Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How I Design and A free Cute Pattern

How I Design a Crochet Pattern &
A Free Leg Warmers for Dogs Crochet Pattern.
Many people have asked me how I come up with all 
my fun and sometimes crazy ideas for Dog apparel. 
Sometime I get suggestions, and sometime I have 
 ideas swimming around  inside my head.   
When I decide on a specific idea, I usually
 draw a very rough picture.

See The Video on my Youtube channel at this LINK

 In this blog we are going to Design Leg Warmers for:

Maximo and Rosie..The world's Cutest Dog Models!!!!

I am a visual learner, some would say "an artist", 
but looking at that drawing, no one would say that now. 
But anyway, I need to see it on paper to see
 what I want to create. 
As you can see I also take a few measurements.
 I then decide what stitches I want to use. 
Since these are very small, 
I decided to use Single Crochet. 
I want them to be stretchy so I  am going
 to stitch the rows Vertically.

I begin with a chain, and from there design the pattern.
 I write down the pattern in the notebook as I go. 
This way I can change it,  
and make marks and ideas, about the pattern as I go.

It probably looks like Scribbles to you,
 but it makes perfect sense to me ( most of the time).

I always measure, over and over again. Crocheting
can be tricky and I want my finished project to fit.
Dog Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites.

Now you give it a try:

Pattern for Dog Leg Warmers:

Skill : Extremely Easy

Materials :
Hook - H
Yarn - Worsted Weight Yarn (4)Small Amount
 (I used Assorted Red Heart Yarns I already had)
Yarn Needle

Stitches :
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (slst)
Single Crochet (sc)
Back Loop Only (BLO)

Sizing: 3. 5 X 3 inches approximately
The Pattern can be adjusted to fit any size dog.

Gauge: 3 chs = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
We will be stitching through the back looponly in order to
 give the leg warmers a ribbed look.

Depending on what kind of yarn and how tight you crochet
will determine fit. You will need to measure your dogs front legs.

R - 1 : Ch 13, starting in the second ch, 12 sc, turn ch 1

R - 2 : 12 sc, turn, ch 1

R - 3 - 12 : Repeat R- 2

R - 13 :  Fold leg warmer in half to form a tube,
 and slst evenly up the side to close the tube.

 R - 14 : Change to a different color if you like.
 Sc evenly around the top to form an edge. join to 1st sc, and tie off.
Weave in all your ends.

The color choices and trims are endless!
I hope you will try this pattern
 and have some fun with it...
And I would love to see a pic or two!

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