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#1 mason204

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

I wanted to crochet :crocheting a sweater for my dog but I wanted a free pattern that:

*Was easy to pull on and off his head
*Had holes where I could fit his harness through to attach a leash
*Was warm
*That could be knit with knitting worsted weight yarn
*That was a quick crochet (could be done in an evening)
*Could be crocheted in one piece (too lazy to sew seams)
*Was stylish (I liked the shaped sweaters)

Although there are a ton of free knit dog sweaters, there seems to be very few free crochet :hook patterns. So I took matters into my own hands and created this jacket for my new dog Sammy:

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I made it in camo since my hubby walks the dog sometimes and he wouldn't walk the dog if Sammy's jacket were too feminine looking. :lol It's mostly treble crochet except for the 4" ribbing at the neck. It's an easy slip on/off jacket.


It was hard to get closer photos of the jacket since my dog never stops moving. :D


I've got to sit down and write out the pattern. Wasn't too difficult.


Cheryl. :hook

P.S. I've since written out the pattern and you can find it on my blog here.


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#2 Dextersmom

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

Sammy is adorable and the jacket is really cute too! What a great idea to use camo yarn!
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:10 PM

It looks great.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:43 PM

That looks great! I'd love to see the pattern when you get the time to write it out. My sister would love that for her rat terriers!
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:51 PM

Oh that would be perfect for my lil dachshund, as she has very short front legs. I'd love the pattern.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:54 PM

My Mom just got a daschund mix, I have been looking for a dog sweater pattern for her new dog. Sammy looks nice and warm!

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:09 PM

My Thorn would feel like he had to defend his machoism, because I think my Rosie would be chasing after your cutey Sammy. He's adorable, and extra adorable in his new sweater. Great job!

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:11 PM

Awww, he looks so cute!! :hook

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:30 PM

what a cutie! Very stylish in that sweater!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:07 AM

thats a great doggie jacket ....i think your husband will love this colour :lol :dog

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:19 AM

Too cute!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:51 AM

You had great ideas and then manifested them!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:56 AM

Awesome! And Sammy wears it so well!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

:wavingI love it! My Nellie Belle, Opi and MIL's Sofia would love it too. OK, I'm lying, I would like it very much for them. They just tolerate being dressed LOL!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:17 AM

That is just precious!!
You did a great job, and your little Sammy wouldn't want to be labeled as feminine either, so I think you've done right by the dog and your husband.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:30 AM

thats AWESOME!!!!
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:45 AM

Incredible Sammy jacket,Cheryl!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:18 AM

how cute
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:23 AM

That's great, & I love the little doggy too:hug
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:50 AM

Looks nice. The color is perfect!!