Knit Puff Doggy Blanket
Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® - PolarSpun
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Blanket is worked in St st with Garter st (k every row) borders. All squares are knit in St st.
Work each block with a separate ball of yarn.
Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes when changing colors.
Dog motifs are embellished after Blanket is finished.
With A, cast on 132 sts. Work in Garter st for 1". Next row (RS) Work 4 sts Garter st in A;
following placement Chart 3, work 4 blocks of 31 sts each; join separate ball of A and work 4 sts Garter st.
Continue following Chart 3, keeping 4 sts at each end of Blanket in Garter st with A. When all blocks are complete, work in Garter st for 1" with A for top border.
Bind off all sts on WS.
31 sts and 36 rows in A, B, or C
*Work 4 rows C, 4 rows A; repeat from * for 36 rows ending with 4 rows C.
*Work 4 rows A, 4 rows B; repeat from * for 36 rows ending with 4 rows A.
With B, follow Chart 1 for 36 rows, using D for Bone.
With A, follow Chart 1 for 36 rows, using D for Bone.
With B, follow Chart 2 for 36 rows, using E for Dog.
*Work 4 rows B, 2 rows C; repeat from * for 36 rows.
Refer to photograph for placement of embellishments.
Ear: With E, cast on 2 sts. Working in St st, increase 1 st each end of next row. Work even until 2" from beginning, then decrease 1 st each end of row. Cut yarn, leaving 6" tail, and thread through remaining sts. Tack in place at top, leaving bottom free.
Eye: Form French knot with strand of A. Nose: Form French knot with strand of D. Collar: With strand of D, make 11 st chain. Tack in place at each end. Fluff dog when finished
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