Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nothin' But a Hound Dog



Hello Dear Ones. Well, I'm still crocheting for my little Carter for Christmas and I have another little animal to share with you.

A Doggy!
A wee wee little Doggy who's only about 6" tall.

Isn't she sweet? Just look at that little face.

She's a wee wee Beagle in case you were wondering.


Did you know wee wee Beagles have blue eyes?
Well, this one does.

And she has the most teeniest of tiniest noses and little mouth.
Oops she's been wallowing on the floor
and now there's a piece
of blue thread under her little blue eye! :)

Look at her precious little Doggy feet!

Wag wag wag...

She is just having a great time rolling around on the pink baby blanket!

She looks sad but she is really very happy!
Now as hard as I tried, I could not make her little ears look like the ears on the pattern.

This was another fun project and pattern is at the end of my post if you're interested and I'm sorry that some of the words are a little askewed, hope you can read it.

Kristens Creations for Share Your Creations

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Because this post is so long, I won't add a Note Song, but you know I'm humming "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog" by Elvis! :) woof woof!

Puppy is 5" tall (sitting)
Materials:
-Worsted weight yarn in MC (black) and and two CC (white and med brown)
-Size E crochet hook
-12mm animal eyes
-Size 8 or 12 perle cotton for eyewhites (optional)
-Size 9 steel hook (for eyewhites)
-Six strand black embroidery floss, nose and mouth
Gauge:
work tightly so stuffing does not show throught the stitches
Eyewhite,
perle cotton and size 9 hook
1. ch7, join to form a ring. 14 sc in ring, join, ch1.
2. (Sc in next st, two sc in next) twice; sc in next st, (sc, hdc) in next st, (dc in next st, two dc in next
st) three times; dc in next st, (hdc, sc) in the last stitch. Finish off
Design by Beth Webber
10-15-2009
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Place the eye post through the center hole of the eyewhite.
Head:
With Main Color
1: Ch2, five sc in second ch from hook. 5sc
2: 2sc in each sc around. 10sc
3: (Sc in next st, 2sc in next) around. 15 sc
4: (Sc in next two sts, 2sc in next st) around. 20 sc
5: (Sc in next three sts, 2sc in next st) around. 25 sc
6: (Sc in next four sts, 2sc in next st) around. 30 sc
7: (Sc in next five sts, 2sc in next st) around. 35 sc
8: Sc in each st around.
9: Sc in next 13 sts, change to Contrasting Color brown, sc next seven stitches in brown, change back
to black and sc in the remaining stitches. Leave tails about three inches long and keep these stuffed
inside the head. This way you can break the yarn when you need to, but you don't really need to weave
the yarn ends in, as they will be kept in place the by the stuffing when the head is stuffed. Makes two
color crocheting a lot easier :-)
10: Sc in the next 10 sts, change to brown, sc next 12 stitches in brown, change back to black and sc in
the remaining stitches.
11: Sc in the next six sts, change to brown, sc next 19 stitches in brown, change back to black and sc in
the remaining sts.
12: Sc in the next three sc, change to brown and sc in the remaining stitches. Drop the black yarn at
this point and stitch the remainder of the head in brown.
13-16:Sc in each st around. After round 14 is complete, attach safety eyes between rounds 13 and 14,
seven stitches apart, with the brown blaze at the center of the face.
17: (Sc in next five sts, sc next two sts tog) around. 30 sc
18: (Sc in next st, sc next two sts tog) around. 20 sc. Stuff the head firmly, but do not let the stuffing
show through the stitches.
19: (Sc next two sts tog) around. 10 sc. Finish stuffing the head
20: (Sc next two tog) around. 5 sc. Close opening and leave a long tail to sew the head to the body.
Muzzle and blaze
: With Contrasting Colors 1 and 2
1: Starting with white, ch3, three sc in second ch from hook, six sc in last ch, three sc on opposite side
in same ch as first three sc. 12sc
2: (Sc in next three sts 2sc in next) around. 15 sc
3: Sc in the next four sts, ch9, sl st in the second ch from the hook, sl st in the next two ch, sc in the
remaining ch, sc in same st as the last sc on the muzzle, sc in the next three sc, changing to CC2 in the
last of these three stitches, sc in the remaining stitches of this round.
4: Sc in the next four stitches, up to the blaze, ch2 behind the blaze, then sc in the remaining stitches of
this round. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the muzzle and blaze to the face.
