Saturday, October 24, 2009

Puppy Love

My Free Spirit girls wanted some pets, so I decided to apply hook and yarn to making them some puppy companions. So far there is a German Shepherd, Border Collie, Beagle, Labrador, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They all have the same basic body and legs. The puppy heart and soul is in the face...ears, eyes, and muzzle.

Here are the patterns to share with all of you. These would also be fun gifts or stocking stuffers, for both boys and girls.

Enjoy the crochet!

Beagle Pattern: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/BeaglePuppyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Border Collie Pattern: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/BorderColliePuppyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Cavalier King Charles Pattern: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/CavalierKingCharlesPuppyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

German Shepherd Pattern: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/GermanShepherdPuppyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Labrador Pattern: http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/LabradorPuppyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1



You can see the girls are enjoying their new companions. Of course, now they are clamoring for some kitties....

132 comments:

  1. You are so generous!! Thank you for sharing your talent and love of crochet!!! I just love the Victorian Series!!!

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  2. Thank-you so much for your kind comments.

    Beth

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  3. You are just amazing, whipping out all these patterns. And your readers are most grateful, but WOW woman. I am making my first doll, have 1 more arm to crochet then put her together. Hopefully I will have 2 done with outfits for a pair of sisters for Christmas. Now, they will each need their own pet too. Will send pics when I am done.

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  4. WOW,your patterns are amazing, I absolutely love the FREE SPIRIT patterns. Each day your blog is the first place I visit when I turn on the puter. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your work. Can't wait to make the pups for THE FS DOLL. The Bears and Pups are just what a famous person or doll needs!!! THANK YOU AGAIN! Martha

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  5. Cheryl and Martha, thank-you for your wonderfully kind words :-) I'd love to see your creations when they are done, and please post a picture of your Free Spirit doll on the Free Spirit photosite.

    So glad that you are enjoying the crochet :-)

    Beth

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  6. I can't wait until I have some time to make at least one of these. Too freaking cute. Thank you SO much for another awesome pattern!

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  7. They are fantastic ! LoL! thank you for the follower bar, and sorry my bad english, but your doll are too lovely I can't don't write a comment!
    hug
    Barbara

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! I have been looking for a pattern for a puppy to make and give with a book that has a puppy as the main character. None that I found were nearly as adorable as these! I can't wait to get started!

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  9. Thank-you for your kind words, Rhian, Barabara, and Ginny. Hope you enjoy the crochet :-)

    Beth

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  10. Wow. I've become a Follower as I just love your adorable creations. A friend on a Bleuette doll group told me about your site. I've just begun to look. I collect mostly Chatty Cathy and American Girl dolls, but this year became interested in Bleuette. Please visit my blog when you get a chance. I have lots of doll photos.

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  11. Hi Loretta,

    What is the name of your blog? I have a couple of reproduction Bleuettes; and I've made several cloth ones from Judi Ward's patterns. She is a wonderful size doll :-)

    Thanks for your kind comments too!

    Beth

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  12. Lindo blog, Parabéns !!!

    http://crochecolorido.blogspot.com/

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  13. these are sooo adorable, i wish u had a pug one

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  14. Thanks, anastaciafreak; You are not the first one to ask for a pug :-)

    Beth

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  15. that's funny, yeah i have a pug, and i collect pug stuffed animals and would love to be able to crochet pug plushes

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  16. Thank You Thank You Thank You for doing the Cavs!!!!!!!

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  17. These are absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing this. Wow.

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  18. Flora and JoAnn, thank-you for your kind words. Enjoy making them :-)

    Beth

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  19. They are soo GOOD! thanks so much for sharing! :D

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  20. they r too cute i was looking for a basset hound pattern to make but i justhad to download these to try them out...thanks for sharing them!!

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  21. You might be able to use the Beagle pattern to make a Bassett...make the ears a little longer, the legs a little shorter, and the body a bit longer :-)

    Beth

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  22. Hi there,

    I am trying to make a kitten for my daughter but getting very stuck on the left ear. For some reason I can't work out what it means after you get to row 4. When you chain the 3 do you do the 2hdc in the st of the row you just completed and if so where does that make the tip of the ear? Any advice!!

    Megan

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  23. Hi Megan,

    Looking at my instructions I can see it is a little confusing. For the left ear, at the end of row 3 I should not have said to chain 1 and turn. If you ignore that and then go to row 4, ch3, and work the 2hdc in the next stitch of row four, and so on. The tips of the ears are row 1.

