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Daisy's New Sweater

Daisy’s New Sweater

Daisy in her new sweater with Lincoln

Daisy in her new sweater with Lincoln before we added the flower

Close-up of the daisy on Daisy's sweater

Close-up of the daisy on Daisy’s sweater

Daisy trying to show Jed that she is OK.  Jed is scared of girls.

Daisy trying to show Jed that she is OK. Jed is scared of girls.

Daisy wearing Mamie's sweater.  It is a little big.

Daisy wearing Mamie’s sweater. It is a little big.

Mamie helped me sew this week.

Daisy helped me sew this week.

And she went with me to work and greeted people as they came in.

And she went with me to work and greeted people as they came in.

She had to work as a teaching assistant at class this week.  The kids loved her.

She had to work as a teaching assistant at class this week. The kids loved her.

Daisy still awake while the boys are pooped out in bed.

Daisy still awake while the boys are pooped out in bed.

We have had a visitor staying with us this week.

DAISY!  She is a little Westie that just turned one year old.

What fun she has been.  She has stirred Lincoln up and Jed has just tried to steer clear of the craziness.  Since she is just a puppy she has gotten into a lot of “things” this week and been very lively.  🙂

It has been VERY cold this week so I put one of Mamie’s sweater’s on Daisy but it was a little large.  That just meant one thing – Daisy needed a sweater made just for her!  (Here is the pattern for the dog sweater.  It is written for a dog the size of Lincoln but you can adjust it for larger or smaller dogs.)

So I made this green sweater using bulky yarn.  And of course, we needed to decorate it with a daisy – her signature flower.  I think she looks adorable.

Daisy goes home this eveningg and we will miss her terribly.  But the good news is that she just lives a few doors down the street so I am hoping I can convince her mom that she needs to come back often for more adventures.  What do you think?

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Lincoln looking handsome in a blue sweater

Lincoln looking handsome in a blue sweater

Jed in a Green Crocheted Sweater

Jed in a Green Crocheted Sweater

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.

Mamie's sweater and my matching hat.  Photo by Sandra Patterson.

Mamie’s sweater and my matching hat. Photo by Sandra Patterson.

Lincoln’s Dog Sweater Pattern (Fits a long body dog weight 45 lbs. like Lincoln )

Chain 32.

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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