Position the muzzle between the eyes, low down on the head, and stuff the muzzle lightly. Sew to the
head all around the muzzle and blaze. Take a couple of stitches through to the head at the point where
the muzzle and blaze meet.
Ear:
This ear is for the beagle pup, use CC (med brown) and MC
Design by Beth Webber
10-15-2009
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1: With CC1, ch2, 4sc in second ch from hook, ch1, turn.
2: Sc in each sc, ch1, turn. 4sc Change to MC in the last stitch
3: Increase one sc this row, ch1, turn. 5sc
4: Sc in each sc, ch1, turn. 5sc
5: Increase one sc this row, ch1, turn. 6sc
6: Increase two sc this row, ch1, turn. 8sc
7: Increase two sc this row, ch1, turn. 10 sc
8-13: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn. 10 sc
14: Decrease two sc this row, ch1, turn. 8sc
15: Decrease two sc this row, ch1, turn. 6sc
16: Sc in each sc across, Finish off leaving a long tail. Join CC1 at the top corner of the ear and sc
evenly all around, with four sc in the tip of the ear.
Sew the ears to the head angled across round five of the head. Shape the ears to the head so they perk
up slightly then fold down.
Using main color, take three straight stitches across the top of the eye at an angle to give a wistful
'puppy' look.
Using six strand embroidery floss (seperate the plies then put them back together) satin stitch a
triangular nose at the end of the muzzle, then take two loose straight stitches for the mouth.
Body
: with Main Color
1: Ch2, seven sc in second ch from hook. 7 sc
2: Two sc in each sc around. 14 sc
3: (Sc in next st, two sc in next st) around. 21 sc
4: (Sc in next two sc, two sc in next) around. 28 sc
5-8: Sc in each sc around. 28 sc
9: (Sc in next st, sc next two sts tog) three times, in in remaining 19 stitches. 25sc (back of body
shaped)
10: Sc in each sc around. 25 sc
11: Sc in next 11 sc, (sc next two sc tog, sc in next) three times; sc in last five sc. 22 sc (front of the
body shaped)
12: Sc in each sc around. 22sc
13: (Sc in the next nine sc, sc next two sc tog) around. 20 sc.
14: (Sc in next two sc, sc next two sc tog) around. 15 sc
15: Sc in each sc around. 15 sc. Stuff body firmly
16: (Sc in next st, sc next two sts tog) around. 10 sc. Fasten off. Finish stuffing the body.
Place the head on the neck and sew to the body.
Contrasing belly overlay:
With Constrasting Color (white)
1: Ch2, two sc in second ch from hook ch1, turn. 2sc
2: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn. 2sc
3: Increase one sc this row, ch1, turn. 3sc
4: Sc in each sc acorss, ch1, turn. 3sc
Design by Beth Webber
10-15-2009
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5: Increase one sc this row, ch1,turn. 4sc
6: Increase one sc this row, ch1,turn. 5sc
7: Increase one sc this row, ch1, turn. 6sc
8: Increase one sc this row, ch1, turn. 7sc At the end of this row,l sc evenly all around the belly
overlay. Join to the first sc of this row and fasten off leaving a long tail to stitch overlay to the front of
the body.
Legs
, make four: use CC
1: Ch2, six sc in second ch from hook. 6sc
2: Two sc in each sc around. 12 sc
3: Sc in next four sts, (dc in next, sc in next) three times; sc in last two sts. 12 sts
4: Sc in next three sts, (sc next two sts tog) three times, sc in last three sts. 9 sc
5: Sc in each sc around, changing to MC in the last sc.
6-9: Sc in each sc around. Stuff the bottom half of the leg, less firmly than the body and head. At the
end of round 9 take stitches as necessary to orient the top of the leg to be stitched to the body; flatten
the top of the body and sc it closed. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew legs to body.
For the back legs, stitch the legs to the body toward the back of the body between rounds five and
eight.
For the front legs, stitch the legs to the body on either side of the belly between rounds 11 and 14,
angling the top of the leg toward the top of the body.
Tail:
with MC and CC (white)
1: Start with CC, ch2, four sc in second ch from hook. 4 sc
2-4: Sc in each sc around. 4sc Change to MC
5: Increase one sc this round. 5sc
6-8. Sc in each sc around. 5sc
9: Increase one sc this round. 6sc
10-11: Sc in each sc around. 6sc
12: (sc in next st, two sc in next) around. 9sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Cut a small piece of pipecleaner, bend in two and twist together. Insert this into the tail, then sew the
tail to the body between the back legs. Bend the tail to it points up perkily :-)
Your Beagle pup is done!
Design by Beth Webber
10-15-2009
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44 comments:

