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This basic dog sweater is beginner-friendly as long as you are familiar with the basic crochet stitches.
For a bit of a fancier dog sweater, check out this video tutorial of a dog sweater tutorial with a cable detail on the back.
I never thought I would be making my dogs crochet sweaters, but here I am! My two dogs are cockapoos and once full grown are between a small/medium sized breed.
Milo is 10 months and for the most part fully grown. I have a hard time even finding a harness for him because he is between sizes in most doggy wear.
I knew I wanted to make him a crochet dog sweater but I figured I would make one custom fit for him. I have found dog sweaters in stores but again, he is usually between sizes and I didn’t want one too small or too big for him.
This crochet dog sweater tutorial that I have typed up is just a basic crochet dog sweater. You can embellish it or spruce it up however you’d like.
This dog sweater is made by first crocheting the collar. The collar is ribbed and worked in rows before joining to create the collar of the sweater. Then it is working in rounds to fit the chest and legs then finish up in rows to make the back portion of the sweater.
I will show you step by step how to measure your dog and what stitches to use in order to get the perfect fit for your dog. There is only a couple of easy measurements to ensure the sweater will fit your dog correctly and you can try it on your dog after each step to ensure you are on the right track.
This isn’t an exact pattern, more of an explanation of how to make the dog sweater and I give examples where I can to help make sense of things. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have any!
I hope you find this tutorial helpful in making your puppers a crochet sweater! I would absolutely love if you shared with me your finished dog sweaters on your precious pup! Tag me on instagram @mariasbluecrayon or you can share with me in my facebook group Maria’s Yarn Friends.
Crochet Dog Sweater Tutorial
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors & Tapestry needle to finish off yarn ends
Dog that you are making the sweater for
Knowledge of basic stitches, working in the round and rows, and increasing is necessary to complete this project.
The beginning chains will not count as a stitch.
This tutorial is a lot of explanation and guiding you in order to crochet a sweater for your dog. I will include examples where applicable.
Since this tutorial is step by step and made to fit your pet, you can theoretically use any yarn you’d like along with the appropriate hook size.
This dog sweater is a pullover sweater, so your dog should be comfortable with things going over their head and then putting their paws through the sweater.
Gauge is not important in this tutorial because you will be fitting and measuring as you go. However, if you are a tight crocheter, you will want to make sure your stitches are loose enough for so fabric is stretchy and not tight.