Planned Pooling Adjustable Dog Coat

Planned Pooled Adjustable Dog Coat – Free Crochet Pattern

Planned pooling adjustable dog coat

Warm up your furry friend this winter with this colorful dog coat.  This crochet pattern is a great way to get your feet wet with the planned pooling technique and its adjustable!

Supplies:

      • Red Heart Super Saver
        • Bright Mix (1 skein)
        • Black (less than 1 skein)
      • 5.5mm hook
      • 4.5mm hook
      • 2 buttons
      • Needle for sewing


Finished Size:

Fits a Medium sized Dog
Chest width: 20½in
Back length: approx 15in

Stitches:

CH – Chain

SS – Slip Stitch

SC – Single Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

2HDCtog – 2 Half Double Crochet stitches together

Notes:
  • Dog Coat is worked in pieces, and then sewn together.
  • Color Sequence: Is the color pattern in the yarn.  In this example we used Red Heart SS Bright Mix, it has a total of 5 colors in its sequence (Blue, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink), when the sequence starts to repeat itself than you have completed one color sequence.
  • Pattern indicates to crochet in the Back Loop Only, this is where you insert hook onto back loop only instead of both loops as normal.

Coat Top Panel:

With your 5.5mm hook and Bright Mix yarn, CH through two color sequences.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, CH 1, *skip CH space, SC in next CH space, CH 1,* repeat until you have gone through two color sequences, ending with your final color of your color sequence.  (around 35 – 40 SC stitches)

Before beginning row 2:
  • Stop and count the number of stitches for each color.  Starting with your first stitch write down the color and number of SC you got in each color.  In my example my color sequence begins with 3 Blue, 4 Green, 4 Blue, 5 Purple, 4 Pink, then it repeats.  Your results may vary depending where you started and the yarn lot, this is ok just count and document your stitches.
  • Rip out ONE stitch so you have 1 less stitches from your final color in my example, I end with 4 Pink, I’ll rip out one stitch and end with 3 pink, turn your work.
  • Switch to 4.5mm hook.  I do this because I find its hard to maintain that initial stitch count, going down a hook size makes it easier, you only want to make this change here, otherwise results may be skewed.
  • From this point forward you will be repeating row 2, it is important to always have the same number in each color of stitches.  At times you may need to rip out one color, and tighten or loosen your gauge to achieve the exact stitch count for that particular color.  For example I should always have 5SC from my purple color, if I get 4 then I rip up and tighten my gauge until I reach the desired amount.
  • You will start row two with your final color stitch you ripped out, then pattern is repeated.
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Notice the 4th pink stitch is the begging of row 2.
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Maintain the color sequence
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Always put your last SC in the SC from the row below after the final CH1 space.

Row 2: CH1, SC in CH1 space, CH 1, *skip CH space, SC in next CH space, CH 1,* repeat to last CH space, SC in last SC stitch, turn.

 

Row 3 through 57:  Repeat Row 2.

Row 58: Repeat Row 2, fasten off and weave in ends.  Undo the starting chain and secure the first stitch, weave in yarn end.

Note:

To check your work after about row 4 you can verify by making sure your stitch color starts 1 or 2 stitches after it started two rows below.  If you always keep the same number of stitches for each color you should not need to do any checking.  by ripping out the final stitch in row 1, it sets you up for the planned pooling pattern as long as same stitch count is maintained.

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Check your work.
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Stitch pattern should start 1 or 2 stitches after it started 2 rows down.
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Coat Top Complete.

Underbelly Pad:

With your 5.5mm hook and Bright Mix yarn, CH through one color sequence.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, CH 1, *skip CH space, SC in next CH space, CH 1,* repeat until you have gone through one color sequence, ending with your final color of your color sequence.  (around 15 SC stitches)

Before beginning row 2:
  • Stop and count the number of stitches for each color.  Starting with your first stitch write down the color and number of SC you got in each color.  In my example my color sequence begins with 3 Blue, 4 Green, 4 Blue, 5 Purple, 4 Pink, then repeats.  Your results may vary depending where you started and the yarn lot, this is ok just count and document your stitches.
  • Rip out ONE stitch so you have 1 less stitches from your final color in my example, I end with 4 Pink, I’ll rip out one stitch and end with 3 pink, turn your work.
  • Switch to 4.5mm hook.  I do this because I find its hard to maintain that initial stitch count, going down a hook size makes it easier, you only want to make this change here, otherwise results may be skewed.
  • From this point forward you will be repeating row 2, it is important to always have the same number in each color of stitches.  At times you may need to rip out one color, and tighten or loosen your gauge to achieve the exact stitch count for that particular color.  For example I should always have 5SC from my purple color, if I get 4 then I rip up and tighten my gauge until I reach the desired amount.
  • You will start row two with your final color stitch you ripped out, then pattern is repeated.

