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Sweater Crochet Pattern for the New Puppy

Pug Puppy Sweater

Pug Puppy Sweater Crochet Pattern

Did you get a new puppy for Christmas? Maybe you’re planning to adopt a pet in the new year. It can be difficult to find a sweater for toy breed puppies. This easy crochet pattern will fit your new puppy who is approximately 2 pounds. Finished measurements are approximately 6″ length by 13.5″ diameter to fit a pug, Boston terrier, French bulldog and other similar stocky-built dogs who are about 2 months old. Remove a few stitches to make the sweater for a thinner dog such as a poodle or chihuahua. Add a few rows for a longer dog such as a dachshund. Add your revisions to the blog to help other puppy owners make their own tiny sweater.

Pug Puppy Sweater
Pug Puppy Sweater Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Sport weight yarn –

50 yards MC

20 yards CC

Size F (3.75 mm) & G (4.0 mm) crochet hooks

Yarn needle

Finished sweater measures approximately 6” long (at widest point) by 13.5” diameter.

Directions:

BODY:

Rnd 1: With MC yarn and G hook, ch 57, hdc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch (56 hdc). Join with sl st in first hdc.

Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.

Rnd 4: (leg openings) Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, hdc in next 32 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, hdc in last 2 sts. Join with sl st.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in next 32 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in last 2 sts (56 hdc). Join with sl st.

Rnds 6-14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 4 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 44 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, leave remining 4 sts unworked (46 hdc).

Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 42 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (44 hdc).

Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 40 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (42 hdc).

Rnd 18: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 38 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (40 hdc). Fasten off MC.

Rnd 19: With right side facing, attach CC yarn at center bottom of Rnd 15. Sc in 4 sts, sc in the edges of Rnds 16-18, sc around Rnd 18, sc in edges of Rnds 16-18, sc in last 4 sts of Rnd 15. Join with sl st. Fasten off CC.

LEG OPENINGS:

With CC yarn, sc around openings in Rnd 5.

COLLAR:

Rnd 1: Using CC and F hook, hdc in unused lps of starting ch, join with sl st in first hdc (56 hdc).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *hdc in 6 sts, dec,* repeat around (49 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.

Update 1/13/2021:

Bruno is a growing puppy, so I added 3 rows to the collar section and 2 rows to the body. Next month I may have to make a bigger sweater.

PDF is available for 99 cents at https://www.etsy.com/MyFingersFly/listing/932403249/pug-puppy-sweater-crochet-pattern-french?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1609173542705

This pattern and 20 others will be available as a free download on Ravelry during the New Year’s Resolution Crochet Blog Hop sponsored by Fiona Campion of Cosie Rosie Crochet. Each day features a different pattern to get your 2021 crocheting off to a great start! Be sure to come back on January 14 for the pug puppy sweater pattern free download and use code NEWYEAR2021.

New Year Blog Hop
https://www.cosyrosieuk.co.uk/21-new-years-resolution-crochet-patterns

 

Next week I’ll post an easy dog bed pattern using double strand of worsted yarn.

Small Dog Bed Crochet Pattern

Pug Puppy Sweater Update – New Size

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

2020 Clearance Sale

Check out My Fingers Fly on Etsy for a super clearance sale. All patterns, all ebooks, in stock paperback books, in stock handmade gifts, yarn and supplies are 50% off through December 31, 2020. Check out my latest ebook – Top 10 Crochet Patterns of 2020.

Big Rigs for Little Kids
Big Rigs for Little Kids Crochet Patterns
Big Book of Baby Rattles Crochet Patterns Ebook

Patreon

Patreon memberships are still open! The next 8 people who sign up at the $25 level will receive an acrylic Yarnicorn keychain with their first kit.

Yarnicorn Keychain
Yarnicorn Keychain

$2 Level 1 – Suffragette Hat Christmas Ornament Pattern, Puppy Sweater Pattern

$5 Level 2 – All of the above plus Crocheting Nutcracker Pattern, Christmas Totem Pole Kitchen Boa Pattern, Pink Fist Pillow Pattern

$10 Level 3 – All of the above plus Top 10 Crochet Patterns of 2020 Ebook

$25 Level 4 – All of the above plus Battle Axe Baby Rattle Crochet Kit

History of Women’s Rights – 1920 to 2021

Women's Rights

Sadly, 2020 has been a rough year for most of us. Celebrate a new start in 2021 by celebrating the progress women have made since winning the right to vote in 1920. This beautiful graphic is available on framed posters, t-shirts, drinkware, and more.

