Friday, May 29, 2009

Free Patten Friday--Dog Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern

Happy Friday Everybody! Check out the newest Free Pattern Friday project--the Gooseberry Patch Dog Sweater.

When I saw this easy granny square dog sweater, I thought about all the little dogs that stay in the house in the summer. I thought maybe they might get chilly in the air conditioning. So I decided to try out this pattern in the I Love This Cotton yarn for my niece's miniature dachshund named Miss Weenie. I think it turned out very nice and lightweight.

Dog in sweater

Poor little dog. Miss Weenie didn’t know what to think, and she was so excited to see me that she had a hard time standing still. Doesn’t she look sweet? Too bad the sweater didn’t fit over her tummy, or she would’ve had a new addition to her wardrobe. That's an easy fix though. I'll just add a square or two, and she'll be good to go.

sweater flat showing snaps

I also have a tip for you. When I sew snaps or buttons onto crochet pieces, I like to add some fabric or grosgrain ribbon to the back for more stability.