Golden Boy the golden retriever dog by Sonja van der Wijk

Golden Boy the golden retriever dog

Crochet
February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
Flag of English English
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With this very detailed pattern, you can make a super-realistic and playful golden retriever or labrador in a day. This .pdf crochet pattern is written in standard American crochet terms.

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

Materials
For this crochet dog you’ll need worsted weight yarn (Lètt Lopi) and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You’ll need one main colour: straw (1418) and a tiny amount of sheep black (0052, or any kind of dark worsted weight yarn) for the nose. You also need a little bit of any colour you like for the harness, I’ve used fjord blue (1701), and a tiny bit of a darker colour to embroider the nails (1419). For the eyes I’ve used 8 mm animal 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.

Yarn
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.

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