History of Women’s Rights

Happy New Year! Happy Crocheting!

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National Taco Day – Free Taco Pillow Pattern

taco pillow

Tacos are part of the culture of San Antonio, so National Taco Day is one of the best days of the year. In our house, we eat tacos several times a week – crispy tacos, breakfast tacos, guisada tacos. The list goes on and on. (I’m making myself hungry!) To celebrate this delicious day, I created a giant taco pillow. It’s easy to crochet using super bulky yarn, and it measures a whopping 31″ wide by 15″ tall.

Materials:

Bernat Blanket or other super bulky (6) yarn

17 oz. tan

4 oz. green

1 oz. brown

½ oz. red

½ oz. yellow

Size M (13.00 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfil

 

Finished pillow measures approximately 31” wide by 15” tall.

 

DIRECTIONS:

SHELL:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (14 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (21 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (28 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (35 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (49 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (56 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (63 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (70 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (77 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (84 sc).

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (91 sc).

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (98 sc).

Rnd 15: *Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (105 sc).

Rnd 16: *Sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (112 sc).

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (119 sc).

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (126 sc).

Rnd 19: *Sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (133 sc).

Rnd 20: *Sc in next 18 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (140 sc).

Rnd 21: *Sc in next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (147 sc).

Rnd 22: *Sc in next 20 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (154 sc).

Rnd 23: *Sc in next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (161 sc).

Rnd 24: *Sc in next 22 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (168 sc).

Rnd 25: *Sc in next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (175 sc).

Rnd 26: *Sc in next 24 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (182 sc).

Rnd 27: *Sc in next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (189 sc).

Rnd 28: *Sc in next 26 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (196 sc).

Rnd 29: *Sc in next 27 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (203 sc).

Rnd 30: *Sc in next 28 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (210 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 31: Reverse sc in each st around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

SALAD:

Row 1: With green, ch 61, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and next 9 ch, *with red hdc in next 3 ch, with green hdc in next 10 ch,* repeat across.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, with green hdc in next 4 sts, *with red hdc in next 3 sts, with green hdc in next 10 sts,* repeat across.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, *with green hdc in next 10 sts, with red hdc in next 3 sts,* repeat across.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, matching colors of sts to colors in previous row.

Row 7:P Ch 1, *hdc in next st, 3 dc in next st,* repeat across. Turn to work across edge of piece with same repeat. Turn to work on opposite side of beg ch with same repeat. Turn to work across other edge with same repeat. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

MEAT:

Row 1: With brown, working behind shell row on edge, 8 hdc across.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, dec, hdc in next 4 sts, dec (6 hdc). Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:

Lay tortilla flat and mark center.

Mark 2” on both sides of this marker. Pin meat section to this 4” section.

Matching centers, pin the long edge of the salad section to the tortilla.

Sew in place. Then pin and sew opposite side of salad to tortilla, stuffing as you go.

CHEESE:

Cut 7” pieces of yellow yarn. Fold a piece in half, insert hook through st at desired spot, pull loop through st, pull ends through loop. Decorate your taco with as much cheese as you like.

PDF is available on Etsy.

Free Taco Scrubby Crochet Pattern

More pillow patterns:

Super Squishy Pillows and Plushies Crochet Pattern Ebook – Using Bernat Blanket Yarn

Axolotl Pillow

Benjamin Turtle Nap Buddy CAL

The Getty Museum Challenge

Free Polar Bear Pillow Crochet Pattern

Slot Machine Pillow Crochet Pattern

Roller Skate Pillow Crochet Pattern

Do Unicorns Live Forever?

This book is very special to me, because it is my first ever children’s book.

Lily’s favorite toy fell apart in the laundry, but she learns that change isn’t always a bad thing.This book includes instructions to crochet a Boonicorn doll for your little one.

Kindle and paperback versions are available on Amazon.

