This pattern was from Bernat, and was a free pattern. I had a very hard time understanding what it was telling me to do, and I stopped after a few days of "mystery needlework".
So I decided to search further and found a website on ETSY which has lovely greyhound patterns! I chose this one:
KNIT LOOK GREYHOUND SWEATER
A Dog Sweater Pattern for Crochet
|Photo of finished sweater on the Etsy website.|
I decided to use a different pattern, this one a purchased pattern in Etsy. This pattern I found much easier to understand, and happily crocheted away for a week! I used teal colored yarn and thought I had plenty, but ran out and after a week finally found a Walmart that had a skein of the same color.
|See how much butt is showing when the sweater is on Power!|
After I got it about 90% done, I looked at it really well but realized that I had made one side to face the opposite way from the other side! I was a bit dismayed to realize that my hard work had to be redone, at least half of it.
I pulled the yarn out and rolled it into a ball, and started the bad side of the sweater again, but was soon having problems again. I had a suggestion from a friend about fixing it without a pattern, and finally decided to do it that way. I " mixed and matched" the crocheted stitches to get the look like the first (correct) side, and was finally able to go on to the neckline ribbing.
|You can see the difference in the crocheting halfway up on the body, and the multicolored ribbing!|
|If you look closely, you can see the crazy crochet stitches I put in to make the sweater go around the chest.|
|See the multicolored trim around the edges of the sweater, and lots of Power's butt showing!|
I think I have to redo the whole thing???
As I get it unraveled, and recrocheted, I will give you progress reports!