Finnly the Border Collie by Sonja van der Wijk

Finnly the Border Collie

October 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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With this very detailed pattern, you can make a mini Border collie dog. This .pdf crochet pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.

This is a moderate pattern to crochet. Most parts work up pretty easily, but the reversed loop stitches for the head, chest and tail take some extra effort.

If you use the recommended yarn, your dog will be 5.1 inch /13 cm high.

For this crochet dog you’ll need worsted weight Lètt Lopi yarn and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need two colours of yarn: white, Lètt Lopi 0051 (1/6 of a 100-yard skein) and black, Lètt Lopi 0059 (1/5). For the eyes I’ve used 8 mm animal safety eyes. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads). A pipe-cleaner to make the tail bendable is optional.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal, with instruction images next to the text and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by experienced crocheters before publishing.

Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.