Bruno Sweater Small

Pug Puppy Sweater Update

Bruno went to the vet this week for his wellness check, and he’s already 9 pounds. With a cold front moving in this weekend, I update the puppy sweater pattern to a larger size. Since Valentine’s Day is this weekend, I made it in red!

Pug Puppy Sweater Small

Materials:
Sport weight yarn –
150 yards MC
40 yards CC
Size F (3.75 mm) & G (4.0 mm) crochet hooks
Yarn needle

Finished Small sweater measures approximately 8.5” long by 18” circumference.

Gauge: 5 hdc = 1”, 3 rows = 1”

Directions (Small):
BODY:
Rnd 1: With MC yarn and G hook, ch 61, hdc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch (60 hdc). Join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat around (70 hdc).
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st,* repeat around (80 hdc).
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnd 5: (leg openings) Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, hdc in next 42 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, hdc in last 3 sts. Join with sl st.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 3 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in next 42 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in last 3 sts (80 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 8-12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnds 13-20: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st around, dec over last 2 sts (72 hdc at end of Rnd 20).
Rnd 21: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 4 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 60 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, leave remining 4 sts unworked (62 hdc).
Rnd 22: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 58 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (60 hdc).
Rnd 23: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 56 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (58 hdc).
Rnd 24: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 54 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (56 hdc). Fasten off MC.
Rnd 25: With right side facing, attach CC yarn at center bottom of Rnd 24. Sc in 4 sts, sc in the
edges of Rnds 21-24, sc around Rnd 24, sc in edges of Rnds 21-24, sc in last 4 sts of Rnd 24. Join with sl st. Fasten off CC.

LEG OPENINGS:
With CC yarn, sc around openings in Rnd 6.

COLLAR:
Rnd 1: Using CC and F hook, hdc in unused lps of starting ch, join with sl st in first hdc (60 hdc).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *hdc in 10 sts, dec,* repeat around (55 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 3-5: Ch 1, *fpdc, bpdc,* repeat round. Join with sl st. Fasten off at end of Rnd 5.
Weave in all ends.

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Along with outgrowing his sweater, he has also outgrown the cardboard box he claimed as his bed the day we brought him home. I got a bigger cardboard box and some fleece I had in my fabric bin and made him a new bed. Now he never wants to leave it!

Bruno’s new bed

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