    What I was trying to do was slant the bottom of the ear so it would fit the head better, instead of 'perching' the ears on top of the head.

    Does this help? If not, email me at dollmaker46203@gmail.com and we'll get it figured out.

    Beth

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  24. Your puppies are so adorable. Please let me know if you make a Boston Terrier!

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  25. WoW! Thinks for posting all these patterns. I absolutely LOVE making Amigurumi. I am from Ohio and created a OSU Brutus pattern.

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  26. Is there any chance you'd create a small afghan square of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's head or whole body? I've been looking forever for a small design that I can incorporate into scarves, hats, etc.
    Thank you for your beautiful work, and sharing!
    Sharon

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  27. Jackie, thank-you for the kind words. Brutus must be the OSU mascot :-)

    Sharon, my talents don't extend to being able to draw worth a darn, and an afghan square as you describe sounds like a job for a cross stitch type of skill. Perhaps you could scan a picture and then run it through a cross stitch or needlepoint pattern software.

    Beth

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  28. Hi Beth Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon ,s my father in laws 2nd cousin, i think ive got that right, they were related unfortunatly father died 2 yrs ago but Neil is still alive and kicking

    i love your work ,they are gorgeous

    Anne fae Bonny Scotland

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  29. Annpan, that is awesome! As you could probably tell, Neil Armstrong is my hero. Those men (and now women) who are astronauts and cosmonauts embody all that is good and decent in us as a human race.

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and may you have a joyful New Year filled with crochet :-)

    Beth

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  30. Hi Beth,

    Today I published the first of your puppy patterns (the labrador) in Swedish on my blog. Now I'm very excited about the response to it. I hope the Swedish crocheters will love it as much as I do.

    Have a nice day!

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  31. Cissi, Thank-you for letting me know!

    Have a joy filled New Year :-)

    Beth

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  32. Hi Beth.. just checking your blog here and it is very interesting.. I also see you are from Indiana.. I am too.. I live near Greenfield.. let me know where you are.. hugs and happy hooking... Nancy

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  33. Hi Beth, What an extaordinary site. The puppies are adorable. The Free Spirit doll is darling. My first great granddaughter is due on February 14th and she will definitely get one of these dolls. Thank you ever so much for your generousity. You have an amazing talent! I am putting you on my favoites list immediately. The best of everything to you.

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  34. Thank-you so much for your kind words, Paula and Nancy. I'm delighted that you enjoy the site :-) I hope you both have a very blessed 2010 with lots of time for crocheting!

    Beth

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  35. Hi,

    I just love these little puppies. I've seen some of your work and I absolutely love it.

    I'm one of the Editors with FaveCrafts.com, a DIY and crafting web site. We offer hundreds of free craft projects, patterns and tutorials.

    I was hoping you might want to contribute this craft project to our site. I believe our readers would just adore this or any other pattern you wish to submit.

    Not only would our readers see it on the site, but it would be published in our bi-weekly newsletter which goes out to over 450,000 subscribers.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,

    Christine
    www.FaveCrafts.com
    www.FaveCraftsBlog.com

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  36. Beth,
    You are so blessed with talent! I love your patterns and hope to make your adorable puppies and kitties for my granddaughters. I'm just in "awe" of you and am so thankful for these wonderful free patterns! Can't wait to see what you create next. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!!!

    Hugs,
    Susie

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  37. Hello Susie, thank-you so much for your kind words; they warm me up on such a cold day (12F here, with a cold North wind). I hope your Grandkids like the puppies and kitties, and that you enjoy making them. I know they have given me a lot of pleasure, both in the making and the sharing.

    Have a lovely day,

    Beth

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  38. THANK YOU SO MUCH!, for these lovely patterns. Your my heroe! The world needs more people just like you! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Also I look forward to anything else you make. Your work is amazing, beautiful, and brilliant! Your work inspires me to do more than just make hats and scarfs ,but to make art. Making lovely animals relaxes me very much and is way better than wasting my time watching tv. Like I said your my biggest heroe and I look forward to anything new if possible.
    Biggest gratitude,
    Rebeca(or Becca for short)

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  40. Becca, thank-you so much for your sweet words. Like you I find crochet to be very relaxing, and making a little doll or animal is so rewarding :-) It is my favorite kind of crochet.

    Have a lovely day!

    Beth

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  41. Hi from Finland! So wonderful that you share these with everyone! Thank you so much!

