DROPS / 102 / 40

Suzi by DROPS Design

DROPS dog coat knitted in Seed stitch with ”Eskimo”.

Tags: pets,
Size: XS – S – M
The measures of the dog:
Chest width: approx 28/30 – 40/44 – 48/52 cm [11/12’’ – 15/17” – 19/20½”]
Back length: approx 24/26–32/34–40/42 cm [9½”/10” – 12½”/13½” – 15½”-16½”]
Example of sizes of dogs:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frise,
M = Cocker Spaniel

Materials: DROPS Eskimo from Garnstudio
50 g col. no. 08, red
50 g col. no. 19, orange mix.
50 g col. no. 20, lilac mix.
50 g col. no. 26, pink

DROPS pointed needles size 7 mm
[US 10 ½], or the size needed to obtain the correct knitting gauge
DROPS crochet hook size 7 mm [US K/10½].

DROPS Buffalo horn button no. 535: 2-4-4-pcs.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 12 sts x 20 rows in moss sts = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]

Seed sts:
1st row: *K1, P1*, repeat from *-*
2nd row: K over P and P over K, repeat the
2nd row.

Stripes: Work as follows:
5-7-8 cm [2’’-2 ¾”-3 1/8”] of red,
1.5-2-3 cm [½”-3/4”-1 1/8”] of pink,
4-5-6 cm [1½”-2”-2 3/8”] of orange mix,
1.5-2-3 cm [½”-3/4”-1 1/8”] of lilac mix,
3-5-6 cm [1 1/8”-2”-2 3/8”] of pink,
1.5-2-3 cm [½”-3/4”-1 1/8”] of red,
3-5-6 cm [1 1/8”-2”-2 3/8”] of lilac mix
and then orange mix until finish.

Coat:
The piece is knitted from the bottom of the back and up towards the neck. Cast on 11-15-19 sts on needle size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with red. Work in seed sts and stripes – see above- until finish – at the same time cast on new sts each side on every other row (i.e. end of each row): 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-3-5 times = 23-29-37 sts.
Continue until the piece measures 21-28-36 cm [8 ¼” – 11” – 14 ¼”].
Then bind off the mid 5-7-9 sts for the neck.
Divide the work and finish each side separately – all measures are done from here from now on.

Left side: = 9-11-14 sts. Cast off 1 sts towards the neck on every other row 2-2-4 times = 7-9-10 sts.
When the piece measures 9-10-12 cm [3½”-4”-4 ¾”] bind off.

Right side: Work as left side but reverse.

Crochet edge:
Crochet with lilac mix and hook size 7 mm [US K/10½] along the whole edge of the coat- begin at the top of one side of the neck as follows: 1 sc in the first st, 2 ch, *skip approx 1.5 cm [½”], 1 sc in the next st, 2 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st at the beg. of round.

Harness underneath the stomach: Pick up 7-9-10 sts on needle size 7 mm [US 10 ½] with lilac mix on the left edge of the coat beg. approx 6-8-10 cm [2 3/8”-3 1/8”-4”] below the neck (Pick up in the knitted sts so the crochet edge lay at the top). Knit in Moss sts for approx 10-15-20 cm [4”-6”-8”] – try the coat on the dog for exact length (the garment stretch a little when used so don’t make it too long), bind off.
Sew 1-2-2 buttons onto the harness and 1-2-2 buttons onto the neck edge.
Button up using the ch spaces.

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 102-40) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (52)

Annemarie Grindel 21.10.2019 - 13:20:

Möchte "Suzi" stricken. Verstehe aber nicht, warum es in zwei (2) Teile gestrickt werden soll. Habe selber keinen Hund, werde es für einen Hundebasar stricken wollen. LG Annemarie Grindel

DROPS Design 21.10.2019 kl. 14:54:

Liebe Frau Grindel, nach 21-28-36 cm ketten Sie die mittleren 5-7-9 Maschen für den Hals ab, dann stricken Sie jeder Seite separat bis zur Ende. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Helene 25.09.2019 - 21:53:

Kan den strikkes i rillestrikk? Og når på ryggen skal man beggyne å øke?(. Legg opp 11-15-19 m på p 7 med rød. Strikk perlestrikk og striper – se forkl over – til ferdig mål – samtidig legges det opp nye m i hver side på hver 2.p (dvs på slutten av p): 2 m 2 ganger og 1 m 2-3-5 ganger = 23-29-37 m. Strikk til arb måler 21-28-36 cm, nå felles de midterste 5-7-9 m av til hals. Videre strikkes hver side ferdig for seg – herfra måles arb )

MAMYBEA 28.01.2019 - 09:03:

Bonjour combien de pelotes me faudrait il pour un manteau taille M? je souhaite le faire en une seule couleur drops mix. merci

