WZT1015 Draught Excluder or Toy Dachshund Dog
Vintage Knitting Pattern EMAILED PDF T1015

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KNITTING: A great pattern for the classic doggie draught excluder; dachshund shape. A low tech way of keeping warmer by using a squidgy roll of knitting to block out under doorway draughts; extra “green” too, as it uses recycled filling.

He is knitted in easy shapes, with a chart outline to check against.

The poor thing does look a little wistful –maybe he feels as though he should be a toy! So make sure he is admired by all visitors LOL. However this pattern makes a nice toy if you shorten the body a little.

Even if he is made a draught excluder toy filling for the head will give a better shape; and maybe easier to get the legs in a proper flattish profile. Other than that you can go eco on the body filling; a once common filling was “old tights” (pantyhose)-  ie your damaged , WASHED panty hose!!! chopped into small bits. This actually gives a good hefty weight  to a draft excluder-it is too dense a filling for a toys , so use inert toy pellets if you want that heavier “bean bag” heft without recycling tights and or old clothes.