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Monday, May 26, 2008

Crochet Tiger Chart or Graph! Two Versions!



Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
... William Blake

The Bengal tiger is a large, striped cat from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma. It lives in a variety of habitats, including rain forests and dense grasslands. The Bengal tiger can live to about 18 years in captivity, and probably a few years less in the wild. Bengal tigers are mostly solitary, but sometimes travel in groups of 3 or 4. These tigers are in danger of extinction due to over-hunting by poachers.
Male Bengal tigers are up to 10 ft long; females are up to 9 ft long. The tail is about 3 feet long. The fur is usually orange-brown with black stripes. The fur on the belly is white with black stripes. White Bengal tigers (with white fur and black stripes) are very rare in the wild. You usually see them in Las Vegas acts. Tigers have long, sharp teeth in powerful jaws.

I had two requests from my friends over at Crochetville for a graph of a tiger. I designed one to be very realistic and the other as more of a line drawing for an easier chart.

These charts are under my copyright. It is for you personal use only and may not be sold nor may items made from it be sold. You may not profit from my work. Do not copy my work and put it on your website or other internet page. Instead provide a link back to my blog.http://crochetliving.blogspot.com/2008/05/crochet-tiger-chart-or-graph-two.html


I divided the realistic tiger graph into two sections for ease in use and printing. The chart is 140 squares high x 120 squares wide. If you are using sc to make this, chain 121, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each remaining chain. You will have 120 sc in the first row. This chart is recommended for advanced color workers or if you want to challenge yourself. There are only 4 colors involved.




The next chart is 110 squares high by 100 squares wide. In sc, chain 101, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each remaining chain. You will have 100 sc in the row.

These charts can also be found on the Original Patterns Links on Crochetville.
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Monday, April 21, 2008

Crochet Bridal Shower Four Piece Sink Set



With only one skein of worsted cotton, you can make 4 different items for the bridal shower wishing well. I make mine in the order written and just had a few inches of yarn left.

This is my original pattern and I have retained all my copyrights. You may make items from the pattern for gifts. You may not sell either the pattern or items made. You may not profit from my work.

Bridal Shower Sink Set

Peaches & Crème 4 ply worsted weight yarn 100% cotton 2oz/56.7g

One skein #205 Gumdrops

Hook size: G/4.25mm

Yarn Needle

1 round plastic mesh scrubber about 4 inches across

1 7 1/2 inch by 3 inch, 12.6oz/375ml bottle of liquid dish detergent

Plate Scrubber

Note: Piece is worked in a continuous spiral without joining.

Rnd 1: Starting at the top edge of the mesh scrubber, and inserting hook somewhat horizontally and catching several plastic threads, ch 1, sc in same place, ch 3, now working evenly around scrubber (sc in scrubber, ch 3) 32 times.

Rnd 2: Working toward the center in a spiral, , evenly work, (sc in scrubber, ch3) 24 times.

Rnds 3-7: Continuing in pattern and working evenly, continue in the (sc in scrubber, ch3) pattern. Work front side only. Fasten off. Leave reverse side unworked.

Glass Washer

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 10 sc in 2 nd ch from the hook. Do not join. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc. (20)

Rnd 3 -14: Sc in each sc First pouch completed. Do not end off but continue for second pouch

Rnd 15: Ch 10, skip each of next 10 sc, sc in each of 10 rem sc, sc in each of next 10 chs. (20 sc). You will now be working second pouch.

Rnd 16- 27: Sc in each sc. (20)

Rnd 28: 2 sc tog around. (10) . Fasten off with a 4 inch length. With yarn needle, weave yarn length over and under stitches, pull tight to close and stitch shut.

To use, insert thumb in one pouch and fingers in the other. Place finger side of pouch inside glass and thumb side of pouch outside glass.

Fork Scraper

Row 1: Ch 21, dc in 3rd ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch), across. (10 dc). Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: Sc in each dc and in each ch-1 sp. ( 19 sc) Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Dc in the first sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc), across. (10 dc). Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4-14: Repeat row 2 and row 3, alternately, with row 14 a sc row and not turning at end of row but continuing with the edging.

Edging: Rnd 1: Now working down side of piece, (2 sc around stem of dc, sc in side of sc) to bottom edge, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in sc) across, working up side of piece, (2 sc around stem of dc, sc in side of sc) to top edge, (sc in ch-1 sp, sc in sc) across. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Soap Bottle Apron

Rnd 1: Ch 4, dc in 4 th ch from the hook, ch 2, ( counts as first shell), in same sp work,

(2 dc, ch2) 4 times. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-4. (5 shells).

