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cyndy225
« on: December 10, 2009 09:09:10 AM »

This is my first stuffy made 100% without patterns! I couldnít find any patterns that had the big bulldog chest that I wanted (check out that chest!), so I made it up as I went. Heís not perfect, but Iím still excited about my original pup.

Heís a Christmas present made as an Air Force squadron mascot for a family friend.

The collar spikes are little screws (either from a computer or broken Playstation).





My notes got a little confusing when I started pulling stuff apart and changing stuff. I tried to fix the things that didnít make sense, but it hasnít been tested yet. If anyone makes him, please let me know how it turns out and if you find any mistakes in the pattern. Also, let me know if anything is hard to understand. And use him for what you will, but please give credit where credit is due.

Bulldog:

Circle: You can make a circle/ring your favorite way. My favorite way is to do Ch 2 and put the SC into the first stitch.
Inc: All increases in this pattern are 2 SC increases.
Dec: All decreases in this pattern are 2 SC decreases.

Leave strings on the body parts after finishing off to attach them to the body.

Body and head (one piece, remember to stuff before closing!):
1) Circle 6 (favorite way or chain 2 and 6 SC into 2nd chain from needle) [6]
2) Inc in each SC [12]
3) {SC, Inc}x6 [18]
4) {2 SC, Inc}x6 [24]
5) {3 SC, Inc}x6 [30]
6-11) SC around [30]
12) {SC, Inc}x4, 22 SC [34]
13-20)SC around [34]
21) {2 SC, Dec}x4, 18 SC [30]
22) SC around [30]
23) 16 SC, {SC, Inc}x5, 4 SC [35]
24) {SC, Dec}x4, 23 SC [31]
25) {3 SC, Dec}x6, SC [25]
26) 4 Dec, 4 SC, Inc, {SC, Inc}x4, 4 SC [26]
27) 8 SC {2 SC, Inc}x6 [32]
28-31) SC around [32]
32) 8 SC, {2 SC, Dec}x6 [26]
33) SC around [26]
34) 8 SC, {SC, Dec}x6 [20]
35) 8 SC, 6 Dec [14]
36) Dec, 4 SC, {Dec}x4 [9]
37) Dec around and finish off

Leg (I put pellets in the feet to help him stand):
1) Circle 4
2) Inc in each SC [8]
3) Inc in each SC [16]
4) 6 Inc, 10 SC [22]
5) SC around [22]
6) 7 Dec, 6 SC, Dec [14]
7) 5 Dec, 2 SC, Dec [8]
Back Legs (make 2):
8-13) SC around [8]
Front Legs (make 2):
8-11) SC around [8]

Ears (make 2):
1) Circle 4
2) {SC, Inc}x2 [6]
3) {SC, Inc}x3 [9]
4-5) SC around [9]

Cheeks (make 2):
1) Ch 10, turn
2) starting in 2nd ch from needle: 3 SC, 3 Inc, 3 SC, turn [12]
3)  Ch 1, 5 SC, 2 Inc, 5 SC, turn [14]
4) Ch 1, SC across [14]

Tail:
This depends on how short/long and curly/straight you want your tail.
Start with a short chain (about 4-8 stitches), turn, and randomly Inc on the way back.

Putting it together:
The legs, ears, and tail should be pretty obvious (looking at pictures should help).
For the cheeks, figure out where you want the top of the nose to be and hold one edge of the Ch 10 there (the Ch 10 is going to be the top of the cheek). Stretch the cheek along the face so that the other edge is straight against the base of the head/ top of the neck. Pin or hold in place while sewing along the edges and top. Repeat with the other side. Remember, they will meet in the middle, but this will be covered by the nose.
Embroider/ glue on facial features and accessories.


Any comments or advice are welcome!
« Last Edit: December 11, 2009 10:33:28 AM by cyndy225 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

legatostroke
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 09:21:35 AM »

I don't know anything about crochet...yet, but this dog is adorable! The screws are a great touch and he's really shaped like a bulldog. Awwww.
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pazaakshark
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009 06:48:42 PM »

That is adorable! You did a good job!  Wink
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momcuellar
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009 08:19:04 PM »

Good work on the puppy!!! Awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009 08:39:57 PM »

LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Would you be willing to share a pattern?
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cyndy225
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009 05:38:22 AM »

Thanks to everyone!

Would you be willing to share a pattern?
I have a mistake somewhere in my notes, so if I can get volunteers to help me figure out the mistake, I would be happy to post the pattern. I should have it typed up later today.
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009 05:41:58 AM »

He's adorable!   Grin
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