Patreon Memberships

I’m so proud to announce my new Patreon page. There are three enrollment levels, and each one allows the user access to some great crochet designs. Start your membership at the $2 level, and receive 3 great Halloween patterns. The $5 level includes 7 Halloween designs along with a Gnome Skinny Ornament pattern. (It’s never too early to start your Christmas crochet, right?) October’s $10 level is a super bargain, including access to the entire Spooktacular Crochet Patterns ebook with over 30 Halloween designs.

My Fingers Fly on Patreon

October Half Price Patterns

Half price patterns October 1-10:
* Lips Face Mask Crochet Pattern for World Smile Day
* F-bomb Bowling Ball Bag Crochet Pattern for National Boyfriend Day
* A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook for World Animal Day
* Astronaut Cuddler Pattern for World Space Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pink Ribbon Hat Addi & Crochet Patterns are always free on my website or Ravelry.

Coming Attractions

For the rest of the year, I’ll be working on clearing up several WIPs that have been recently neglected. Then the focus will be on more Christmas designs and holiday gifts.

Stay safe and happy crocheting!

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Ghost Chair Socks

 

We’re still in 100-degree weather in San Antonio, but I’m still in a Halloween mood. This week I will be publishing three different designs for chair socks to get your dining room ready for Halloween. Today’s pattern is a ghost chair sock, which will be followed by Frankenstein’s monster and a spider.

The ghost chair sock takes only 11 yards of white yarn and takes just a few minutes to crochet. Eyes and mouth can be painted on, embroidered with black yarn, or glued on with felt. Grab your scrap basket and make up a few in one evening.

Finished Measurements:  Approximately 2” tall, 1.5” diameter to fit 4.5” circumference chair leg

Gauge: 5 sc = 1”

Directions:

Row 1: With white yarn, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: BLO, sc in each st.

Rnds 5-13: Working in both loops, sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 13. Fasten off white. Weave in ends.

To decorate face:

  • use fabric paint to make eyes and mouth; or
  • cut 3 felt ovals for eyes and mouth and glue to face; or
  • use black yarn to embroider eyes and mouth.

More Halloween Crochet Patterns

Topsy-Turvy Witch Doll Crochet Pattern

Frankenstein Scrubby Crochet Pattern

Bat Crochet Patterns

Skull Poncho Crochet Pattern – Ladies’ One Size Fits All

Free Black Cat Crochet Pattern – Spooktacular Crochet Patterns Book

Devil Hat Crochet Pattern

September Sales – 9/1 through 9/6

The Ghost Chair Sock Crochet Pattern is available this week at introductory price of 50% off. (Frankenstein and Spider Chair Socks will also be available at half price later in the week.)

September is Fall Hat Month, so all hat patterns are 50% off. My Fingers Fly on Etsy

beer hat staged

September 2 – V-J Day – Bald Eagle Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

eagle-potholder

September 3 – U.S. Bowling League Day – All Bowling Ball Bag Crochet Patterns 50% off

bowling bag cover

September 4 – National Chianti Day – Wine Potholder Crochet Pattern 50% off

wine potholder (2)

September 4 – National Wildlife Day – A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook and Endangered Species Crochet Patterns Ebook 50% off

 

September 5 – World Beard Day – Beard Ornament Crochet Pattern and Bearded Monkey Plush Toy 50% off

Labor Day Sale – 9/3 through 9/7/2020

All patterns, ebooks, and supplies (including yarn) will be 20% off during Etsy’s Labor Day Sale.

Fiber Arts Wallpapers for your Phone

wallpaper five

Add a bit of fiber artist flair to your smartphone. Choose from 6 different designs, or buy a bundle of 5 designs. Each design is 1080 px X 1920 px jpg (72 in resolution) and will fit most phones.

Wallpaper

Just a reminder that the Gnome Election is still tied!

political gnome (1)

Democrat Donkey Gnome Crochet Pattern OR Republican Elephant Gnome Crochet Pattern

Coming Attractions

Stay tuned for more Halloween designs in September, along with a book of Halloween Crochet Patterns by the end of the month. Hopefully we’ll get some cooler weather by then!

Stay safe and happy crocheting!

