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25 October 2010 @ 10:00 am
Boston Terrier Yarn Porn  






Stella Bella Blue modelling a Neapolitan ice cream-inspired giant Granny Square doggy sweater...








Neapolitan Granny Square

Chocolate: ch 4, (3 dc into center of ring, ch 1) 3 times; 2 dc into center of ring; join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch

Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and draw it all the way through the slip stitch to secure it. Join the new color at a corner by drawing a stitch through a ch 1 stitch. Continue with the next round.

Vanilla: ch 3, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining corners: *ch1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch; repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Strawberry: ch 3, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides:* ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, dc 3, ch 1, work corner (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3); repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Chocolate: ch 3, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides: *ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, dc 3, ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from previous round, dc 3, ch 1, work corner (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3); repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Continue with Vanilla and Strawberry yarn until you get to Row #15...

**To make the leg opening:

Strawberry: 15 stitches from corner: ch 3, dc 2, ch 9, skip over 9 stitches, dc 3, work remaining side, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides: *ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, dc 3, ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from previous round, dc 3, ch 1, work corner (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3); repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Chocolate: ch 3, dc 2, dc 6 [9 dc total] work remaining side, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides: *ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from the previous round, dc 3, ch 1, skip over the 3 dc from previous round, dc 3, ch 1, work corner (dc 3, ch 1, dc 3); repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

Chocolate: ch 3, skip over the 3 dc, work remaining side, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining side, work corner (dc 2, ch 1, dc 3) into the same stitch, work remaining side; 1 dc at end of side three.


Turtleneck

Strawberry: ch 21, 20 sc, ch 1, turn, 20 sc, continue until 50 rows total; attach to form turtleneck w/ 50 sc.

**To attach Turtleneck to Granny Square:

Chocolate: 50 sc to Granny Square. Fasten off.



Basically, it's just a giant Granny Square with a Turtleneck! It's quite simple to crochet. The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was getting the leg opening just right for my monster. :)




:) N
 
 
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Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on October 25th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I started learning to crochet last week and I want to make mine a sweater! LOL
Nancythebabynancy on October 25th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome. :)

This is fairly easy to do... it's pretty straightforward. :) If you decide to crochet this pattern and have any difficulties, feel free to message me via LJ. :)
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on October 25th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! Do you know of any LJ communities for crochet or any good blogs?
Nancythebabynancy on October 25th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Lionbrand and Bernat are good places to pick up some (free) "mainstream" patterns, as well as tutorials and videos for newbies: http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/

There are also some interesting [user submitted] doggy sweater, etc. patterns at: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/animals.php

Crochet blogs/forums:

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gleipnir23gleipnir23 on October 26th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
I will have to ask my grandma to teach me how to crochet! This sweater is just too cute (and the pup is adorable in it!)
mloz on October 26th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
too cute!
just another daynympha on October 26th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
thats so awsome, you did a great job!!
Lorindasweetdemonica on October 26th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT! great job!
♥ Désirée Fawngivmewings on October 27th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
So cute!!
Sheri: DOG IN PINK TUB BY UNTASTEDbooksaremyhabit on October 30th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
beautiful sweater and model!
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on December 7th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
I know this is old, but do you happen to have the pattern you used on Bella's hoodie thing that is in the picture over on the side? I LOVE that and want to make one!