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Knit Puff Doggy Blanket
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - PolarSpun
Pattern Number: 30233 This delightful afghan is knit with 4 colors of Wool-Ease, and embellished with soft-to-the-touch Polarspun dogs, to delight a dog lover of any age. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
30 inches x 38 inches

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-114 Wool-Ease Yarn: Denim

Deep blue and gray


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Note: A

620-116 Wool-Ease Yarn: Delft Blue (Discontinued) A gentle medium blue.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.37
Note: B

620-189 Wool-Ease Yarn: Butterscotch DISCONTINUED A soft, medium yellow.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.98
Note: C

620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red

True red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: D

360-100 PolarSpun yarn: Snow White Crisp white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: E

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32 in. circular needle
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Blanket is worked in St st with Garter st (k every row) borders.

All squares are knit in St st.

Work each block with a separate ball of yarn.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes when changing colors.

Dog motifs are embellished after Blanket is finished.


INSTRUCTIONS
BLANKET With A, cast on 132 sts.

Work in Garter st for 1".

Next row (RS) Work 4 sts Garter st in A; following placement Chart 3, work 4 blocks of 31 sts each; join separate ball of A and work 4 sts Garter st.

Continue following Chart 3, keeping 4 sts at each end of Blanket in Garter st with A.

When all blocks are complete, work in Garter st for 1" with A for top border.

Bind off all sts on WS.
BLOCKS Block 1 31 sts and 36 rows in A, B, or C Block 2 *Work 4 rows C, 4 rows A; repeat from * for 36 rows ending with 4 rows C.

Block 3 *Work 4 rows A, 4 rows B; repeat from * for 36 rows ending with 4 rows A.

Block 4 With B, follow Chart 1 for 36 rows, using D for Bone.

Block 5 With A, follow Chart 1 for 36 rows, using D for Bone.
Block 6 With B, follow Chart 2 for 36 rows, using E for Dog.

Block 7 *Work 4 rows B, 2 rows C; repeat from * for 36 rows.
FINISHING Refer to photograph for placement of embellishments.

Ear: With E, cast on 2 sts.

Working in St st, increase 1 st each end of next row.

Work even until 2" from beginning, then decrease 1 st each end of row.

Cut yarn, leaving 6" tail, and thread through remaining sts.

Tack in place at top, leaving bottom free.

Eye: Form French knot with strand of A.

Nose: Form French knot with strand of D.

Collar: With strand of D, make 11 st chain.

Tack in place at each end.

Fluff dog when finished

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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