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Free Crochet Pattern: Barkcus the Dog

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Lion Brandฎ Homespun®
Pattern #: 80360AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 in. (35.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Homespun®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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Color (F)
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Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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•  790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco
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$ 7.49  
Note: (A)
•  790-379 Homespun Yarn: Cobalt
   ball
$ 6.99  
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Note: (B)
•  790-375 Homespun Yarn: Candy Apple
   ball
$ 7.49  
Note: (C)
•  790-394 Homespun Yarn: Golden
   ball
$ 7.49  
Note: (D)
•  790-369 Homespun Yarn: Florida Keys Green
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$ 7.49  
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Note: (E)
•  790-386 Homespun Yarn: Grape
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$ 7.49  
Note: (F)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  • 2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Small amount of black yarn (for nose)
 

Barkcus the Dog

Lion Brand Homespun®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:

1. Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Carry colors not in use up wrong side of work.

HEAD
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Place marker for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times – 18 sts.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times – 30 sts.
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times – 36 sts.
Rnds 7–15: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 16: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times – 30 sts.
Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times – 18 sts.
Fasten off.

BODY
With B, ch 2.
Rnds 1–6: Work Rnds 1–6 of Head – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times – 42 sts.
Rnds 8–11: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st of last rnd.
Rnds 12 and 13: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st of last rnd.
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.
Rnd 15: Sc in each st around; change to F in last st.
Rnd 16: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st.
Rnd 17: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st.
Rnd 18: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.
Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times; change to F in last st – 36 sts.
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times; change to C in last st – 30 sts.
Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times – 24 sts.
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times – 18 sts.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head – 12 sts.
Rnds 3–9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: (Sc2tog) 6 times – 6 sts.
Fasten off.

ARMS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head – 12 sts.
Rnds 3–5: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st of last rnd.
Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each st around; change to D in last st of last rnd.
Rnd 8: Sc in each st around; change to E in last st.
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around; change to F in last st.
Rnd 10: Sc in each st around; change to C in last st.
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: (Sc2tog) 6 times – 6 sts.
Fasten off.

LEGS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Head – 12 sts.
Rnds 3–5: Sc in each st around; change to B in last st of last rnd.
Rnds 6–20: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

TAIL
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of Head – 6 sts.
Rnds 2–16: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Head. Firmly stuff Head. With black yarn, embroider straight st nose and mouth. Fold Ears down and sew to Head. Firmly stuff Body, sew Head to Body. Stuff Arms and Legs lightly and sew to Body. Sew on Tail. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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Barkcus the Dog Reviewed by Jessica on 2011-04-22 ****
I used different colors than pattern called for and also just used 4ply worsted weight yarn, the finished product is so cute! Another great (free) pattern from Lion Brand!


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