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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mr Pickles' Costume

Last month my niece called me and told me my sister, (her Mom), had just gotten a new dog from a co-worker. A chihuahua named Mr. Pickles.

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).

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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.

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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!


  • Mr. Pickles LOVES his sweater! He would wear all day even in the house if we let him! He is always looking for a blanket to crawl under! Better yet if it has a lap to snuggle into as well!
    Thanks so much for the cool cucumber duds!

    By Blogger CC, at 4:08 PM  

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