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« on: February 05, 2009 06:32:16 PM »

I finished this sweater just in time for the real winter to begin... At the start of January. Poor Iggy Pup doesn't like to be cold (just like me) so what better way to stay warm and snuggly?

I made it up as I went along... not too shabby, eh?




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Iggys Sweater my first attempt at dog clothes without a pattern.

**Disclaimer - I have never written a crochet tutorial before and did not keep any type of notes for Iggys Sweater. Please keep this is in mind. I frogged quite a lot of stitches to get this sweater exactly how I wanted it to fit Iggy Pup. Please dont get discouraged and keep that puppy handy for fittings!

My fathers friend is a foster home for CRUSA and just got Paris who is in need of some winter warmth. I am crocheting a sweater for her using this method. Find out more about Paris here

I used Red Heart in Earth and Sky for Iggy and Pink Camo for Paris.

First off - the collar.
The collar is very simple. Chain the desired height of the collar. I chained so it was approximately three inches long.
Hdc (half double crochet) in each chain across.
Chain 2 or 3 for turning chain. (Iggys sweater was done with 2, the Paris sweater is done with 3 for a more frilly scalloped appearance).
Hdc in the back loop only.
Chain 2 or 3 for turning chain.
Hdc in between the stitches.
Keep repeating this until the collar is long enough to fit comfortably around the dogs neck.

Now resist the urge to stitch up the collar into a circle. I think it makes fittings much easier Smiley

Now onto the body.

Attach the yarn at a corner (I simply decided which edge was the best and connected it to the other one).
Sc (single crochet) in each stitch around.
When you get to opposite corner of the collar keep going.
You could use stitch markers if you were concerned with being precise but I didnt for Iggys sweater.

The sweater is going to start taking shape Smiley You are creating the shoulder and upper chest areas.

Fit the dog and stop when you get to the top of the front legs.

Crochet the chest piece separately from the back. I just marked where Iggys legs were with twist ties and just went back and forth until there was ample room for a leg hole.

Next crochet the back piece. You can judge how your dogs leg holes should be shaped. (Many dog sweaters in stores simply have a slit) Crochet the back piece until its long enough to reach just behind the front leg.

Sc from the back piece into the chest piece. (They should be approximately the same length so connecting them is easy-cheesy).

Continue Sc. This will form the belly of the sweater.

Fittings are important during this stage. Boy dogs will need you to be more precise in where you end the round and round scing.

When the belly is long enough, start scing back and forth using 1 turning chain.
In order to shape the end of the sweater, I dcd a few times in each row.

Continue until the sweater is as long as desired.

Now the sleeves!
I was not concerned with tapering the sleeves. I thought they were pretty adorable straight.

Attach the yarn to a corner of the arm slit.
Sc in each stitch around and keep going. (Again feel free to use stitch markers but know Iggys was done without em)
Make the sleeves as long as desired.
Repeat for the other sleeve.

Optional:
Finishing on Iggys sweater - I did the crab stitch on the cuff of each sleeve and on the bottom of the sweater. It added a nice finished look.

Finally, stitch up the collar, weave in your ends and tell your pampered pet that the masterpiece is ready! Shocked )

Variations:
♥ Stripes - thick or thin they will add some style and interest.
♥ Crocheting for a diva dog? how about some ripples or even a cute ruffles on the sleeves and butt end.
♥ Embellish - add some buttons or even some crochet flowers.
♥ Use a different stitch than the Sc hdc or dc will create more open airy sweater.

Please feel free to ask questions or offer comments, criticisms, etc.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2009 12:41:34 PM by batgirl - Reason: to add pattern to first post » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009 06:44:35 PM »

He looks both cozy and very handsome!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 06:46:51 PM »

Terribly cute! Great job on the sweater and Iggy is a handsome guy. I'm a fellow Boston Terrier lover...



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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 06:47:18 PM »

So freaking adorable. I love dogs with big eyes and mushy noses. That is why I have a japanese chin! Plus little dogs look so cute in sweaters. You did a great job on that sweater.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 06:48:25 PM »

Did you happen to write up a pattern? I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a pattern like that... and in crochet!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 06:53:39 PM »

Good god do I love bostons and it the great sweater makes it all the better
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009 07:07:48 PM »

Quite handsome--
AND practical!

