Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern | Easy

Make your dog a cosy chunky sweater this month with this dog sweater knitting pattern, to keep warm and look stylish when out in the park!

Jason wore his dog sweater on a recent visit to Mon Repos park here in Corfu, Greece. He loves this park, as he often meets his buddies (+ many joggers) and has a good run around.

This pattern is available to print in English and in Spanish.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

Dog sweater knitting pattern

Perfect For Long Walks!

We normally visit at least 3-4 times a week during the winter months, but in the summer it is way too hot and full of tourists.

Jason + tourists is not a good combination! He likes to try and steal their hats, food and anything else they have in their hands.

He also likes to run away from us and make his way down to the beach for a swim, so winter is definitely more laid back!

How To Make A Dog Sweater

This dog sweater pattern is easy to knit requiring stitches of knit and purl to create ribbing for the edges and for the main body garter stitch.

Knitted with 12.00mm (US 17) circulars/straight needles and chunky yarn, the dog jumper is a good pattern for beginner knitters as well as the more experienced.

If you would like to make more knitted items for your dog, please take a look at the other patterns in the pet knitting pattern library.

Dog Sweater Pattern

This knit dog sweater is just so cute! Keep your best friend nice and warm with this chunky knit sweater.

The knitting pattern is an easy level pattern for beginners, using basic knit and purl stitches, with increases and decreases to shape.

dog sweater knitting pattern

Hand Knit Dog Sweater

Dogs love their knitted sweaters, not only do they look really cute, but it stops them from shivering in the bitter cold weather.

Make your dog a cosy sweater for the colder months that they will love!

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Yield: Cozy Dog Sweater

Free Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

Free Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern
Make your dog a cosy chunky sweater this month with this free knitting pattern, to keep warm and look stylish when out in the park!
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • 2 x skeins of super bulky yarn I used Hayfield 100g bonus chunky in shade 0931.
  • A good substitute would be Lion Brand Hometown USA.

Tools

  • Set of 12.00mm (US 17) 24"circulars
  • Set of 12mm (US 17) straight needles
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Instructions

Back Piece >

  1. With 12mm (US 17) straight needles cast on 32 sts
  2. Work in ribbing – K2, P2 until piece measures – 4.5″
  3. Continue to knit every row until piece measures 21″ from cast on edge
  4. Then work in ribbing to finish the back edge – K2, P2 for 2.5″
  5. Cast off in rib.

Chest Piece >

  1. With 12mm (US 17) straight needles cast on 16 sts
  2. Work in ribbing – K2, P2 until piece measures – 4.5″
  3. Continue to knit every row until piece measures 16″ from cast on edge
  4. Then work in ribbing to finish the back edge – K2, P2 for 2.5″
  5. Cast off in rib.

Making Up >

  1. To make up the sweater place the back piece and chest piece together with the right sides back to back.
  2. After that stitch from the neck down on both sides for 7″.
  3. Leave 6″ leg holes then stitch again for 5.5″.
  4. Weave in any loose ends, then prepare to make the sleeves.

Sleeves >

  1. With the sweater inside out ->
  2. With 12mm (US 17) circular needles pick up and knit 30 sts
  3. Purl every row until the sleeve measures 2″
  4. K2, P2 rib for 1.5″
  5. Cast off in rib
  6. Weave in all loose ends.

Notes

Gauge = 3sts/1"

Measurements >

Jason is a medium sized dog and weighs about 21 kilos.

The back piece of the sweater measures – length = 28″ / width = 12″

Chest piece – length = 23″ / width = 9″

Sleeves – length = 3.5″ / width = 6″

To adapt for your dog – measure the length and width of the back/chest and adjust the pattern according to their measurements.

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Dog sweater knitting pattern

Spanish Translation

There is also a translated Spanish version of the pattern, see below;

Yield: Patrón de Tejido de Suéter de Perro Gratis

Patrón de Tejido de Suéter de Perro Gratis

Patrón de Tejido de Suéter de Perro Gratis
Este mes hágale a su perro un suéter grueso y acogedor con este patrón de tejido libre, para mantenerle abrigado y ¡que se vea con estilo cuando esté en el parque!

Materials

  • Materiales
  • • x madejas de hilo súper voluminoso. Utilicé Hayfield de 100 g extra grueso en la sombra 0931.
  • • Un buen sustituto sería Lion Brand Hometown USA.

Tools

  • Herramientas
  • • Juego de 12.00mm (US 17) 24 "circulares.
  • • Juego de agujas rectas de 12mm (US 17).
  • • aguja de zurcir
  • • Tijeras
  • • Cinta métrica

Instructions

Instrucciones

1.    Pieza trasera>

1.    Con 12 mm (US 17) de agujas rectas en 32 pts.

2.    Trabaje en nervaduras - K2, P2 hasta que la pieza mida - 4.5″

3.    Continúe tejiendo cada fila hasta que la pieza mida 21" desde el borde

4.    Luego trabaje en nervaduras para terminar el borde posterior - K2, P2 para 2.5″

5.    Deseche en la costilla.

Pieza de Pecho >

  1. Con agujas rectas de 12 mm (EE. UU. 17) fundidas en 16 pts.
  2. Trabaje en nervaduras - K2, P2 hasta que la pieza mida - 4.5″
  3. Continúe tejiendo cada fila hasta que la pieza mida 16" desde el borde
  4. Luego trabaje en nervaduras para terminar el borde posterior - K2, P2 de 2.5″
  5. Cerrar los puntos del tejido en la costilla.

Construyendo >

  1. Para confeccionar el suéter, coloque la pieza trasera y la pieza del pecho junto con los lados derechos, espalda con espalda.
  2. Después de esa puntada desde el cuello hacia abajo en ambos lados de 7″.
  3. Deje los orificios para las patas de 6″ y luego vuelva a coser con 5.5″.
  4. Teje los cabos sueltos, luego prepárate para hacer las mangas.

Mangas >

  1. Con el suéter al revés ->
  2. Con agujas circulares de 12 mm (EE. UU. 17), recoge y teje 30 puntadas
  3. Limpie cada fila hasta que la manga mida 2″
  4. K2, costilla P2 de 1.5″
  5. Cerrar los puntos del tejido en costilla
  6. Tejer todos los cabos sueltos.

Notes

Gauge = 3sts/1"

Mediciones >

Jason es un perro de tamaño mediano y pesa unos 21 kilos.

La pieza trasera del suéter mide - longitud = 28″ / ancho = 12″

Pieza del pecho - longitud = 23″ / ancho = 9″

Mangas - longitud = 3.5″ / ancho = 6″

Para adaptarlo a su perro: mida la longitud y el ancho de la espalda / el pecho y ajuste el patrón de acuerdo con sus medidas.

Abreviaturas >

Aprox. = Aproximadamente

Beg = Empezar (Empezando)

Cont = Continuar (Continuando)

K = Tejido

K2tog = Tejer los siguientes 2 puntos juntos

P - Puntilla

M1 = Hacer 1 puntada

Rem = Restante

Rep = Repetir

Rnd (s) = Ronda(s)

SKPO - Deslizar, teje uno

St (s) = Puntada(s)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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2 Comments

  1. Gabriela
    February 25, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    Traducción en español por favor!!!😍

    • handylittleme
      Author
      March 2, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Hello! I had the pattern translated into Spanish, so hopefully, it is clear to understand and you will be able to make it! Thanks for visiting and happy knitting! 🙂

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