Go ahead and laugh at me. I used to naysay the animals + clothing equation. Actually, I very recently turned down the opportunity to design a dog sweater. Little did I know that a little doggie dressing urge would come over me once I had a cute little pup of my own. For the record, I still think the the bedazzled tank tops and camouflage mini skirts they sell for dogs are scary. Who wants a sexy dog? But, Freddie shivers and we’re only in the high 80s here, temperature wise. Plus, this was kind of a fun experiment. One that might be repeated. Crocheting for dogs is like crocheting for babies. They’re small, cute, have no body issues, and they can’t talk. So therefore, they seem to appreciate all of my efforts. Thank you doggies and babies of the world.
And look, I mean, isn’t that the nicest dog sweater you’ve seen in a while? The ones at the pet store were so cheaply made that I couldn’t even stand to touch them. But Freddie’s is a custom design made from Cascade 150 paints. I used a textured hdc design on top (alternating front and back loops) and then worked the underbelly lengthwise so that I could shape it to fit his little Chihuahua frame. If you’re interested you can find more details on my Ravelry page. I won’t tell your boyfriends or husbands that you’re thinking about it.