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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!!!!
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!
I would love to make this for my dogs,can’t find pattern.could you send it to me?
Same problem others are having. You can click on the free pattern area and nothing comes up. It just sits there. I live your sweater. If you could send me the pattern I would be so grateful
Mellie, I tried and tried and just cannot get the adorable dog sweater pattern. Just cant wait to start it and wd really appreciate if you could email it me.. PLEEEEEEEEEEASE Mellie. Thanks so very much.
Sure, it’s right here (you may need to make a free account to download): https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-crochet-dog-coat/BRC0713-007851M.html?cgid=crochet-patterns-pets-dogs#start=4
Hi Mille I really like this dog sweater but can’t find the pattern that has the buttons and leash loop on it can you please send me the pattern