10 Stunning Examples Of Beautiful Fall Dog Sweaters

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Beautiful Fall Dog Sweaters

If you have a dog or many dogs, you already know that they really need their exercise every day, even if it is raining or cold.

Some dogs are naturally built for the cold weather but others like smaller breeds are not and would welcome a warm knitted sweater.

Some dogs will not be impressed with your knitted efforts and reject the idea of wearing a sweater (like my own dog, who can pose for photographs but does not like to wear anything now that he is a big dog).

Dog sweaters

Large Dog Sweaters

Larger dogs and dogs with longer coats do not really need any extra warmth as they have their own insulation from the cold.

However, smaller dogs like terriers and chihuahuas get cold really easily, so need an extra layer.

For free dog sweater knitting patterns please check out my pet knitting pattern library.

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Fall dog sweater knitting patterns

Some other breeds like greyhounds, whippets and other really skinny dogs also need to have a sweater or jacket to protect them from the cold.

Plus any old dogs or those who have been rescued and perhaps have ill health would also benefit from wearing dog coats and sweaters.

Spend some time this fall making your dog a cosy sweater to wear during those crisp autumn walks.

Dog Sweaters

For more dog sweater knitting patterns you may be interested in this post, which features a roundup of 10 fall dog sweaters.

You may also like these free patterns for dog sweaters modelled by my own furry dude Jason:

Dog Sweater Patterns

Take a look at the stunning fall dog sweaters below and choose one to knit for your furry kid and don’t forget to share with any of your furry lovin’ friends!

*Click on the link to visit the free knitting pattern*

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Small Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

Make your furry kid a cosy sweater this fall, like this one here designed by Alice Neal, who blogs as Alice in Knittingland.

The blog has step by step instructions, making this pattern really easy to follow for beginners.


Hooded Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This basic dog sweater pattern is available in sizes small to extra-large, making it perfect for a dog of any size.

Take a look at the free knitting pattern for the hooded dog sweater designed by the Bernat Design Team.


Cable Dog Sweater Pattern

If you are interested in learning how to do cables or already love them, this dog sweater is perfect for you!

Make your furry kid a turtleneck cabled sweater in a lovely thick yarn. Get the free knitting pattern from Lion Brand.

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Easy Dog Coat Knitting Pattern

Try this knitting pattern for a charming little-knitted dog jacket that can be adjusted to fit almost any breed.

Mix and match your colours to suit your dog. Get the free dog coat knitting pattern from Saga.


Button Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This easy knit dog sweater is a cosy fall layer, fastened with a single button on the front to give your dog some style.

From extra-small to extra-large, this is an easy knitting pattern to follow. Take a look at the free knitting pattern designed by the Red Heart Yarn Design Team.


Large Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

If you have a large dog, it can be hard to find or adapt patterns to fit. Take a look at this lovely textured sweater design by Lion Brand.

Make your pal something cosy for the colder months with this free sweater knitting pattern.

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Puppy Sweater Knitting Pattern

This is my own little furry kid Jason, back when he was just a puppy. He was a rescue, literally rescued by my neighbour from the side of the road, where someone had left him.

He’s wearing his first little sweater in these photos, which he liked to wear to bed. Knit a small puppy sweater for your pup with this free knitting pattern.


Striped Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This cute striped sweater looks really warm and cosy.

The pattern is designed by Laura Polley and fits dog sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large.

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Striped Dog Sweater Pattern

This is Billy, he was my parent’s dog who unfortunately passed away about 7 years ago. He was a total character and really loved wearing his sweaters when he went out for walks in the cold weather.

Just getting it out of the cupboard made him super excited to go for his walk.

Take a look at the free striped dog sweater pattern and make your furry kid something warm that he/she will love to wear.


Cabled Dog Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Make a lovely cabled dog cardigan with a free pattern from Love Knitting.

“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.”

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Which one are you going to make?

Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Alice Neal
    January 15, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    Thank you for including me in your roundup! Juno looks gorgeous up there with all those beautiful besweatered canines πŸ™‚

    • handylittleme
      January 16, 2019 / 9:51 am

      Hello Alice! Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ Your dog sweater is awesome!

  2. Judie Bryan
    January 20, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    So many choices! I may have to try them all.

    • handylittleme
      January 20, 2019 / 1:30 pm

      Hi Judy, thanks for visiting my site, I am so happy you like the dog sweaters, this is the time of year they need one for sure. I hope you cast on something new for your doggo soon! πŸ™‚ Louise

  3. Jo
    February 2, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Hi I was wondering if you have a jumper pattern for a whippet please.

    • handylittleme
      February 4, 2019 / 8:47 am

      Hello Jo, I don’t have one specifically for a whippet, maybe if you search in Pinterest or In Google for a whippet sweater pattern something may come up that you like. However, you could adapt one of my free patterns – like this dog sweater, using your own dog’s measurements. https://www.handylittleme.com/2018-2-7-free-chunky-dog-sweater-knitting-pattern/ Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something! Happy Knitting πŸ™‚

  4. Susie
    February 9, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    I moved house last year, trying to find my needles out to do a couple of these for my Jack Russell, Poppy, as she shivers at just going outside and always wanting to cuddles to warm her up. We think is warm she is cold. Bless her and we have just looked through at a couple. Thank you xx

    • handylittleme
      February 10, 2019 / 10:05 am

      Hello! My mum has two miniature Jack Russells and they love sweaters and jackets in the winter πŸ™‚ Plus they look really cute with their little legs! I hope you found a pattern that you want to make, thank you for visiting and taking a look around πŸ™‚ Happy Knitting!

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