Dog’s Crochet Witch Costume WR1093

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Whimsical and fun, this adorable crochet witch costume will keep your favorite pooch warm and in the spirit this Halloween.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Sharon Mann.

MATERIALS:

Red Heart® Super Saver®: 1 (1, 2) Skeins No. 0312 Black CA, 1 skein each No. 0254 Pumpkin CB and No. 0672 Spring Green CC [solid colors – 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi colors – 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m); flecks – 5 oz (141 g), 260 yd (238 m)].

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].

Yarn needle; stitch markers.

Directions are for size small; changes for medium and large are in parentheses.

To Fit Chest: 18 (23, 28)".
To Fit Neck: 16 (18, 20)".
To Fit Length: 10 (12, 16)".

GAUGE: 11 sts = 4"; Rows 1-10 = 4" in dc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

CAPE-Neckband: With CB, ch 5.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 4 sc.

Rows 2-47 (2-55, 2-61): Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Fasten off.

Collar-Row 1: With right side facing, join CA to work across row ends of Neckband; ch 1, work 47 (55, 61) sc evenly across; turn.

Row 2: Sl st in first 10 (12, 14) sc, ch 2, hdc in next 27 (31, 33) sc; turn leaving remaining sc unworked – 27 (31, 33) hdc.

NOTE: The "ch 2" at the beginning of hdc and dc rows does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into the "ch 2".

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first hdc, sc in each hdc across to last hdc; 2 sc in last hdc; turn – 29 (33, 35) sc.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each sc across; turn.

Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 3 and 4 – 31 (35, 37) sts. Fasten off for Small Size.

Medium and Large Only-Row 7: Rep Row 3 changing to CC in last st – (37, 39) sc.

Row 8: With CC, rep Row 4. Fasten off.

Cape-Row 1: With wrong side facing, join CA on opposite side of neckband; ch 1, work 47 (55, 61) sc evenly across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc to last sc; 2 sc in last sc; turn – 49 (57, 63) sc.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first 3 (0, 0) sc, [hdc in next 4 sc, 2 hdc in next sc] 8 (11, 12) times, hdc in last 6 (2, 3) sc – 57 (68, 75) hdc.

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first hdc, sc in each hdc across to last hdc; 2 sc in last hdc; turn – 59 (70, 77) sc.

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in first 0 (3, 0) sc, [hdc in next 4 (3, 4) sc, 2 hdc in next sc] 11 (15, 15) times, hdc in last 4 (7, 2) sc changing to CC in last hdc – 70 (85, 92) hdc.

Row 6: With CC, ch 1, sc in each hdc across inc 0 (1, 0) st at center and changing to CA in last st; turn – 70 (86, 92) sc.

Row 7: With CA, ch 2, dc in first st, * skip next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to last st; dc in last st changing to CB; turn.

Row 8: With CB, rep Row 7. Fasten off.

TIE: With CA, make a chain the length of the neckband PLUS 12". Fasten off. Weave the chain through the center of the band.

CIRCULAR STARS-Make 6 (7, 8): With CC, ch 6; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3; [yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice all in ring, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook – 2 dc cl made; * ch 3; [yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times all in ring, yo and draw through 4 lps on hook – 3 dc cl made; rep from * 3 more times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Sew 5 (6, 7) circular stars evenly around the outside of the cape as pictured.

BODY (Start at Neck): With CA, ch 34 (36, 40).

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 33 (35, 39) sc.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each sc across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across; turn.

Rows 4-15 (4-19, 4-23): Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 16 (20, 24): Rep Row 2 changing to CC.

Row 17 (21, 25): With CC, ch 1, sc in each dc across changing to CA; turn.

Row 18 (22, 26): With CA, ch 2, dc in first sc, * skip next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 19 (23, 27): Ch 1, sc in each dc across changing to CB.

Row 20 (24, 28): With CB, rep Row 18 (22, 26) changing to CA.

Row 21 (25, 29): With CA, rep Row 3 changing to CB.

Row 22 (26, 30): With CB, rep Row 18 (22, 26). Fasten off.

CHEST PANEL: With CA, ch 16 (20, 24).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 15 (19, 23) sc.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each sc across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across; turn.

Rows 4-15 (4-17, 4-21): Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off. Sew to the sides of the body 1 1/2" below the neck.

HAT: With CA, ch 4; join with a sl st to form a ring. Mark the beg of each row.

Rnd 1: 6 Sc in ring; do not join but work in continuous rnds. Mark the beg of rnd with stitch marker.

Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 4: Sc in first sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] twice, 2 sc in last sc – 9 sc.

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 6: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times – 12 sc.

Rnd 7: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 8: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times – 15 sc.

Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 5 times – 20 sc.

Rnd 11: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 12: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in next 2 sc – 26 sc.

Rnd 13: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 14: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 8 times, sc in next 2 sc – 34 sc.

Rnd 15: Sc in each sc around changing to CB in last sc.

Rnd 16: With CB, sc in each sc around.

Rnd 17: Sc in each sc around changing to CA.

Rnd 18: With CA, sc in each sc around.

Rnd 19: Sc in each sc around; TURN.

Brim-Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 21: Ch 2, [dc in next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc] 8 times, dc in next 2 sc; join – 42 sts.

Rnd 22: Ch 1, [sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc] 21 times; join – 63 sc. Fasten off. Sew star on the brim of the hat.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg : beginning; CA, CB, etc : Color A, Color B, etc; ch : chain; cl : cluster; dc : double crochet; hdc : half double crochet; lp(s) : loop(s); mm : millimeters; rep : repeat; rnd : round; sc : single crochet; sl : slip; sp(s) : space(s); st(s) : stitch(es); yo : yarn over; [ ] : work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** : repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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