More Halloween patterns

 

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Stash Busters

Because so many of us have been sequestered at home over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk in the crochet groups on Facebook about what to do with leftover scraps of yarn. This is also the time of year that crafters begin to look at their Christmas lists and plan for homemade gifts. Amigurumi is always a big hit with the little ones, and this elephant finger puppet pattern takes less than an ounce of worsted yarn, and they’re so quick, you can make a few in one evening. PDF is available at My Fingers Fly on Etsy.

YouTube tutorial

Elephant Finger Puppet

Materials:

¾ oz. worsted yarn

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook (size I to fit a man’s fingers, size E or F for children)

Small amount of Fiberfil

Yarn needle

2 googly eyes

Stitch markers

Directions:

Legs (Make 2):

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc). Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnd 4: Working in both loops, sc in each st.

Repeat Rnd 4 until leg measures 3” (approximately 15 rows, or desired length). When leg 2 is desired length, do not fasten off.

Joining Rnd: Sc in each of the next 6 sts, sc in next 12 sts of other leg, sc in last 6 sts of first leg (24 sc). Do not join.

Next Rnd: Sc in each st. Repeat this Rnd once. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

Trunk & Head:

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc). Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.

Rnd 2: Working in back loops only, sc in each st.

Rnds 3-6: Working in both loops, sc in each st.

Rnd 7: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn, skip sl st, sc in each of the next 9 sts.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 5 sts, dec (7 sc). Continue to work around in Rnd 9, sc in end of Rnd 9, sc in sl st of Rnd 9, sc in each rem st of Rnd 9, sc in sl st of Rnd 9 (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 11: Sc in each st.

Rnd 12: *Dec, sc,* repeat around (12 sc). Stuff trunk and head.

Rnd 13: Dec around (6 sc). Join with sl st. Fasten off. Sew opening closed.

Ears (Make 2):

Row 1: Ch 2 (or magic circle), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st (6 sc). Fasten off. Sew an ear to each side of head. Sew head to top 3 rnds of legs. Glue on eyes.

More Elephant Patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Elephants

Elephant Lovey C2C Pattern

Miles the Jazzy Elephant Amigurumi

Elephant in the House Crochet Patterns Ebook – 14 Elephant Crochet Patterns

Elephant Ear Saver Crochet Pattern

More Stash Buster Patterns

4 Cuddly Penguins

Impact Wrench Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern

Texas Flag Christmas Tree Ornament

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial – Fox Christmas Ornament

Crown Ornament

Save the Eagles Day – Eagle Plushie Crochet Pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

 

Rip It! Frog

frog collage

How do you feel when you have to frog a project? This little froggy just thinks, “oh well.” My new line of fiber artist gifts is now available on Etsy and includes t-shirts, tote bag, coffee mug, travel mug, and water bottle.

Weekly Specials – August 17-23

Gnome Election

There’s still time to make a gnome of your favorite political party before the election.

Election 2020

Coming Soon

I’m still working diligently on Halloween patterns for a new crochet book. So far I’m in love with all the designs. When the book is ready to publish, I will be announcing a Halloween giveaway. Several patterns are already available:

In the meantime, happy crocheting!

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Back to School Pattern Roundup

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Friends!! It is roundup time!!🍎
Crochet Wizzard has collected 10 amazing patterns in a Back to School Roundup, from 10 amazing designers!! Go check out these amazing patterns! They are perfect for those going back to school and for the wonderful teachers in your life!

These wonderful designers are all on Instagram:
🍎 @graceandyarn5
🍎 @bluestarcrochet
🍎 @myfingersfly
🍎 @garnknuten
🍎 @needleklankers
🍎 @hookedonpatterns
🍎 @sunflower.cottage.crochet.too
🍎 @hookedbykati
🍎 @thenicolechase
🍎 @crochetwizzard

Half Price Patterns August 10-16

Please visit my Etsy shop to see this week’s specials:

All patterns are half price through August 16, 2020. No coupon code required.

New Pattern Release

Today I released a Halloween Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern. It’s super cute for baby’s first Halloween, and it only takes a little bit of yarn. You may even have enough already in your stash! More Halloween patterns will be released every week during August.

halloween rattle edit

Don’t forget about the Gnome Election 2020 competition. Check out last week’s blog to see the details.

Stay safe, stay cool, and happy crocheting!