    Maarit

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  42. These are the cutest I've ever seen. You are so talented. I'm trying to get a pet for each grandkid done for Easter. I just finished the Cav and he is darling! I am now working on your Siamese kitty pattern and she is almost done. The Beagle is next. Thank you so much for sharing these at no cost to us! You're so good, you should be published!
    Debbie

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  43. Thank you Marrit and Debbie, for your good words :-) I can just imagine how cute these little pets would be in an Easter basket.

    Beth

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  44. Beth, you are too terrific!
    Such talent, and such adorable talent! I love your crochet creations. I still want to join your mailing list and/or email, but can't find how to on your site.

    Thanks and keep up the beautiful work!
    :o) Hana

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  45. Hana,

    I'm don't know why clicking on the 'Follower' button does not work for you. Maybe Google has hiccups, and you can try it again tomorrow.

    If you want to send me a flickr-mail, go to this page:

    http://www.flickr.com/people/29184580@N04/

    (copy and paste it into your browser), then click on the little yellow envelope toward the top of the page.

    And thank-you so much for your kind words :-)

    Beth

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  46. who own this site? if this is hollies then i went to the right one!!! i love this site! it is so cool ! im making the dog right now!!!!!!!

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  47. Thanks so much for the patterns. I am taking a shot at the puppies. Now all I need to do is track down some animal eyes. None of the craft stores here seems to have them?!?

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  48. these puppies are so adorable!!I canot wait to get started on the cav and lab they are just precious.maybe i will experament and try to make a yorkie!!hope my real one approves lol.love your work

    Rlp

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  49. Rlp,

    Enjoy making the pups, and coming up with your own creations! I'd love to see a Yorkie :-)

    Beth

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  50. I'm having trouble with the ears of the cavalier pup, for row 2 should I loop stitch around the whole ear?

    Ray <3

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  51. Hi Anon..

    For row 2 of the ears you work loop stitches back across the six sc you stitched in row 1. The loop stitches are worked in every other row, and you work back and forth across the rows, not around the entire piece.

    Hope this helps!

    Beth

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  52. Thanks Beth!!It helped alot the ear looks great now!

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  53. Great collection! I bet you pick up lots of new traffic for sharing these, now that they've been discovered on Crochetville!

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  54. Thanks for the great comments, CrochetNCraft and Snowcatcher...I wondered why the sudden uptick in puppy love :-)

    Enjoy the crochet!

    Beth

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  55. Hi! I absolutely lovee the doll patterns you have on here, but my question is if it possible to make the amigurumi doll jeans/skirt withOUT using a hairtie? If i just chained 24 and connected it with the first one, would that work? Or would it now fit on the doll? Is there any other way to do it without the hair tie? Thanks so much :)

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  56. I had another question... if I made a free spirit doll with worsted yarn, could I also make the free spirit doll clothes with the same type of yarn to fit? Would the clothing still shape out and look okay if I made it in thick yarn (of cours,e the doll would be out of thick yarn too) Thanks :)

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  57. Hi Anonymous,

    I like to use the hair bands so that pants and skirt will fit tightly around the waist without needing to use a button, snap, or ties. What you could do is chain a long chain (say 60 or 70, enough to go around the waist and also tie a bow), then work the number of waist stitches called for around the middle of this chain length, leaving long ends on either side to tie around the waist.

    The Free Spirit doll is made with worsted weight yarn, and all the the clothing patterns designed for her are made with size 10 crochet cotton. If you use a heavier yarn, you'll need to create your own patterns, as the heavier yarn won't work with the patterns here. But I bet you can do this! Give it a try and see what you can create :-)

    Beth

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  58. These are AMAZING patterns!! Thank you so much for so generously offering these!! Can't wait to get started!! :)

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  59. beth - how do you wash all your cuties? machine or handwash? especially the poseable ones

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  60. Lilypad, so far I haven't needed to wash them. If I did, I would do it by hand and very gently, and with a gentle detergent.

    Beth

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  61. Tnx for sharing... now my question is .... Where do u find those cute eyes for them???? tnx again...

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  62. If you look on the left sidebar of this blog down toward the bottom there is a section called "Links I Love" which has a link to animal eyes and to Suncatcher eyes.

    Beth

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  63. these patterns are great , thanks for sharing

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  64. Just wondering.... How do you do the eyelid on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  65. Hi Amanda,

    The eyelids are simple, just three straight stitches across the top of the eye, slanted down to the outside of the eye to give that 'puppy dog' look.

