DROPS Extra / 0-835

Warm Banjo by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS dog's vest in ”Fabel” and ”BabyMerino” with edges in ”Symphony”. Size XS - L.

Tags: pets,

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-188
Yarn group A
Size: XS - S - M - L
Dog's measurements:
Chest width: approx. 28/32-40/44-50/54-60/66 cm / 11"/12½" - 15¾"/17¼" - 19¾"/21¼" - 23½"/26"
Back length: approx. 24/26-32/34-40/42-48/52 cm / 9½"/10¼" - 12½"/13½" - 15¾"/16½" - 19"/20½"

Example of dogs:
XS = Chihuahua, S = Bichon Frisé, M = Cocker Spaniel, L = Irish setter.

DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g color no 161p, pink dream
And use: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
50-100-100-150 g color no 05, light pink
And use: DROPS SYMPHONY from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes in color no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES (for size XS), CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm / 16'' for size S and M and 60 cm / 24'' for size L) SIZE 4.5 mm/ US 7 – or size needed to get 18 sts x 23 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand Fabel and 1 strand Baby Merino = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6

BUTTONS: 4 buttons, approx. diameter 2½ cm / 1''.

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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.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.

Inc inside 2 sts in garter st in each side. Inc by picking up st from previous row and working it into the rib.

Worked in the round on double pointed needles in size XS and on circular needle in the other sizes. Worked from the neck down.
Cast on 40-55-70-85 sts on double pointed needles/circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with Symphony. Work rib = K 3/P 2 for 5-8-11-14 cm / 2"-3"-4½"-5½" (= neck). Switch to 1 strand Fabel + 1 strand Baby Merino – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Continue rib for 2-4-6-8 cm / 3/4"-1½"-2½"-3". On next round, inc all 3 K sts to 4 K sts = 48-66-84-102 sts. When piece measures 6-9-12-15 cm / 2½"-3½"-4 3/4"-6", bind off for front legs as follows: Slip the first 10-16-22-28 sts on a stitch holder – there should be 4 K sts at the beg and end of holder = 38-50-62-74 sts remain on needle. Continue with back piece.

Work rib back and forth on needle with 2 sts in GARTER ST in each side - see explanation above! AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, inc 1 st in each side - Read INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc on every row from RS 5-11-11-17 more times = 50-74-86-110 sts. Piece now measures approx. 12-19-22-31 cm / 4 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4"-12 1/4". On next row from RS, bind off for 1 button hole in each side as follows: bind off the middle 2 K sts in the outermost K-section in each side and cast on 2 new sts over the bind off sts on next row. Repeat button hole bind off when piece measures 16-24-28-37 cm / 6 1/4"-9½"-11"-14½". When piece measures 19-26-32-38 cm / 7½"-10 1/4"-12½"-15", bind off at beg of every row: 2 sts 7-9-11-14 times in each side = 22-38-42-54 sts. Then bind off the remaining sts. Piece measures approx. 30-42-53-64 cm / 11 3/4"-16½"-21"-25 1/4" incl the neck.

Slip sts from stitch holder back on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7. Knit in addition up 2 sts in each side at the back of the 2 sts in garter st worked on back piece = 14-20-26-32 sts. Work rib with 1 strand Fabel + 1 strand Baby Merino back and forth on needle with 2 sts in garter st in each side. Bind off when under piece measures 13-17-20-23 cm / 5 1/8"-6 3/4"-8"-9".

Crochet with hook size 4 mm / G/6 and Symphony around the entire back piece and stomach piece as follows: 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

Sew 4 buttons on stomach piece, 2 in each side to match the button holes on back piece.
TIP: Try the vest on the dog. If it is too wide, only sew 2 buttons in the middle of stomach piece and button both sides of back piece with the same button.
PS: The neck is folded double when worn.

Comments (15)

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Anne 18.12.2017 - 19:30:

Hello, my sister is knitting this pattern. She is at the point to bind off the first time. She slipped the stitches to a stitch holder. Her working yarn is on the stitch holder! What did she do wrong? Please help. I’m reading the pattern and cannot figure it out. Thank you, Anne (and Annette) in Canada

DROPS Design 19.12.2017 kl. 08:17:

Dear Anne and Anette, when dividing piece for front (stomach) and back piece, she can work the first sts before slipping them on a stitch holder, so that she doesn't have to cut the yarn. Happy knitting!

Susan 16.09.2017 - 01:01:

Don't know what the following means? " Knit in addition up 2 sts in each side at the back of the 2 sts in garter st worked on back piece = 14-20-26-32 sts. " Am I adding two additional stitches to each side in garter stitch? Am I Attaching to the back piece? For how many rows? Is finished piece measured with neck folded? Would greatly appreciate your help.. Thank you.

DROPS Design 18.09.2017 kl. 00:27:

Dear Susan, knit up sitches means you should be picking up stitches into the back loop of the garter stitch you knitted earlier on the back. I hope this helps. Happy Knitting!

Bonnie 22.12.2016 - 17:35:

Is the chest dimension supposed to be the circumference or diameter of the dogs chest? Thank you.

DROPS Design 22.12.2016 kl. 18:21:

Dear Bonnie, the chest dimension is the circumference of the dog around chest. Happy knitting!

June 20.12.2016 - 01:59:

Where is the stitches for the second leg I only see where u take off for 1 leg

DROPS Design 20.12.2016 kl. 09:18:

Dear Mrs June, you don't cast off sts for legs, only slip the first 10-16-22-28 sts on a st holder for front piece (stomach) and then work each piece separately . When you will work below piece you will pick up 2 sts on each side (in sts on back piece). Happy knitting!

Hanna 13.10.2016 - 14:02:

Merci. donc si j'ai bien compris je mets en attente les 10 premieres maille mais il me reste 2 maille end sur mon aiguille double pointe pas 4 comme ecrit

DROPS Design 13.10.2016 kl. 14:33:

Bonjour Hanna, vous devez avoir en attente pour le devant: 4 m end, 2 m env, 4 m end = 10 m. Continuez sur les 38 mailles restantes pour le dos en allers et retours avec 2 m point mousse de chaque côté et avec les augm. de chaque côté. Bon tricot!

Hanna 13.10.2016 - 13:41:

Bonjour, je suis entrain de faire le manteaux et je bloque à la mise en attente des mailles et la continuation du dos; je travaille avec des aiguilles double pointe et je ne comprends comment former l'ouverture pour les pattes et continuer à tricoter le dos merci de votre aide

DROPS Design 13.10.2016 kl. 13:47:

Bonjour Hanna, pour l'ouverture des pattes, on glisse en attente les 10-28 premières m (cf taille) sur un arrêt de mailles et on continue sur les mailles du dos (ajustez les m end comme indiqué) en allers et retours jusqu'à 30-64 cm de hauteur totale. On reprend ensuite les 10-28 m en attente en relevant 2 m de chaque côté pour tricoter le rabat du ventre. Bon tricot!

Linda 25.09.2016 - 23:00:

With the sixteen stitches on the stitch holder and then working back and forth, are the increases only done on the RS rows? Also, will the garter stitch rows always include only the first three and last three stitches on each side? I'm struggling with this part of the pattern. Thank you!

DROPS Design 26.09.2016 kl. 11:10:

Dear Linda, when working back piece back and forth, inc on RS rows (= every other row) - work rib as before but with now 2 sts in garter st in each side (= at beg+ at the end of row). See also "INCREASE TIP" at the beg of the pattern. Happy knitting!

Lise 07.03.2016 - 22:11:

Når en begynner på overstykket, skal en strikke at og fram på pinnen, eller rundt og rundt som på halsen ? Blir litt forvirra. Og hvordan skal en gå fram for å lage ben ?

DROPS Design 08.03.2016 kl. 08:55:

Hej Lise, du fortsætter videre frem og tilbake, og følger forklaringen som står under OVERSTYKKET. God fornøjelse!

Annette 10.10.2015 - 20:46:

Hallo, ich habe folgende Fragen: Wird erst das Rückteil gestrickt und nach Fertigstellung das Unterteil oder wird das gleichzeitig fertig gemacht? Ich habe mir das Video zum aufnehmen angeschaut und verstehe nicht ganz ob ich jetzt gleichzeitig beide Teile fertig machen soll. Die zugenommen Maschen werden die alle in Krausrippe gestrickt oder werden die im Bündchenmuster gestrickt. Vielen Dank.

DROPS Design 14.10.2015 kl. 12:34:

Sie legen ja am Ende des Absatzes "PULLI" einige M still. Dann folgen Sie einfach weiter der Anleitung, wie sie dort steht, d.h. Sie arbeiten erst das Rückenteil mit den M, die noch auf der Nadel sind, und zwar komplett wie es dort beschrieben ist, dann stricken Sie das Unterteil, indem Sie die stillgelegten M wieder auf die Nadel legen und zusätzlich wie beschrieben M auffassen. Die zugenommenen M werden im Bündchenmuster gestrickt.

Claudia 20.03.2015 - 21:52:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage zum Rückenteil. Dort steht " zusätzlich auf beiden Seiten in den Krausrippen des Rückenteils je 2 Maschen aufnehmen " Dieses verstehe ich nicht. Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar, wenn sie mir diese erklären können. Lieben Dank

DROPS Design 26.03.2015 kl. 10:40:

Sie stricken die M aus der Rückseite der kraus re gestrickten M auf, die Sie beidseitig am Rückenteil gestrickt haben. D.h. Sie stricken 2 M aus den kraus re-M heraus, die direkt neben den stillgelegten M liegen, stricken dann die stillgelegten M des Unterteils und stricken 2 M aus der anderen Seite des Rückenteils heraus, verbinden das also miteinander. Sie stricken aber dann weiter in Hin- und Rück-R. Das Prinzip zum Auffassen sehen Sie hier:

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