FREE Lavender Dog Knitting Pattern

FREE Lavender dog knitting pattern

This little dog pattern has been created with double knitting yarn, 3mm needles and a little toy stuffing.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  inc— increase. Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Body and Head—Make 1
With brown, cast on 32 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 19 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next (k1, inc1) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2, inc1) to end (32 sts)
St-st 9 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2tog) to end (8 sts)
Draw thread through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew down the row ends of the head and body. Add stuffing or lavender as desired. Sew the bottom flat and seal up. Thread a piece of yarn round the neck of the dog to define the shape and secure at the back.

Ears—Make 2
With lilac cast on 10 sts
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (15 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (10 sts)
Cast off in purl
Sew down the row ends. Attach one ear at either side of the head.

Nose—Make 1
With lilac, cast on 4 sts
Increase into every stitch (8 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: k2tog to end (4 sts)
Cast off
Sew round the outside loosely and then gather the yarn and pull tight. Attach to the front of the dog’s head in the centre of the face.
Sew two eyes in black above the nose and a smile in lilac below the nose.

Collar—Make 1
With lilac, cast on 24 sts
Cast off
Wrap round the neck of the dog and secure at the back with stitches.
Add a loop in brown to the top of the head of the dog.

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