable. I started to crochet one for my dog about a year and a half ago and never did finish it.

Laurie said...

Such beautiful projects done for loved ones. I enjoyed seeing each one and I imagine they will love their gifts. Blessings to you, Laurie

Lady Farmer said...

Those are spectacular! Raiders' sweater is so sporty and he looks so handsome in it ~ the perfect colors for him!
And I love the painted signs! May I ask what kind of wood do you use and what kind of paint? I have been wanting to paint a sign for at the end of our driveway with our name and another with "Farm Fresh Eggs for Sale".(My girls have been busy!) Can you give me any tips?
Blessings!

Linda C said...

This is such a sweet idea- I love the wording! And Happy Birthday to your sweety:)

It looks like the doggy is staying warm this winter, too! Did you make his little sweater? You are so talented in so many areas!

Have a great weekend! We are headed down to Indianapolis for a wedding and seeing far-away family (even a grand from Pittsburgh!) that we don't see very often.

Take care!

Linda C

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow! Did you make those? Great job. I love the first one. I have a little sign in our bathroom on top of the shelf/closet that hubby keeps his shaving items in that says, "All my love, all my life." I put it there so he could see it every morning.

Your dog is adorable as well! Have a great weekend!

Bethany said...

I especially love the first sign! What a beautiful job you did! I'm trying to think of something creative for Jason for Valentine's day this year. Hopefully, my inspiration comes soon!

Abounding Treasures said...

I love the first painted sign especially and wonder how big it is? how you did it -- kind of wood, paint, etc - how long it takes?

Any and all information would be fabulous as I've always wanted something just like that!

A tutorial perhaps ...

Blessings!

The Watts Family said...

Wonderful everything looks great! Love the signs they are beautiful ~ & Raider has a fabulous sweater ~Blessings Heather

Sandra said...

What beautiful signs! Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

Lovely gifts, esp Raider's sweater!

marie said...

Your signs are wonderful and the doggie sweater is so cute. You are such a talented gal!
Happy Birthday to your husband....I hope it's the very best one ever! I'm praying the Lord blesses him in a very special way this year!

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