Poodle Soap Cover



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/07/your-boudoir-needs-poodles-too.html

MATERIALS:

This novelty item for boudoirs can be quickly crocheted to fit a bath size cake of oval shaped soap from 1 (2 oz.) ball Patons Canadiana Knitting Worsted or Patons Carefree Canadiana and one No. F Plastic Crochet Hook (American Gauge). 2 Buttons. Length of Ribbon.

You must use exact yarns specified in order to be sure of satisfactory results.

BODY: Ch. 10 sts. (1 d.c., Ch. 1) 3 times in 4th Ch. from hook. 1 d.c. in next 5 Ch.  (Ch. 1, 1 d.c.) 6 time sin last Ch. Ch. 1. Working along other side of Ch. work 1 d. c. in next 5 Ch. (Ch. 1, 1 d.c.) 3 times in last Ch. Ch. 1. Join with s.s. in space between Ch. and 1st d.c. Ch. 4.

1st round: 1 d.c. in same space. Ch. 1. (1 d.c., Ch. 1, 1 d.c.) in next space. 1 d.c. in next 8 spaces. (1 d.c., Ch. 1) twice in next 2 spaces. (1 d.c., Ch. 1, 1 d.c.) in next space. 1 d.c. in next 9 spaces. (1 d.c., Ch. 1, 1 d.c.) in next space. Ch. 1. Join with s.s. Ch. 3. This piece should be about 3 1/4 ins. long and 1 1/4 ins. wide.

2nd and 3rd rounds: 1 d.c. in each space of previous round. Join with s.s. Ch. 3.

4th round: 1 d.c. in next space. Ch. 1. * Miss one space. 1 d.c. in next 2 spaces. Repeat from * to last space. Miss one space. Join with s.s. Ch. 3.

5th and 6th rounds: As 2nd and 3rd rounds, omitting Ch. 3 at end of 6th round. Fasten off, leaving an end about 9 ins. long. Insert soap and sew up opening.

Note:– For removable cover, sew opening with narrow elastic.

HEAD: Beginning at top, Ch. 5. Join with s.s. to form ring. Ch 3.

1st round: 6 d.c. in ring. Join with s.s. in top of Ch.2. Ch.1.

2nd round: 1 s.c. in each d.c. of previous round. Join with s.s. Repeat 2nd round 7 times more. Fasten off, leaving an end about 12 ins. long. Stuff head with cotton or yarn and sew to curved end of first row of body. Tie ribbon around neck.

EARS: Ch. 4. 1 s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and in next 2 Ch. Ch. 1. Turn.

Next row: 1 s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn. Repeat this row 3 times more. Fasten off, leaving an end about 9 ins. long.

Make other ear to correspond. Sew to each side of first row of s.c. at top of head. For fringe, cut 8 strands of yarn 1 inch long and knot 2 strands through each st. along lower edge. Trim fringes evenly.

NOSE: Ch. 3. 1 s.c. in 2nd and 3rd Ch. Ch. 1. Turn.

Next row: 1 s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Ch. 1. Turn.  Repeat this row 4 times more. Fasten off, leaving an end about 9 ins. long. Fold piece in half and sew to head about 1 ins. from lower edge. Embroider contrasting colour over other end to accent tip of nose. Sew in position for whiskers.

Sew on buttons for eyes.

TAIL: Ch. 6. 1 s.c. in 2nd Ch. from hook and in next 4 Ch. Ch. 1. Turn.

Next row: 1 s.c. in each s.c. of previous row. Repeat this row 4 times more. Fasten off, leaving an end about 9 ins. long. Fold in half lengthwise and sew edges together. Sew to curved end of body.

POMPONS:

Large size – Wind wool over 4 fingers 75 times.
Medium size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 60 times.
Small size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 50 times.
Smallest size – Wind wool over 3 fingers 40 times.

HEAD: Make 1 Medium Size.

TAIL: Make 1 Small Size.

FEET: Make 4 Medium Size.

Sew pompons in position as illustrated.




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