Oh, and I must mention: Boston Terriers are the best. Ever!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009 08:33:25 PM »

WOW that first picture is adorable. and i love the name iggy pup! that's such a great name!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009 12:04:58 AM »



I'm a fan of Boston Terriers as well. This is my dog, Stamps. She's half Beagle, half Boston Terrier.

That sweater is adorable! I'm still looking for an appropriate pattern for my dog's sweater.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009 05:44:35 AM »

Awwww thats just too cute with him and his little sweater.  It looks like a perfect fit for him.  Years ago I had some friends who had a boston terrier.  And what a wonderful dog it was.  Hmmmmm, memories. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009 05:57:41 AM »

Thank you all Smiley 

Iggy Pup is my first dog and he has really stolen our hearts <3  His personality is priceless.

I will try to write up a pattern or at least instructions for what I did... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009 08:58:09 AM »

The sweater is great  Smiley I must say the Iggy steals the show hehe We have a Frenchie that looks like a Boston he has the same markings on his face but he's much bigger than a Boston.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009 09:09:39 AM »

Aww that is sweet, and it looks very cozy!  I too am a Boston Terrier lover.  Iggy Pup looks at lot like my late Gipper--even the little bend in one ear.  Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009 09:22:59 AM »

I would never of know you totally made it up if you hadn't mentioned it. It looks wonderful! Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2009 10:18:40 AM »

I was SO confused there for a moment - Izzy55 has a boston named Iggy that looks just like yours! I thought it was her that had posted!
You did a great job, he looks super cute in his sweater ^_^
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2009 11:26:15 AM »

Sooooooo adorable!

The sweater's nice, too.  Wink

Seriously though, nice work. Especially making it up on the fly. It fits Iggy great!
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2009 11:39:54 AM »

Boston Terriers in sweaters= cuteness overload.  You did such a good job.
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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009 11:41:30 AM »

Iggy Pup = cutest rockin' puppy name ever!! Even cute with his little sweater on, of course Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2009 03:32:09 PM »

Aww what a handsome little guy.  I love that sweater!
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2009 08:06:28 AM »

I usually feel sorry for dogs who are forced to dress up like people. I imagine all of the other dogs in the park mocking the poor thing who has no say in how his owner chooses to torture him. However, this sweater looks great on your dog. It fits him so well, and the colors look great on Iggy. You did a great job. In his case, I'll make an exception. Iggy is a lucky little puppy.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2009 01:32:44 PM »

aww what a cute doggie! and great job on the sweater! i should probably make my little dachshund one too but knowing her she'll just rip it up!
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2009 03:01:44 PM »

Aww how cute!
Awesome job!
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2009 03:02:10 PM »

Nice job - very cute. And I agree, Bostons are the best. Mine is named Annie and she's in my avatar with my granddaughter, Emily. They are the best of buds.
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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2009 03:12:50 PM »

ooooh! I love Boston Terriers, they are my favorite dog. Once I move to savvanah I'm going to get one :3
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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2009 03:19:57 PM »

soooo cuuuute!!
Great job on the sweater...for winging it you did a fantastic job! Suits Iggy Pup very well Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2009 05:36:35 PM »

I LOVE THE SWEATER--BUT I THINK I LOVE YOUR DOG EVEN MORE.  THE BOSTON'S I HAVE "MET" HAVE ALL BEEN THE BEST DOGS EVER!  THANKS FOR POSTING THE PICTURES--YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT CREATION!
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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2009 11:26:42 AM »

I Love this dog sweater, this is the first crocheted dog sweater that I have seen that I really love. Grin
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2009 12:14:08 PM »

he looks great. i hope he likes it.
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2009 09:35:59 PM »

Now THAT is what a dog jersey should look like!!!!!  The only patterns I find are silly little things with just a strap underneath the abdomen.  That is BEAUTIFUL!  You shoul be super proud of yourself.
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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2009 08:25:18 AM »

Must . . . resist . . . urge to steal . . . adorable dog . . . nnngggrrhhh . . .
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The sweater is so adorable and your dog is very handsome!
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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2009 02:00:11 AM »

I spaz out every time i see this post, cuteness overload!
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« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2009 06:48:16 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009 05:18:51 PM »

Feel free to visit my blog - all the text for the pattern / tutorial is the same but I have incorporated other pictures & links. I'm trying to keep in the spirit of Craftster by offering the tutorial / pattern in both places - I love this place! ♥ LINK TO BLOG:http://diysara.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/iggys-dog-sweater-patterntutorial/



Iggys Sweater my first attempt at dog clothes without a pattern.

