Christmas Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

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This pattern has been made for a small sized dog or puppy. To make the dog sweater for a medium or large sized dog, add stitches, for example a medium sized dog - cast on 18 or 20 sts depending on the size. Measure the width of their neck to see the size needed. 

Materials

12mm Knitting Needles

Chunky yarn

Scissors / Darning Needle 

Gauge - 1" = 3sts

Back Piece

Cast on 16 sts with cream yarn.

K2, P2 rib until piece measures 3.5".

Change to red yarn and knit in stockinette stitch starting with a knit row until piece measures 9".

Change to cream yarn K2, P2 in rib until you have 1" of an edge. 

Cast off in rib.

Length of back piece 13" / Width 9"

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Chest Piece

Cast on 16 sts with cream yarn.

K2, P2 rib until piece measures 3.5".

Change to red yarn and knit in stockinette stitch starting with a knit row until piece measures 6".

Decrease as follows: SKPO - Knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Purl row

SKPO - Knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Purl row

SKPO - Knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Purl row

Cast on 2 knit row

Cast on 2 purl row

Cast on 1 knit row

Cast on 1 purl row

Change yarn to cream and work in K2. P2 rib until that edge measures 1"

Cast off in rib

Length of chest piece 11" / Width 9"

Making Up

Sew in any loose ends, then stitch the back piece and chest piece together with the right sides facing. Leave holes for the legs and sew in any loose ends. 

Turn the right way out and try it on your dog!