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The Romantic Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32354 Express how much you love your dog this Valentine's Day with this adorably cute sweater. Make a hat for yourself to make the perfect matching couple.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
S/M (L, 1X) Finished Neck Circumference 11 1/2 (15, 17) in. (29 (38, 43) cm) Finished Chest 19 (23 1/2, 27) in. (48.5 (59.5, 68.5) cm) Finished Length 12 1/2 (16, 19 1/2) in. (32 (40.5, 49.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 4, 2014)
BACK Heart Rows 11 and 12: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 2 sts; with B, sc in next 19 sts; with A, sc in next 2 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Alternative Quantity: 2, 3
Note: (A)

860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry

Magenta pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 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

GAUGE:
12 sc + 16 rows = about 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 2 sts together)(Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.



Chain StitchThread needle and bring from back to front through crocheted piece.

*Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop.

Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight.

Bring needle back through work and through small loop; repeat from * until chain is desired length.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is made in 2 pieces: Back and Underpiece.

2.

Pieces are worked separately and then sewn together, leaving openings for legs.

3.

An intarsia colorwork heart is worked on the Back using separate balls for each section of color - 2 balls of B for the heart, 3 balls of A for the background.

Some sections will only require small amounts of yarn.

Wind yarn into separate balls before beginning.

4.

Heart can be worked by following written instructions or by reading the chart.

Read RS rows of chart from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

5.

To change colors, 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.

Proceed with new color.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With A, ch 36 (46, 54).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 35 (45, 53) sc.

Rows 2-6 (12, 18): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Place a marker in the 6th (11th, 15th) st and in the 30th (35th, 39th) st.

The heart will be worked over the 23 sts between the 2 marked sts.

Move the markers up as each row is worked.

Heart Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 11 sts; with B, sc in next st; with A, sc in next 11 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 10 sts; with B, sc in next 3 sts; with A, sc in next 10 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 3: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 9 sts; with B, sc in next 5 sts; with A, sc in next 9 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 4: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 8 sts; with B, sc in next 7 sts; with A, sc in next 8 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 5: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 7 sts; with B, sc in next 9 sts; with A, sc in next 7 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 6: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 6 sts; with B, sc in next 11 sts; with A, sc in next 6 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 7: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 5 sts; with B, sc in next 13 sts; with A, sc in next 5 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Rows 8 and 9: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 4 sts; with B, sc in next 15 sts; with A, sc in next 4 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 10: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 3 sts; with B, sc in next 17 sts; with A, sc in next 3 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Rows 11 and 12: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 2 sts; with B, sc in next 19 sts; with A, sc in next 2 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Rows 13 and 14: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next st; with B, sc in next 21 sts; with A, sc in next st, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Rows 15 and 16: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st; with B, sc in next 23 sts; sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Rows 17 and 18: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next st; with B, sc in next 21 sts; with A, sc in next st, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 19: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 2 sts; with B, sc in next 9 sts; with A, sc in next st; with B, sc in next 9 sts; with A, sc in next 2 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 20: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 3 sts; with B, sc in next 6 sts; with A, sc in next 5 sts; with B, sc in next 6 sts; with A, sc in next 3 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Row 21: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st up to and including the first marked st, sc in next 4 sts; with B, sc in next 4 sts; with A, sc in next 7 sts; with B, sc in next 4 sts; with A, sc in next 4 sts, sc in marked st and in each st to end of row.

Cut both balls of B.

Work next row and remainder of piece with a single ball of A only.

Cut the other 2 balls of A.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures about 9 1/2 (12 1/2, 15 1/2) in.

(24 (32, 39.5)cm from beg.

Shape Top Decrease Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st - 33 (43, 51) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows until 23 (31, 37) sts remain.

Fasten off.
UNDERPIECE With A, ch 23 (26, 29).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 22 (25, 28) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 4 1/2 (7 1/2, 10 1/2) in.

(11.5 (19, 26.5) cm) from beg.

Shape Top Decrease Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st - 20 (23, 26) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows until 12 (13, 14) sts remain.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Beg at neck edge, sew sides of Underpiece to Back for 1 1/2 (2, 2 1/2) in.

(4 (5, 6.5) cm); leave next 2 (2, 2 1/2) in.

(5 (5, 6.5) cm) open for legs, then sew remainder of Underpiece to Back, leaving 1 (3 1/2, 5 1/2) in.

2.5 (9, 14) cm) of lower Back unsewn.

Neck Trim Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join B with a sl st in any st along neck edge, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc - 35 (44, 51) sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Leg Opening Trim Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join B with a sl st in any st along leg opening, work 18 (20, 25) sc evenly spaced around edge of leg opening, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep on opposite leg opening.

Lower Edge Trim Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join B with a sl st in any st along lower edge of Sweater, sc evenly around lower edge working 2 sc in each corner, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

With B, embroider chain stitches around edge of heart.

Weave in ends.

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


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