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I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 ...

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Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Dress

from Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Dress
Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Dress
Lena's Miniature Dachshund Dog Dress

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, knit, purl, increase one stitch, bind off
  • "Make 1 stitch"
  • Pick up stitches
  • Single crochet

Pattern Description:

Lena loves to go to Yappy Hour at our nearby Ritz Carlton and when a Howl-o-ween Contest was scheduled for October, we knew our beautiful Lena had to enter the "Most Glamorous" category. I designed "Lena's Ballroom Dancing Contestant Dress" with a gold beaded neckline. She was a sensation!

The dress is an easy knit for advanced beginner or intermediate knitters. Craft beads are knit into the neck and the front and back sections are worked separately, then sewn together. No sleeves needed, since this is a sleeveless ball gown! Just a single crochet around the armholes and unseamed side edges complete the look.

Your little ballroom dancer will look beautiful in her dress too, so give my design a try. I think you'll have a great time knitting this dress!


In Stockinette Stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest circumference: 16 inches (fits dog with chest circumference of 15" to 18")
  • NOTE: This sweater will fit any dog with a chest circumference of 15" to 18". Adjust the length to custom fit your dog.
  • Length: 15 inches from nape of neck to just before start of tail


  • 2 skeins worsted weight yarn (about 340 yds/312m)
  • 2 skeins eyelash glitter yarn (about 80 yds/70m)
  • 1 pair #8 straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • 1 Size F or G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • About 100 craft beads