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The Lady Who Lunches Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L30252 Embellish this dog sweater with crochet flowers for an adorably cute outfit. Crochet a matching hat for yourself for a matching set!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 18 (21 1/2, 25 1/2, 30 1/2) in. (45.5 (54.5, 67, 77.5) cm) Finished Length 11 1/2 (17, 19 1/2, 13 1/2) in. (29 (43, 49.5, 59.5) 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

860-405 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Silver Heather

Light grey with subtle strands of medium grey


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 3
Note: (A)

601-640 Bonbons Yarn: Nature

Cotton: Green, dusty rose, palest lavender, purple, chocolate brown, tan, lightest yellow, and cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 1/2 hdc + 8 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A and larger hook. 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:
hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

V-st (V-stitch) Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.

shell Work 6 dc in indicated st.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is made in 2 pieces: Back and Underpiece.

Pieces are worked separately.

Sides are seamed with sections left unsewn for leg openings.

2.

Flowers and Leaves are worked separately and sewed to Sweater.


INSTRUCTIONS
Colors for B yarns Dusty Rose (C) Palest Lavender (D) Purple (E) Lightest Yellow (F) Cream (G)Green (H)

BACK With larger hook and A, ch 37 (47, 53, 63).

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg ch counts as first hdc), hdc in each ch to end – 36 (46, 52, 62) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc in this and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7 1/2 (12 1/2, 13, 14) in.

(19 (32, 33, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Shape Top Decrease Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st – 34 (44, 50, 60) sts at the end of this row.

Rep Decrease Row 6 (7, 3, 5) more times – 22 (30, 44, 50) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Sizes S (M) ONLY Fasten off.

Sizes L (1X) ONLY Next Row: Rep Decrease Row – 42 (48) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows until – 36 (38) sts rem.

Fasten off.
UNDERPIECE With larger hook and A, ch 17 (17, 23, 27).

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to end – 16 (16, 22, 26) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc in this and in all following rows), turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(11.5 (21.5, 24, 24) cm) from beg.

Shape Top Decrease Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st – 14 (14, 20, 24) sts at the end of this row.

Rep Decrease Row 2 (2, 1, 2) more times – 10 (10, 18, 20) sts when all decreases have been completed.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Next Row: Rep Decrease Row – 8 (8, 16, 18) sts.

Sizes S (M) Only Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Sizes L (1X) Only Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Next Row: Rep Decrease Row – 14 (16) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until – 8 sts rem.

Fasten off.

LARGE FLOWERS (make 6 – 1 each with C, E, F, and G; 2 with D) With smaller hook, ch 25.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as first V-st), *ch 1, sk next ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across – 11 V-sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 5 dc in ch-1 sp of first V-st (counts as first shell), *sc in next ch-1 sp (between V-sts), shell in ch-1 sp of next V-st; rep from * across, working last shell in turning ch-sp – 11 shells.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Thread yarn tail into blunt needle.

Roll first shell tightly to form center bud of Flower; sew together with 2 or 3 sts.

Roll remaining strip to form Flower, secure by sewing in and out through layers of foundation ch at lower edge of Flower.

SMALL FLOWERS (make 6 – 1 each with C, D, F and G; 2 with E) With smaller hook, ch 17.

Rows 1 and 2: Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Large Flower – 4 shells.

Roll and sew piece in same way as Large Flower.

LEAVES (make 13) With smaller hook and H, ch 10.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.



FINISHING Following diagram, sew sides of Underpiece to Back, leaving 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2) in.

(5 (6.5, 7.5, 9) cm) open on each side for legs, then sew remainder of Underpiece to Back.

Note that the lower portion of the Back remains unsewn.

Neck Edging From RS, with larger hook, join A with sc in any st along neck edge, work sc evenly spaced around neck; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Leg Edging From RS, with larger hook, join A with sc anywhere on edge of leg opening, work sc evenly spaced around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep on opposite leg opening.

Lower Edging From RS, with larger hook, join A with sc anywhere along lower edge of Sweater.

Work sc evenly spaced around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Sew Flowers and Leaves to Back, arranging as desired.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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