After getting a large amount of snow last night, I decided to make my dog, Avis, a sweater. Maybe he will stay outside longer than 5 minutes when doing his business. This dog sweater is designed for small dogs. Enjoy this yarntastic free and simple crochet pattern for your k-9 baby! *note* My dog is about 6 lbs.
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5.5 mm hook
Medium weight yarn (redheart)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
SC- Single Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
Half Double Crochet 2 together
Row 1: CH 37, HDC into 3rd CH from hook, HDC across the rest of the
CH. (35 HDC)
Row 2-3: CH 2, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (35 HDC)
Row 4: CH 2, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 33
stitches, 2 HDC into last stitch. (37 HDC)
Row 5-6: CH 2, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (37 HDC)
Row 7: CH 2, Turn, 2 HDC into first stitch, 1 HDC into next 18
stitches,2 HDC into next stitch. 1 HDC into next 17 stitches. 2 HDC
into last stitch. (40 HDC)
Row 8-9: CH 2, Turn, HDC into each stitch across. (37 HDC)
Fold the piece and join into the first HDC of round 9 with a slip
Row 10-19 : CH 2, HDC into each stitch around, Join to top of CH 2
Step 1: CH 2, HDC into next 9 stitches. (9 HDC)
Step 2-5: CH 2, Turn, HDC into next 9 stitches.(9 HDC)
Looking at the underside of the piece. Attach yarn 3 stitches to the
left of the 9th HDC of step 1. (leaving a 2 stitch space for lots of
Row 20: CH 2, HDC into next 26 stitches. (26 HDC)
Row 21-24: CH 2, Turn, HDC into next 26 stitches (26 HDC)
Joining steps with rows to finish the leg holes
CH 2, Slip stitch into the first stitch of step 5 of the underbelly.
Slip stitch into next 9 stitches, CH 2, Slip stitch into the first
stitch of row 24
Row 25: Ch 2, HDC into next 26 stitches, 2 HDC into CH space, HDC
into next 9 stitches, 2 HDC into CH space, Join to first HDC. (39
Row 26: CH 2, HDC into each HDC around. Join to top of CH 2. (39 HDC)
Row 27: CH 2, HDC into next 9 stitches, HDC 2 together. HDC into next
9 stitches. HDC 2 together. HDC into next 12 stitches HDC 2 together.
HDC into next 3 stitches. Join to top of CH 2 (36 stitches)
Row 28: CH 2, HDC into each HDC around. Join to top of CH 2. (36 HDC)
Row 29: CH 2, **HDC next 2 stitches together. HDC into next 10
stitches. Repeat from ** 2 more times. Join to top of CH 2. (33
Row 30: CH 2, HDC into each HDC around. Join to top of CH 2. (33 HDC)
Row 31: CH 1, SC into each stitch around, Join to CH 1
SC around the edges of the leg holes and also the edges around the
bottom of the sweater. (one SC for every HDC but with 2 HDC into the
bottom 2 corners)
Weave in ends!
In the Hammock says
He’s so cute!! Love the sweater!
Abbie M says
What size is your pooch? How many pounds? What are the dimensions for this? Super cute, great job!
My dog is around 6 lbs. He wears a size small dog coat and sweater. I didn’t measure the piece though.
I know this is completely off subject, but do you happen to know what breed this dog is? He looks JUST like my furbaby and when I adopted him and they had two breeds on his paperwork but he doesn’t look like either of them, lol. Please get back to me. I really would love to know!
He is half Maltese and half Chihuahua 🙂
Omg. Thank you so much for responding! I’ve been trying for years to figure out what he is a mix of and now I know for sure! I am so happy! Love this pattern btw!
I made this and am very proud of myself, but it came out way small. It doesn’t look like yours very much either. I made it for my cat who is part main coon and I could barely get it over his head. He’s a little less than 15lbs. I don’t understand how you got that diagonal into your coat, I think I missed something, but I went through and can’t find anything wrong. I followed the pattern and failed. It just isn’t what is pictured.
Aw you have a main coon!!!? I used to have one… he was way bigger than my dog. My dog is about 6 lbs.
I see where I had made a comment with the wrong weight. I am sorry for that. You may be able to find one to fit at poshpoochdesigns.
Thanks, I’m designing my own. It’ll be his yuletide sweater. I hope this one fits him. He likes things to be a bit loose on him. I always forget just how large his head is too. The sweater I made from this pattern wouldn’t even fit over his head.
I love main coons! They are so large! The one we had I could barely pick him up because he would go limp and stretch almost as tall as me. Would love to see the sweater you come up with!
Sorry for bothering you but im confused on part 4. I don’t understand once I was done with that I had 40. Should I have 40 or only 37? Then it says on rows 10-19 I became confused because I thought I was suppose to only have 37 and its saying 40. Sorry for the confusion but please help!!!
I just went to follow this pattern last night.. and I am at a loss for words at how poorly this is written and designed. SO last night I wrote a new one that is much better and easier to follow. Please check it out. I am truly sorry for the confusion of this one. https://stitch11.memberhost.io/xs-dog-sweater/
Tonya Espinoza says
Thank you for the updated pattern I got lost on row 8 of this pattern and for the life of me couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t figure it out. Gonna try your pattern now!