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Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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lion brand® crochet dog sweater

Step 1
BACK pattern
Ribbing Ch 4 (4, 6, 7).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 3 (3, 5, 6) sc in this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 9 (10, 11, 12) in. (23 (25.5, 28, 30.5) cm) slightly stretched. Do not fasten off.
Step 2
Body
Row 1: Ch 1, work 27 (30, 33, 36) sc evenly spaced across long edge of ribbing.
Next 2 (2, 1, 1) Row(s): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.
Increase Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st – you will have 29 (32, 35, 38) hdc at the end of this row.
Rep Increase Row 1 (2, 5, 7) more time(s) – 31 (36, 45, 52) hdc.
Next Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures about 11 (15, 18 1/2, 24) in. (28 (38, 47, 61) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.
Step 3
UNDERPIECE pattern
Ribbing
Ch 4 (4, 6, 7).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 3 (3, 5, 6, 6) sc in this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 3 (4, 5, 6) in. (7.5 (10, 12.5, 15) cm). Do not fasten off.
Body
Row 1: Ch 1, work 9 (12, 15, 18) sc evenly spaced across long edge of ribbing.
Next 2 (2, 1, 3) Row(s): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.
Increase Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st – 11 (14, 17, 20) hdc. Note: When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the instruction.
Next 0 (0, 2, 1) Row(s): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last 1 (1, 3, 2) rows 1 (2, 1, 2) more time(s) – 13 (18, 19, 24) hdc.
Next Row: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures about 7 (8 1/2, 11 1/2, 14) in. (18 (21.5, 29, 35.5) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.
Step 4
BELTS (make 2)
Ch 7 (7, 9, 9).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 (6, 8, 8) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 2 (2, 3 1/2, 4) in. (5 (5, 9, 10) cm) from beg.
Buttonhole Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 (2, 3, 3) sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts for buttonhole, sc in last 2 (2, 3, 3) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch across – 6 (6, 8, 8) sc.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures about 3 (3, 4 1/2, 5) in. (7.5 (7.5, 11.5, 12.5) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.
Step 5
FINISHING
Following diagrams, match points A and B of Back to points A and B of Underpiece. Sew Back to Underpiece between points A and B. Rep with points C and D. Try Sweater on your dog to determine where the Belts should be sewn -- this should be around the midsection (‘waist’) of dog. Sew cast on end of each Belt to each side of Underpiece. Slip Sweater onto dog to determine placement of buttons on Back of Sweater. Sew buttons to Back.
Weave in ends.

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