Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Barkcus the Dog
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80360AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 14 in. (35.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (A)

790-379 Homespun Yarn: Cobalt Heathered Solid Intense medium blue

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Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B)

790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple Heathered Solid Deep red

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (C)

790-394 Homespun Yarn: Golden Heathered Solid Light and medium yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (D)

790-369 Homespun Yarn: Florida Keys Green

Heathered Solid Bright sea-grass green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (E)

790-386 Homespun Yarn: Grape Heathered Solid Deep warm purple

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (F)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter Fiberfill stuffing Small amount of black yarn (for nose)
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.

NOTES:
1.

Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.


2.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.

Carry colors not in use up wrong side of work.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEAD
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times - 18 sts.


Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 24 sts.


Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times - 30 sts.


Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times - 36 sts.


Rnds 7-15: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times - 30 sts.


Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times - 24 sts.


Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 18 sts.


Fasten off.



BODY
With B, ch 2.


Rnds 1-6: Work Rnds 1-6 of Head - 36 sts.


Rnd 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times - 42 sts.


Rnds 8-11: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st of last rnd.


Rnds 12 and 13: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st of last rnd.


Rnd 14: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.


Rnd 15: Sc in each st around; change to F in last st.


Rnd 16: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st.


Rnd 17: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st.


Rnd 18: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.


Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times; change to F in last st - 36 sts.


Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times; change to C in last st - 30 sts.


Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times - 24 sts.


Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times - 18 sts.


Fasten off.



EARS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head - 12 sts.


Rnds 3-9: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 10: (Sc2tog) 6 times - 6 sts.


Fasten off.



ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head - 12 sts.


Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st of last rnd.


Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st of last rnd.


Rnd 8: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.


Rnd 9: Sc in each st around; change to F in last st.


Rnd 10: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st.


Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 12: (Sc2tog) 6 times - 6 sts.


Fasten off.



LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head - 12 sts.


Rnds 3-5: Sc in each st around; change to B in last st of last rnd.


Rnds 6-20: Sc in each st around.


Fasten off.



TAIL
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of Head - 6 sts.


Rnds 2-16: Sc in each st around.


Fasten off.



FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head.

Firmly stuff Head.

With black yarn, embroider straight st nose and mouth.

Fold Ears down and sew to Head.

Firmly stuff Body, sew Head to Body.

Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to Body.

Sew on Tail.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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