Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns

Published on January 11, 2019 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. 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.

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

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!

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

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).

Buster Dog Coat in Berroco Vintage
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Buster Dog Coat in Berroco Vintage

By Berroco

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).

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

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.

Dog Octopus Costume in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice - L30275
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Dog Octopus Costume in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice - L30275

By Lion Brand

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.

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