DROPS Design 28.01.2019 kl. 12:16:

Bonjour Mamybea, nous n'avons malheureusement plus ce modèle, nous ne pouvons donc pas vous donner la quantité nécessaire en uni - additionnez la quantité pour chaque couleur, il est probable qu'il vous en faudra moins. Votre magasin pourra vous conseiller,, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

BEATRICE VILOTEAU 21.01.2019 - 11:22:

Bonjour, je suis à la recherche d'un patron manteau pour chien et celui ci me plait beaucoup...j'ai un cavalier king charles qui pèse 10 kg mesure de la base du cou à la queue 41 cm et 53 cm tour de poitrail....avec quelle grosseur d'aiguille puis je obtenir la bonne taille ??.....merci d'avance.cordialement

DROPS Design 21.01.2019 kl. 12:43:

Bonjour Mme Viloteau, vous pouvez regarder d'après les différentes mesures pour chaque taille et ajuster en fonction de la longueur/tour de poitrail. Votre magasin saura vous aider si besoin - même par mail ou téléphone. Bon tricot!

Hannelore Kohl 12.01.2019 - 10:36:

Ich möchte gerne die Wolle bestellen komme aber nicht klar wie es geht.lieben dank.

Ariane 16.12.2018 - 12:11:

Bonjour. Je doit faire ce manteau pour un chihuahua et je sais pas ou est stipulé la quantité de pelotes nécessaire. Cordialement

DROPS Design 17.12.2018 kl. 10:10:

Bonjour Ariane, vous trouverez les quantités nécessaires pour chaque taille dans l'en-tête, soit en taille XS pour un chihuahua: 50 g (= 1 pelote DROPS Eskimo) dans chacune des 4 couleurs indiquées. Bon tricot!

Karen 30.10.2018 - 18:04:

Hej vil gerne lave dette dækken til min Border Terrie , men det skal laves i garn der kan filtes så den blir varm her til vinter ... og hvis jeg skal lave et til min Labrador hvor stort skal det så laves når det også skal filtes ... eller er det bare nemmere at købe en jakke / flyverdragt til dem ?

Heidi Vinther 30.10.2018 - 09:24:

Hej er ved st strikke hundedækken. Det står man skal tage ud på hver 2. Pind i slutningen af pinden. Men så bliver det kun skrå på den ene side og lige i den anden side af arbejdet. Hvad gør jeg forkert ?

DROPS Design 30.10.2018 kl. 12:03:

Hej Heide, du skal tage ud i hver side. Når du tager ud sidst på hver pind så bliver det automatisk i hver side og på hver 2.pind. (havde det været hver pind, skulle du også have taget ud i starten af pinden) God fornøjelse!

Stephanie 14.09.2018 - 15:23:

Hei, Jeg forsøker å strikke ensfarget dekken i M. Jeg får ikke instruksjonen helt til å stemme. Det står: Dekken: Arb strikkes fra nederst på ryggen og opp til halsen. Legg opp 11-15-19 m til ferdig mål. 1. Hva menes med ferdig mål? Hvor lang skal ryggen være før man begynner å legge ut? Str. M skal være 40-42 cm over ryggen, men senere i instruksjonen står det at det skal strikkes til hele måler 36 cm. Litt uklart hvor mange rader skal strikkes etter jeg har fått 37 m?

DROPS Design 17.09.2018 kl. 09:30:

Hei Stephanie. Du legger opp 11-15-19 masker. Det skal strikkes striper og perlestrikk til arbeidet er ferdig. Du begynner å legge ut masker i hver side med en gang, som forklart: på hver 2.p: 2 m 2 ganger og 1 m 2-3-5 ganger. De 40/42 cm du referer til er hundens mål, plagget blir noe mindre: du begynner å felle til hals når plagget måler 36 cm (i den største størrelsen), også felles det videre til halsåpning langs siden. Lengden på ryggen på plagget blir derfor 36 cm fra halsåpningen. Det er selvfølgelig ikke noe i veien for at du strikker den lenger om du ønsker det, men vær da obs på at garnforbruket kan bli noe høyere. God fornøyelse.

Stephanie 14.09.2018 - 15:22:

Hei, Jeg forsøker å strikke ensfarget dekken i M. Jeg får ikke instruksjonen helt til å stemme. Det står: Dekken: Arb strikkes fra nederst på ryggen og opp til halsen. Legg opp 11-15-19 m til ferdig mål. 1. Hva menes med ferdig mål? Hvor lang skal ryggen være før man begynner å legge ut? Str. M skal være 40-42 cm over ryggen, men senere i instruksjonen står det at det skal strikkes til hele måler 36 cm. Litt uklart hvor mange rader skal strikkes etter jeg har fått 37 m?

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