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Crochet a Santa Pet Sweater

Crochet a Santa Pet Sweater

My assistant has become quite the clotheshorse. First she insisted upon a Halloween costume and now this.

Made with a fun double loop stitch, this sweater will work up in just a couple of hours. It fits my 11 pounder just fine, but can be adapted to fit just about any critter.

Double Loop Stitch: The best way to learn this stitch is with pictures. Here is a great tutorial. (It’s the second loop stitch explained in the article, NOT the first!)

Materials:

white and Christmas red worsted weight yarn

H crochet hook.

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With the white, chain 54. Join to form a loop, being careful not to twist the chain.

Row 1: Chain 1, turn, sc around, sl st in beg chain, chain 1, turn.

Row 2: Double loop st around, sl st in beg chain, chain 1, turn.

Row 3. Sc around, sl st in beg chain, chain 1, turn.

Row 4: Double loop st around; sl st in beg chain, joining red.

Row 5: Chain 3, dc around, sl st in beg chain, chain 3, turn.

Row 6: Dc around, sl st in beg chain, chain 3, turn.

Row 7: Dc in the next 33 dc.

Rows 8-12: *Chain 3, turn, dc across. Repeat from * 4 more times.

Row 13: Join white, chain 1, turn, sc across. At end of row, chain 6; join to opposite side with sl st, being careful not to twist the chain.

Row 14: Chain 1, turn sc in the next 6 chains; double loop st in remaining; join with sl st at top of chain 1.

Row 15: Chain 1, turn, sc around.

Row 16: Join with sl st to beginning chain 1; chain 1, turn; double loop st in remaining; join with sl st at top of chain one.

Row 17: Chain 1, turn, sl st around; fasten off. Weave in ends.

And for those of you who'd love to make this sweater but don't know how to crochet, check out this great tutorial series and start to learn how to crochet today!

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