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Sofie's Tiny Dog Knit "Party Dress"


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When a client asked me to come up with a party dress for Sofie, her little Toy Yorkie, I designed this snazzy bright red number. Shortly after receiving Sofie's dress, my client emailed me this photo. Is this not CUTE? The other photo is a dress I made for a Crafts Fair. It's about the same size, but I used a sequin worsted weight acrylic yarn. Sofie's dress was completed with a plain worsted weight acrylic yarn. The dress is a simple knit for Advanced Beginner/Intermediate knitters. The front and back sections are knitted separately and invisibly seamed together with the mattress stitch (or any stitch you prefer). It has a lovely seed stitch neckline and the body is stockinette stitch, with a double ruffled bottom edge. No sleeves are needed, since this is a fancy sleeveless party dress! Just single crochet an edging around the armholes with a crochet hook size F or G. Your little Party Girl will look beautiful in her dress too, so give my design a try. I think you'll have a great time knitting this dress! A BIG THANKS GOES TO BUYER DARLING MOORE FOR SHARING HER PHOTO OF HER BEAUTIFUL LITTLE PENNY IN HER NEW DRESS! DARLING MADE A DESIGNER DECISION TO GO WITH ONE RUFFLE INSTEAD OF TWO AND CHECK OUT THAT BOW ... FABULOUS!! THANK YOU TOO TO BUYER LINDA FOR SHARING HER PHOTO OF HER ADORABLE LITTLE KIWI IN HER FASHIONABLE ENSEMBLE. LINDA EMPLOYED HER OWN CREATIVE TALENT TO EMBELLISH THE DRESS AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE SHE GOT THE HAT PATTERN, BUT OH MY GOODNESS, ISN'T IT PRECIOUS? BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, purl, increase one stitch, bind off "Make 1 stitch" Pick up stitches Single crochet GAUGE In stockinette stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS For Dogs Weighing Five Pounds and Under Chest circumference: 12 inches (Fits dog with chest circumference of 11" to 13") Length: 9 inches from nape of neck to just before start of tail

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn (about 170 yds/156 m)
  • One Pair US#8/UK#6 (5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • One Size F or G crochet hook

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Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
Follow my blog at: 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 years old and told me that a lifetime of knitting pleasure was her legacy to me. I love to design and knit and enter my work in competitions. I've won numerous awards and ribbons over the years and that's a lot of fun, but the greatest pleasure is the actual creative process. I specialize in Beginner and Intermediate level designs that teach new skills and promote excitement for the art that is Knitting. I think new knitters should have the opportunity to work with a well-written design that reinforces their current skills, teaches them new skills and gets a "WOW, you made that?!!?" response when showing off their completed project.