Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hiya all! Scifi Chris posting again for 3RC. Since everything I'd planned to do this weekend was canceled because of the weather, I did the only reasonable thing. Stayed home and crocheted.
I'd been wanting to try out Red Heart's new Reflective yarn. Combine that with the "Have a Heart for Animals" collection for the Butler County Humane Society's fundraiser, and it resulted in the following project. Since winter days have such short amounts of daylight, I figured a dog coat with reflective stripes would be a good idea. It would keep the dog warm and help drivers see the dog during dark, cold winter evening walks. I used a pattern from Ravelry, created by L-squared. The multicolored yarn is two strands crocheted together of Red Heart Super Saver "Fall" (two skeins) and the stripes are Red Heart Reflective "Olive" (one skein). I used a size M hook. The left over yarn I'm going to make into a matching hat for the dog's human. In the photos, since I don't actually have a dog, a pillow has been used as the model.
Here’s the Facebook link for the “Have a Heart for Animals coats and toys collection” page, which is being sponsored by Darn Yarn and Thread shop, to benefit the Butler County Humane Society:!/events/564787843608069/
Here’s the link for the pattern I used:
Here’s some photos of the dog sweater I made:


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