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Large Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Make your dog a cosy chunky sweater this month with this large 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 both English and Spanish.

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An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, SKPO and K2tog.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Dog sweater knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used

  • I used super bulky yarn to knit the dog sweater.
  • 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.
  • Anything that is suitable to use with 12mm (US 17) needles will be fine.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

dog sweater knitting pattern

Dog Sweaters For Large Dogs

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

Finding jumpers for large dogs can sometimes be difficult nevermind expensive, so making your own can be a lot cheaper.

This sweater pattern can be adjusted for your pet – by measuring their neck and back and adjusting the number of stitches you cast on.

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

Dog sweater knitting pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Yield: Cozy Dog Sweater

Large Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern

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
Estimated Cost $15

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 every row until the piece measures – 4.5 inches from the CO edge.

  3. Next row - Knit
Continue to knit every row until the piece measures 21 inches from the CO edge.
  4. Next - Then work in 2 x 2 ribbing (K2, P2) to finish the back edge – for 2.5 inches.
  5. Cast off in rib.

Chest Piece >

  1. With 12mm (US 17) straight needles cast on 16 sts.

  2. Work in ribbing – K2, P2 every row until the piece measures – 4.5 from the CO edge.
  3. Next row - Knit.
Continue to knit every row until piece measures 16 inches from the CO edge.

  4. Then work in 2 x 2 ribbing (K2, P2) to finish the back edge – for 2.5 inches.

  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 inches.

  3. Leave 6 inch leg holes then stitch again for 5.5 inches.
  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 inches from the picked up st edge.
  4. K2, P2 every round in ribbing for 1.5 inches.

  5. Cast off in rib.

  6. Weave in all loose ends.

Notes

This dog sweater knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.

Gauge = 9 sts and 16 rows = 4in/10cm in garter stitch.

Measurements >

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)

CO - Cast on

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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4 Comments

    1. 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! 🙂

    1. Hello Melany,
      I love it that your Sally looks the same as Jason!
      He wears the large size for all of the sweater pattern photos.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise