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. Cabled dog cardigan
Any dog will be fashionable and snuggly 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; we love Granite (503) and Marble (505), as seen here.
2. City Stripes dog sweater
Super snuggly 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 colour combo, we love Fisherman, Raspberry, Grass and Spice together!
3. Dog Coat knitting pattern
Sweet and sassy, this preppy dog coat has been seen on all the famous canine catwalks. Designed to fit dogs with a chest measurement of 21 inches around, this dog coat will keep your best friend warm during the cold winter months. This coat is knitted up in 4 pieces (front, back, and 2 legs), and uses 2 hanks of Berroco Vintage. We love Berries (05150), Breezeway (05194), Fuchsia (51176), and Smoke (05106).
4. 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).
5. Dog Octopus Costume dog sweater
What better way to pass the time than to dress up your furry friend as a serpent of the sea? This sweater might not be for all doggies but we know a pup or two that would have hours of fun playing with those tentacles! You'll need 3 shades of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Aqua, Colonial Blue and Scarlet.
Bonus pattern: the Juno Jumper
Don't say we don't treat our pups! We've thrown in an extra step-by-step tutorial perfect for the little guys out there. The Juno Jumper, designed by Alice Neal, is a classy little jumper for the four legged friend in your life.