30 x 40 Inches
Materials: COTTON RUG YABN, 23 balls each of Cream and Blue . . . Rug Hook, Size G . . . 1/4 yard each of red and black felt.
(before you begin, see note about materials)
Starting at one side, with double strand of Cream make a chain 30 inches long.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, until row measures 24 inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat 2nd row until piece measures 34 inches. Break off.
BORDER … 1st rnd: With single strand of Blue, work a row of sc all around outer edges, making 3 sc in each corner.
Hereafter pick up only the back loop of each sc throughout.
2nd rnd: Sc in each sc around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group at corners.
Repeat 2nd rnd 8 more times. SI st in next st. Break off.
LOOPS . . . With a single strand of Blue, attach yarn to first free loop of first rnd of Border, * ch 5, sc in same loop, ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, until Border is completely covered with loops. Line Border on wrong side with unbleached cotton to keep it flat.
Cut 8 animals according to diagram and sew in place as in illustration.
Cut 4 strips of red, 3/8 inch wide, for leashes in varying length, and sew to 4 animals (see illustration).
Sew on a small white button for each eye.