Refer to Pattern Notes to customize measurements.
Row 1 (RS): With thyme, ch 19 [ 23, 27, 37], sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across, turn. ( 18 [ 22, 26, 36] sc) Rows 2–5: Ch 1, sc in each st across for 4 more rows. Do not turn. ( Inc): Ch 36. ( Refer to Pattern Customizing Notes to modify the width.) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, hdc in each sc to end, turn. ( 52 [ 60, 68, 90] hdc) Next Row: Ch 2 ( see Pattern Notes), hdc across, turn. Rep last row until piece measures 5 [ 7, 8, 12] inches from beg, or length desired. Fasten off.
Fold fabric in half lengthwise, matching side edges. Place marker in top center st. With
RS facing, join ( see Pattern Notes) yarn 2 [ 3, 4, 7] sts before the marker, sc across to 2 [ 3, 4, 7] sts beyond the marked st, turn. ( 5 [ 7, 9, 15] sc) Continue in sc rows until Bib measures 31/2 [ 41/2, 51/2, 7] inches, or length desired. Fasten off.
Lower Left Hip With WS facing and lower edge of work at top, join yarn in the first back lp (see Stitch Guide) of the beg ch on the upper right side. Row 1: Ch 1. Sc into the back lps of the beg ch for 18 [ 22, 26, 36] sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.
Loop Buttonhole Placement
X-Small & Small Only: With RS facing, determine the center on the left selvage and place marker for center buttonhole. Place 2 more markers above and below, equidistant from center marker. Medium & Large Only: With RS facing, place markers on the left side selvage as follows: 11/2, 31/2, 51/2 and 71/2 inches from top. ( If you have customized the length of the Body, adjust buttonhole placement as desired.) Trim & Loop Buttonholes ( Refer to Pattern Customizing Notes for working buttonhole lps if working a 2nd rnd of trim.) With RS facing, Bib at bottom, and using buff fleck and size G hook, join yarn in the upper right corner. Sc around edges, placing sts in the back lps of the foundation ch, evenly along selvages, and placing 3 sc in each corner, until you reach the first marker. * Sc in marked st and 2 sts beyond, turn, ch 5, sl st in the 2nd st before marker, turn, ch 1, 5 sc into ch- 5 sp, sl st in first st of beg ch, sc to next marker, rep from * until all buttonholes are created. Continue in sc as indicated to beg of trim, join in beg sc. Fasten off.
Place Buttons Bib For X-Small & Small Only: Sew a button on the top center of the Bib.
For Medium & Large Only: Sew a button at each top corner of the Bib.
Fold fabric so that the side edges meet and using buttonholes as guide, sew buttons on edge of the fabric ( the closure will be flush rather than overlap). Sew a button at the top of both the left and right sides ( shoulders), 1– 11/2 inches from the edges. These will attach to the cowl at the base of the dog’s neck.
Refer to Pattern Customizing Notes. Row 1: Using thyme and the smaller hook, ch 13 [ 15, 19, 25], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. ( 12 [ 14, 18, 24] sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lps across, turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 71/2 [ 9, 11, 14] inches. Ch 1, seam tog by folding fabric so that the edges meet and inserting hook through both thicknesses ( the back lps of both the sc and foundation ch), sl st across. Do not fasten off.
Buttonhole Placement Bib
X-Small & Small Only: Ch 5. Sl st into the top st of the next rib, turn, ch 1, 5 sc into ch- 5 sp, sl st in first ch. Fasten off.
Medium & Large Only: Work the first buttonhole as for the smaller sizes. Using the body piece to determine the placement of the 2nd buttonhole, place a marker on top of the ribbing opposite the unused button. Join yarn to the right of the marked st. Ch 5, sl st into the top of the next rib. Turn, ch 1, 5 sc into ch- 5 sp, sl st in first ch. Fasten off.
Shoulder Buttonhole Placement Attach the Cowl to the Bib, and using the Body piece to determine the position of the buttonholes, place markers on the Cowl. * Join yarn in the top of the rib to the right of the marker, ch 5, sl st into the next rib ( with marker at center, turn, ch 1, 5 sc into ch- 5 sp, sl st in first ch. Fasten off. Rep from * for the 2nd shoulder buttonhole. Weave in all ends. C!