Saturday, 5 October 2013

Granny Square dog Jumper



 Now that we can safely say autumn has arrived my gorgeous frenchie Miss Betty desperately needed a new jumper. I choose to crochet her a jumper rather than knit one because i find crochet much easier to wing it free form, which is needed when going down the made to measure route rather than following a pattern.



Using a 10mm Hook and some left over Acrylic Marble chunky I begin with a Granny square ( you can use any pattern you want!) mine has 6 rounds but you can do more or less depending on how big your dog is!

Once you have your square sorted, next make a chain and put it around your dog’s neck to check that it fits and you have enough room for collar etc, once happy with length, crochet into the chain back and forth until your happy with the width of the jumper collar, if you want to make a roll neck you need to double the end width. I used triple crochet stitch but you can use whatever stitch you fancy!

So now you have a collar and you’re happy with the width, the next step is to measure out the width you’re going to need for the shoulders, I just put the collar around Betty's neck and measured by eye where I needed to start crocheting from, just make sure that its evenly spaced!! Last thing you want is a wonky jumper!! For example on Betty's I started 4 crochet spaces in making sure that I stopped with 4 Crochet spaces left on the other side.



I wanted my Jumper to look like a dress, so I carried on crocheting the top half until it reached where I wanted my granny square skirt to start! You could have your granny starting higher and add more length to the bottom of your granny so that it’s more central.



Now you want to start crocheting at the side of your granny, and you need to measure the girth by laying the jumper on top of your dog and measuring the space in-between the front and back legs from the side on, and the length from one side of the granny to the other! – Again I did this by put my jumper on the Betty a few times until I was happy with the fit.

The last thing to do is join the collar to the belly band, you can ether sew it on so that it is in a V shape like I have or you can crochet in-between to make a T bar.

And Voila there you have it! Easy Peasy made to measure granny dress jumper J


Doesn't my baby look pretty!! :)

Danielle xx

27 comments:

  1. Part of me thinks she's giving you the "WTH, woman?!" look...and other times she seems to be enjoying her knew threads. As long as she likes it, go with it :) I can't crochet worth crap so I have to measure and do things that way. Of course, if I tried to put any sort of sweater on Puppy, he'd figure a way out of it and chew it to shreds.

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  2. So cute Danielle! I love your pictures of Betty! Too bad we have no dog to try this out on.

    - J

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  4. Very cute, she must be feeling cosy in that little coat :)

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  5. aww I love betty! she looks so cute in her jumper... I can't wait till I finally get a dog of my own to make things for LOL! xx

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  6. What a willing model! Probably the cutest dog outfit I've seen.

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  7. I have never seen a granny square as a dog sweater. It works so well. Your doggy is so cute.

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  8. I love this so much! I have lifelong hopes of having a weenie dog one day, and when I do, he's going to need one of these.

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