Find the free crochet dog sweater pattern down below. This pattern comes in sizes XS – XL. Be sure to view the fitting guide to ensure you are getting the best fit for your dog!
- Purchase the ad-free PDF download/printable on Ravelry or Etsy. PDF includes a custom fit tutorial.
- PIN it to your boards for later.
- View the dog sweater pattern below on my blog.
What Size Should I Make?
Below you will find a size chart to help you choose the size sweater you need to crochet for your pet.
There is a chart that gives you measurements of the dog for each size as well as a chart that tells you the dimensions of the actual sweater.
Please be sure to measure your dog before beginning the project. Once you have determined the size needed, you will need to make a gauge swatch to ensure your project will come out the correct size.
To make a gauge swatch, simply crochet the number of stitches x rows stated in the pattern to ensure it matches the measurement of swatch stated in pattern. Increase hook size if swatch is too small and decrease hook size if swatch to too large.
Custom Fit Dog Sweater
If you would like to make a custom fit sweater, be sure to check out my step by step tutorial here. I also have a video tutorial for a custom fit sweater with cable detailing – you can find that here.
A custom fit is ideal for very large dogs, very tiny dogs, or dogs who fall in between sizes. You will find a custom fit is also great for dogs who have unique body shapes (Dachshunds, Pit bulls, Grey Hounds, etc.)
- PIN this project to your boards for later.
- View the tutorial for a custom fit dog sweater here.
- View video tutorial for cable dog sweater here.
- View dog sweater pattern below for sizes XS-XL.
Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern
Worsted weight yarn
Tapestry needle and Scissors
The sweater is a pullover style. Your dog should be comfortable with putting the sweater over it’s head and putting their legs through the holes.
Be sure to match gauge when making the sizes below. You will find a tutorial below the pattern for a custom fit.
The chart below will help you determine which size to make according to your dog’s measurements.
The chart below shows the measurements of the finished sweater.
2” x 2” ~ 9 st x 6 rows in sc BLO for collar
4” x 4” ~ 12 st x 10 rows in hdc for body of sweater
Abbreviations: (US terms)
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, fpdc = front post double crochet, bpdc = back post double crochet, sk = skip, st = stitch, sp = space, BLO = back loop onlyPattern
The collar will be made in short rows and then joined.
Row 1: Ch 10 (12, 14, 18, 22), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (9, 11, 13, 17, 21)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO in each st across, turn (9, 11, 13, 17, 21)
Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 34 (40, 46, 58, 72) rows.
Length should measure 11” (13”, 15”, 19”, 24”).
Fold in half and single crochet first and last row together. Turn inside out.
Do not fasten off.
Turn your work so you can work on the side of the rows from the collar.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in the side of each row, join to first hdc (34, 40, 46, 58, 72)
Row 2: Ch 1, *hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around (51, 60, 69, 87, 108), join to first hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st around , join to first hdc
Repeat Row 3 0(1, 3, 6, 9) times.
Do not fasten off.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next st, ch 7 (9, 11, 15, 15), skip next 7 (9, 11, 15, 15) st, hdc in next 10 (11, 12, 18, 24) st, ch 7 (9, 11, 15, 15), skip next 7 (9, 11, 15, 15) st, hdc in remaining st around, join to first hdc
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join to first hdc
Repeat Row until just the body measures 5” (6”, 8”, 10”, 12”) Do not measure the collar portion.
Back of Sweater
Arrange the sweater flat so the leg holes are facing you. Use stitch markers to mark the outer leg holes to the row you last worked on.
Turn over and attach yarn to first stitch marker.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across until you get to the next stitch marker, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn
Repeat Row 2 until the body of the sweater (without collar portion) measures 8”(10”, 14”, 18”, 22”)
Edging Row: Ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc, repeat from * across, turn
Repeat Edge Row until the body of the sweater (without collar portion) measures 10” (12”, 16”, 20”, 24”)