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Crochet Puppy
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70195A One of our menagerie of amigurumi animals, this pocket pal puppy dog is sure to be a favorite!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 in. (25.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather

Heathered cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: A

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.98
Note: B

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


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
Polyester fiberfill
GAUGE:
14 sc + 17 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc3tog Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

(Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice.

Yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES:
Puppy is worked in continuous rnds, do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

Place a marker for beg of rnd.

Move marker up as each rnd is completed.


INSTRUCTIONS



PUPPY
Head
Beg at top of head, with A, ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in each ch around - 8 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: *Sc in sc, work 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnds 5-10: Work even in sc.
Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc, rep from * around - 16 sc.
Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around.
Divide for Front and Back Front
Row 1: Ch 5, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch for shoulder, sc across 6 sts of head, leave remaining head sts unworked; ch 5, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc into next 3 ch for shoulder, sc in each sc across - 14 sc.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sc; leave last 4 sc unworked.
Fasten off.
Back
From RS, join A at corner along opposite edge of beg ch of shoulders.


Row 1: Sc across 4 sts of shoulder, sc across 6 sts of head, sc across 4 sts of shoulder - 14 sc.
Rep Rows 2-6 of Front.

Do not fasten off.
Join Front and Back
Rnd 1: Sc across 14 sts of back, sc across 14 sts of front - 28 sc.


Rnds 2-11: Sc in each sc around.

Do not fasten off.
Divide for Legs
Rnd 1: Sc in next 6 sc, skip 15 sc, sc in next 7 sc.


Rnds 2-10: Sc in each sc around.
Finish Leg: Do not count or mark beg of rnd; work (sc2tog) 9 times, sl st in the next st.

Fasten off.


Second Leg: Skip 1 sc along last row worked on body, join A in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, place marker for beg of rnd.

Complete to match first leg.

Fasten off.

Stuff Head, Body and Legs.
Arms
From RS, join A at underarm.


Rnd 1: Work 14 sc evenly spaced around armhole - 14 sc.
Rnds 2-13: Sc in each sc around.
Stuff Arm.
Finish Arm:
Do not count or mark beg of rnd; work (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in the next st.

Fasten off.


Rep for other Arm.



Ear (make 2)
From RS, join A to side of top of head.
Row 1: With A, work 3 sc along top of head for base of ear - 3 sc.


Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc - 4 sc.
Rows 7 and 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across - 6 sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog - 4 sc.
Row 10: (Sc2tog) twice - 2 sc.
Fasten off.



Tail
From RS, join A at lower back.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a ring at lower back - 6 sc.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rep Rnd 2 until tail measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm).
Next Rnd: (Sc3tog) 2 times.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Weave tail through stitches of last rnd and pull tight.



Spot (make 12 or desired amount)
With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sc.
Fasten off.



Nose
With B, ch 3 tightly.

Continue to work tightly or use a smaller hook.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch - 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew spots onto Puppy.

Sew nose to center front of head.
With B, embroider eyes above nose.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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