Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pampered Pooch - Pay it Forward Gift #3.1

One guess who this one is for - yes the young lady who did not quite get the "one gift per person" rule of pay it forward Handmade.  AKA my oldest daughter who asked for a jumper for her puppy, a matching hat AND a lace collar for herself. LOL 

So after much scouring the internet and puppy fashion books, I finally ended up just winging it and making up my own pattern. (ok I was a little impatient and wanted to make something straight away, I still plan on making one from the internet but am going to have to tweak the pattern to get it to fit). 

Charlotte is a Chihuahua and although she is quite small she is still growing rapidly so I was a bit dubious about sizing etc. Anyways, I came up with this little coat, and could not resist sprucing it up with a bit of garden flair. I called it the orange blossom puppy coat and it is made with Basics pure wool in orange and a little yellow and green (Bendigo Wool)  for the flower. 

Note, that I did not add ribbing around the leg holes. The reason for this is that our dear departed Chihuahua/Australian Terrier cross used to only like to wear coats knitted this way. The ribbed ones used to drive her nuts and she would rip off her jumpers. So I always made them like this. 

I will have to take a picture of Charlotte in her new coat when she comes to visit. Fingers crossed that it will fit her. 

Hope you are having a Happy Weekend.

Hugs and smoochies xoxo


  1. I love that orange, honey color. You are so clever. :)

  2. Karisma... I HAVE to see a picture of that coat on the is really sweet.. You should publish the pattern! :)x

  3. Oh boy! It'll be so delightful to see the wo-wo in its new outfit. I always smile at doggie sweaters. We just love our kids to bits, yeah?

  4. Thank you ladies! I will be sure to take a picture and yes we do love our kids to bits. I need to make one for my dog too but she is a big fatty so it will take a bit longer. LOL

  5. It is really pretty, and the colour is amazing. I love the crochet flower decoration too.
    Charlotte will look sweet in this, can't wait to see a photo of her :)