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Dachshund Balloon Animal
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: L0015

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 17 in. (43 cm) long

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

840-106 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

Additional Materials
Small amount of pink yarn Fiberfill stuffing 2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
STITCH EXPLANATION:
Kfb (knit in front and then back) Knit into front and then back of same st - 1 st increased.

NOTES:
Dachshund is worked by knitting a long strip.

The strip is seamed to make a tube, then stuffed.

The stuffed tube is tied off with yarn at various points to shape the Dachshund - a construction inspired by twisting balloons to make animals.


INSTRUCTIONS



DACHSHUND
Beg at nose, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of Row 3.
Rows 4-14: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) as established.
Row 15 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 24 sts.
Continue in St st as established until piece measures about 38 in.

(96.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next Row (Decrease Row): *K2tog; rep from * across - 12 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Rep Decrease Row - 6 sts.
Do not bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly to gather together, and knot.



FINISHING
Measure 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from cast on edge and, following package directions, attach safety eyes.
Beginning at bound off end, and adding stuffing as you go, seam long sides of strip to make a tube.
Shaping
Notes
1.

Refer to diagram for placement of ties.
2.

If desired, after wrapping and tying, you can sew a few stitches to secure the shaping.



Cut 12 in.

(30.5 cm) lengths of A for ties.

Wrap each length around stuffed tube and knot securely, placing lengths as follows:

1.

Wrap and tie first length about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from cast on edge to make head.
2.

Wrap and tie 4 in.

(10 cm) from first tie for first ear.
3.

Wrap and tie 4 in.

(10 cm) from first ear tie for second ear.
4.

Wrap and tie 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from second ear tie for neck.
5.

Wrap and tie 2 in.

(5 cm) from neck tie for first front leg.
6.

Wrap and tie 2 in.

(5 cm) from first leg tie for second front leg.
7.

Tie ears together under head, skip the neck section, then tie the front legs together under the ears/head.
8.

Wrap and tie 2 1/2 in (6.5 cm) from bound off end of tube for tail.
9.

For first back leg, wrap and tie 2 in.

(5 cm) from tail tie.

For second back leg, wrap and tie 2 in.

(5 cm) from first back leg tie.

Wrap and tie back legs together under body.



With pink yarn, embroider a straight st smile onto head.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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sc = single crochet
sk = skip
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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