Crochet Dog Sweater- Lacy Canine Capelet

This is my English Cream Long haired Dachshund.   Mellow yellow for sure, lounging on the couch is not new to him.

Lacy Capelet for your canine. Perfect for those crisp Fall days, or cool spring walks. Quick to work up with only 16 Rows total. Chest strap is adjustable and leaves plenty of room for collar and leash. Belly strap is also adjustable. Gussets are made in the shells to allow for shoulders and rib cage. This helps to keeps the capelet lying flat against the dogs sides and not stick away. Pattern size is adjusted by type of yarn and size of hook. Required are two 3/4” Shank back buttons which are attached in the crochet work. No sewing required! Regular worsted weight is used for the size medium measuring 13 1/2” Wide X 12” long. Caron Simply Soft is used for the small measuring 10 1/2” Wide X 9 1/2” Long. Worsted weight cotton is used for the Extra Small. According to my gauge swatch it should measure about 9” Wide X 7” long, however the extra small has not been tested yet. I am looking for someone to test the extra small size. Please message me if you would like to test the extra small size only. The measurements on the Capelets were folded flat, excluding the belly strap and the chest strap.
The medium will fit about a 17-25 pound dog. It fit my standard size dachshunds.
The small will fit in the 10 pound range. It fit my miniature dachshunds.
Like anybody else but me measures in the world in dachshunds,, lol..
Or purchase from right here for $5.00. 


Crochet Scalloped Edge Beaded Scarf

My Neck Candy crochet scalloped edge beaded scarf is done.  I am really pleased with how this turned out.  


The bead work makes the scallops.  The scarf is reversible as the beads show the same on both sides.

I have this pattern listed for purchase on both Ravelry and Etsy.
Links are here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/neck-candyscalloped-edge-scarf
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58429175/neck-candy

Pattern uses Caron Simply Soft yarn and pony beads.   Instructions include photo tutorial on how to do the bead work.  I think I will make more of these for Christmas presents for friends and family in the Pacific Northwest.

Beaded Crochet Scarf, current works in progress.

Just an update as I haven't posted in a bit.

Here is the Arm Candy handbag and cowl pattern just finished.  I have been on a beading kick lately.



On my hook right now:


Another beaded project.  However the beads are attached differently here than my beaded fleuri bag tutorial and is a little bit more advanced.   I will write the pattern out as soon as I am finished with it.  It is currently halfway done, hoping to finish this tomorrow. The opalescence of the beads and the sheen of the Caron Simply soft yarn make it difficult to get a good photo.  Crocheter yes, photographer I am not.  
After the scarf, I may or may not make a matching purse.   

I also have  two new dog sweater patterns in the works as well. Not pictured as I need to get supplies.
One dog sweater will be a very pretty lacey pattern.  A lighter weight sweater perfect for fall and spring.  The other will be called "Cross My Heart".   I just need to get them worked up.  I may need a pattern tester for an x small size.  Leave me a comment if you have a small dog less than ten pounds and would like to test a sweater pattern.   Then, I have an expectant mother to crochet for as well.  Thank goodness she is only a few months along so have some time.  I will do a 6 to 12 to 24 point Star Ripple Afghan for her with thread booties to match.    

Definitely been spending more time with my yarn than the computer, lol.    Head down, and back to the hook........