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Puppy Dog Outfit with Bone Knit Pattern

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Puppy Dog Outfit Knit by Briana K Designs

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Adorable little newborn puppy dog outfit for photography sessions. This unique look is easy to use during a newborn session and comes with 2 options for the bone and bow tie (bow). One option is a knit version and the other option is felted! A picture tutorial is included for the felted option.

Keep reading this post for the free knit baby pattern. Or you can download an ad-free pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.

This outfit is also available in crochet! Puppy Dog with Bone Outfit in Crochet

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Puppy Dog Knit Outfit Supplies:

Needle Set Knit Picks
Circular Knitting Needles
radiantstset knitting needles knit picks
Straight Knitting Needles
Yarn ball winder knit picks
Yarn Ball Winder
Row Counter Knitpicks
Row Counter

Knitting Needles:

4.5 mm (Size 7) Circular Needles or DPN

Notions:

Darning Needle
Stitch Marker
Scissors
Fiberfill for bone (both felted and knit)
For Felting:
Felting Needle
Foam Pad (2 inches thick)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Roving in colors Sapphire Heather (blue) and Natural
Any wool roving will work great as a substitute. This project uses about an ounce.

Yarn:

This pattern was originally designed with Knit Picks Reverie, which has since been discontinued. The recommended substitute is:

Knit Picks Wonderfluff in Finnley Heather (for hat and bottom outfit), Bare (for crochet bone), and Atlantic Heather Heather (for bow tie or hair bow).
70% Baby Alpaca, 7% Merino Wool, 23% Nylon, 142yds/50g

Yardage:

120 Yards for newborn size

Abbreviations/Stitches:

CO- Cast On
k- Knit
p- Purl
k2tog- Knit Two Together
kf&b- Knit Front & Back

Gauge:

 4 x 4 inch swatch = 20 stitches x 28 rows

Skill Level:

Beginner / Easy

Size:

(laid flat)
Hat: width 6 inches, height 5 ¾ inches
Bottom Cover: width 7 inches, height without tail 3 ½ inches, with tail 5 ½ inches
Bone: width 4 inches, height 2 ½ inches
Bowtie: width 4 ½ inches, height 2 ½ inches

Puppy Dog Outfit Knit by Briana K Designs

Puppy Outfit Pattern

Hat

Use Reverie Silver Yarn

Round 1: Long-tail cast on 56 stitches, join and work in the round (56)

Round 2: K1, p1 around (56)

Round 3: P1, k1 around (56)

Repeat rounds 2-3 until edging reaches 1 ¼ inches

Round 5: knit until hat reaches 4 inches from cast-on edge (56)

Round 6: *k2tog, k6; repeat * around (49)

Round 7: Knit around (49)

Round 8: *k2tog, k5; repeat * around (42)

Round 9: Knit around (42)

Round 10: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around (35)

Round 11: Knit around (35)

Round 12: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around (28)

Round 13: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around (21)

Round 14: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around (14)

Round 16: k2tog around (7)

Fasten off and weave through last stitches to close.

Ears (Make 2)

Use Reverie Silver Yarn

Round 1: Co 24, join and work in the round (24)

Round 2: K1, p1 around (24)

Rounds 3: P1, k1 around (24)

Rounds 4-5: Repeat rounds 2-3

Rounds 6-12:Knit around (24)

Round 13:*k2tog, k4; repeat * around (20)

Rounds 14-16: Knit around (20)

Round 17 :*k2tog, k3; repeat * around (16)

Rounds 18-19:Knit around (16)

Round 20:*k2tog, k2; repeat * around (12)

Round 21: Knit around (12)

Round 22: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around (8)

Round 23: *k2tog around (4)

Fasten off and weave through last stitches to close. Using tapestry needle, stitch ears to sides of hat (see picture on next page)

Bottom Cover

Use Reverie Silver Yarn

Round 1: Cast On 90 stitches, join and work in the round (90)

Round 2: K1, p1 around (90)

Round 3: P1, k1 around (90)

Round 4: Repeat rounds 2-3 until edging reaches ¾ inches

Round 5: Knit around (90)

Round 6: *k2tog, k7; repeat * around (80)

Round 7: Knit around (80)

Round 8: *k2tog, k6; repeat * around (70)

Round 9: Knit around (70)

Round 10: *k2tog, k5; repeat * around (60)

Round 11: Knit around (60)

Round 12: *k2tog, k4; repeat * around (50)

Round 13: Knit around (50)

Round 14: *k2tog, k3; repeat * around (40)

Round 15: Knit around (40)

Round 16: *k2tog, k2; repeat * around (30)

Round 17: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around (20)

Round 18: K2tog around (10)

Fasten off and weave through last stitches to close.

