Dog Pontu/Pete CAL by Liisa Oks

Dog Pontu/Pete CAL

by Liisa Oks
Crochet
Aran (8 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
219 - 230 yards (200 - 210 m)
1 size, about 22 cm
US
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Pontu is a friendly and energetic dog, who has awesome big ears, soft paws and sparkly eyes.
Information:
Materials needed: I used 1 full skein of DROPS Nepal in 300 Beige for color A, 1 full skein of DROPS Nepal in Goldenrod for color B and about half a skein of DROPS Lima in 8112 Ice Blue for color C. It is suggested to use a lighter yarn for color C, though you can make a cute dog without this alternation too. A lighter yarn enables more drape and softness for the ears. In addition, for the dog’s eyes, I used a scrap of black yarn.
Height: 22 cm
Hook: I used 2.5 mm, but as I’ve mentioned in my previous patterns, I use this hook for basically everything, as I can adjust my own crocheting tension. For best results, choose a hook that is at least 1 size smaller than recommended on the yarn band.
Eyes and nose: The eyes are crocheted and nose embroidered. You can also use safety eyes and with worsted weight yarn, I’d use 12-15mm safety eyes depending on your choice. Same goes for the nose – you can also buy safety noses, but I just used embroidery thread.
Extras: If you wish, you can create rosy cheeks with either a red pencil, crayon or a red soft pastel. Real blush is also an opinion. For permanent results, people have used a permanent marker – but I haven’t ever tried it and therefore cannot give any advice. Some eco shops might also sell natural wax-based blush for more environment-friendly and kid-friendly solutions.
All the usual copyright conditions apply fully, you may not distribute, sell or share this pattern without my written permission, but you can sell the finished items. It is optional, but please, add a note that I (Liisa Oks) am the designer. I would appreciate it!
If you need any help with the pattern, either ask in my Ravelry group or Facebook group (Rav: „Kirju kui Liblikas designs and CALs“ and FB: „Amigurumi MCAL 2016 by Kirju kui Liblikas – salajane koosheegeldamine 2016“) or message me in Ravelry – I will be happy to help. If you wish, please share your creations in the groups mentioned – it is fun to see others’ work.

Dates:
1st clue: 23rd Jan 2018 - it’s out!
2nd clue: 30th Jan 2018 - it’s out!
3rd clue: 6th Jan 2018 - it’s out!