I liked the sweater so much that it inspired me to make a crochet version for my guinea pig Wednesday. In my first attempt the neck came out too large and the body was too small and I had a difficult time getting her arms in the holes. I made her a sweater shirt in red.
I decided to modify the pattern and make it open in the back with buttons. I made two versions of the same pattern, one in double crochet and the other in single crochet stitches. I ended up going with the double crochet stitch. In order to make the sweater shirt less plain, I added sleeves and a collar.
I used Deborah Norville Serenity Collection sock yarn and a D3/3.25 mm hook.
NOTE: This pattern has not been tested. Please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own.
Rnd 1: Ch 16
Rnd 2: *hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st to the end, ch 1, turn* (15)
Rnd 3-14: Repeat Rnd 2 (15)
Rnd 15: hdc in next 5 sts, ch 6, sk 5 sts, hdc in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn (15) (make sure you have 15 sts. You may need to sk 1 st)
Rnd 16: *hdc in each st to the end, ch 1, turn* (15)
Rnd 17-31: Repeat Rnd 16 (15)
Rnd 32: hdc in next 5 sts, ch 6, sk 5 sts, hdc in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn (15) (make sure you have 15 sts. You may need to sk 1 st)
Rnd 33-44: hdc in each st, ch 1, turn (15)
Rnd 45: sc in each st, ch 1, turn (15)
Rnd 46: sc in next 3 sts, ch 5, sk next st, sc in next 7 sts, ch 5, sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts. Fasten off. Sew in ends
Sleeves (make 2)
Make sure button holes are on top
Rnd 1: Join with sl st in empty arm hole, ch 2, 4 dc in same stitch, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, and sc in next. Fasten off. Sew in ends.
Join at top end of collar with a sl st
Rnd 1: *ch 2, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across*
Rnd 2: Repeat Rnd 1.
Notes: Fold collar and stitch down. Attach buttons. Dress your guinea pig.