Since the cold temperatures are on their way to Indiana, I thought it would be best to make my Avis a new sweater. I went to follow my old dog sweater pattern and was horrified from how poorly it was written. So last night I rewrote the pattern Hoping this one will be a lot easier for everyone to follow.
Although this sweater is for my furbaby, I do not have a picture to share with you at this moment of him wearing it- but plan to get one asap. Be sure to follow me on Facebook so you do not miss it. Avis is currently not feeling too well. It appears he has a tumor or infection in one of his testies. I have an appointment for the vet to check it out and remove it but I do worry he wont make it that long :’( So all the positive thoughts and prayers will be appreciated.
This dog sweater is size XS. The sweater is 12 inches in length, 6 inches wide, and the edge of the neckline is 9 inches around. This sweater is designed for dogs 5-10 lbs. If your Dog wears size Small, try using a 6mm crochet hook.
This free dog sweater crochet pattern is made to have a snug fit with a fantastic stretch. Easy to pull the head through. The underbelly has a V opening so male dogs do not have an accident on the sweater while hiking their leg outside.
5.5 mm crochet hook
(#4)Medium weight yarn (Yarn Bee- Effervesce- Shadow)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
Half Double Crochet 2 together
Front Post Double Crochet – FPDC
Front Post Single Crochet – FPSC
Row 1: CH 36, HDC into 2nd CH from hook, HDC across the rest of the
CH. (35 HDC)
Row 2-3: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (35 HDC)
Row 4: CH 1, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 33
stitches, 2 HDC into last stitch. (37 HDC)
Row 5-6: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (37 HDC)
Row 7: CH 1, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 17
stitches, 2 HDC into next stitch. 1 HDC into next 17 stitches. 2 HDC
into last stitch. (40 HDC)
Row 8-11: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (40 HDC)
Slip stitch to Join the last and first stitch from the previous row. This will make it a circle instead of a flat piece.
Row 12-23 : CH 1, Turn. HDC into each stitch around, Join to top of the first HDC.
Row 24: CH 1, HDC into the next 3 stitches. CH 7, Skip 7 stitches. HDC into the next 20 stitches.
CH 7, skip 7 stitches. HDC into the next 3 stitches. Join to first HDC. (26 HDC)
Row 25: CH 1, HDC into the next 3 stitches. HDC into the next 7 Chains. HDC into the next 20 stitches.
HDC into the next 7 Chains. HDC into the last 3 stitches. Join to the first HDC. (40 HDC)
Row 26-28 : CH 1, Turn. HDC into each stitch around, Join to top of the first HDC.
Row 29: CH 1, **HDC Two Together. HDC into the next 8 stitches. Repeat from ** 3 more times.
Join to the first stitch.(36 HDC)
Row 30-33:(make sure you are working with the nice side of the stitches on the outside of the sweater) CH 1, **HDC into the next stitch. FPDC over the next stitch. Repeat from ** around.
Join to first HDC. (36 stitches)
Row 34: CH 1, FPSC into each stitch around. Join to first FPSC.(36 stitches)
HDC around the leg holes.
Attach yarn into one of the stitches of the leg hole. CH 1. – One HDC into each of the 7 stitches, each of the 7 Chains, and 2 HDC into the side of the HDC on both sides. (18 HDC) Repeat for other leg hole.
Weave in your ends.