**Disclaimer - I have never written a crochet tutorial before and did not keep any type of notes for Iggys Sweater. Please keep this is in mind. I frogged quite a lot of stitches to get this sweater exactly how I wanted it to fit Iggy Pup. Please dont get discouraged and keep that puppy handy for fittings!

My fathers friend is a foster home for CRUSA and just got Paris who is in need of some winter warmth. I am crocheting a sweater for her using this method. Find out more about Paris here

I used Red Heart in Earth and Sky for Iggy and Pink Camo for Paris.

First off - the collar.
The collar is very simple. Chain the desired height of the collar. I chained so it was approximately three inches long.
Hdc (half double crochet) in each chain across.
Chain 2 or 3 for turning chain. (Iggys sweater was done with 2, the Paris sweater is done with 3 for a more frilly scalloped appearance).
Hdc in the back loop only.
Chain 2 or 3 for turning chain.
Hdc in between the stitches.
Keep repeating this until the collar is long enough to fit comfortably around the dogs neck.

Now resist the urge to stitch up the collar into a circle. I think it makes fittings much easier Smiley

Now onto the body.

Attach the yarn at a corner (I simply decided which edge was the best and connected it to the other one).
Sc (single crochet) in each stitch around.
When you get to opposite corner of the collar keep going.
You could use stitch markers if you were concerned with being precise but I didnt for Iggys sweater.

The sweater is going to start taking shape Smiley You are creating the shoulder and upper chest areas.

Fit the dog and stop when you get to the top of the front legs.

Crochet the chest piece separately from the back. I just marked where Iggys legs were with twist ties and just went back and forth until there was ample room for a leg hole.

Next crochet the back piece. You can judge how your dogs leg holes should be shaped. (Many dog sweaters in stores simply have a slit) Crochet the back piece until its long enough to reach just behind the front leg.

Sc from the back piece into the chest piece. (They should be approximately the same length so connecting them is easy-cheesy).

Continue Sc. This will form the belly of the sweater.

Fittings are important during this stage. Boy dogs will need you to be more precise in where you end the round and round scing.

When the belly is long enough, start scing back and forth using 1 turning chain.
In order to shape the end of the sweater, I dcd a few times in each row.

Continue until the sweater is as long as desired.

Now the sleeves!
I was not concerned with tapering the sleeves. I thought they were pretty adorable straight.

Attach the yarn to a corner of the arm slit.
Sc in each stitch around and keep going. (Again feel free to use stitch markers but know Iggys was done without em)
Make the sleeves as long as desired.
Repeat for the other sleeve.

Optional:
Finishing on Iggys sweater - I did the crab stitch on the cuff of each sleeve and on the bottom of the sweater. It added a nice finished look.

Finally, stitch up the collar, weave in your ends and tell your pampered pet that the masterpiece is ready! Shocked )

Variations:
♥ Stripes - thick or thin they will add some style and interest.
♥ Crocheting for a diva dog? how about some ripples or even a cute ruffles on the sleeves and butt end.
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♥ Use a different stitch than the Sc hdc or dc will create more open airy sweater.

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2009 05:41:28 PM »

Great job... I have a crazy little 8 year old Boston named Eva... methinks she would look dandy in something like this.
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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2009 07:34:11 AM »

aww, he looks so handsome in his sweaterrrr :3
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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2009 10:28:19 AM »

DIY Just saw your sweater for Iggy Pup, very nice, I bet Iggy even liked wearing it just so he could go outside and not freeze!  How did you over come the "ah male" spacing issue?  I have a very small Yorkie and though he has the appearance of lots of hair, doesn't have any "coat" and can't go outside when it's cold, me either, So Cal WAY to long, since the post is older and the sweater has gone through a winter walk, how did it hold up?  Did any one else make one?  I am a newbie to dog but am so in love  oh well, those little soft brown eyes   Roll Eyes can't resist them.  Thanks for any help. And thanks for the sweater pattern.
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2010 12:42:01 AM »

hahhah I love it!! i have a boston too!!! little gus! he loves to wear sweaters in the cold too!!! i need to make him this one!!!

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