    Beth

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  66. i just found these cute dogs to crochet and the pattern that is posted isn't right at all, no offense. My mom has been crocheting for 18 years and knows when a pattern is screwy. She's working on the labrador and she is having to re write the pattern because it is unclear on what has to be done. for example: it says the puppy is 5" tall sitting, the head itself is 5". The head doesn't match up to the pattern. Is this just a typo on the pattern or something else... Please help me understand all this confusion in order to make these adorable dogs for my sister.

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  67. Hello Apprentice,

    I'm sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with the pattern. No offense, but I do not know what the problem may be. I've used the pattern many times, as have many others, without issue.

    Check your crochet gauge; maybe you are crocheting too loosely. I crochet very tight (so the stuffing won't show). You could try using a smaller hook.

    Good luck.

    Beth

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  68. You are a godsend! I have hunted high and low for a cute n beautiful puppy pattern for free for easily 3 months with no success...until now! Thank you so much for sharing such a fantastic looking pattern. I will definitely be trying these out. Thanks again!

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  69. Thankyou so much for your patterns. I'll be working on one of these puppies as a present for a friend who recently had their poor old dog die. I'm looking forward to getting it done!

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  70. You are welcome, Yillup, and what a thoughtful gift for your friend :-)

    Beth

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  71. could you please make a boxer puppy? i tried to make the beagle into a pher, but i just couldnt make the face right. thanks, kamari
    icollecthugs@yahoo.com

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  72. When I get back to making puppies and kitties I will put it on my list :-)

    Beth

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  73. Hi.thanks for these wonderful patterns.i have made a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy out of your pattern.do visit my blog to see it.I love all your dolls,but sadly i don't know how to knit,i only know crocheting.But after seeing your creations,you have inspired me to learn knitting :)

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  74. Your puppy is adorable! Wonderful work, and I encourage you to learn to knit; it only took me 45 years to finally take the plunge :-)

    Beth

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  75. Hi dear Beth.it seems like i am addicted to your puppy patterns.This time i made a beagle-pup out of your pattern.thanks so much for such beautiful patterns.Yours are the cutest over all ami patterns i have found.if you dont mind,can you please do some other animal patterns....i would love to copy-cat yours ;)

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  76. Hey I wanted to thank you for this pattern :) but I'm a little confused with the head of my puppy :P it could just be my lack of skill but mine sorta ended up with a mojo jojo/squid shaped head :P

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  77. I have downloaded the collie puppy and after doing the head it does not look like the one in the picture as you have two colors on the head and mine only had one and there is no discription on how to do this. can anyone help plesae.

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  78. Jenuyne,

    The blaze on the face of the border collie is worked as a separate piece with the muzzle. When you crochet the muzzle, you will crochet the blaze as well, then stitch this to the face.

    Hope this helps.

    Beth

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  79. I was wondering what your policy is on selling the completed items from your patterns. My family is opening an etsy store and I wanted to ask before I did anything. We will gladly give you the credit for the patterns.

    Thanks
    Michelle

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  80. Hi Michelle,

    You may sell dolls made from my patterns, but I would ask that you give me designer credit on your hangtag. Please do not sell the patterns themselves; but it doesn't sound like that is what you are planning.

    Good luck on your Etsy store!

    Beth

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  81. Hello Beth, I just love your puppies...I just started crocheting this February. I saw your puppies and at first I was really reluctant to try something so hard...but they were just to cute to resist...so I made these two. I use to have a dalmation and she is gone now...so I had to make one a dalmation. I have the photo's on my blog...I just wanted to give you credit for your wondeful patterns...thanks for sharing.
    Connie

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  82. Connie, your puppies are wonderful! I love the Dalmatian...what a great way to personalize this pattern :-)

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Beth

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  83. Hi beth, I love your work. My name is Ana and in my blog I translate English crochet patterns into Spanish. One of my followers asked me to translate this patterns. If you are agree with the translation I'll link this page and give you public thanks.
    Please contact with me for more information.
    My site is www.hastaelmonyo.com

    Thanks.

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  84. Hi Ana,

    I am fine with you translating this pattern into Spanish, and I appreciate that you will link back to the blog and give me credit. Thank you for the consideration of asking me :-)

    Take care, and have a lovely evening (or morning, as it is).

    Beth

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  85. I really love these puppies as well as the kitties.
    However, I am confused on the muzzle/blaze of the Cavalier King Charles puppy.

    "Sc in next four sc to bring you to the top of the muzzle, Join, ch1, sc in same st and next st, ch1, turn."
    What do you mean by "Join"? I'm still fairly new at crocheting so I don't understand.

