Dog Days Are Over

The Name

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

This is my last dog song, so I may stop making pet pads until 2019.

The Pet Pads

The sizes vary, but all approximate at about twelve inches, squared. They are constructed in single crochet and comprised of yarn scraps of different weights.

The Yarns

Scrap yarns randomly, – more or less, trying to match weights – pulled from one of my scrap yarn containers. I started this with the left over yarns from my previous pet pad work with the afghan squares I was charged with at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild.

Dog Days Are Over
Reverse Side

I Want A Dog

The Name

I Want A Dog by Pet Shop Boys

Mojo told me I had to crochet for animal charity today.

The Pads

Dimensions (Small): 15 x 16 inches
Dimensions (Big): 14 x 18 inches

My animal charity choice: Hope For Paws. However, I had no idea what size to make. A call to Hope For Paws only sealed conformity as the business norm: no one to answer the phone, the voice mail message are way too long with a multitude of instructions, etc.

The Yarn

Unknown baby yarns donated to me by CSNanaCat.

Designer Notes

Both pads were crocheted in-the-round, in single crochet. The yarn is triple-stranded and I used an M hook.

The center-out design leaves too much room for positive ease, causing mis-shaping of the rectangle over time. Next time, I will work in rows for a firmer fabric. Still, I’ll have that curling crap to contend with…grrr!

I am a big fan of the color blends that occurred with the triple stranding.

I Want A Dog