Rnd 2: Sl st across to ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc), in each of next four ch-2 sps, work, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), join to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl St across to ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc), in the skip next two dc, *in the sp before the next two dc, work, 2 dc, in the ch 2 sp work, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Row 4: (Bib) Sl St across to ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc. (3 dcs separated by 2 ch-1 sps) Turn.

Row 5-6: Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 12, join with a sl st to first dc to form a ring. Fasten off.

Tie: With rem yarn, chain a length of 18 inches. Fasten off.

Weave through spaces below bib. Slip 12-ch ring around detergent bottle cap and tie a bow around the bottle.

I have also posted this set on Crochetville


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Crochet Lupus Afghan with Ribbon and Butterfly Chart or Graph

Lupus, the Latin word for wolf, is the name of a condition called systematic lupus erythmatosus or SLE. Why name a disease after a wolf, you ask? Well, in 1851, a doctor discovered red rashes on a woman's face that resembled wolf bites.
Lupus Related Items are HERE!

Today we know that Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs.

The face often has a rash in the tell-tale butterfly shaped mask.

Lupus is treatable symptomatically mainly with corticosteroids and immuno-suppressants, though there is currently no cure.

I made this for a dear friend over at Crochetville. She's a real sweetheart and suffers from this debilitating illness, but you know, she's won't let this wolf at the door get inside and stop her from crocheting!!!

As with all my patterns, I retain all my copyrights. You may use this pattern for personal use only. Neither the pattern, nor the items made from it may be sold. You may not profit from my work.


LUPUS AFGHAN CHART

This chart is 70 squares across by 90 squares high.
You can use sc and an H hook with your favorite worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. Use a longer stitch, like the dc or extended double crochet for an afghan sized blanket.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Butterfly Prayer Shawl In Filet Crochet Chart!


I wanted to create a prayer shawl that symbolized change, joy, love, and metamorphosis. I chose the Butterfly.

The Butterfly is a powerful symbol in myth and religion. For early Christians, it represented the soul itself. Many pre-European populations called upon the butterfly for guidance in change, temperament, and happiness.

If you are going through changes or transitions in your life right now, study the butterfly to make these changes beneficial, joyful, and rewarding. Change is what life is made of and is necessary for spiritual growth, and accomplishment.

I hope you enjoy making this shawl. I usually work my filet charts with the extended double crochet stitch, but since this is worked vertically, and is a narrow chart, the normal dc stitch works quite well.

This is my copyrighted pattern. I reserve all rights. You may make this shawl for personal use but never for sale. The pattern may not be sold. You may not profit from my work.

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Butterflies!




BUTTERFLY PRAYER SHAWL

Size : Length 118 inches Width: 28 inches

Yarn amount 21 oz worsted weight such as Red Heart Caron Pounder or Bernat

Crochet Hooks: J(6mm) and I(5.5mm)

Gauge 10 squares x 10 rows = 9 inches


Pattern Notes:

Open Block : dc, ch2, skip 2 sts, dc in next st. Each open block is made up of (dc, ch 2, dc).

Open Blocks that are next to each other share the center st. For example:

2 open blocks = dc, ch2, dc (shared), ch 2, dc.

Solid Block : 4 dc. Each solid block is made up of 4 dcs.
Blocks that are next to each other share the center stitch. For example:

2 Blocks = 7 dc

3 Blocks= 10 dc

To figure out, this is the simple math : number of blocks x 3 plus 1

Example: For 5 blocks 3x5=15 + 1= 16 dc

Read chart this way: Odd rows read right to left

Even rows read left to right

Begin each row with ch 5 to stand as a dc and ch 2

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Instructions:

Row 1: With J hook, ch 96, switch to I hook, dc in the 9th ch from the hook

(counts as the first open square) *ch 2, skip 2 chs, dc in next ch*, rep between the *’s across. Turn. You will have 30 open squares.

Row 2: Ch 5 ( counts as the first dc and ch 2 now and throughout), *dc in the next dc, ch 2*, rep between the *'s across. Turn ( 30 open squares)

Row 3: Ch 5, (dc in the next dc, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next sp----at this point you will have 6 open squares and 2 solid squares--- *ch 2 dc in next dc*, rep between the *'s across. Turn.