    If *anyone* could help me out ASAP that would be great!

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  86. Hello Wind,

    Joining is usually accomplished with a slip stitch. To 'join' is to insert your hook into the indicated st and work a slip stitch. Now you are ready to ch1 and begin the next row of stitching.

    Hope this helps,

    Beth

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    1. Thank you for the help. :D It really helped and I have now finished the muzzle/blaze. But now, I have a quick question about the ears. After I complete the first step on the ears, I have a circle. But, looking at the next step, it seems that I should be working in rows and not rounds. Will this circle eventually straighten out? Or am I supposed to be working in a circle? Or did I just mess up somewhere??

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    2. Hi Wind,

      Actually, you will be working in rows. After the first row is made, you turn the work, instead of working around. And, it will straighten out as you continue making the ear.

      Beth

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  87. Is it okay to sell the cats that we've completed with your pattern or are they only for our private enjoyment and give-aways?
    By the way, your patterns are lovely and I have enjoyed making a few of them.

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    1. I am happy for you to sell what you make from my patterns. My only request is that you give me design credit on your hangtag.

      Thank you for asking :-)

      Beth

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  88. hi beth im trying to do your beagle pattern and getting confused on one of the rows if you could help me that would be awesome

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    1. Email me at dollmaker46203 [at] gmail.com with your problem and we'll try to figure it out :-)

      Beth

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  89. Thank you so much for the adorable patterns! I had my Cavalier's fur made into yarn and I will make one of these lovely puppies from it. I also hope to make more for an auction that benefits health testing of Cavaliers, and of course I will make sure everyone knows they are your pattern :D

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    1. Vanessa, thank you for the good words :-)

      Beth

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  90. I have just found your Cavalier pattern and they are precious. I machine embroider blankets for Cavaliers by Crumley and I would get a kick out of making these for the owner. How hard would it be to make then a little larger? I guess I would be classified as an advance beginner in crochet. I done it for years but just afghans and baby blankets. This past year I have gone crazy over the Amigurumi. The grandkids just love them.

    Thank you so much for making your patterns available to us.
    Regina

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    1. Hi Regina,

      The easiest way to make these bigger would be to use a thicker yarn. Since these pups are all made with worsted yarn, I would suggest a bulky weight yarn and a G hook. This may seem like a small hook to use with bulky yarn, but you want your stitches to be really tight, so no stuffing shows through.

      Enjoy!

      Beth

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  91. Hi Beth,
    here is the Spanish translation http://hastaelmonyo.com/?p=1858
    I hope you'll like it.

    If you want to download the pdf Spanish pattern, clic over the image.

    Thanks again!!

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  92. thank you so much for your generosity... been a huge fan since seeing your spirit dolls years ago.. thank you again!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :-)

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  93. Thank you for all the lovely patterns, without sounding redundant. With so many people charging first just a few dollars for patterns. People have become ridiculous with their prices.

    Thanks again,
    Judith

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      Beth

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  94. I love your patterns so much! Thanks for sharing and making them free! :D
    I do have a question about the Cavalier's muzzle though. The first step says, " Ch3, three sc in second ch from hook, six sc in last ch, three sc on opposite side in same ch as first three sc." I can't figure out where you want me to put the six sc. It says "last ch" but I'm not really sure which ch is the "last ch."

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    1. Instead of 'last chain,' it could say 'next chain.' So, you work three sc in the second chain from the hook, then six sc in the next chain (which just happens to be the last chain of your beginning chain three).

      For the next stitches, you are going to work in your beginning chain three, but on the opposite side from where you have worked your first stitches. This way, you have sc stitches on BOTH sides of the beginning chain. This will give you an oblong shape for the muzzle of your puppy.

      Hope this helps.

      Beth

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    2. Thank you. That does help a lot. Although, it's probably just my yarn, I'm having a heck of a time finishing this row with all 12 needed stitches showing. They keep over-lapping no matter what I do. I guess I will just need to find a way to get by with only 10 or 11 stitches in that row, unless you have another suggestion?

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    3. Since this is just the muzzle part that you are making, being shy one stitch will probably not make a difference in the way it looks. Sometimes, the beginning single crochet of a round can be hard to see, or hard to work into. Sometimes, it just takes persistence until that 'ah ha!' moment arrives :-)

      Good luck!