  1. how adorable! And what a treasure for Carter to have...made with love from Grandma!

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  2. Well little Carter will just adore his new hound dog. You are so sweet! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  3. You are so incredibly talented, and Carter is one lucky grandchild to receive the delightful animals you've been crocheting! This sweet doggie is as sweet as the others. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Oh how fun is this. Such a cute puppy, I love it. Carter is going to love her. Hugs, Marty

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  5. wow I am speechless. You are so talented. The puppy looks so real and cute!
    Angie

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  6. Sheila, that is the cutest one yet! He is so cute rolling around.

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  7. Your wee dainty fingers are SOOOO talented, Shelia! This poochie is darling & Carter will so enjoy! How precious a nana to create for your little dumpling.

    Happy Thanksgiving sweet lady~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  8. This puppy is super sweet. I am unable to chrotchet anymore. My arthritis won't let me. I have also been having problems with blogger making my sentences askew like that too! Happy Thanksgiving! ~Ames

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  9. This puppy dog is as cute as all the other adorable critters you crochet! I am sure Carter loves them all. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xo

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  10. Your critters are absolutely adorable....you are so talented!!! How lucky you are to be able to follow those directions, and lucky little Carter!!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving....hugs...cleo

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  11. You and the hook are quite something. Cute and adorable as usual. Best Thanksgiving wishes from my blog to yours. Richard and Sissy,the real dog, at my Old Historic House.

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  12. That dog is so sweet. It will be something for a Grandchild to treasure forever. My daughter still has the blanket that my mom sewed for her when she was a baby. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  13. How sweet! I'll copy off the pattern! I'm not very good but this would be fun to try! Hugs! ♥

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  14. I love the little beagle with those big blue eyes and I'm sure Carter will adore him or her. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Shelia.---------Shannon

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  15. That's just the cutest little hound dog I've seen! Your little fingers are so talented Shelia! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Pamela

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  16. Oh Shelia,
    She is adorable! Love those pretty blue eyes. You are certainly very crafty with a crochet needle. Thanks for sharing the pattern instructions. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too my sweet friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  17. Amazing tutorial! What a cute job! Thanks for sharing these fun crafts.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. Oh my goodness, how cute is that little puppy! Carter will have a great Christmas with getting a puppy AND a pony! What more could a girl want?

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  19. Your little Carter is going to love all of these sweet little animals you've made him. This one is so cute.

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  20. Oh Shelia, what a cutie patootie! I love it

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  21. Oh my goodness how adorable!! What a blessing for him to have this to treasure!

