How to Crochet Easy Dog Sweaters

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Keep your doggie warm on wintry walks with some crocheted dog sweaters. This sweater pattern is basically a large rectangle with a belly flap and a neck loop. The project requires basic knowledge of crochet and uses just the chain and single crochet stitch. This sweater is for a small dog, but the pattern can be altered for larger dogs by making the initial rectangle larger. Use 100 percent wool yarn to make this sweater water-resistant. Make several for your pooch’s wardrobe collection.

Things You'll Need

  • Crochet hook, size H
  • 50 grams wool yarn
  • Tape measure
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Step 1

Chain 21. Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Chain one and single crochet in each single crochet. Turn.

Step 2

Repeat the last two rows until you have a rectangle the length of the dog’s back, between the front and back legs.

Step 3

At one long side edge of the rectangle, single crochet in eight stitches for the underside of the dog sweater. Chain one and turn. Continue adding rows until the underside will comfortably meet up with the other edge near the dog’s front legs. For a small dog, this will be 12 rows. End off.

Step 4

Reattach the yarn at the left top edge and single crochet in each single crochet of the top short rectangle edge only. Measure the dog’s neck. Chain enough loops to meet the measurement and add one chain. For a small dog, make 15 chains. Connect to the first new single crochet with a slipstitch to make a neck loop. Single crochet five rounds for the neck loop.

Step 5

Attach the sweater underside to the opposite side of the top rectangle by sewing with the yarn and a tapestry needle.

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