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Make A Barking Groom Tuxedo And Top Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®, 1 ball each: Onyx (A), Diamond (B), Platinum (C) or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand® Bonbons®, 1 pkg.: Celebrate (D) or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size G-6 (4.25 mm)
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size H-8 (5 mm)
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Grey pearl beads, about 3/8" (10 mm) diameter (5)
  • 3-1/2" x 7" (9 x 18 cm) piece of cardboard
  • 12" (30.5 cm) of black elastic cord
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Masking tape

SIZES:
Small/Medium (Large)
Finished Chest About 18 (22)" (45.5 (56) cm)
Finished Length About 15-1/2 (20)" (39.5 (51) cm)
Finished Neck About 13-1/2 (16-1/2)" (34.5 (42) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

GAUGE:
16 sc + 17-1/2 rows = about 4" (10 cm), with larger hook.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
rev sc (reverse single crochet) Single crochet worked from left to right (right to left, if left-handed). Insert hook into next stitch to the right (left), under loop on hook, and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Tuxedo is worked in one piece beginning at tails.
Sleeves are worked directly onto the Tuxedo.
Bow Tie, Boutonniere, and other details are worked separately, then sewn to Tuxedo.
Top Hat is worked in one piece and stiffened with cardboard.

Yarn colors for D yarn
Red (E)
Sparkling Peach (F)

DIRECTIONS:



TUXEDO
First Tail
With larger hook and A, ch 3.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in first st, sc in last st – there will be 3 sc.
Rows 3-13 (17): Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across – you will have 14 (18) sc at the end of Row 13 (17).
Fasten off.

Second Tail
Make same as first tail, but do not fasten off.

Join Tails
Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across second tail; from WS, sc in each st across first tail – 28 (36) sts.
Increase Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st to last sc, 2 sc in last sc – 30 (38) sts.
Rep Increase Row 3 more times – 36 (44) sts.
Next 6 (12) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep Increase Row 18 (22) times – 72 (88) sts.
Next 4 (6) Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Shape Leg Openings
Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 (7) sts, ch 16 (20), skip next 16 (20) sts for leg opening, sc in next 28 (34) sts, ch 16 (20), skip next 16 (20) sts for leg opening, sc to end of row – 40 (48) sc and 2 ch-sps.

Shirt Front
Notes:
Before beginning the shirt front, wind B into 2 separate balls. Use a separate ball of yarn for each section of color, do not carry color across WS of piece.
To change yarn color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

Row 1 (RS): With B, ch 1, turn, with B, sc in first st; with A, sc in each st and ch to last st; with B, sc in last st.
Row 2: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts; with A, sc in each st to last 2 sts; with B, sc in last 2 sts.
Row 3 With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts; with A, sc in each st to last 3 sts; with B, sc in last 3 sts.
Row 4: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sts; with A, sc in each st to last 4 sts; with B, sc in last 4 sts.
Next 5 (7) Rows: Continue as established working 1 more st with B at the beg and end of each row. When these 5 (7) rows have been completed, you will have 9 (11) sts worked with B at each end of last row.
Next 5 (7) rows: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 (11) sts; with A, sc in each st to last 9 (11) sts; with B, sc in each of last 9 (11) sts.

Shape Collar
Cut A, continue with B only.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog; rep from * across – 63 (77) sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * across – 54 (66) sts.
Rows 5 and 6: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: Ch 1, do not turn, work rev sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Sleeves
From RS with larger hook, join A with a sl st anywhere along edge of one leg opening.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work sc spaced evenly around leg opening; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Cuff
From RS with larger hook, join B with a sl st in same st as joining of Rnd 16.
Rnds 17 and 18: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, work in rev sc around; join with sl st in beg ch-1.
Fasten off.

BUTTON TAB
With smaller hook and A, ch 10.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 sc.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Edging
Ch 1, do not turn, work sc evenly spaced around outside edge of Tab join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Place Tab on Tuxedo back, just above where tails join. With sewing needle and thread, sew a bead to each end of Tab, sewing through both thicknesses to sew Tab to Tuxedo.

BOW TIE
With larger hook and C, ch 20.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook (beg 2 ch does not count as hdc) and in each ch across.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, hdc in each st across.
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Tie
Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Fasten off.
Wrap Tie around center of Bow Tie.

BOUTONNIERE
Large Petals
With smaller hook and E, ch 16.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 15 sc.
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.
Tie a strand of E tightly around center of piece to make 2 petals.

Small Petals
With smaller hook and F, ch 14.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 13 sc.
Rows 2-8: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.
Tie a length of F tightly around center of piece to make 2 petals.
Place small petals on top of large petals. With sewing needle and thread, sew a bead through the center of the stacked petals to attach the bead and sew the petals tog.

TOP HAT
With smaller hook and A, beg at top of hat, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rep Rnd 4 until piece measures 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) across.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Sides
Rnds 1-4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – there will be 20 sc at the end of Rnd 4.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rep Rnd 5 until sides measure 3 in. (7.5 cm) from top of Hat.

Brim
Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 40 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 50 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sc.
Fasten off.

Hat Band
With smaller hook and B, ch 20.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Fasten off.

Bow
With smaller hook and C, ch 5.
Row 1 (RS): (3 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, (sl st, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next ch.
Fasten off.
Tie a strand of B around center of Bow, then tie Bow to Hat Band.
Wrap Hat Band around Hat and, with sewing needle and thread, sew to Hat.

FINISHING
Tuxedo
Sew edges tog at center front of Tuxedo.
With larger hook and B, work 2 rows of surface sc, one on each side of front seam of shirt front, as follows.
1. Make a slip knot, but do not place it on hook.
2. Insert hook from RS to WS through crochet fabric at lower end of front seam.
3. Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).
4. *Insert hook from RS to WS through fabric a short distance above last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through fabric, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook (surface sc made); rep from * inserting hook, as desired, to create surface pattern.
5. Fasten off.
Note: To end a section of surface sc, remove hook from loop and take hook to WS. Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS. Cut yarn. Draw yarn tail through final loop and pull tight.

Edging
From RS, with larger hook, join A with a sl st anywhere along outside edge of Tuxedo.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around outside edge of Tuxedo; join with sl st in beg sc.
Fasten off.

Cummerbund
From RS with smaller hook, join C with a sl st at beg of lower front curve (on underbody of Tuxedo).
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 36 (44) sc evenly spaced across lower front curve, sl st in side edge of Tuxedo.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 (8) sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, dc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 8 (10) sts, sc in next 6 (8) sts, sl st in side edge of Tuxedo.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, sl st in side edge of Tuxedo.
Fasten off.

Sew Boutonniere to Tuxedo near one edge of shirt front. Sew Bow Tie to center front of neck. Sew 2 beads at center front of Tuxedo, below shirt front, for buttons.
Roll cardboard into a cylinder and slip into Hat to determine how much the ends of the cylinder should overlap. Remove cylinder from Hat and tape overlap together. With tip of sharp scissors, punch a hole in each side of lower edge of cardboard for elastic. Tie one end of elastic to one of the punched holes. Place the cylinder on your dog to determine how long to cut elastic – this should be a comfortable length to go under the dog’s chin.
When you’ve determined the correct length, tie other end of elastic to other punched hole and slip the cylinder back into the Hat
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg = begin(ning)(s)
ch = chain
ch-sp(s) = chain space(s) previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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