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“Oh boy, the Cabled Crusader is at it again. Maybe if I pretend to be sleeping she won’t make me pose.” πŸ˜‰

 

If you’ve arrived here via the Lion Brand Yarn Heros charity campaign, welcome! If not, click on the graphic below to meet all of the Yarn Heroes and learn about their awesome designs for charity!

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Without further ado…. The Cabled Crusader (aka A Crocheted Simplicity) has designed a Cabled Dog Sweater (shown below) as part of the Lion Brand Yarn Heroes charity campaign. Find out more about this project —> HERE

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“Well, that didn’t work. She just put me up on this thing instead. Apparently the chair was too comfortable.”

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“Hmmm…maybe I can still lay down and sleep without falling off.”

 

Materials: US size H/8/5.00mm crochet hook (my favorite can be purchased from our affiliates: Clover Amour Size H/5.00mm(or size needed to obtain gauge)Stitch Markers, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: 100 – 200 yards / Light Worsted Weight 4 / (yarn shown in the samples is Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Yarn, Denim).

Difficulty: Easy / Intermediate

Sizes

  • XS:  Neck 8-9.5″;  Girth 11-12.5″;  Back Length 8″
  • S:  Neck 10-11.5″;  Girth 13-15″;  Back Length 10″
  • M:  Neck 12-13.5″;  Girth 15.5-17″;  Back Length 12″
  • L:  Neck 14-15.5″;  Girth 19-21.5″;  Back Length 14″

 

Gauge

  • Neck: 6 sts x 6.75 rows = 1.5″
  • Body of Sweater:  6.5 sts x 6.5 rows = 2″

 

Abbreviations

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • yo: yarn over
  • sl st: (slip stitch)
  • sc: single crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • bpdc: back post double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • RS: Right Side
  • FLO: front loop only
  • BLO: back loop only

 

Special Stitches

  • Extended Single Crochet (ext sc): Insert hook into stitch indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 1 loop on hook, yo, pull thru remaining 2 loops on hook.
  • Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yo 2 twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the designated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops) 3 times.
  • Forward Cable A (FWD Cbl A): Skip next 3 post sts, fptr around next 3 post sts, working in front of fptr just worked, fptr around each skipped post st.

Instructions

Changes for Sizes Written as Follows: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)

Neck

Row 1 (RS): Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO sc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 4 – 37 (43, 49, 55): Rep Rows 2 – 3.

Row 38 (44, 50, 56): With the RS facing out, bring the 1st row to meet the last row. Position your working yarn so that it’s on the inside of the neck. Ch 1, (Insert your hook from front to back into the FLO of the 1st st of Row 1, insert your hook from back to front into the BLO of the 1st st of the last row, yo, pull thru all loops to complete sl st) repeat across. Do not fasten off. Continue on to Neck Edging.

Neck Edging

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc into the side of each row around the neck. Join w/ sl st to 1st st.  (38, 44, 50, 56 sts)

Rnds 2 [(2 – 3) (2 – 3) (2 – 4)]: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join.

Do not fasten off. Continue on to Body of Sweater.

Body of Sweater

Row 1(RS): Ch 1, 2 ext sc in first st, ext sc in next 20 (26, 32, 38) sts, 2 ext sc in next st. Turn.  (24, 30, 36, 42 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 ext sc in first st, ext sc in next 2 (5, 8, 11) sts, bpdc around next st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next st, ext sc in next 2 (5, 8, 11) sts, 2 ext sc in last st. Turn.  (26, 32, 38, 44 sts)

 Row 3: Ch 1, 2 ext sc in first st, ext sc in next 3 (6, 9, 12) sts, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, FWD Cbl A, ext sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in next 3 (6, 9, 12) sts, 2 ext sc in last st. Turn. (28, 34, 40, 46 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 ext sc in first st, ext sc in next 4 (7, 10, 13) sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 4 (7, 10, 13) sts, 2 ext sc in last st. Turn.  (30, 36, 42, 48 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, ext sc in next 6 (9, 12, 15) sts, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, fpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in last 6 (9, 12, 15) sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, ext sc in next 6 (9, 12, 15) sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in last 6 (9, 12, 15) sts. Turn.

Adjustments for Girth: If you need to adjust the sweater girth, you can do so at the end of Round 7 where you chain X. Simply add or subtract chains as needed to adjust the girth.

Round 7: Ch 1, ext sc in next 6 (9, 12, 15) sts, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, FWD Cbl A, ext sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in last 6 (9, 12, 15) sts, loosely ch 11 (12, 13, 22). Join w/ a sl st to the 1st st of the round. Turn.  (41, 48, 55, 70 sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, ext sc in each ch, ext sc in each st to next post st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in each remaining st around. Join. Turn.

Round 9: Ch 1, ext sc in each st to next post st, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, fpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, fpdc around next post st, ext sc in each remaining st around. Join. Turn.

Round 10: Ch 1, ext sc in each st to next post st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in each remaining st around. Join. Turn.

Round 11: Ch 1, ext sc in each st to next post st, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, FWD Cbl A, ext sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, fptr around next post st, ext sc in skipped ext sc, fptr around skipped post st, ext sc in each remaining st around. Join. Turn.

Round 12: Ch 1, ext sc in each st to next post st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next 6 post sts, ext sc in next 3 sts, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in next st, bpdc around next post st, ext sc in each remaining st around. Join. Turn.

Rounds 13 – ??: Repeat Rounds 9 – 12 until sweater measures 8” (10”, 12”, 14”) & ending w/ an even number round repeat.

Last Round: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Check out some of my furry friends stylin’ in their Cabled Dog Sweaters!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed making your Cabled Dog Sweaters and that they’re enjoyed by lots of local dogs in need. <3 Please share a photo of your finished sweaters with me in my Facebook group: A Crocheted Simplicity Crochet Community Group.

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Go forth and Do Good in the Yarniverse!

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aka The Cabled Crusader

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