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Striped Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60541

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 18 (22, 26, 30) in. [45.5 (56, 66, 76) cm] around widest point Finished Length 12 (17, 20, 24) in. [30.5 (43, 51, 61) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-143 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Claret

Deep purplish red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (1,1,2)
Note: (A)

640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray


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Note: (B)

640-152 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pewter

Medium gray


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
6 hdc + 5 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]. 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:
STRIPE COLOR SEQUENCE
*2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C; repeat from *.

Carry colors not in use along wrong side of work.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK


With A, ch 12 (17, 20, 21).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to end - 11 (16, 19, 20) hdc.
Inc Row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st - 13 (18, 21, 22) hdc.

Join B, do not fasten off A.
Continue to work Stripe Color Sequence in hdc, working Inc Row every 1 (1, 2, 2) rows 3 (3, 3, 5) more times - 19 (24, 27, 32) hdc, then work even in Stripe Color Sequence until piece measures 12 (17, 20, 24) in.

[30.5 (43, 51, 61) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.


UNDERPIECE
With A, ch 5.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to end - 4 hdc.
Inc Row: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st - 6 hdc.

Drop A and join B.
Continue to work Stripe Color Sequence in hdc, working Inc Row every other row 1 (1, 3, 4) times - 8 (8, 12, 14) hdc, then work even in Stripe Color Sequence until piece measures 8 1/2 (12 1/2, 16 1/4, 18 1/2) in.

[21 (31, 42, 46.5) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew sides of Underpiece to Back, leaving 2 (2 1/4, 3, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (6.5, 7.5, 9) cm] open on each side for legs.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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