Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing. Concentration required for neat finishing.
22cm in width and 9cm in height
Double knitting/light worsted yarn
50gr each of double knitting/light worsted yarn, in blue (or color of choice)
Hooks & Notions:
Size 3.50mm Hook
5 Colorful Buttons
22sts x 30 rows = 8 x 8cm
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
I use US Crochet stitch terminology
Special abbreviation: Puff Cluster (PC)
*(yarn over hook, insert hook in next SC, yarn over hook, pull loop through, yarn over hook, pull through first 2 loops on hook) 3 times in same SC*, skip next SC. Repeat from * to * in next SC, yarn over hook, pull through all 7 loops on hook – one PC made.
Row 1: 1SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1SC in each CH to end, turn
Row 2: CH4, skip first SC, * 1PC over next 3SC, CH2, repeat from * ending with 1PC over last 3SC, CH1, 1DC in CH1, turn
Row 3: CH1, skip first DC, 1SC in 1CH space, *1SC in top of PC, 2SC in 2CH space, repeat from * ending with 1SC in top of last PC, 1SC under 4CH, 1SC in 3rd CH of 4CH, turn
Row 2 and 3 form the pattern, repeat 3 times more.
Row 10: For this row only work into back loops. CH1, 1SC into each ST until end, turn (43SC)
Row 11-23: CH1, 1SC into each ST until end, turn (on last row do not turn)
Continue working in the round
Rnd 24-27: CH1, 1SC into each ST until end, SL ST into first SC (86SC)
Rnd 28: CH10, SL ST into same ST to form a loop.
NOTE: if you wish to put in a zipper SL ST loosely into each ST until end.
SL ST into each ST until back section. Make 5 marks with pins evenly spaced along the back section. *SL ST into each ST until mark, CH10, SL ST into next ST. Repeat from *until end. FO and weave in ends.
Join yarn with a SC at the sides, work several SC to join sides together. Weave in ends.
I sewed on 5 buttons onto the front to correspond with each loop.
I added a small dog key ring I had available to the side loop and tied a ribbon.