The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Monday, May 16, 2016

How to Loom Knit a Super Sized Doggy

Video Help:
Internal Decrease:
Assembly Like Bear:

40 peg loom at least for using the 2 peg EW
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook (to hide ends)
2 Large Skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn (you will be using yarn bulking technique.)
2 Large Eyes

CO: Cast On: EW your working yarn around the back of 2 pegs around the front of those 2 pegs and back around to the back, move to the next 2 pegs repeating the same step.
EW: E-Wrap: Repeat movement for CO, but toss the bottom loop over the top.
P: Purl: Send the working yarn through the bottom of the loop, pull through to the top, take off original loop and place new loop around the 2 pegs.
D: Decrease: Move the outer stitches to the next peg.
ID: Internals Decrease: Move every other loop to the next peg, EW the pegs toss both bottom loops over the top loop. Bring loops together and tighten up your loops.
DSBO: Draw String Bind Off: Send your cut tail through every loop and draw string together.
BO: Bind Off: EW2, Move loop 2 to peg 1 toss bottom loop over. Move loop over to peg 2. Now EW the second peg, move that loop to peg 1, toss bottom loop over and move that loop over to peg 2. Repeat from the EW second peg.
BCOLU: Bring Cast On Loops Up: Find your cast on loops and bring them back on the loom to bring 2 ends together for a finish. 

This pattern may seem intimidating, but if you have made my bear pattern before this is the same concept. The ears and tail are done separate. To get you started watch the video of the 2 peg EW it will show you the cast on and the general method of EW and Decrease. Then look at the how to bulk up your yarn so that you don't have your polyfil showing when the project is done. After that for a great general step by step follow the teddy bear video. The pattern is also written for a solid color dog.

Head: 20 stitches: Flat:
EW CO 2 pegs for 20 stitches.
Row 1-16: EW
Row 17: ID 20 to 10 stitches
Row 18-24: EW (if you want a different colored snout change your yarn color on row 18)
Row 25: P
Row 26-27: EW (for a black nose change your color on row 27)
Decrease by every other peg and DSBO
Close up back of head and sew up snout. Stuff.

Body: 20 stitches: Circular:
EW CO 2 pegs for 20 stitches.
Row 1-20: EW ( for upper body to be 1 color and the lower half another do 8 rows of your first color and finish the rest with your main color)
Row 21: P
Row 22-28: EW
Decrease by every other peg and DSBO

Legs: 18 stitches: Flat:
EW CO 2 pegs for 18 stitches
Row 1-6: EW
Row 7: D1 EW1, EW14, D1 EW1 (16)
Row 8: D1 EW1, EW12, D1 EW1 (14)
Row 9-21: EW
Make 4, sew up bottom and front, stuff. Feel free to do a set of legs in one color and another set in another color if desired.

Ears and Tail: 8 stitches: Flat:
Note: Don't bulk your yarn here, just use a single strand of the Bernat Blanket Yarn.
Row 1-10: EW
Row 11: EW7
Row 12: EW6
Row 13: EW5
Row 14: EW4
Row 15: EW3
Row 16: EW2
Row 17: EW3
Row 18: EW4
Row 19: EW5
Row 20: EW6
Row 21: EW7
Row 22: EW8
Row 23-33: EW
Make 3.

Sew head onto body, the line your top legs up with the top of the body on the side of the body. Then the bottom legs sew along the bottom edge, on the purled line on the body. Then sew on your ears and tail. Add your eyes at the base of the snout lined up with the inner part of the ear.  

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