Draft Dodger

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Draft Dodger

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Adorable Doggy Draft Dodger faithfully guards your home against cold winter winds. Approx. 33in (84cm) long x 3in (7.5cm) diameter. Shown in Bernat Super Value Natural (#07414) and Berry (#00607) crochet on size 6.5 mm (U.S. K or 10-1/2) hook.

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The materials for this project cost $12.18

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Single Size
Approx 33 ins [84 cm] long x 3 [7.5 cm] ins in diameter.


Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Super Value | Natural, 07414Edit Color
$4.99

Contrast B

Super Value | Berry, 00607Edit Color
$4.99

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size K10.5/6.5mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing.

2 black buttons ½ ins [1.5 cm] in diameter for eyes.

The materials for this project cost $12.18

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 33 ins [84 cm] long x 3 [7.5 cm] ins in diameter.

MATERIALS

Draft Dodger
Bernat Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Contrast A Natural (07414) 1
Contrast B Berry (00607) 1

GAUGE

9 1/2 sc and 11 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with 2 strands of yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through 2 loops, then proceed in new color. Work is done with 2 strands of yarn.
 
Body
With 2 strands of A, ch 5. Join in ring.
**1st rnd:Ch 1. 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc. 6 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 2 sc in every sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd:Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
4th rnd:Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.**
5th rnd:Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd:Working in both loops, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd, changing colors as follows: With A - 24 rnds, With B - 2 rnds, with A - 4 rnds, with B - 2 rnds, with A - 3 rnds, with B - 2 rnds, with A, 20 rnds, (with B - 1 rnd, with A - 1 rnd) 4 times, with B - 2 rnds, With A - 2 rnds, with B - 14 rnds. Fasten off. Break yarn.
“End” of Body:With 2 strands of B, ch 5. Join in ring. Work from ** to ** as given above.
Fasten off. Stuff Body. Sew “End” in position.
Legs(make 4).
With B, ch 7. Join in rnd.
1st rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc. 7 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd once more.
Next rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 3 dc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. 3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Sew legs to body as shown in picture.
Tail
With A, ch 8. Join in rnd.
1st rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd 5 times more.
Next rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 7 sts.
Next rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in next dc. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 6 sts.
Next rnd:Ch 1. (1 sc in next st. Miss next st) 3 times. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Attach Tail to Body.
Ears(make 2).
With B, ch 12.
1st row:RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 11 sc.
2nd row:Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Fasten off.
Sew Ears as shown in picture. Attach buttons for eyes. With B embroider nose and mouth.