Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Shopping

Please shop "Made in the USA" this Christmas Season


Monday, November 5, 2012

Rainbow Crochet Dog Sweater

 Easy and Fun 
Crochet Dog Sweater

 To Order Pattern visit

Copper Llama Studio at Craftsy


 Use up all the left over yarn in your stash.
Whip up a matching sweater for your dog and some Ear Warmers for you.
Photo shows Ear Warmers design if you only use 2 colors and Dog coat shows off the rainbow.
Dog Coat sizes include 12 to 20 inch chest
written pattern includes photo instructions
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Stitches Used: Single crochet, double crochet
Your will need at least TWO colors of Worsted Weight Yarn
Color A is your back ground color. I used Black
Color B is your center color, use bright colors. I used several colors, switching colors on each Row 2.
Size G crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Dog Sweater Sizes:
Small - 12 - 14 inch chest
Medium – 15 - 17 inch chest
Large - 18 – 20 inch chest



Basic Skills Necessary:

  • single crochet, double crochet

Pattern Description:

Need a project that uses up all your left overs?
Have a dog that needs a new coat?
Here you go.
Easy Pattern
Sizes include 12 to 20 inch chest


9 rows = 4 inches
15 dc's = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small, medium and large up to 20 inch chest


  • Size G Hook and all your left over yarns

You Will Also Need:

  • one or more doggies

Suggested yarn:

7 ounces of Worsted weight

I do not have a problem with anyone selling finished items from my original Patterns
Please do not sell, copy or distribute my patterns.
Thank you so much !

Measure widest part of chest to see if this pattern will fit your:
Chihuahua, Chi, Dachshund, Doxie, Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Boston Terrier, Chinese Crested, Cairn Terrier, Terrier, French Bulldog, Havanese, Jack Russell Terrier, Kyi-Leo, Maltese, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese,Pug, Rat Terrier, Miniature Poodle, Pomeranian, Scottish Terrier, Silky Terrier, Shih Tzu

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Make your Holiday Gifts with Yarn Made in the USA

 I want to make my gifts this Holiday Season that are really

 "Made in the USA"

I have always enjoyed hand making Holiday Gifts and since I also design Knit and Crochet Patterns, I began a search for Yarns that are Made in the USA.

I am not affilated with any of these companies, I just wanted a list of yarns to purchase this year that are Made in the USA and so I can keep my money in AMERICA this Holiday Season.

Please think about making your Holidays a "Made in the USA" goal.  The more products we purchase that are really "Made in the USA" provide more jobs for all of us and keep your hard earned money in America.

Easy to Find Yarns that are budget friendly too:

Red Heart Yarns

 "Did you know Super Saver and many of your favorite Red Heart yarns areMade in USA made in the USA at our own mills in Albany, and Douglas, GA? Our mills are equipped with state of the art technology, are environmentally friendly and staffed with well trained, experienced and dedicated employees. "   

Lion Brand Yarns

About Yarn: Which of your yarns are made in the USA?

"Some of our most popular yarns are made in the US. Yarns made in America include the following:"

Don't forget about all the wonderful Spinners in America that spin great yarns from fiber animals that are raised in the USA.
There are several great shops online that produce wonderful hand spun yarns from all kinds of fibers, not just wool.  Alpaca, Llama, Cashmere and more are available right here in the USA.
Check to see if there is a fiber mill in your area, they usually always have a great selection of yarns. Also, check out weaving, knitting and crochet clubs for available yarns in your area.

Do you have a favorite yarn that is "Made in the USA" ?
Please comment below with your picks.


Plus Size Crochet Patterns

 I have been working on more Plus Size Knit and Crochet Clothing.  I found it very difficult to find beautiful patterns that fit and have simply row repeats when your a Plus Size. 
I have been designing patterns for 12 years now, mostly small items and childrens wear, and now I have a few Plus Size Shrug Patterns and Plus Size Sweater Patterns available.

I offer Crochet Plus Size Patterns that fit sizes Large to 6X

You can view them all on

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