Cheerleader Dog WR1784

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Designed by Darla Sims

Skill Level: EASY

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Super Saver": 385 Royal A and 321 Gold B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.
One button, ⅞" diameter.
Two 1" D-rings.
2 ½" square of cardboard.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the specified gauge.

Finished Chest: 16-19 (20-25, 26-32)".
Finished Length: 10 (14, 17)".

NOTE: Skirt is worked from side to side. To change color, pull new color through last loop of last st. Carry colors not in use loosely along edges.

SKIRT

With A, ch 12 (16, 18).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 5 (7, 8) ch, turn - 10 (14, 16) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), hdc in first st and in next 4 (6, 7) sts, dc in next 5 (7, 8) sts, change to B, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 (6, 7) sts, hdc in next 5 (7, 8) sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 4 (6, 7) sts, dc in next 5 (7, 8) sts, change to A, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 4 (6, 7) sts, hdc in next 5 (7, 8) sts, turn.

Rows 6-22 (38, 54): Repeat Rows 2-5, end with Row 2. Fasten off.

WAISTBAND

Row 1: With right side facing and working along ends of hdc rows, join B with sc in first row, sc in same row, work 2 sc in next row, sc in each row to last 2 rows, 2 sc in each of last 2 rows, turn - 26 (42, 58) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog - 24 (40, 56) sts.

Fasten off.

TOP

Row 1: Join A with slip st in first st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn - 22 (38, 54) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for 0 (1, 3) more times - 22 (36, 48) sts.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 10 (14, 17)".

Fasten off.

NECKBAND

Join B with slip st in last st, ch 8 (9, 9) for extension.

Fasten off.

With B, ch 9 (10, 10).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 (8, 8) chs, sc in next 22 (36, 48) sts, sc in 8 (9, 9) chs, turn - 38 (54, 66) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, ch 2 for button loop, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, skipping ch-2 loop, sc in each sc across, turn.

Repeat Row 3 for 0 (1, 1) time. Fasten off.

EDGING

With right side facing, join A with slip st in first st of Neckband close to Body, sc evenly space around Neckband, working 3 sc in each corner, slip st in last st close to Body. Fasten off.

STRAP

Row 1: With right side facing, join A with sc 6 (7, 8 ½)" from Bottom edge of Skirt, sc in next 2 sts, turn. Work in sc until Strap measures 11 (12, 12)" or desired length. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Pompoms (Make 6)

Wrap B around cardboard 75 times. Slip from cardboard, using 12" length to tie tightly in center. Cut loops and trim ends to make 1 ½" pompom.

Sew button to neckband opposite button loop. Sew 3 pompoms to center back. Sew both D rings together opposite strap on left side edge. Weave in ends.

Ankle Straps

With A, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs - 3 sc.

Rows 2-6 (7, 8): Ch 1, sc in each st, turn.

At end of last row, turn, do not ch, slip st in first 2 sts, ch 18 for Tie.

Fasten off.

Second Tie

Join A in 2nd sc at other end of strap, ch 18. Fasten off.

Sew one pompom to center front of each Strap. Weave in ends.

Headband

With A, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, turn - 3 sc.

Rows 2-18 (20, 22): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Do not cut yarn on last row, turn, slip st in first 2 sts, ch 35 (40, 45) for Tie. Fasten off.

Second Tie

Join yarn in 2nd sc at opposite end of Headband, ch 35, (40, 45) for Tie. Fasten off.

Sew pompom to center of Headband. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dc2tog = double crochet 2 sts together; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over needle; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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