Knitting patterns for your favorite animal companions including dog sweaters, and more
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Doggie's Got Heart
Patchwork style dog sweater, embellished with big warm hearts, to show your puppy love. Worsted weight yarn. To fit chest measurement S 10" [25.5 cm], M 14" [35.5 cm], L 17" [43 cm]. Designed by Caron.
Neutral Stripes Dog Coat
Easy dog sweater with a little pocket on top to store items you might need on a walk. 3 sizes S 10" [25.5 cm], M 14" [35.5 cm], L 17" [43 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser for Caron.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the recommended Caron Colorama O'Go yarn at Joann
Hoodie Dog Coat
Cozy dog sweater knit with a decorative hood. Aran weight yarn. 4 sizes S (M-L-XL) To Fit Chest: 25cm/10in to 61cm/24in. Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Pictured project by sandyscott
Vibrant Leopard Dog Sweater
Fun dog sweater knit in two pieces with a leopard print for your fashionable pup to show off at the boardwalk, park, or wherever you go. 3 sizes Small, Medium, Large. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Cabled Dog Sweater
Cozy dog sweater knit with cables. Aran weight yarn. 5 sizes XS(S)M(L)XL. Designed by Sari Nordlund for Novita. May only be free a limited time. Available in English and Finnish
Striped Dog Coat
Keep your very good boi cozy and cute in this coat with colar and cuffs. 4 sizes from S to XL. Recommended yarn Heat Wave is activated by daylight to generate warmth. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Rainbow Dog Sweater
Striped dog sweater in 3 sizes with ribbled sleeves and edging. Designer says this is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog and m1. Designed by Louise Bollanos. Bulky weight yarn. Web version is free.
Custom-Fit Dog Sweater
Wendy Bernard shows knitters a quick and easy way to whip up a personalized sweater for your dog using two knitted rectangles. The sweater can be customized for any size dog. Perfect stash-buster. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug.
Cat sweater with hood, which is mostly decorative. Though many Ravelrers reported their cats liking the sweater, few tolerated the hood pulled over their ears. Designed by Kristin Roach. Aran weight yarn.
Houndstooth Hound Sweater
Dog (or cat!) sweater in stranded colorwork. Designed by Karen Roman. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by Jennigoldie and SarahMade.
More Free Patterns
Perfect Fit Pet Sweater
This simple sweater design comes with calculations to make any size XXXS to XXXL and beyond, and can be adjusted for any shape. Originally designed with dogs in mind, it has been used for other pets including cats, lambs, bunnies, and guinea pigs. The sweater is worked top-down, seamless, in the round. Stitches are then picked up for bottom border and sleeves. Pattern available in English, Spanish, Russian, French, Greek. Designed by JL Johnson. Pictured projects by LittleSparrow11, yarnoverthemoon, hammyclaire, hellostephoo, Menchi89, and, folktale.
Roxy Dog Shrug
This stylish puppy bolero sweater is worked flat in one piece and then seamed at the legs. Designed by Sari Strand. Pictured projects by clairterese and mprice. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
King of the Beasts Lion Dog Sweater
Dog costume sweater with lion mane.SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Pictured projects by lucy-and-company and Knitagin
Octopus Poncho and Octopus Dog Sweater
Create matching or individual octopus costumes for kids and pets. Poncho with hood and tentacles in sizes to fit about 2-5 years. Dog sweater with hood and tentacles sized for S (M) Finished Neck Circumference About 13 (15) in. (33 (38) cm) Finished Chest About 16 (19) in. (40.5 (48.5) cm). Designed by Lion Brand Yarn.
- Get the free PONCHO knitting pattern
- Get the free DOG SWEATER knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Vanna's Choice yarn at Amazon
- See more Dog Sweater Knitting Patterns
Dalek Pet Sweater
Doctor Who inspired dog sweater can be adapted for cats, too. Designed by Peach Kraft. Pictured projects by nerdylittlepinup and dbrigley
Small Puppy Sweater
This tiny dog sweater is an easy project to knit, taking about an hour in chunky yarn. Designed by Louise Bollanos
TARDIS Dog Sweater
These Doctor Who inspired dog costume is designed for small dogs but comes with instructions for adapting to other sizes. Designed by Cináed Langley
Rainbow Dog Sweater
Striped sweater in 4 sizes to fit your pooch: Chest measurement 14 (18, 22, 26)”.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the web archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Caron Simply Soft Brites yarn on Amazon
Pirate Dog Coat
I-Matey Dog Coat features a skull and crossbones intarsia motif. Sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Pictured project by naharbeit
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Bernat Satin Solids yarn on Amazon
- See more Pirate Knitting Patterns
If your pets have everything they need, consider knitting a security blanket or bed for a shelter animal through the Snuggles Project to give these animals a little warmth and love while they wait for their forever homes. It also calms them and reduces their anxiety. The Snuggles Project was founded in 1996 by Rae French and also has patterns for crochet and sewn blankets as well as knitting projects.
Patterns for Purchase
Gambrel Dog Sweater
Customizable dog sweater in a slip stitch plaid design with easy to fasten collar and strap. Choose from 7 chest, neck, and back sizes. Chest sizes 12 (16, 20, 24) (28, 32, 36)”. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Susan Baron for Valley Yarns.
4 Dog Coats
No longer free! Four dog coat patterns including Tweed Coat, Coat with Bow Tie, Fur Trimmed Coat, and what looks like a cable coat. 3 sizes Small, Medium, Large. Designed by Hayfield.
2 of the dog coats and sweaters in Knits for Pets from Leisure Arts. Pictured are Trendy Turtleneck and White Wrap. Four sizes, for chests 12 to 24 inches. Designed by Sarah J. Green and Shelle Hendrix.
Nighty Night Dog Robe
Knit a fluffy robe to keep your puppy warm and cozy after a bath or lounging around the house. Robe fastens with a button and snaps and has an attached wrap belt. You can even add a monogram. Sizes 12, 14, 16, 18" chest. Designed by My Savannah Cottage. Aran weight yarn.
SUNDAY PICNIC Gingham Check Dog Sweater
Checked plaid sweater knit in two colors of sport weight yarn. 4 sizes, with finished chest measurements of 9.5-10, 12-13, 15-16 or 19-20″. Designed by mysavannahcottage