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The Proud Supporter Dog Sweater
Lion Brand® Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32374 Crochet this rainbow-colored dog sweater with just two packages of Bonbons. Crochet the matching beanie for a complete set.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
S (M) To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb. Finished Neck Circumference 13 1/2 (15) in. (34.5 (38) cm) Finished Chest 18 1/2 (22) in. (47 (56) cm) Finished Length 16 1/2 (19 1/2) in. (42 (49.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons

Acrylic: Bright green, tangerine, bright orange, yellow, aqua blue, royal purple, true red, and hot pink


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GAUGE:
19 sts + 20 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Texture pattern worked in rnds with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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:
pfb (purl into front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st – 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.



Texture Pattern worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: *(K1, p1, k1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Rnd 4: *K3tog, (k1, p1, k1); rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for Texture pattern worked in rnds.



Texture Pattern worked in rows (multiple of 4 sts) Row 1 (RS): Purl.

Row 2: *P3tog, (p1, k1, p1) in next st; rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: *(P1, k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Texture pattern worked in rows.

NOTES:
1.

Sweater is worked in one piece beg at neck.

2.

Piece is worked in the rnd to leg openings, then back and underpiece are worked back and forth in rows.

When leg openings are complete, underpiece and back are rejoined and worked in the rnd to the back flap.

Back flap is worked back and forth in rows.

3.

Use yarn colors as desired.

Our sample changed colors every 2 rnds.

4.

Sweater is worked holding 2 strands of yarn tog throughout.

5.

When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly among 4 needles.

The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER With smaller double pointed needles and 2 strands of color as desired held tog, cast on 64 (72) sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 16 (18) sts on each needle.

Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Neck Ribbing Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 10 rnds.

Shape Sweater Change to larger double pointed needles as you work the next rnd.

Work even in Texture pattern worked in rnds, changing color as desired, for 4 rnds.

Rnd 1: Pfb, purl to last st, pfb – 66 (74) sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Pfb, work Rnd 2 of Texture pattern worked in rnds to last st, pfb – 68 (76) sts.

Rnd 3: Pfb, p to last st, pfb – 70 (78) sts.

Rnd 4: Pfb, p2, work Rnd 4 of Texture pattern worked in rnds to last 3 sts, p2, pfb – 72 (80) sts.

Change to larger circular needle.

Rep last 4 rnds 2 (3) more times – 88 (104) sts.



Divide for Leg Openings Next Rnd: P8 (12), bind off 4 sts for leg opening, p64 (72) sts and place these 64 (72) sts on a holder for back, bind off 4 sts for leg opening, p to end of rnd, remove beg of rnd marker, p next 8 (12) sts – 16 (24) sts rem for underpiece.

Underpiece Note: The underpiece and back are now worked separately, back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

Beg with Row 2 of pattern, work in Texture pattern worked in rows over 16 (24) sts for 7 (11) more rows.

Place underpiece sts on a holder.

Back Place the 64 (72) sts for back on larger circular needle, ready to work a WS row.

Beg with Row 2 of pattern, work in Texture pattern worked in rows for 7 (11) more rows.

Join Back and Underpiece Next Rnd (RS): P64 (72) back sts, cast on 4 sts, p16 (24) underpiece sts from holder, cast on 4 sts – 88 (104) sts.

Pm for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Beg with Rnd 2 of pattern, work in Texture pattern worked in rnds for 11 more rnds.

Shape Back Flap Next Rnd (RS): P64 (72), bind off 24 (32) sts, remove beg of rnd marker, p1, k3tog, *(k1, p1, k1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to end – 62 (70) sts.

Note: Back flap is now worked back and forth in rows.

Next Row (WS): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 60 (68) sts.

Next Row: P1, k3tog, *(k1, p1, k1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to end of row – 58 (66) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until – 30 sts rem.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Next Row: P1, *(k1, p1, k1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to last st, p1.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: P1, *k3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep last 4 rows 3 (4) more times.

Change to smaller circular needle.

Lower Body Ribbing With RS facing and 2 strands of color as desired held tog, k30 rem back flap sts, pick up and k78 (98) sts evenly spaced down side edge of back flap across underpiece and up other side of back flap – 108 (128) sts.

Pm for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.

Bind off.



FINISHING Leg Ribbing From RS with smaller double pointed needles and 2 strands of color as desired held tog, pick up and k26 (32) sts evenly spaced around one leg opening.

Pm for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 5 rnds.

Bind off.

Rep on opposite leg opening.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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