A simple dress with cute ruffles
White walking my dog, people would say, "He's so cute!" Problem is, "he" is a "she" - my little Lily. My mom started trying some crazy things to make her look like a girl (tying a daisy ribbon around her neck [I hated it], crocheting a flower & putting it on her collar [looked weird...]), so I tried making a dress. We think it's cute, but she probably hates me for it.... Oh well, we don't make her wear it much. :)
So, if your dog needs to look more feminine or actually likes wearing clothes, you could make this dress for her. :)
(Sorry if something isn't clear... Tell me & I'll try to fix the instructions. Dx I just made this up as I went along and wrote these steps after.)
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Make two rows sc, one row dc, two singles, and one row triple crochet. Repeat for however long you want the flat part of the dress to go.
(My girl isn't very long - I stopped about halfway down her back)
Make three lines of sc on one side.
In the second one towards the ruffle part, chain 2, 1 sc 2 sts away, then ch 2 and sc to the end.
(I used three sc, 2 ch, 1 sc, 2 ch)
Repeat for the other side
You could stop there, or continue to add on ruffles.
* If you are going to continue, crochet another rectangle using four rows of single crochet followed by two rows of double crochet. Continue with the same color and make another ruffle the way described in #3.
I also decided to add a neck and chest part to help secure the dress. I used single crochets to create the neck part, crocheted that part onto the top of the dress, and continued in a T-shape down to her belly. Lily isn't very cooperative when I try to put sweaters on her, so I used a small piece of yarn tied in a bow on both sides to keep the chest and back pieces together between both sets of legs.