Crochet & Fiber Arts, Pets

Crochet Dog Sweater

Crochet Dog Sweater -

December has been insanely mild this year here in the Midwest.  Whereas we usually have had a foot or two of snowfall already, the past few months have rarely dropped below freezing and in some cases have actually been warm enough to go out without a jacket (this is madness for here!).  Luckily for me, it’s given me a little bit of extra time to make up a crochet dog sweater for one of the newest members of our family:

Crochet Dog Sweater -

This is Baine, our sweet little min-pin/Havanese.  His coat is pretty light, and on the few chilly days we’ve had I noticed him shivering outside.  So I figured what better way to keep this little guy warm than to crochet up a coat for him. And so after the holiday craziness died down a bit, I made Baine a brand new sweater to keep him warm.  He loves wearing it, and I think it turned out adorable. 

Crochet Dog Sweater -

The pattern for the crochet dog sweater is from Bernat and is a free pattern, although I modified the pattern a bit in order to accommodate and better fit Baine.  For example, I added a two stitch opening on the back of his sweater to allow the harness loop to come through.  I also added buttons and made a front closure and tailored the back of the coat to fit to his body.  I added button loops of 8 chains along the border and placed the buttons at the point on his body that best fits him.  If he gains weight in the future, I can always relocate the buttons, as I left a good inch or two to work with. 

Crochet Dog Sweater -

Overall, I’m really happy with how the crochet dog sweater turned out, and by the end of the winter, Baine might just have himself a little crocheted wardrobe.  He certainly was patient enough to model for me in order to take these photos!

~Mellie ★


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  1. I love this!! Am going to try and use your button modifications to make sweaters for my new puppies (lab/pit/husky mix). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Eddie says:

    Can you please give me the pattern instructions for the sweater you made. I like your version of the sweater much better than the one at Bernat!!!!!!

    1. I really molded the sweater to my dog, trying it on at different times and adjusting as needs be, so I don’t have actual directions available. But I’m going to make him another, and when I do, I’ll definitely update with my modifications!

  3. Alice Lockman says:

    I would love to make this for my dogs,can’t find pattern.could you send it to me?

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