Row 5-130: Following chart, work remainder of chart.

At this point I will let you decide how to finish the shawl. The simplest way is just to work an edging of sc around the shawl by placing 2 sc in each open square, and a sc in each dc and 5 sc in each corner. Other simple edgings are shells, picots, or reverse sc.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I Love My Westie (West Highland Terrier) Crochet Chart or Graph


Did you ever buy a can of Cesar's Dog Food or take a sip of Black & White Scotch? Well, the little white pooch on the label is a West Highland Terrier. This cute little dog with the over sized head has it's roots in Scotland and is related to the Cairn Terrier. The Westie is a happy-go-lucky dog, friendly with a high self-esteem, although once in a while you'll find one that is very timid or a fighter.
For All Things Westie, Check This Out!!!

One of the gals over at Crochetville asked for a Westie graph and I obliged.
The chart is 110 squares wide x 100 squares high. You can use sc and an H hook with your favorite worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. Use a longer stitch, like the dc or extended double crochet for a afghan sized blanket.

My charts and graphs are mine and are under my copyright. You make make items for your own personal use but never for sale. You may not sell the pattern. You may not profit from my work.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

I Love My Wheaten Terrier Crochet Graph or Chart!

Like Wheaton Terriers? Here are all things Wheaten!
As an all purpose farm dog, the Wheaton terrier is native to Ireland. They were bred to herd, watch and guard livestock and hunt varmints. If you have allergies or asthma, this is a good breed for you as they don't trigger antigen-antibody reactions.

One of my friends over at Crochetville asked to for a Wheaton graph to surprise her Wheaton loving parents.

The graph is 110 squares high x 110 squares wide. You can make a nice sized square if you use an H hook and worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver ot Caron Pounder. For a more rectangular piece, use dc or extended double crochet.

This is my copyrighted graph and I own all rights. You may make items from this chart for your own personal use but you may not sell the items or sell my graph. You may not profit from my work.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

I LOVE MY GUINEA PIG CROCHET CHART OR GRAPH!!!


It's origins in acient Peru, the Guinea Pig or Cavy was brought to Europe in the 1500's where it soon became a popular pocket pet. It's a rodent, not a pig but the females are called sows, the males boars and the young'uns, pups.
The are friendly, clean and somewhat intelligent. They do make sounds , like maybe 11 of them and if they hear you open the fridge, the "Wheek!", which is a sound made just for humans and means "I want treats!"
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A friend over at Crochetville asked me for chart of this animal because although he loves dogs, his apartment rules don't allow the canine companion.

This graph is 60 squares wide x 80 squares high and will make a rectangular piece if worked in sc with an H hook and worsted weight yarn, such as Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. Use the dc or extended double crochet for a throw sized afghan.

This graph is under my copyright and I retain all my rights under federal law. You may make items for personal use only. You may not sell any items made from my graphs nor may you sell the graph itself. You may not profit in any way from my work.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I Love My Boston Terrier Crochet Chart or Graph



My experience with the Boston Terrier has been limited to a couple that my friend Tony keeps as companion animals. Tony and his lover went on a cruise and asked if I would take care of Moishe and Sadie for 10 days. Of course! I love doggys and they were so darned cute! By the third day I was ready to mail them to Carnival Cruise Lines! For some reason they liked to tinkle on a big over-sized man chair in my parlor!All Things Boston Terrier Right Here!

One of my friends over at Crochetville asked me for a Boston Terrier graph. I think he turned cute! The chart is 110 squares x 110 squares. Using an H hook and worseted weight yarn, with sc, you can get a square piece. If you use dc or extended dc, you will get a pice big enough for an afghan.

As with all my patterns and graphs, this is for personal use only. I retain all rights under my copyright protection. You may not sell items made from it, You are not to sell my chart. You may not profit from my work.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I Love My Pug Crochet Chart or Graph!


There is mystery surrounding the origins of the Pug. They are an ancient breed and was probably first developed in the Far East. The Pug is the original Foo dog. Happy little guys, they love to eat! Pugs can easily turn into Pigs if they are overindulged. Every Pug,or Pug mix like the Puggle (half Pug half Beagle), that I've met has totally charmed the dickens off me!

