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Crochet

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2007
Crocheted Greyhound Coat
We needed to make a coat asap for a shivering greyhound living with a homeless guy in Leeds. This was the result.

It was crocheted using an existing hound coat as a template, using chunky wool for extra warmth, and is modelled here by the lovely Bessie rather than its eventual recipient, Thomas.

This is how it was made.

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Instructions

  • Step 1

    The existing coat was spread out on the table and a foundation chain was made equivalent to the width of the back edge. The shape of the coat was then followed using double crochet (English terminology) , incresing and decreasing as necessary to keep the shape.

  • Step 2

    When the neck was reached, I folded the existing coat in half lengthways and crocheted each side separately again following the shape of the existing coat.

  • Step 3

    The two fronts were than slipstitched together.

  • Step 4

    I then made a rectangle roughly corresponding to the bellyband on the existing coat and attached velcro so that it would fasten when overlapped.

  • Step 5

    The rectangle was then attached to the coat using the existing coat as a placement guide. As this was made using an existing coat as a template, it could be made using any yarn or hook as long as the dimensions of the original are followed. Mine was blue and grey, but you could end up with a psychedelic extravaganza!

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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
I can't crochet a lick but this is really cute.
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
How sweet!
I'm against dressing up animals, unless it is functional. This definitely is functional.
Did Thomas like it?
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Gabrielle R.
Gabrielle R. · 9 projects
Oh! Great!! I have two greyhounds and I would love to knit them cute little coats, or a halloween costume. They hate getting cold, or going in the snow (probably because it MAKES them cold) so this is perfect!
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Kat Benninger
Kat Benninger · Buffalo, New York, US · 8 projects
This is really great! I wish I had seen this before I lost my greyhound.
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Skyler
Skyler · 1 project
This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. Now my Grey baby can keep warm. Thank You!
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PJ F.
PJ F. · Fort Valley, Virginia, US
Glad to see there is another dog lover here! I haven't made my scottie a coat yet but I do keep her belly full with gourmet dog bones
that I make!
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UnicornChow
UnicornChow · Missouri, Missouri, US
I have a greyhound that would LOVE a stylish coat like this! Sadly, my crochet skills are not ready for such a project, but I hope one day I can learn and make one for my guy.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
What a great job and it was so kind of you to make this!
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