Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" SOCK & SWEATER YARN
2 ozs. Lt. Gray will make 1 Large Poodle
1 oz. will make 2 Small Poodles
"STAR" SIX STRAND EMBROIDERY COTTON, Article 50.
Steel crochet hook No. 6
1—25 inch length of heavy Wire
1—18 inch length of heavy Wire
2—10 inch lengths of heavy Wire
Gray crepe paper for large Poodle
3 pipe cleaners for small Poodle
2 yds. of fine Wire
LARGE POODLE—Bend heavy wire as illustrated below—figures 1-2-3-4-5 and twist fine wire tightly where top of legs and body meet illustration No. 6.
Cut Gray crepe paper in one inch bias strips. Wrap around each leg until they are one inch in circumference. Wrap head, then neck until it is 2 inches in circumference and body until it is 3 inches in circumference.
FEET—With Black "Star" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join or turn this or following rounds. Place a marker at beginning of each round.
Next 4 Rounds—1 s c in each s c, join last round, cut thread leaving a length for sewing. Place a foot on each leg and sew to leg.
NOSE AND HEAD SECTIONS—With Black ch 4, d c in 4th st from hook, 8 d c in same space, join but do not turn.
2nd Round—Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 9 sts, join, cut thread.
3rd Round—Attach Gray, ch 3, 1 d c in each st, join.
4th Round—Ch 3, d c in next d c, * 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, join.
Next 2 Rounds—Working in d c, increase 7 sts evenly spaced, ch 3 at end of last round and turn.
Next 3 Rows—1 d c in each st, ch 3 to turn all rows, cut yarn leaving a length. If necessary place a little cotton in nose. Place section on head having opening at neck edge. Sew last row together.
With Gray wind entire body tightly, keeping yarn very close together and leaving about ¼ inch of each foot free.
SMALL POMPONS FOR HEAD—Wind Gray over a 1 inch cardboard 100 times, tie one end using 3 strands of yarn, cut opposite end and comb (all pompons are worked in same manner). Work 2 more pompons in same manner. Place one on each side of head and sew in position through crepe paper, tie ends together.
EARS—Wind Gray over an 8 inch cardboard 18 times, cut both ends and tie one end. Divide in 3 sections and braid loosely. Tie other end, trim and comb ends. Place on top of head and sew at center.
LARGE POMPON FOR HEAD—Wind Gray 180 times over a 1¾ inch cardboard. Sew to top of head on top of braided ears. Sew remaining small pompons at back of neck below large pompons.
POMPONS FOR LOWER END OF NECK AND FRONT LEGS —Wind Gray 150 times over a 1½ inch cardboard. Make 3 more pompons in same manner. Make 2 more pompons (100 times over a one inch cardboard). Tie one large pompon where neck joins body and another on front of neck. Tie a small pompon on each side between these, a little lower down. Tie a large pompon where each leg joins body section. Make 4 pompons (60 times over a ⅝ inch cardboard). Tie 2 on each leg about I inch from foot.
Make 3 pompons (150 times over a 1½ inch cardboard). Tie one on each hind leg where leg meets body and tie one on body for tail. Make 4 pompons (60 times over ⅝ inch cardboard). Tie 2 on each leg about 1 inch from foot. Trim and shape poodle as illustrated. With Black embroider eyes as illustrated. Tie with bows if desired.
SMALL POODLE—Join 2 pipe cleaners together and bend as illustrated, figure No. 7. Bend another pipe cleaner figure No. 8. Twist fine wire tightly where top of legs and body meet figure No. 9.
With Gray wind entire body very tightly. Starting at top of leg and working downward to about 1/16 inch from end, then wind upward. Wind Gray 9 times over center part of body and 5 times over neck. Wind enough Gray over head to cover entire section. With Black "Star" Six Strand Embroidery Cotton, embroider nose and eyes in Satin Stitch.
SMALL POMPONS FOR HEAD—Wind Gray 40 times over a ⅜ inch cardboard. Sew to one side of head. Work 2 more pompons in same manner. Sew one on opposite side of head and the other at back of head.
EARS—Cut 6 strands of yarn 6 inches long. Divide in 3 sections and braid loosely. Tie each end, trim and comb ends. Place on top of head and sew at center.
LARGE POMPON FOR HEAD—Wind Gray 80 times over a ½ inch cardboard. Sew to top of head on top of braided ears.
POMPONS FOR FRONT LEGS—Wind Gray 40 times over a ⅜ inch cardboard. Tie Pompon to top of leg where leg meets body. Make 3 more pompons in same manner. Tie one to other leg and tie remaining pompons to top of body at lower end of neck at joinings.
HIND LEGS—Wind Gray 40 times over a ⅜ inch cardboard. Tie to top of legs where leg meets body. Make one more pompon in same manner. Sew to top of opposite leg.
TAIL—Wind Gray 80 times over a ½ inch cardboard. Tie to body.
POMPONS FOR LOWER PART OF LEGS—Wind Gray 20 times over a ¼ inch cardboard. Tie to front of leg about ½ inch from end. Make another pompon in same manner, tie in back of leg. Finish other legs in same manner. Trim and shape poodle as illustrated. Tie with bows if desired.
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