I once met Altovise Davis, wife of Sammy Davis Jr. when she was staying in Philadelphia a few years ago. She has Pugs! They are not the fawn and black that we know but the rarer solid black ones. They were just darling!
Check Out The Pug Collectables Right Here!
One of my friends over at Crochetville requested a Pug chart for a friend going through a bad spell. I hope this will perk up her spirits!

The graph is 100 squares wide x 110 squares high. Work it in sc with an H hook and your normal worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. For an afghan sized piece, use a longer stitch, like the dc or the extended dc.

This chart is under my copyright. It is for you personal use only and may not be sold nor may items made from it be sold. You may not profit from my work.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

I Love My Shiba Inu Crochet Graph or Chart!


The smallest of the Japanese native breeds of dog is the Shiba Inu. This breed was originally developed for hunting by sight and scent in the dense undergrowth of Japan's mountainous areas. He is also an excellent watchdog and companion. His frame is compact with well-developed muscles. You can visually distinguish males and females: males are masculine without coarseness, females are feminine without weakness of structure.
More Shiba Inu items HERE!

A friend from Crochetville asked if I would make her a graph of her pet Shiba. I kindly obliged.

The graph is 110 squares high and 100 squares wide. Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder with an H hook would give you a squarish piece.
For and afghan sized unit, use dc or extended double crochet stitches.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

I Love My Corgi Crochet Chart or Graph!



My lawyer has 2 Corgis in her office, Emmet and his son, Fitzpatrick. They like climbing up on her conference desk and are generally a very comical duo. The short little legs fascinate me!

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a long, low dog with large erect ears, a broad flat skull and a fox-like head. The tail is almost non-existent. Although there is a variety called the Cardigan that has a long tail.

The breed is hardy, highly intelligent, obedient, protective and devoted. Corgis are usually good with considerate children. They make fine guards, and excellent show and obedience dogs.
Find more Corgi Dog items right here just by Clicking!

One of my friends over at Crochetville asked me to make a graph of her Corgi. This is my take on it.The graph is 100 squares wide x 90 squares high. Use Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder with an H hook. If you use the single crochet stitch, you'll get a squarish piece. The double crochet or extended double crochet stitch will yield an afghan sized blanket.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the chart, but please respect my copyright. I retain all my rights. The graph is for your own personal use and may never be sold nor may any item made with it be sold. You may not profit from my work.


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Saturday, February 23, 2008

I Love My Cairn Terrier Crochet Chart or Graph!


A small, friendly, independent, shaggy little dog, the Cairn Terrier has its' roots in the Scottish Highlands. This breed became very popular in 1939 when Dorothy carried him to Oz. One of my friends over at Crochetville asked if I could make a graph of her dog and this is what I came up with. Hope he looks shaggy enough! The graph is 100 squares wide x 90 squares high. Use Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder with an H hook. If you use the single crochet stitch, you'll get a squarish piece. The double crochet or extended double crochet stitch will yield an afghan sized blanket.
If you like the Cairn Terrier, here are more things you'll like!

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Friday, February 22, 2008

I Love My Husky Crochet Graph or Chart

For my next graph, I present to you the strikingly beautiful, Siberian Husky.
With it's striking masks or spectacles, and other facial markings, they tend to have a wolf-like appearance. The eyes are blue, brown or "bi-eyed" with one blue iris and the brown. The tail is shaped like a sickle. Though the breed is not related to the wolf any more closely than any other breed of dog, it is thought they maintained this appearance through isolated breeding in Siberia. They make good pets,though they are high energy and need plenty of exercise. They are not used as guard dogs because of their gentle spirit.

I got this request from one of my friends at Crochetville and was really happy to design it because the Husky is a dog I gravitate to when ever I see one in the park. The chart size is 110 squares x 110 squares. Use an H hook with your favorite worsted weight yarn. Single crochet it for a square piece or use double crochet or even better, extended double crochet stitches for an adghan sized piece.For all things Siberian Husky--->>>CLICK HERE!



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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Crochet Ripple Sweater For You and Matching Ripple Sweater For Your Little Dog!

I thought it would be fun to give you this vintage pattern for a ripple sweater and a matching dog sweater. I think they are adorable! You'll be like 2 Peas in a Pod! The colors in the original pattern are typically early 60's but I know that you can change the color scheme to suit your needs.

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Ripple Sweater with Matching Dog Sweater

Size: Fits a small to a medium, but using a larger hook will give you a bigger size.

