“Do dogs require sweaters in the winter, or are dogs naturally able to keep themselves warm? Breeds with thick coats generally do not require cold weather protection for short periods of time, whereas short-haired breeds will be more comfortable with a winter sweater and booties.”www.akc.org
“It is important to remember that coats and sweaters on dogs should only be worn if needed when they are outside in very cold weather. Dogs should not wear these clothing items in the house as they can overheat easily. Remember to use your best judgment this winter on whether or not to put a coat on your dog.”www.petsbest.com
November 21, 2020
This pattern is written by Corina at stitch11.com
5.5 mm crochet hook (#4)Medium weight yarn Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Stitches: CH- Chain
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
Half Double Crochet 2 together
Front Post Double Crochet – FPDC
Front Post Single Crochet – FPSC
Row 1: CH 37, HDC into 2nd CH from hook, HDC across the rest of theCH. (36 HDC)
Row 2-3: CH 1, Turn, HDC into eachstitchacross. (36 HDC)
Row 4: CH 1, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 34stitches, 2 HDC into last stitch. (38 HDC)
Row 5-6: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (38 HDC)
Row 7: CH 1, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 17stitches, 2 HDC into next stitch. 1 HDC into next 19 stitches.
Row 8-11: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (40 HDC) Slip stitch to Join the last and first stitch from the previous row. This will make it a circle instead of a flat piece.
Row 12-23 : CH 1, Turn. HDC into each stitch around, Join to top of the first HDC. (40 HDC)
Row 24: CH 1, HDC into the next 3 stitches. CH 7, Skip 7 stitches. HDC into the next 20 stitches. CH 7, skip 7 stitches. HDC into the next 3 stitches. Join to first HDC. (26 HDC)
Row 25: CH 1, HDC into the next 3 stitches. HDC into the next 7 Chains. HDC into the next 20 stitches. HDC into the next 7 Chains. HDC into the last 3 stitches. Join to the first HDC. (40 HDC)
Row 26-28 : CH 1, Turn. HDC into each stitch around, Join to top of the first HDC. (40 HDC)
Row 29: CH 1, **HDC Two Together. HDC into the next 8 stitches. Repeat from ** 3 more times. Join to the first stitch.(36 HDC)
Row 30-33: (make sure you are working with the nice side of the stitches on the outside of the sweater) CH 1, **HDC into the next stitch. FPDC over the next stitch. Repeat from ** around. Join to first HDC. (36 stitches)
Row 34: CH 1, FPSC into each stitch around. Join to first FPSC.(36 stitches)
HDC around the leg holes. Attach yarn into one of the stitches of the leg hole. CH 1. – One HDC into each of the 7 stitches, each of the 7 Chains, and 2 HDC into the side of the HDC on both sides. (18 HDC) Repeat for the other leg hole.Weave in your ends.
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