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Monday, November 12, 2007

Pinky the Poodle!

My mother started out as a dog trainer in Italy.She also had a dog show called La Mia Bella Cani, translation My Beautiful Dogs.She would use pomegranate juice to color her white standard poodles pink! You don't have to go that far when making this little poodle. All you need is pink yarn ,and a whiskey bottle. Before you know it, your little dog will sit up and beg!


MATERIALS: Red Heart Super Saver 7 oz skein one skein of Pink Petal

1/2 oz. Black

Crochet hook size G/4.25mm


2 pipe cleaners,

7 inches of elastic,

2 buttons (if you have black buttons with rhinestone center, that would be great!)

Piece of felt for collar


Bottle with long narrow neck


Body; Starting at bottom, ch 2.

Rnd 1; Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc). Join as before.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in joining, * 2 sc in next sc,(l sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (18 sc). Join.

Rnd4 Sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, so in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around . Join.

Rnd 5; Sc in each sc around, increasing 6 sc evenly spaced. Join. Repeat Round 5 until there are 42 sc on Round.

NOTE; Work in back loops of each sc here­after on all pieces.

Work even on these sts for 7 1/4 inches. Break off and fasten. Draw elastic through every other sc on last round tie ends securely.

Head; Rnd 1: Starting at top, ch 2. Make 5 sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Join

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc

Next 15 rounds; Ch 1, sc in each sc. Join.

Next 3 rounds: Ch 1, sc in each sc, in­creasing 5 sc evenly spaced. Join.

Working in front loop of each sc on last round, sc in first sc, * draw loop on hook up to measure 3/4- inch, yarn over and draw through loop on hook, insert hook between long loop and the single strand behind it and ... make an sc (knot st made), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join. Break off and fasten.

Nose: Starting at tip with Black, ch 2. Rnd 1; 6 sc in 2nd ch.from hook. Join

Rnd 2; Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around. Join. Break off and fasten. Attach Pink.

Next 4. rounds; Ch 1, sc in each sc around.

Join. Break off at end of last round leaving a 6-inch strand. Stuff firmly and sew in place.

Working in free been loops of the 3rd round of nose, make 3 knot sts at each side for Whiskers.

Hair Piece and Ears; Starting at center top work as for body until there are 24 sc. Work 2 rounds even. Ch 1, turn.

Continuing to pick up back loops only, work in rows for Ears as follows:

Row 1; Sc in 6 sc. Ch 1, turn

Next 3 Rows; Repeat Row l

Next Row; (insert hook in next sc; (yarn, over and draw loop through) twice yarn over and draw through all loops on hook (1 sc decreased); sc in each remaining sc, decreasing last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat last 2 rows until 2 sc remain. Break off and fasten.

With wrong side of Hair Piece facing, skip 6 sc on last round, attach yarn to next sc and work Ear same as for First Ear. Work knot sts in free loops of every sc on every other round and row of Hair Piece and Ears. Sew Hair Piece to top of Head. Sew eyes in place.

Fore Leg (Make 2);

Starting at top, work as for Body until there are 18 sc on round. Work even until there are 12 rounds in all.

Stuffing pieces as work progresses, decrease 3 sc evenly spaced on each of next 2 rounds (12 sc).

Next Rnd: Working in both loops, sl st in next

6 sc, sc in back loop of next 6 sc. * Join.

Following Rnd: Ch 1, sc* In back loop of each sl st and in each sc. Join.

Repeat last 2 rounds once more Break off and fasten. Attach Black

Next Rnd; Ch 1, dec 6 sc evenly around. Join.

Following Rnd: Ch 1, (dec 1 sc) 3 times. Join . Break off, leaving an 8-inch strand. Pinching foot flat, sew neatly to form pointed toes.

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Hind Leg (Make_2); Work as for Fore Leg, until 12 sc remain. Work 3 rounds even. Break off and fasten. Attach Black and complete as for Fore Leg. Sew Legs in Place.


Row 1: Make a chain 3 1/2 inches long. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Ch l, turn.

Rows 2. 3 and 4: Sc in each sc across Ch 1, turn. Break off, leaving an 8-inch strand. Lay a roll of stuffing and 3 pipe cleaners to stiffen it, on center of tail and sew long edges together. Wind yarn several times around 4 fingers of one hand to form a bundle. Tie this bundle tightly around center of loops. Sew to one end of tail. Sew tail in place.

Finishing: Starting on 8th round of Body and working free loop of each sc on every other round, make 4 rounds of knot sts. Make knot sts around legs and around top-of Body for 2 rounds, starting on 6th round from top edge.

Make a felt collar to fit around Neck.

Trim with sequins and beads. Sew in place.

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