Row 2:  CH1, SC in CH1 space, CH 1, *skip CH space, SC in next CH space, CH 1,* repeat to last CH space, SC in last SC stitch, turn.

Row 3 through 24:  Repeat Row 2.

Row until you run out of yarn: Repeat Row 2, fasten off and weave in ends.  Undo the starting chain and secure the first stitch, weave in yarn end.

Collar:

With your 5.5mm hook and Black yarn, CH13.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in next 11 CH spaces, turn. (12HDC)

Row 2: CH1, HDC in the Back Loop Only in each stitch, turn. (12HDC)

Row 3 through 33: Repeat Row 2.

Row 34: CH1, HDC in the back loop only in next 5 stitches, CH1, skip 2 stitches, HDC in back loop only in last 5 stitches, turn. (10HDC, 1CH)

Row 35: CH1, HDC in the back loop only in next 5 stitches, 2HDC in CH1 space, HDC in back loop only in last 5 stitches, turn. (12HDC)

Row 36: Repeat row 34.

Row 37: Repeat Row 35.

Row 38: Repeat Row 34.

Row 39: CH1, HDC2tog in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, HDC back loop only in next 3 stitches, 2HDC in CH1 space, HDC in back loop only in next 3 stitches, HDC2tog in back loop only over last 2 stitches, turn. (10HDC)

Row 40: CH1, HDC2tog in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, HDC back loop only in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog in back loop only over next 2 stitches, HDC in back loop only in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog in back loop only over last 2 stitches, turn. (8HDC)

Row 41: CH1, HDC2tog in the back loop only in next 4 stitches, HDC2tog in back loop only over last 2 stitches, fasten off weave in ends. (6HDC)

Collar complete.

Belt and Loops:

To make up the belt, with your 5.5mm hook and Black yarn, CH7.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in next 5 CH spaces, turn. (6HDC)

Row 2: CH1, HDC in the Back Loop Only in each stitch, turn. (6HDC)

Row 3 through 26: Repeat Row 2.

Row 27: CH1, HDC in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, CH1, skip 2 stitches, HDC in back loop only in last 2 stitches, turn. (4HDC, 1CH)

Row 28: CH1, HDC in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, 2HDC in CH1 space, HDC in back loop only in last 2 stitches, turn. (6HDC)

Row 29: Repeat row 34.

Row 30: Repeat Row 35.

Row 31: Repeat Row 34.

Row 32: CH1, HDC2tog in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, 2HDC in CH1 space, HDC2tog in back loop only over last 2 stitches, turn. (4HDC)

Row 43: CH1, HDC2tog in the back loop only in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog in back loop only over last 2 stitches, fasten off and weave in ends. (2HDC)

To make up the loops, with your 5.5mm hook and black yarn CH11.

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH space, fasten off weave in ends. (10SC)

Make 2 loops total.

Assemble:

  1. Sew loops on back side of pad, centering them for the belt to slide through.

    Belt loops sewn to back of pad.
  2. Insert Belt into loops.
  3. Sew the end (not the button hole side) approximately 21/2 to 3in below top edge of coat.

    Belt end sew underneath top of coat apps, 3 inch. down from top edge.
  4. Sew collar onto top edge of coat.

    Collar sewn to top of coat.
  5. Sew on Buttons.
  6. Buttons added.

All done.

Planned Pooling Dog Coat Crochet Pattern by: funkifybers.com.  OK to share and sell finished items, please do not sell pattern.

Looking to create your own project?

Check out my quick tips on the Planned Pooling technique or the Moss Stitch.

Quick Tips are designed for a quick summary, if you’re looking for more detailed video instruction I encourage you to check out these video links.  These lovely ladies inspired me!

http://naztazia.com/patterns/crochet/techniques/planned-pooling/crochet-planned-pooling.html