Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns

Published on March 8, 2021 3 min read

Unpredictable weather means that many of our four-legged friends find themselves shivering in the cold spells. Many pooches, especially smaller ones with thin, short fur, will feel the chill as the temperature drops – any excuse for more knitting of course! Make sure your dog looks dapper and stays warm whatever the weather with these 5 FREE adorable dog sweater knitting patterns! 

1. Aran Doggy Sweater

If your pooch needs something to keep them warm, this smart Aran sweater by Debbie Bliss is just the knit! This fabulous cable design in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is ideal for chunky dogs or dogs with a larger neck. Follow along with our step-by-step dog sweater video and learn how to make your first aran knit. Worked in two pieces and seamed, this is a great first combination cable project that will prepare you for larger aran style garments.

Aran Doggy - Free Dog sweater Knitting Pattern For Dogs in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran by Debbie Bliss
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Aran Doggy - Free Dog sweater Knitting Pattern For Dogs in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran by Debbie Bliss

By Debbie Bliss

2. Cabled dog cardigan

Any dog will be fashionable and snugly in this gorgeous cabled dog sweater! Designed to fit dogs with a chest circumference of 22 inches (56 cm), this dog sweater can’t be missed.  The pattern is worked in three pieces (body and 2 legs) and seamed together, using simple techniques like rib stitch, seed stitch, and beginner cable techniques. You will need 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Prints in any shade!

Cabled Dog Cardigan in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Prints - L40178
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Cabled Dog Cardigan in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Prints - L40178

By Lion Brand

3. City Stripes dog sweater

Super snugly and perfect for beginners, this garter stitch dog sweater pattern is an adorable sight to behold! It fits dogs with a chest measurement of 18 – 30 inches (45.5 – 76 cm), and is knitted in pieces and seamed up to fit your perfect pooch. Using a simple garter stitch, you can whip up this dog sweater in no time, using 3 shades of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. If you're looking for a different color combo, we love Fisherman, Raspberry, Grass, and Spice together!

City Stripes Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick - 80933AD
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City Stripes Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick - 80933AD

By Lion Brand

4. Modernist intarsia colorwork dog coat

Classy and modern, this intarsia colorwork dog coat, will keep your pooch warm and stylish on all their park trips. In a range of sizes - XS/S (M, L/1X), this pattern is suitable for best friends big and small. This coat is knitted up in 2 pieces (back and underpiece), and worked in garter stitch and intarsia colorwork. It uses Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in White and Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Black. But feel free to find your own paw-fect monochromatic color scheme!

Modernist Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice - L32308
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Modernist Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice - L32308

By Lion Brand

5. Sports Nut dog sweater

Are you a hardcore sports fan? Is your idea of a good time tailgating at a game? You need the sports nut dog sweater to include Fido in your family fun. Designed to fit dogs with 15 – 38 inch (18 – 45 cm) chest measurement, this dog sweater pattern will have you rooting for the home team in no time. Knitted up in Lion Brand Hometown USA, you can knit your dog a sweater to support any team! We've got our eyes on Green Bay, Pittsburgh Yellow (158), Fort Worth Blue (109), and Cream (098).

The Sports Nut Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Hometown USA - L32126
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The Sports Nut Dog Sweater in Lion Brand Hometown USA - L32126

By Lion Brand

Bonus dog sweater patterns!

Don't say we don't treat our pups! We've thrown in a couple of extra patterns, including a step-by-step tutorial by Alice Neal. Check out The Juno Jumper, designed by Alice Neal - a classy little sweater for the four legged friends in your life. Or have a look at some other dog knitting patterns to keep your pooches happy all year round!

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