The way that I've written the hot dog dog pattern means that you can knit it bigger or smaller by changing the yarn. With most of my patterns I try to include all of the rows, instead of measurements, as this makes them easy to scale up and down!
The original hot dog dog was knitted in DK yarn (Stylecraft - Special DK). You can use any DK yarn with the same tension (22 stitches x 30 rows), and the finished hot dog dog should end up out being about 26cm long x 14cm wide x 8cm high (10 1/4in x 5 1/2in x 3in)
SIZING IT UP: CHUNKY
Zoe knitted her hot dog dog in chunky yarn and this increased the size to 43cm long x 24cm wide x 15cm high (17in x 9 1/2in x 6in). She used 1x ball of each shade in Stylecraft Special Chunky.
To make a chunky hot dog dog you'll need:
- Stylecraft - Special Chunky yarn (this is the same yarn used in Project 2). This yarn is made of acrylic (100%) and has 144m per 100g. The tension is 14 stitches x 20 rows on 6mm needles. You'll need: 1x ball in Dark brown shade, 1x ball in Camel, 1x in Cream and 1x ball in Mustard.
- KNITTING NEEDLES: 6mm (US 10) knitting needles
- ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 100g toy stuffing, 2x 12mm toy eyes and washers and 1x 15mm toy eye and washers
SIZING IT UP: SUPER CHUNKY
To make a huge hot dog dog like Simon try knitting it in super chunky. Simon used Rico Creative Twist (this is the same yarn used in Project 6). The finished size is 80cm long x 44cm wide x 20cm high (32in x 18in x 8in).
To make a super chunky hot dog dog you'll need:
- Rico - Creative Twist super chunky yarn (the same yarn used in Project 6). The yarn is made of acrylic (80%) and alpaca (20%) and has 75m (82 yds) per 100g. The tension is 9 stitches x 12 rows = 10cm (4in) on 10mm needles. You'll need: 2x ball in Dark brown shade, 1x ball in Camel, 1x ball in Cream and 1x ball in Mustard.
- KNITTING NEEDLES: 10mm (US 15) knitting needles
- ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 200g toy stuffing, 2x 20mm toy eyes and washers, 1x 24mm toy eye and washers
SIZING IT DOWN: 4PLY OR SMALLER
If you'd like to make a tiny hot dog dog you could try knitting with 4ply yarn using the recommended needle size on the ball band. You'll need one ball of yarn each colour. Instead of using toy eyes, you'll need some black yarn to embroider the eyes and nose.