Tail

Use Reverie Silver Yarn

Round 1: Cast on 16, join and work in the round (16)

Round 2: K1, p1 around (16)

Round 3: P1, k1 around (16)

Rounds 4-5: Repeat rounds 2-3 one more time

Rounds 6-9: Knit around (16)

Round 10: *K2tog, k6; repeat * one more time (14)

Round 11: Knit around (14)

Round 12: *K2tog, k5; repeat * one more time (12)

Round 13: Knit around (12)

Round 14: *K2tog, k4; repeat * one more time (10)

Rounds 15-16: Knit around (10)

Round 17: *K2tog, k3; repeat * one more time (8)

Round 18: Knit around (8)

Round 19: *K2tog, k2; repeat * one more time (6)

Round 20: *K2tog, k1; repeat * one more time (4)

Fasten off and weave through last stitches to close. Stuff lightly with scrap yarn or fiberfill if desired. Sew onto the center of the bottom cover.

Bowtie

Use Reverie Navy Yarn

Round 1: Cast on 42, join and work in the round

Rounds 2-15: Knit around

Round 16: Bind off and leave a long tail to wrap around the center of the bow

Bone

Use Reverie Natural Yarn

Round 1: Cast on 14, join and work in the round (14)

Rounds 2-6: knit in each around (14)

Round 7: knit in first 7, place the next 7 stitches on stitch holder (7)

Round 8: kf&b in each around (14)

Round 9: knit around (14)

Round 10: *kf&b, k1; repeat * around (21)

Rounds 11-12: knit around, stuff with fiberfill (21)

Round 13: *k2tog, k1; repeat * around (14)

Round 14: *k2tog around, bind off (7)

Round 15: Go back and place the 7 stitches from stitch holder back onto knitting needles,

Repeat rounds 8-14 (7)

Round 16: Pick up 14 stitches from cast on edge

Repeat rounds 2-15, stuffing with fiberfill as you go.

Needle Felted Bone and Bowtie (Hairbow)

What is Needle Felting?

Wool fibers have scales that when rubbed together catch and lock into place. This will create a dense material called felt. Felting needles are used to entangle those fibers by moving the needle up and down. Barbs on the needles catch the scales of the wool fibers and tangle them into place. The only skill you need to start this project is the skill of stabbing something with a needle. So if you have ever practiced on a voodoo doll you are ready 😉

Tips:

1. Don’t stab yourself. At some point, you probably will stab yourself, but these needles are sharp so try your best to not get injured. Be careful your fingers are not in the way of the needle felt.

2. Use the felting needle to poke up and down. However, you enter the wool with your needle should be the same direction you pull the needle back out. If you stab and come back out at an angle your needle may break.

3. Always use the right surface, such as a 2 inch foam pad, to make sure your needles don’t break on hard surface or damage an area.

4. Turn work often. It will stick to the foam, but carefully turn and stab the under fuzziness back into place.

5. Stab, stab, stab! At first, it will feel that no progress is being made, but it just takes lots and lots of stabbing and then the project will come to life.

Bone

Needle-felted projects often start with fiberfill. This is so we don’t use up all of our beautiful wool on the inside that can’t be seen. So grab a palm-full of fiberfill and use your hands to roll it into a log shape. The more friction you use between your hands the quicker it will shape. Using the felting needle, stab until the fiberfill is dense.

Separate the wool by gently pulling apart. Roll wool around your fiberfill and stab until it is firmly in place. Add more wool as needed for the center of the bone.

Set center of bone aside. Put four strips of wool about 9 inches long. Roll each wool piece into a ball, leaving a small tail unworked. Stab the ball until it takes shape. It won’t be perfect and that’s okay.

Place two of the balls on each end of the body and stab into place, Use the unworked wool to secure the pieces to the body.

Place thin strips of wool around the bone, felt into place and stab areas to form the bone shape. The more you stab the more the wool will indent and become dense. Stab between bone ends to define shape. And after much stabbing you have a dog bone!

Bowtie or Hair bow:

Place a strip of wool on your foam mat, the width of the strip will be close to the height of the finished bowtie. Half of the length will be the width of the bowtie. If you find thin spots or need to add width or length, simple put more layers of wool where desired. Stab the piece to felt into shape. Turn often and the backside will get fuzzy. Rubbing the piece between hands will also felt it faster by agitating the fibers.

Once strip is felted fold sides towards center, overlapping edges and obtaining the desired width of bowtie or bow. Stab with felting needle down the center to secure center.

Pinch the center of the bow together, carefully use your felting needle to stab into place. Pull a strip of woo the width of desired center and the length around 8 inches.

Wrap the strip of wool around the center of the bowtie several times and then felt into place. And voila! One snazzy looking bowtie.

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This pattern was originally published in February of 2016, re-published in March of 2022.

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