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10 Beautiful Fall Dog Sweater Knitting Patterns


In this post, you will see a round-up of beautiful fall dog sweater knitting patterns.

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.

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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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.

Fall Dog Sweaters

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!

Grab 12 dog sweater patterns in my discounted bundle here!

Fall dog sweater knitting patterns

Small Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

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

There are step-by-step instructions for you to follow, which is great for beginners.

View the pattern here.

dog wearing a knitted sweater

Striped Dog Sweater Pattern

This is Billy, he was my parent’s dog who unfortunately passed away about 7 years ago.

He was full of 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 dog sweater pattern and make your furry kid something warm that he/she will love to wear.

View the dog sweater pattern here.


Fraser Tartan Dog Sweater Pattern

Make a dog sweater with a tartan/plaid look.

Available for small, medium, and large-sized dogs.

View the pattern here – Fraser Tartan Dog Sweater Pattern

Large dog sweater

Knitted Dog Sweater Pattern

This knitted dog sweater is an easy make knit in ribbing, with simple increases and decreases to shape.

Available for small, medium, and large-sized dogs.

View the pattern here – Knitted Dog Sweater Pattern

Dog sweater knitting pattern

Hooded Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This hoodie 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.

View the pattern here.


Cable Dog Sweater Pattern

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

Make your furry kid a turtleneck cabled sweater in a lovely thick yarn from Lion Brand.

View the free knitting pattern here.

cable knit dog sweater

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 colors to suit your dog.

View the free dog coat knitting pattern from Saga here.


Button Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This easy-knit dog sweater is a cozy 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 pattern to follow. 

Take a look at the free knitting pattern designed by the Red Heart Yarn Design Team.

View the pattern here.


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 cozy for the colder months with this free pattern.

View the pattern here.

textured knit dog sweater

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 neighbor from the side of the road, where someone had left him.

He’s wearing his first little jumper in these photos, which he liked to wear to bed.

Knit a small puppy sweater for your pup with this free pattern.

View the XS puppy sweater pattern here.


Striped Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

This cute striped sweater looks really warm and cozy.

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

View the pattern here.

striped knitted dog sweater

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.”

View the pattern here.

cabled design dog sweater

Christmas Dog Sweater Patterns

If you are planning knitting projects for Christmas, you may also enjoy these free patterns:

puppy wearing a knitted sweater

Which one are you going to make?

Let me know in the comments below.

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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!