Instructions

HELPFUL ABBREVIATIONS GUIDE
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc(s) = double crochet(s)
hk     = hook
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ]  = Instructions within brackets are repeated as directed.

Gauge: 4 dcs and 2 rows = 1 inch. Slight variations in gauge will change the finished size (about 11 inches long x 8 inches wide).

Note: If  the dog is for a young child, crochet the eyes as directed instead of using buttons.

BODY/HEAD:

Rnd 1: With white or brown, ch 4 for first dc, work 11 dcs in fourth ch from hk, join with a sl st in top of first ch-4: count 12 dcs.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 1 dc in same st, work 2 dcs in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 24 dcs.
Rnds 3-8: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 24 dcs.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc next 2 dcs tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first dc: count 12 dcs. Stuff body lightly.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in same st, work 2 dcs in each of the next dcs around; join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 24 dcs.
Rnds 11-12: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 24 dcs.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc next 2 dcs tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first dc: count 12 dcs.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc next 2 dcs tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first dc: count 6 dcs. Stuff head lightly. Fasten off.

LEG (make 4):

L-Rnd 1: With white or brown, ch 4 for first dc, work 13 dcs in fourth ch from hk, join with a sl st in top of first ch-4: count 14 dcs.
L-Rnds 2-5: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 14 dcs. Fasten off at end of L-Rnd 5.
Stuff leg lightly. Flatten open end and use tapestry needle and matching yarn to sew end closed, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing leg to body.

EAR (make 2):

E-Rnd 1: With white or brown, ch 4 for first dc, work 11 dcs in fourth ch from hk, join with a sl st in top of first ch-4: count 12 dcs.
E-Rnds 2-6: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 12 dcs.
E-Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, * sc next 2 sts tog; rep from * around: count 6 scs. Fasten off.

Flatten open end. Use needle and matching yarn to sew end closed, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing ear to body.

TAIL:

T-Rnd 1: With white or brown, ch 4 for first dc, work 6 dcs in fourth ch from hk, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4: count 7 dcs.
T-Rnds 2-4: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 7 dcs. Fasten off at end of T-Rnd 4, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing tail to body.

MUZZLE:

M-Rnd 1: With black, ch 4 for first dc, work 6 dcs in fourth ch from hk, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4: count 7 dcs. Fasten off.
M-Rnd 2: Join white or brown yarn with a sl st in joining st, ch 3, work 1 dc in same st, work 2 dcs in each dc around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-4: count 14 dcs.
M-Rnd 3: Ch 3, work 1 dc in each of the next dcs around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3: count 14 dcs. Fasten off.

TONGUE: With red, ch 4, dc, ch 3 and sl st in fourth ch from hk. Fasten off.

COLLAR: With bright blue, ch 31, sc in second ch from hk and in each of the next chs across: count 30 chs. Fasten off.

OPTIONAL CROCHETED EYE (make 2): With black, ch 2 for first sc, work 5 scs in second ch from hk, join with a sl st in first sc: count 6 scs. Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing the eye to the body.

FINISHING: Referring to photod, use needle and tails of yarn or matching yarn to attach pieces as follows. Sew legs to opposite sides of body. Stuff muzzle lightly and sew muzzle around opening of Body/Head Rnd 14 of head. Sew tongue below nose. Stuff tail lightly and sew to end of body at Rnd 2.  Sew ears to opposite sides of head. Wrap collar around neck;  sew narrow ends together. Sew the black ball buttons or the crocheted eyes to the head.

Floppy Dog Crochet Pattern craft originally sent in by Beverly Mewhorter of Apache Junction, Arizona

Floppy Dog Crochet Pattern Photos by Country Woman magazine.