My thanks to Lisa and Thunder in East Texas for letting
me use these pictures.
I especially like her choice and use of colors on this project.
Materials and supplies are the same as for first set of instructions.
All other instructions are the same for both cat baskets.
Each round -add 1 more sc each section.
(R5: sc, sc, sc, 2 sc. Ssj. Chain 1, Turn. (40)
Continue in pattern until disk is about 15 inches in
then work even for 6 more inches to create sides for the basket.
Materials: 1 50 gr (1 3/4 oz) ball worsted weight
(the slightly smaller, variegated ball will work, too.)
4.50 mm hook
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Slip stitch join, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the first 2 stitches, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches,
2 sc in each of the last 2 stitches.Join, chain 1, turn.
Rnd 3: *(1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in next st) 2 times, 1 sc in next st*,
2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * to *. Slip stitch join, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 4: 1 sc in each of first 5 sts, sc2tog, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts,
sc2tog, 1 sc in each of last 5 sts. Slip stitch join, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 5: 1 sc in each of first 4 sts, sc2tog, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts,
sc2tog, 1 sc in each of last 4 sts. Slip stitch join, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each of first 4 sts, (sc2tog) 3 times,
1 sc in each of last 4 sts. Slip stitch join, ch 2, turn.
Row 7: Skip first st, hdc in each stitch to end of row.
DO NOT JOIN. Ch 2, Turn.
Repeat row 7 (3 times) more. Ch 1, turn.
Last row: 1 sc in each stitch and top of chain 2.
Fasten 10 inch ties (flat shoestring or length of cotton yarn) to the outside
stitch on both ends of first and third hdc row.
NOTE: The boot opens at the back. The ties should be long
to cross at the back, cross at the front, cross and tie at the front.
The dog is an 8 pound Maltese X and his legs are only as thick as my thumb.
The original blankets were made with wool.
When we come back from a winter walk this little blanket
seems to give instant warmth to our little dogs
and they curl up in their beds
under their little blanket and go to sleep.
To figure the length of the starting chain,
figure the finished size first then subtract the width from the length.
This will be the length of the starting chain so add two chain
to it for the turning chain.
Example: the blanket will be 8 inches by 12 inches so subtract 8 from 12.
The remainder is 4 inches so the starting chain
must be 4 inches -plus 2 chain- long.
Rnd 1: 3 sc in second chain from hook [place marker in the first and third sc],
sc to last chain, 3 sc in last chain [place marker in first and third sc of the final group of three sc],
working in free loop of each chain, sc to end of chain.
Slip stitch join to top of first sc of first group of 3.
chain 1. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: (sc, ch 1, sc) in first sc [move marker to ch-1] sc in next stitch,
(sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc [move marker to ch-1],
sc across to next marker, (sc, ch 1, sc) in marked stitch [move marker],
sc in next stitch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next marked stitch, move marker to ch 1,
sc to beginning of row. Join with a slip stitch
to top of first sc, chain 1.
Rnd 3: Continue in pattern. (sc, ch 1, sc) in marked ch-1 space
and move marker to new ch-1 space,
end row with slip stitch to top of first sc, chain 1.
Repeat Rnd 3 until blanket is large enough.
Finish off with the needle join (invisible bind-off) or the method of your choice.
Note on changing colors:
To change colors at the join: Insert hook in top of first stitch, change yarn,
YO and complete slip stitch, chain 1,
sc in same stitch as the chain 1. continue with new color.