      Beth

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  95. Love them. Thanks

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  96. Thank you for being so generous with your patterns. I haven't attempted making one of these adorable little crocheted pets but think it's time for me to take on the challenge....they're precious! Wish me luck. :)

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  97. Your patterns are just beautiful. They are all so precious!! I will have to try and make on of these cuties. Thank you for sharing your talent and being generous in sharing your pattern with us.

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  98. animeamigurumiloverMay 1, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Hi!I'm 12 and i absolutely love both dogs and crochet! I'm so glad i found this! I cant wait to try out the Labrador since i also have one but I think I'm going to change the color to whitish-gold since Labrador is like that. Just a thought. Do you have dogs and cats of your own?

    loving your crochet,
    Gokudera Hayato <3

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    1. Hi Gokudera! I think your color for the Labrador is great! We have four cats that we love dearly! Enjoy making your own puppy!

      Beth

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  99. I am so happy I came across these patterns! I work in an animal hospital (in Indiana, yay for Hoosiers!) and one of my co-workers had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that passed away a week ago. I wanted to do something special for her, and then I found your patterns! So cute!! It was my first time working a loop stitch and I have to say the effect is pretty neat. I'm really hoping this little puppy can bring her a bit of joy. :)

    Thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful patterns!

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    1. Gretchen, such a thoughtful gift for your co-worker. Nothing says love like handmade :-)

      Beth

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  100. Thank you so much for writing this. You are doing a great and good service for all who read this . Be proud of the love for him that you

    express.

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  101. those puppies, soo adorable. I have made 3 so far ( see them at my blog http://lilyarncreatures.blogspot.com/2013/03/puppies.html) and I am working on a purple wolf using your german shepard pattern for my friend(im a nerd). love your patterns!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words on the kitties and puppies :-)

      Beth

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  102. Hey Beth!

    So I just downloaded some of these to make for a friend who is have a baby I'm a couple months. (Her theme is puppies)

    I just had a few questions on the pattern. Sorry if they were already answered. In regards to the eye whites: is perle cotton the same as crochet cotton?

    Also as far as the embroidery and "eyebrows" (not sure what to call them) how do you tie of the ends since the head is already stuffed and closed.

    Thanks for your help!
    Tyna

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    1. Hi Tyna,

      Perle cotton is shinier than size 10 crochet cotton, but size 10 will work just as well. As for any embroidery that I do on stuffed crochet, I just bury the ends into the body of the work...they have never worked loose yet!

      Hope this helps,

      Beth

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  103. good patterns overall, the border collie needs some tweaking but wow this stuff is real good quality crochet:) thankyou

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  104. Thank you for making these! My best friend just lost her chocolate lab to cancer. And another friend just got a black lab. I have a yellow lab. So I've made all 3. I also have a golden retriever and . chow chow. Could you try to make those? I am no go at altering pattern myself. And as far as cats go I have an american bobtail if you could make one of those. Thank you. Feel free to email me anytime. At emmyd.93@gmail.com. if I put your name on the tag do you mind if I sell some products in my moms thrift shop?

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    1. Hi Emily,

      You certainly may sell items made from my patterns, and I do appreciate you asking, and puttng my name as designer on your hang tag.

      As for making a Sheltie, all I would do is take the Border Collie pattern and use a fuzzy yarn, like mohair or eyelash, to crochet the body and give the long fur look. You could do this to.

      For an American Bobtail, just use the cat pattern of your choice, and bob the tail! Not sure what I'd do to make a chow...but you might come up with something. You never know what you can do until you try, so try it :-)

      Beth

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  105. Also could you make a collie/ sheltie? My mom has had one for 10 yrs. Thank you love what you make

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  106. Hi Beth!
    These patterns are amazing and super cute - i would love to make a dog but in the appearance of a welsh springer spaniel, is there an easy way to adapt one of your existing patterns to this type?

    Thanks!

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  107. Oh my! These doggies are fabulous. I want to make them all!! Thank you so much! And the little girls are very cute too!!

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  108. Hi Beth. Love your patterns. I am unable to get the patterns for the dogs and kittens though. I get a message saying it is not a proper PDF file. Help please...

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    1. Hi Nikki...if you will send me your email address, I will send you the patterns.

      Beth (dollmaker46203 [at] gmail.com

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  109. Hi Beth, I sent you my email, but in case you didn't get it, I will send it again. Nkkhgg@gmail.com. Thanks again. Nikki

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  110. I was wondering if you would ever put up a pattern to make a dachshund?

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    1. I had not thought about it, but I may :-)

      Beth

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