Since I started posting photos of my “kids” in their crocheted sweaters I have been asked to post the pattern. The problem has been that I don’t use a pattern. I just crochet and rip out and crochet again until I get it to work. But after encouragement I have written down a pattern for Lincoln’s Sweater. One thing to note is this is for a boy sweater where there is space left open under the belly at the back end to leave room for their pee-pee. Notice on Mamie’s (girls) sweater the sweater is solid all the way to the back. Keep in mind I am not a pattern writer. This is very basic. Make turns at end like you normally would when crocheting.
Lincoln’s Dog Sweater Pattern (Fits a long body dog weight 45 lbs. like Lincoln )
Row 1: DC in each chain across. (32 DC)
Row 2: Increase DC by 1 DC at each end of row. (34 DC)
Row 3–13: Repeat Row 2 (ending with 56 DC at Row 13)
Row 14: Increase by 2 DC at each end of row. (60 DC)
Row 15: Repeat Row 2 (62 DC)
Row 16: Repeat Row 14 (66 DC)
Row 17-18: DC across with no increase
Row 19: Chain 14 and join with slip stitch to DC. Turn.
Row 20: Sc in each chain and in each DC around. (80 SC)
Row 21: DC in each SC around and slip stitch in beg DC at end of row. (80 DC)
Row 22-33: Chain 3. Turn. DC in each DC around joining with Sl St in beg DC.
Row 34: Turn DC in next 50 DC.
Row 35-36: Turn repeat Row 34.
Row 37: DC across decreasing 1 DC on each end. (48 DC)
Row 38: Repeat Row 37. (46 DC)
Row 39: Chain 18 join to DC with Sl St being careful not to twist chain.
Row 40: Turn. SC in each chain st and in each Dc around. (64 SC)
Row 41: Turn. DC around. (64 DC)
Row 42 – 47: DC in each stitch around decreasing 1 DC on each row. (ending with 58 DC)
Row 48: Turn. SC in each st around.
Row 49: Turn. DC around.
Row 50: Turn. SC around.
Row 51-53: Turn. DC around.
Row 54: Turn. SC around.
Row 55: Turn. DC around.
Row 56: Turn. SC around.
To join the opening and make holes for legs, join yarn to one edge evenly spaced so as to allow 10 stitches. DC 10 stitches across for 5 rows. Leave long piece of yarn when finishing off so you can sew the loose end to the other opening edge. This makes a band under the chest and makes two leg hole openings.
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