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20 Beautiful Fall Dog Sweater Knitting Patterns


In this blog post, you will see 20 beautiful fall dog sweater knitting patterns.

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

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20 Dog Sweater Knitting Patterns

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 four-legged friends!

Fall dog sweater knitting patterns

Small Dogs Wearing Sweaters

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

You will find some sweaters in sizes xs to large, meaning you can knit something even for a very small best friend.

Some dogs will not be impressed with your knitted efforts and reject the idea of wearing a sweater.

dog wearing a jumper
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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 quickly, so they need an extra layer.

dog sweater

Do Dogs Really Need A Sweater?

Some breeds, like greyhounds, whippets, and other really skinny dogs, 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 cozy sweater to wear during those crisp autumn walks.

dog jumper with rainbow stripes

Dog Sweaters + More

You may also like these free patterns:

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Fall Dog Sweaters

I hope you have enjoyed looking through this collection of adorable dog sweater knitting patterns and feel inspired to make one for your next project.

Which one are you going to make for your furry friends?

Let me know in the comments below.

Fall dog sweater knitting patterns

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

    1. 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

  2. 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

    1. 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!

    1. Hello Joan, sorry I don’t have any patterns at the moment for dog hats, you might find something on Ravelry or Pinterest. Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

    1. Hello, if you click on the pattern title which is coloured pink (for whichever sweater you want) – that is the link that will take you to the sweater pattern. Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

  3. Many lovely pattens to choose from in am going to start with the puppy one first thanku for showing lovely easy patterns from Elaine thanku

    1. Hello Elaine, thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy you like the patterns. The puppy sweater is a quick and easy make! I hope you enjoy making it πŸ™‚

  4. I am trying to access the ‘Get the XS puppy sweater pattern here.’ but it pulls up all the knitting abbreviations. Is there a way to get the pattern (beige simple knit)? Thank you.

  5. Hi Louise,
    I knitted the puppy sweater for my baby boy MerlinπŸ’•. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy a little over 4 months old almost 8pounds and I knit him the puppy sweater. He looks Amazing in it. I would love to share a picture with you. Would you maybe like to see it? I adjusted the pattern for my boy as he has a long narrow body by adding 2 extra rows before the decrease started πŸ€—. Thank you for your amazing and beautiful patternsπŸ’•

    1. Hello Wendy,
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the pattern and that your new puppy loves wearing his new sweater.
      Love his name too – Merlin!
      I would love to see a photo – you can tag me on Instagram, or send me an email or DM.
      Happy knitting,

      1. Hi Louise,
        I am not sure how to send you an email so I will try to post it on Instagram and tag you. Please let me know if you see it 😁. Thanks so much!