Thursday, May 15, 2008

Free Dog Face Potholder Crochet Pattern




We received a special request for an American Staffordshire Terrier Dog potholder and we're offering the free pattern below. Potholders made from the pattern can be sold for fundraising for dog rescue only. You may link to the pattern but it cannot be sold, copied or posted elsewhere.
If you like to crochet dogs please check out our other patterns at www.greyhoundcrafts.com. Proceeds benefit Greyhound Adoption!

American Staffordshire Terrier Potholder
4 ply yarn:
1 skein white
1 oz. rust
1 oz. black
2 brown buttons 1-1/4”
Crochet Hook Size F
Yarn needle

Back
Make one
Chain 26 with white
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook,
Sc in next 3 chs,
Hdc in next ch,
Dc in next ch,
Trc in next 2 chs,
Dc in next ch,
Hdc in next ch,
Sc in next 2 chs,
Slip st in next ch,
Sc in next 2 chs,
Hdc in next ch,
Dc in next dc,
Trc in next 2 chs,
Dc in next ch,
Hdc in next ch,
Sc in last 4 chs. (25 sts)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), Turn,
Dc in same st,
Dc in next 23 sts,
2 dc in last st. (27 dc)

Row 3: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same st,
Dc in next 25 sts,
2 dc in last dc. (29 dc)

Row 4: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same st,
Dc in next 27 sts,
2 dc in last dc. (31 dc)

Row 5: ch 3, Turn,
2 dc in same dc,
dc in next 29 dc,
3 dc in last dc. (35 dc)

Row 6-7: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in each dc across. (35 dc)

Row 8: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (34 dc)

Row 9-12: Repeat Row 8.
(33 dc) (32 dc) (31 dc) (30 dc)

Row 13: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 28 dc,
2 dc in last dc. (32 dc)

Row 14: Ch 3, Turn,
2 dc in same dc,
dc in next 30 dc,
3 dc in last dc. (36 dc)

Row 15: Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice
dc in next 26 dc,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (32 dc)

Row 16: Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice
dc in next 22 dc,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (28 dc)

Row 17: : Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice
dc in next 18 dc,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (24 dc)

Row 18: (begin ear)
Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave remaining stitches of row unworked for now. (7 dc)

Row 19: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave last stitch unworked. (6 dc)

Row 20: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 4 dc,
Leave last dc unworked. (5 dc)

Row 21: Ch 2, Turn,
Yarn over and draw up a loop in each of next 3 dc,
Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook,
Ch 1, Fasten Off.

Second Ear:
Hold your work with the ear you just made on the left side.
Attach white yarn to the first unworked stitch on the right side if Row 17.
Ch 3, Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave remaining stitches unworked. (7 dc).

Repeat Rows 19 to 21 of back.

Front
Make one
Chain 26 with white
Repeat Rows 1-6 of back

Row 7: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 27 dc, change to rust,
Dc in last 7 dc. (35 dc)

Row 8: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 8 dc, change to white
Dc in each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (34 dc)

Row 9: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 22 dc, change to rust,
each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (33 dc)

Row 10: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 12 dc, change to white,
each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (32 dc)

Row 11: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 17 dc, change to rust,
each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (31 dc)

Row 12: ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 12 dc, change to white,
each dc across to last 2 dc,
Dc last 2 dc together. (30 dc)

Row 13: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 3 dc, change to rust,
Dc in next 3 dc, change to white,
Dc in next 13 dc, change to rust,
Dc in each dc to last dc,
2 dc in last dc. (32 dc)

Row 14: Ch 3, Turn,
2 dc in same dc,
dc in next 12 dc, change to white,
dc in next 12 dc, change to rust,
dc in next 4 dc, change to white,
dc in each dc to last dc,
3 dc in last dc. (36 dc)

Row 15: Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice, change to rust
dc in next 4 dc, change to white,
dc in next 12 dc, change to rust,
dc in each dc until 4 dc remain,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (32 dc)

Row 16: Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice
dc in next 4 dc, change to white,
dc in each dc across until 4 dc remain,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (28 dc)

Row 17: Ch 3, Turn,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice
dc in next 13 dc, change to rust,
dc in next 2 dc,
(dc next 2 dc together)twice. (24 dc)

Row 18: (begin ear)
Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave remaining stitches of row unworked for now. (7 dc)

Row 19: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave last stitch unworked. (6 dc)

Row 20: Ch 3, Turn,
Dc in next 4 dc,
Leave last dc unworked. (5 dc)

Row 21: Ch 2, Turn,
Yarn over and draw up a loop in each of next 3 dc,
Yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook,
Ch 1, Fasten Off.

Second Ear:
Hold your work with the ear you just made on the left side.
Attach rust yarn to the first unworked stitch on the right side if Row 17.
Ch 3, Dc in same dc,
Dc in next 5 dc,
Leave remaining stitches unworked. (7 dc).

Repeat Rows 19 to 21 of back.

Nose

With black, chain 4,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook,
Sc in next chain,
6 sc in last chain.
Join with slip stitch in first sc. (13 sc)

Rnd 2: sc in same st as joining,
Sc in next 3 sc,
(2 hdc in next sc)twice,
hdc in next sc,
(2 hdc in next sc)twice,
sc in last 4 sc,
join with slip stitch in first sc.
Fasten off.

Mouth

Chain 27 with black,
Hdc in third chain from hook,
Hdc in next 4 chains,
Chain 20.
Fasten off.

Sew buttons to Row 10 of front, with 3 inches off space between them.
Center nose over Rows 7 and 8 of front. Sew in place with yarn needle and black yarn.
Referring to photo, sew mouth in place beginning under the nose.

Hold front and back together with wrong sides facing. Join around edges with sc using matching color yarn.

2 comments:

Mountainside Crochet said...

Very cute Dog Face Potholder. Thanks for sharing.

Pat @ www.MountainsideCrochet.Etsy.com

Chad said...

I wish I knew how to knitt. I just might have to learn inorder to make some of those.