Mr Pickles' Costume
Well, between her and my other niece's giggling, I managed to understand the true reason for her call.
She wanted me to crochet a pickle costume for Mr. Pickles.
(She'd been looking everywhere for a dog pickle costume but couldn't find one anywhere.) She also wanted his name on the costume.
So, without a clue as to the size of this dog, I jumped into this project whole-heartedly.
(A dog named Mr. Pickles MUST have a pickle costume!)
I finished it and sent it off last week.
I got some photos of the dog from my sister the other day.
(Please click on the photos to enlarge them).
Here he is in all his glory. (He looks like the Green Giant's Little Green Sprout. LOL!)
I used Simply Soft yarn in dark green.
I graphed the words "Mr.Pickles" at this Celtic Cross Stitch site with a free graph generator.
Then I tunisian crocheted the Mr Pickles graph with a J-size cabled hook.
Here's the back and the underside. See the seem on the underside? That's where I joined the costume by whip-stitching it there.
I then had to make two leg holes by single crocheting with a regular J hook. I had to guess as to the size and just hoped it would fit.
I also made a spiffy vine hat using a green pipecleaner/chenille stem.
Oh, I forgot to mention, I cut green felt circles out and sewed them all over the costume too.
I don't think Mr Pickles will be trick-or-treating this year but maybe he can help answer their door and pass out treats!