Dog Pattern

These littles one don’t take that long to whip up and aside from all the sewing together (My least favorite part), they are easy to make. The dog pattern is very similar to my Curious Fox Pattern in that they are the same shape and size.

Hook: 2.25 mm

Yarn used: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn

Abbreviations:
MC = Magic Circle
CC = Yarn color change (Counts as first st of the rnd)
Sl St = slip stitch
CH = chain
Sc rnd = sc in every stitch around
INC = Increase, 2 sc in same st
DEC = Decrease, next 2 sts crocheted together

Materials:
10 mm safety eyes
10 mm safety nose

Pattern:

Head

RND 1: Mc 6 sc (6 sts)
RND 2: 6 inc (12sts)
RND 3-4: Two sc rnds (12 sts)
Insert nose at the top of RND 2
RND 5: [2sc, inc] x4 (16 sts)
RND 6: [sc, inc] x8 (24 sts)
RND 7: [2sc, inc] x8 (32 sts)
RND 8: sc rnd (32 sts)
RND 9: [3sc, inc] x8 (40 sts)
RND 10-13: Four sc rnds (40 sts)
Place eyes between RND 8 and 9 and about 9 sts/sc apart
RND 14: [3sc, dec] x8 (32 sts)
RND 15: sc rnd (32 sts)
RND 16: [2sc, dec] x8 (24 sts)
RND 16 [sc, dec] x8 (16 sts)
RND 17: 8 dec (8 sts)
Stuff and Close

Ears x2

RND 1: Mc 4 sc (4 sts)
RND 2: 4 inc (8 sts)
RND 3: [sc, inc] x4 (12 sts)
RND 4: [2sc, inc] x4 (16 sts)
RND 5: sc rnd (16 sts)
RND 6: [3sc, inc] x4 (20 sts)
RND 7-8: Two sc rnds (20 sts)
RND 9: [3sc, dec] x4 (16 sts)
Sl st opening closed, leave a length of yarn for attaching to head. Start at RND 9 of the head and angle to top of ear downward and sew on through the sl st’s.

Body

RND 1: Mc 6 sc (6 sts)
RND 2: 6 inc (12 sts)
RND 3: [sc, inc] x6 (18 sts)
RND 4: [2sc, inc] x6 (24 sts)
RND 5-7: Three sc rnds (24 sts)
RND 8: dec, 20 sc, dec (22 sts)
RND 9: sc rnd (22 sts)
Rnd 10: dec, 18 sc, dec (20 sts)
RND 11: sc rnd (20 sts)
RND 12: dec, 16 sc, dec (18 sts)
RND 13: sc rnd (18 sts)
RND 14: dec, 14 sc, dec (16 sts)
RND 15: dec, 12 sc, dec (14 sts)
Leave a length of yarn for attaching to head. Stuff. The body can be sewn on any which way, it all depends on how you want the head oriented, but be sure to place it back a few rnds else you might have balance issues.

Front legs x2

RND 1: Mc 8 sc (8 sts)
RND 2-7: Six sc rnds (8 sts)
RND 8: [3sc, inc] x2 (10 sts)
RND 9: sc rnd (10 sts)
RND 10: [4sc, inc] x2 (12 sts)
Flatten the ‘paw’ end one way then flatten the ‘leg’ the opposite way. I don’t stuff the legs only bend and shape them. Leave a length of yarn for attaching to body, start around RND 12 of the body and angle the leg where it will touch the ground when the dog is in a sitting positions (usually sewn across a span of five rnds).

Back legs x2

RND 1: Mc 8 sc (8 sts)
RND 2-5: Four sc rnds (8 sts)
RND 6: [3sc, inc] x2 (10 sts)
RND 7: sc rnd (10 sts)
RND 8: [4sc, inc] x2 (12 sts)
RND 9: [5 sc, inc] x2 (14 sts)
Bend and shape the same as the front legs. Leave a length of yarn for attaching to the body. Start around RND 7 of the body, angle leg so that it will sit along the ground while in a sitting position, sewn on across a span of four to five rnds.

Tail

RND 1: Mc 3 sc (3 sts)
RND 2: 3 inc (6 sts)
RND 3-7: Seven sc rnds (6 sts)
Leave a length of yarn for attaching to body. Starting around RND 7 of the body and at the center of it’s back.

Bandana

ROW 1: Ch 30+1, turn
ROW 2: 10 sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, tr, ch 3 and sc in third ch from hook, tr, 2 dc, 2 sc, 10 st sl
Weave in ends and tie around the dogs neck.

This pattern is free, please don’t try to sell it or claim it as your own. You are more than welcome to share it as well as make as many as your little heart desires, if you feel compelled to sell your creations, go for it. Also, if you make alterations to my patterns or use them as a base for another project share them with me! I’d love to see them!

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