Materials Required: KNITTING WORSTED WEIGHT YARN

16 ounces Antique Gold 12 ounces each Opal Blue and Sand

Crochet Hook Size J OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW

Also, you will need a K hook just for the beginning chain

GAUGE: 3sts = l inch

Row 1: With K hook, starting at neck edge with Opal Blue ch 160, switch to J hook, s c in 2nd st from hook, s c in next st, 3 s c in next st, s c in each of the next 2 sts, * skip 2 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 s c in next st, s c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * across ch ending to correspond, ch 1, turn.

2nd ROW: Work­ing in back loop of sts throughout dec 1 st (to dec: insert hook in st, pull yarn through, insert hook in next st, pull yarn through, Y 0 and work off all loops at one time), s c in next s c, * 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 2 s c, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * across row ending to correspond dec 1 st at end of row, drop Opal Blue ((when changing color always complete last half of st with next color), attach Sand, ch 1, turn.

Repeat 2nd row throughout working in following color scheme: next 2 rows Sand, next 2 rows Antique Gold and next 2 rows Opal Blue increasing in 1st row of each 4th stripe until there are 3 increase stripes. (Inc. Row: work in same manner but work 2 s c in s c before the center st of point,

3 s c in point and 2 s c in next s c after point).

NEXT 6 ROWS: Work even.

NEXT ROW: Start separation for Body Sections and Sleeves: Work in pattern inc over first 4 points (front), ch 15, skip next 4 points (sleeve), work inc across next 7 points (back), ch 15, skip next 4 points (sleeve), work inc over last 4 points (front).

NEXT ROW: Work even across all sts and chs (17 points).

Continue even in pattern and color scheme for 30 inches or length desired from underarm. Fasten off.

SLEEVES: Working on opposite side of un­derarm ch, attach yarn and work in pattern across ch and free points (5 points).

NEXT 4 ROWS: Work even in pattern and color scheme.

NEXT ROW: With same color as last row work in pattern, cut yarn. Sew sleeve seams, with matching colors.

FRONT BORDER: With Antique Gold start­ing at lower edge of right front work 2 s c over each stripe to top of 1st point at neck edge, 2 s c in point, then 2 s c in each re­maining point, work down other edge to correspond to opposite edge, cut yarn, do not turn.

NEXT 2 ROWS: Working in back loop of sts work s c in each s c in each row, cut yarn. Work in pattern across lower edge of coat, fasten off.

Ripple Dog Sweater

Size: 14 and 19 inch length from back of neck to tail

Materials Required: Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn 2 ounces Sand, Opal Blue and Antique Gold

Crochet Hook Size J OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW

GAUGE: 3 sts = 1 inch

Directions are given for a 14 inch length. 19 inch length is given in parentheses.

Row 1-2: With Opal Blue ch 48 (69). Work first 2 rows same as Coat on this page but join all rows and ch 1 to turn each row.

NEXT 6 (8) ROWS: Repeat the 2nd row of coat follow­ing same color scheme.

9th (11th) ROW: Same as inc row of coat.

NEXT 4 (6) ROWS: Work even.

14th (18th) ROW: START LEG OPENINGS: With Opal Blue (Antique Gold) work across 1st 1 (2) points. There are 9 (18) sts, ch 1, turn.

NEXT 1 (3) ROWS: Work even dec 1 st beg and end of row, cut yarn (side section), turn. Skip next 11 s c of last long row for leg opening, attach Opal Blue (Antique Gold) in next s c, s c in same space, s c in each of the next 2 s c, * 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, repeat from * once (twice), 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 1, turn.

NEXT 1 (3) ROWS: Work in pattern across these sts dec 1 st at beg and end of each row (back section), cut yarn, turn. Skip next 11 sts of last long row, attach yarn in next s c, work side to correspond to 1st side, cut yarn, turn.

16th (22nd) ROW: Attach Sand (Sand) in 1st s c, working across all sections dec in 1st 2 sts of 1st section, then work across 1st section ending with s c in each of the last 4 s c, ch 7, s c in 1st s c of back section, s c in each of the next 3 s c, continue in pattern across back section ending with s c in each of the last 4 sts, ch 7, s c in 1st st of other side section, s c in each of the next 3 s c, 3 s c in next s c, continue in pattern across section dec in last 2 sts, ch 1, join, turn.

NEXT 10 (14) ROWS: Working over ch in 1st row work in pa'tern following color scheme and joining each round.