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  22. Hi Sheila, what an adorable little hound dog!! Carter is going to love all of your sweet crocheted creations.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on the Christmas decorating! I look forward to seeing your tree...I bet it's beautiful! I hope you didn't have trouble with the mesh, sometimes it can be a little tricky not to mention prickly! My arms are a little scratched up from the big tree. I will do my tutorial as soon as possible. I wanted to get my tree up today, but I had to do a little cleaning and go to Wal-mart. We had no food! lol...Since I've been so busy I am running behind on everything. I'll get caught up soon! Thanks again for your sweet comments!! Kristen

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  23. Little Miss Carter is going to be the luckiest little girl around! She's going to have her own menagerie! Love the wee, tiny critters your needle is crafting.
    ~Adrienne~

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  24. so darling I'd love it if you would add this to my link party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

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  25. awwww.... your little beagle is so cute!
    Have a nice Thanksgiving Day,
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  26. A handmade gift is the best gift of all. Your puppy is so precious!

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  27. He is so cute, Shelia. Carter will love it! I wish I could knit or crochet. Happy Tanksgiving to you all!...Christine

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  28. Hi Sheila...

    Ohhh my goodness...your wee little beagle is soooo adorable, my friend! It's just precious and I think your little Carter is just going to love it!!! I also took a peek at the little froggy that you made as well! She's adorable too! What a creative and talented lady you are, Ms.Sheila! Thank you for sharing these little sweeties with us! Too cute!

    Just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, dear lady!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  29. How adorable!!! Carter is going to love all your beautiful creations.. Thanks for sharing the pattern. From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

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  30. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    ADORABLE! The little animals you are making are very special and I know Carter is going to have such fun playing with them. She will remember you always as she plays with them as she grows older too. They do seem to last a long time those sweet knitted and crocheted animals. What a wonderful grandmother you are.

    Enjoy your projects..
    have a wonderful day and I wonder what's next?..
    Judi

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  31. your little dog is adorable....I saw the instructions and I quickly got a migraine....I can't knit or crochet and I'm lucky I can sew a straight line.....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....your table in your last post was lovely...Sue.

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  32. He is SOO cute!! I love it. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-9.html

    Have a great week!!

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  33. Oh my goodness, such a little cutie!! :)

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  34. Hello Shelia~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words, especially with the loss of my kitty Angel. I wish I could convey to you how much your continued friendship means to me. You're always so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your wonderful posts. I look forward to each and every visit. I've no doubt we've got a lot more blogging fun in store for us.

    Your lil' pup for Carter is precious and I've no doubt will be a keepsake for years to come.
    I've got a few crochet treasures that I inherited from my MIL, which I bring out for the holidays.
    It warms my heart to have her beautiful tablecloth a part of our family gathering.

    Sweet Wishes,
    Sara

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  35. I collapsed in a heap on my keyboard!
    That LUCKY baby! Shelia..bitty Hound Dog is such a CUTIE and you are SUCH a Grandma!!

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  36. Now girl, I've got a twitch in my upper lip and my leg is shakin'!!! Heeehehehe!

    What a precious little hound~dog you have there. Carter is most blessed!

    God bless and have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweetie!

    BTW: Giveaway...my place..Ya'll come!!! :o)

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  37. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  38. What a precious little hound dog! Lucky Carter to have such a talented and sweet and Grandmommy!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your beautiful creation at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  39. Adorable is all I can say Shelia. That pooch is so cute and even though it is a beagle, it reminds me of our Cheri' because of the white markings you have used. Carter will love these little animals. I love them too you clever grandma. Smile.

    I left a comment on your tablescape post. We are in Fl and have had little time on my computer. Family fun comes first.
    Love,
    Jeanne

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  40. wow so so cute and adorable. Your talented.

    Erika

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  41. That is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen! And what a treasure you have created for Carter's little hands! You are SO talented!!
    Love,
    Sue

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  42. How darling!! What a sweet puppy face! Thanks for sharing :D

    Congrats on being featured this week at Wow Us Wednesday!

    Smiles,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)