Devil Dog Costume WR1787

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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™": 1 skein each 319 Cherry Red A and 312 Black 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: Sweater is worked from neck down.

COLLAR

With B, ch 38 (50, 62).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 36 (48, 60) dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each across. Fasten off.

BODY

Row 1: With right side facing, skip first 3 (5, 7) sts, join A in next st, ch 3, dc in next 29 (37, 45) dc, turn, leaving last 3 (5, 7) sts unworked - 30 (38, 46) dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next and each st to within last st, 2 dc in last st, turn - 32 (40, 48) sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4-16 (22, 28): Repeat Rows 2-3 for 7 (10, 13) times more - 46 (60, 74) sts.

Fasten off.

EDGING

Row 1: With right side facing, join B with sc at upper Body next to Collar, work 23 (33, 48) sc along side to corner, work 3 sc in corner, work 44 (58, 72) sc along lower edge, work 3 sc in corner, work 24 (34, 39) sc along side to upper Body, ending at lower Collar.

Row 2: Ch 1, work backwards sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

PITCHFORK

Center: With B, ch 13 (15, 17).

(Slip st, ch 5, slip st, ch 3, slip st) in 3rd ch from hook, slip st in each ch to end.

Fasten off.

Side Spokes: With B, ch 10 (12, 14).

Slip st in 3rd ch from hook, slip st in each ch across, ch 3, slip st in last ch.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Following photo, sew Pitchfork to Back. Sew button to end of collar. Button slips between sts to close.

Horned Headpiece

Band

With B, ch 16, (18, 20).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 15 (17, 29) sc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.

Ties

With B, place slip knot on hook, working in edges of rows, pull slip knot through first st, [pull yarn through next st] 4 times, yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook, Ch 35, (40, 45).

Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in ch across. Fasten off.

Repeat at opposite end for second Tie.

Horns (Make 2)

With A, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 3 sc.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 6 sc.

Round 3: Sc in each sc around - 6 sc.

Round 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times - 9 sc.

Round 5: Sc in each sc around - 9 sc.

Round 6: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times - 12 sc.

Rounds 7-7 (8, 9): Sc in each sc around. On last round, slip st to first st to join.

Fasten off.

Stuff each horn with small amount of A. Sew horns to Band.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = 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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