Dogs need to stay warm and stylish too! Luckily, crocheted dog sweaters are perfect for that, whether you’re hiking in the woods, strolling downtown, or playing catch at the dog park. Check out these 27 free crochet dog sweater patterns and find one that perfectly matches your dog’s personality!
Free Crochet Dog Sweater Patterns
No one wants a shivering pup! So why not show off your style – and your dog’s – with a handmade sweater? Crocheted dog sweaters are great for keeping your pet warm inside or outside. Plus, they’re not too hard to make!
This list below has a variety of styles, like one-piece sweaters, button-up styles (for dogs who don’t like squeezing their legs through tiny holes), and sweaters that strap on underneath. And you’ll find designs in a variety of yarn weights and textures – from bulky textured fabrics to breathable granny stitch designs.
Tips for choosing the right size
Making your own crochet dog sweater means you can customize the size to fit your pet! Since dogs can be tricky to dress, being able to adjust the size as you go is a major plus. Most patterns on this list are available in different sizes, and many of them have tips for measuring and adjusting. From large dog crochet sweaters to tiny, five-pound pet designs, you can make the perfect sweater for your pup!
Supplies You’ll Need
To make your dog sweater, collect the following items:
This simple crochet dog sweater is available in three different sizes, making it ideal for a variety of small and medium sized dogs! There’s a size chart included to help you find the perfect size for your pup. A video tutorial is also available, as well as lots of helpful pictures within the written pattern.
This fancy, two-tone sweater will keep your furry friend nice and toasty even on chilly days. The collar can be either folded or worn up depending on the weather. The suggested yarn for this pattern, Red Heart Heat Wave, is activated by the sun, providing extra heat for the wearer (it even works on cloudy days!).
Not only is this sweater designed to fit large dogs, but it also features a flap with buttons for easy wearing. This way, you don’t have to worry about bending those long legs to wrangle them into tiny leg holes! This pattern works up quickly and uses the thicket stitch (instructions included!).
This cozy, pullover sweater is available in a variety of sizes to fit dogs ranging from extra small to extra large! It features a ribbed collar and is an adorable way to keep your pup warm on colder days.
To make this sweater, you’ll need to know basic crochet stitches, how to work in the round, and how to increase. It’s made by creating the collar, the body, the leg holes, and then the finishing touches. You’ll be reminded to check the fit on your dog as you go to make sure that it’s comfortable for him or her!
This adorable, knit-looking cabled sweater is made using crochet stitches and is best for intermediates. Who says dogs can’t go out in style?! This charming pattern is available in four sizes, from extra small to large.
This easy crochet sweater features a dressy collar and two different options for fastening - a basic seam and a button closure. This pattern works up quickly and is made out of two rectangles and one trapezoid.
This cute little sweater features a checked pattern and uses the spike stitch. It can be made in small, medium, or large. Because of the color changes and variety of stitches, this pattern is ideal for intermediates.
This bumble bee sweater would be perfect for dress-up or Halloween festivities! It includes video tutorials for both right-hand and left-hand crocheters. This is a simple pattern that’s made with chains, slip stitches, and single crochets.
This comfy dog sweater is made with super bulky yarn, allowing it to work up quickly! It’s available in a variety of sizes, from small to extra large. If you’re familiar with basic stitches and crochet techniques, you’ll love this cozy pattern (and your dog will, too!)!
Customize this rippled, zigzag pattern using your pup’s favorite colors! This pattern is a great choice for using up scrap yarn, especially if you’re making it for a smaller dog. You will need to be comfortable with seaming in order to complete this pattern.
Take to the streets with this granny-stitch dog sweater! The super bulky yarn works up quickly and creates a warm fabric, but the granny stitch pattern also allows for airflow so your furry friend doesn’t get too hot.
This pair of sweaters will bring out the girly side or the macho personality of your pups! These patterns feature templates only, as they’re adaptable to a variety of dog sizes. Because of this, you’ll want to be an intermediate or advanced crafter to tackle these sweaters.
This simple, small dog crocheted sweater pattern might just be one that you make again and again! It’s made using Bernat Blanket Pet yarn - a soft and cozy option that also reduces pet odors. It’s easy to make and works up quickly.
Little dogs need extra warmth! This pattern measures approximately 12” long and 6” wide. It’s a cozy, fitted option for 5-10 pound dogs. However, you can simply size up your crochet hook to make it a bit bigger.
This granny stitch pattern is fun to make and is an excellent way to combine your favorite shades. It’s made in two pieces (the back and belly) and seamed with the whip stitch. This stretchy, cozy pattern is available in four sizes.
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