From the authors workbench
The differences between loom knit dogs and cats? Ears, eyes, tail, and snout. I showed you Honey, a cat model for my current work in progress last week. This week I worked on Mac. But this model is actually too small. Mac is a chocolate lab, which is a big breed. This model looks more like my Chihuahua Schipperke mix, Katie.
Here's how to make a doggie on a 12 peg loom. You will need a small amount of yarn plus a length to make the collar, a cotton ball, loom hook, yarn needle, and fabric paint for the eyes.
Double e-wrap all the pegs. Knit off 1st round, flat stitch knit around. 2 rounds done. Purl around. This makes your base. Knit 7 rounds in the flat knit stitch (laying your yarn above the loop on the peg and lifting the loop off over the yarn.).
For round 8, knit 2, knit 2, turn, knit 2, turn, knit 2, lift last two loops off their pegs, place round 8 loops on the pegs, place the top loops back on. knit off the bottom loops. Knit 8 stitches. Knit 3 more rounds in flat knit stitch.
Round 12. Knit 1 stitch, turn, knit last 2 stitches 6 times. knit two stitches off. This is ear 1. Attach your yarn, knit next 4 stitches off. Knit 2 stitches, turn, knit last 2 stitches 6 times, knit off. This is ear 2. Attach your yarn again, knit off last 4 stitches.
Turn your piece inside out. Sew top of head closed. Weave in all threads. Be sure to use one thread to round the snout. Turn piece back out. Smooth piece. stuff lightly with a cotton ball. Pull bottom closed. Weave in bottom thread. Cast on 1 peg, knit 6 Stitches, knit off. Sew tail to back of body. You can crochet around the base to make it tidier, if you wish.
Tie collar below snout. Use fabric paint to make eyes.
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