Free Crochet Pattern
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The following pattern is an original design by Jennifer Lewis.
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Worsted Weight Yarn
Colors: Red, White, And Blue
Hook Size: G
Notes: Change colors by finishing last part of DC with new color, drop 1st color, work over end of 1st color and beginning strand of new color. After 6 or 7 stitches, cut 1st color and trim new color.
With Red, Chain 21.
Row 1: DC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across switch to white yarn on last part of last DC, chain 2, turn (20 DC)
Row 2: With white, (Chain 2 counts as 1st DC - do not DC in 1st stitch) DC in each DC across to last DC, 2 DC in last DC. Change to Red, chain 2, turn. (21 DC)
Row 3: With red, (Chain 2 counts as increase) DC in each DC, including 1st DC across. Change to White, Chain 2, turn (22 DC)
Row 4: Same as 2 (23 DC)
Row 5: Same as 3 (24 DC)
Row 6: Same as 2 (25 DC)
Row 7: Same as 3 (26 DC)
Row 8: Same as 2 (27 DC)
Row 9: Same as 3 (28 DC)
Rows 10-13: Work even changing from red to white to red, etc. (28 DC)
Row 14: With white, (Chain 2 counts as 1st DC - do not DC in 1st stitch) DC in each DC across to last 2 DC, DC decrease over last 2 stitches, change to red, chain 2, turn, (27 DC)
Row 15: With red, (Chain 2 counts as 1st DC, do not DC in 1st stitch) DC decrease over next 2 stitches, DC across, change to white, chain 2, turn, (26 DC)
Row 16: Same as 14 (25 DC)
Row 17: Same as 15 (24 DC)
Row 18: Same as 14 (23 DC)
Row 19: Same as 15 (22 DC)
Row 20: Same as 14 (21 DC)
Row 21: With red, (Chain 2 counts as 1st DC, do not DC in 1st stitch) DC decrease over next 2 stitches, DC across, change to blue, chain 1, turn, (20 DC)
Under belly strap:
Row 22: With blue, SC in 1st 10 DC stitches, chain 3, turn (10 DC)
Row 23: (Chain 3 counts as 1st DC from now on) Work even, chain 3, turn (10)
Row 24 - ?? Continue Row 23 until strap fits dog. Make strap snug but not real tight, leave a little breathing room. (on last row of DC, chain 1 instead of 3)
Last row: SC in each DC across, Finish off leaving 12" length of yarn. With tapestry needle sew to other side of jacket.
Yoke, (Chain 3 counts as 1st DC)
Row 1: With Blue, Work 40 DC stitch on straight edge of cape. Chain 3, turn. (40 DC)
Row 2: DC decrease in next 2 stitches, DC across to last 2 DC, DC decrease over last 2 DC. Chain 3, turn. (38 DC)
Row 3 - ?? Continue with row 2 until yoke comes over shoulder blades (for Buddy, it was 5 rows). Do not finish off, continue next row w/ front strap.
Next row: DC in 1st 7 DC, chain 2, turn.
Continue rows with 7 DC until strap fits across lower neck, chest area in front of legs. Fasten off as in belly strap, leaving 12" length of yarn. Sew to other side of yoke.
Attach fabric stars to yoke. Work in ends.
To make cape bigger, increase beginning chain to length desired and increase at rows 10-13 to desired width.
I chained 2 after each row on the cape instead of 3 to make the stitches tighter on the ends. If your work is usually really tight anyway, you may want to do chain 3's.