27th (37th) ROW: Work even in pattern but do not join, ch 1, turn.

NEXT 5 ROWS: Repeat last row.

33rd (43rd) ROW: Dec in 1st 2 sts, dec in next 2 sts, work in pattern across row end­ing to correspond, ch 1, turn.

34th (44th) ROW: Dec in 1st 2 sts, dec in next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 3 s c in next s c, continue across row in pattern ending to correspond, ch 1, turn.

35th (45th) ROW: Dec in 1st 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next

2 s c, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, continue across row in pattern ending to correspond, ch 1, turn.

36th (46th) ROW: Dec in 1st 2 sts, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, continue across row in pattern ending to correspond, ch 1, turn.

37th (47th) ROW: Dec in first 2 sts, dec in next 2 sts, s c in next s c, 3 s c in next s c, continue in pattern across row ending to correspond, cut yarn. With wrong side of work toward you attach Opal Blue (Antique Gold) at separation, sl st in each row, work in pattern across the s c, sl st in each row on opposite side, join, cut yarn.

LEG SECTION FOR SMALL SIZE: Work as follows: with right side of work and center seam toward you and neck edge to top, attach Opal Blue in first Sand row of leg opening to right of seam, 2 s c in same space, 2 s c in next Opal Blue row, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 3 s c in center st of point, s c in each of the next 3 s c, skip next 2 s c, 3 s c over side of Blue row, 3 s c in Sand row (inc point), s c in next Sand row, 1 s c at base of next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, 2 s c in next st, join, ch 1 to turn each row.

NEXT ROW: With Sand 2 s c in 1st s c, s c in each of the next 2 s c, * skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, repeat from * once, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 2 s c. 2 s c in next s c, ch 1, turn. Repeat last row once.

NEXT ROW: s c in each of the first 3 s c, * skip next 2 s c, s c in next s c, dec in next 2 s c, 3 s c in next s c, dec in next 2 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * once, skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 3 sts.

NEXT ROW: S c in each of the next 2 s c, * skip next 2 s c, s c in each of the next 2 sts, 3 s c in next s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * once, skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 sts.

NEXT ROW: 2 s c in 1st s c, * skip next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * once, skip next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c.

NEXT ROW: Sl st loosely in each st, join, cut yarn. Work other leg but start at end of first row and work to beg of row. Work remainder of leg in same manner.

LEG SECTION FOR LARGE SIZE: With right side of work and center seam toward you and neck edge to top attach Antique Gold in first Sand row of leg opening to right of seam, 2 s c in same row, 2 s c in next row, 3 s c in next Opal Blue row (inc point), 2 s c in next row, s c in next s c, skip a s c, s c in each of the next 3 s c, 3 s c in cen­ter st of point, s c in each of the next

3 s c, skip s c, s c in next s c, 2 s c in next Opal Blue row, 3 s c in next row (inc point), 2 s c in next row, s c in next row, s c in base of the next 3 sts,

3 s c in next st, s c in base of next 3 sts, join in first s c.

NEXT 7 ROWS: Work in pattern.

NEXT ROW: Sl st in each st, join, cut yarn. Work other leg in same manner but start at the end of 1st row and work to beg of row. Work remainder of leg in same man­ner.

COLLAR: (Both sizes) With wrong side of work toward you attach Antique Gold in joining at neck edge, 3 s c in same space, working on opposite side of starting ch, * 2 s c in next st, s c in next st, ch 2, skip next st, s c in next

s c, 2 s c in next st, 3 s c over next ch 2, repeat from * all around omitting the 3 s c group in last repeat, join, ch 1, turn.

NEXT ROW: Sc in each of the next 3 s c, * skip next ch 2, s c in each of the next 4 s c, 3 s c in next s c, s c in each of the next 4 s c, repeat from * across row ending to correspond, join, cut yarn.

POMPONS: Make 1 of each color. Wind yarn 50 times over a 3/4 inch cardboard. Tie one end, cut other end. Trim into shape. Tie tog and fasten to sweater as illustrated.

CORD: Take two 1 and 1/2 yd. lengths of Opal Blue. Twist tightly, fold in half and let twist itself. Tie ends. Lace through holes of Sand row at neck edge.


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Additional Information about this pattern:

In my personal library, I have a booklet called Ripples, Knitted and Crocheted. The size of the booklet is 5 1/4 inch by 7 5/8 inch. In the upper left hand corner is American Thread Company.Below that is Star Book No. 183. In the upper right hand corner is 29 (cents). There is no copyright date.
However I have reformatted, and cleaned up the type and made adjustments to the original pattern. I have cleaned up the photos and drew on them.
The pattern above is my re-worked pattern.My HTML arrangement of these patterns and my added instructions and re-worked photos 2008 by Maria Merlino

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Love My Weimaraner Crochet Chart or Graph!


The subject of many of William Wegman's photos, the Weimaraner is a German hunting dog. Wegman has used his own pet Weimaraner in costume in all kinds of strange and different situations. These photos have gone on to be quite popular as prints and on greeting cards and have become a major factor in the publicizing of a formerly little known breed of dog.
There are lots of Weimaraner items here:Weimaraner Stuff!

My friends over at Crochetville asked for a Weimaraner to crochet and this is what came off my drawing board. The chart is 100 squares across x 90 squares high. Crochet it in worsted weight yarn with an H hook in the sc stitch. If you want an afghan sized piece, use the dc or extended double crochet. Hey! maybe you can do it in Tunisian stitch!

This pattern belongs to me and is under my copyright. You may make items for your own personal use but not for profit. Please don't violate my copyright. I enjoy creating the patterns for you to use for yourself.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I Love My Yorkie Crochet Chart or Graph

The Yorkshire Terrier is a most popular breed! In my neighborhood, Yorkies live in the lap of luxury! My good friend, Lynnie, is on her third one. The each of the first two died of natural cause at ripe old ages. The second one, Rocco, had bad teeth and had to have them removed when he was 11 years old but he thrived on soft food and loved to go shopping in a big Louis Vuitton bag. One of my friends over at Crochetville requested a Yorkie graph and here it is! The size is 100 squares across x 90 squares high. Use your favorite yarn, like Red heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder and an H hook with sc, or you could do an afghan sized blanket using the dc or extended double crochet.
Darling Yorkie Items For You!

I hope you enjoy this graph. Please respect my copyright and do not distribute my work anywhere at all. You may not make items to sell from my graphs or profit in any form. All my graphs are for your own personal use.

If you see my graph being used illegally, and you are the first to contact me, I will reward you.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Crochet Labrador Retriever Chart or Graph!




Here are four color varieties of the Labrador Retriever. My dog Cheech was in love with a black lab. He was a big galoot and they fetched sticks and tennis balls for hours. I wanted to do a graph for him and I got carried away with the colors when one of my friends over at Crochetville told me she had a Chocolate Lab. I did some research and discovered that there are two additional colors, Yellow and the rare Silver.
Get Your Lab Doggy Stuff Here!

I hope you enjoy these graphs. Remember that they are copyrighted and are not for selling or posting anywhere on the internet. You may not profit in any way from my graphs.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

I Love My Greyhound Crochet Chart or Graph!


My niece has rescued 2 beautiful Greyhounds! These dogs are so soft and warm. They love being couch potatoes! But, she can never take them off the leash when walking because they will RUN!!!!! I have designed a graph pattern for the Greyhound. Coincidently, my friends at Crochetville also requested a graph. The size of this chart is 100 squares high x 100 squares wide. Work the design in sc with an H hook and worsted weight yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder. I sincerely hope you enjoy this pattern but please don't violate my copyright. Do not sell or or profit by my work.Check Out All The Greyhound Products!

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Friday, February 15, 2008

I Love My Schnauzer Crochet Graph or Chart!


I got a request from one of my friends over at Crochetville for a Schnauzer graph. I was very happy to make this for her as I am very fond of all dogs.
I hope you enjoy this graph! It is 100 squares high x 100 squares wide.
You can use worsted weight yarn like Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Pounder in the sc stitch. For a afghan sized piece, use dc or extended double crochet. I'm sure you can work this up in a filet technique also.

Schnauzer Stuff Right Here!!!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Love My Chihuahua Crochet Chart or Graph

Due to popular demand from my friends over at Crochetville
I have designed a graph of the cutest little Chihuahua! The chart is
100 squares x 100 squares. It can be made with your normal knitting worsted and an H hook using single crochet stitch. For a longer afghan sized piece, use the extended double crochet(edc).
Hope you enjoy this pattern as I had fun designing it!
Your Chihuahua Items are just waiting for you!

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