Knitting patterns for your favorite animal companions including dog sweaters, and more. Updated 7/16/2022
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(S)he's a Star Coat
Dog coat knit with a 4 row repeat star stitch. Pattern includes video for fitting dog sweaters. Sizes XS[S, M, L, XL, XXL] easily adjustable. Designed by Elizabeth Lovick for Knitty. DK weight yarn.
City Stripes Dog Sweater
Quick and cozy dog sweater knit in garter stitch stripes with super bulky yarn. 4 sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X. Designed by Lion Brand.Quick and cozy dog sweater knit in garter stitch stripes with super bulky yarn. 4 sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X. Designed by Lion Brand.
Bebe Kitty Sweater
This cat sweater uses 2x2 ribbing to make it stretchy and form-fitting but gentle so that it is both comfortable for the cat and stays on. Designed by Michelle Awh. Worsted weight yarn.
Proud Puppy Dog Sweater
Easy dog sweater with ribbed collar knit in stockinette. Sizes Small, Medium To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb. Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Turtleneck Dog Coat
Easy dog sweater knit in the round with just knit stitches for the body and ribbed neck and legs. 4 sizes Finished Chest S 12” 30.5 cm, M 16” 40.6 cm, L 19” 48 cm, XL 22” 56 cm. Designed by Bernat. Bulky weight yarn.
Love Dog Vest
This dog coat with a heart motif in intarsia. Easily customized to a variety of sizes. Designed by Joann Rogers
Cables and Hearts Dog Sweater and Child's Pullover
Matching dog sweater and children's pullover with seed stitch hearts and elegant cables. Dog coat sizes to fit chest measurement Extra-Small 10 ins [25.5 cm ], Small 13 ins [33 cm ], Medium 16 ins [40.5 cm ], Large 24 ins [61 cm ], Extra-Large 30 ins [76 cm ]. Child's sweater sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10 yrs. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Let's Go Rib Dog Sweater
Striped dog sweater knit flat in one piece and seamed. Dog coat sizes to fit chest measurement S 10” 25.5 cm, M 14” 35.5 cm. L 17” 43 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart
Biscuits & Bones Dog Coat and XOXO Cabled Bag
Dog turtleneck sweater with cable design resembling dog biscuits and hollow bones. Purse in picture with XOXO cable design is also available for free. Dog coat sizes to fit chest measurement Extra-Small 10 ins [25.5 cm ], Small 13 ins [33 cm ], Medium 16 ins [40.5 cm ], Large 24 ins [61 cm ], Extra-Large 30 ins [76 cm ]. Purse size Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] wide by 8 ins [20.5 cm] tall. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Patons
Fair Isle Sweater and Dog Coat
Matching dog sweater and child's pullover sweater with chevron design yoke. Child Size 4, 6, 8, 10. Dog coat sizes S 10” 25.5 cm, M 14” 35.5 cm, L 17” 43 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations
Tyler's Cabled Vest
This dog coat made up of 2 pieces knit flat: a 8 row repeat cabled back panel and a stocking stitch/ribbed tummy panel.Panels are sewn together, with openings left for the front legs. Sizes small and medium for dog's chest sizes 14-22 inches. Designed by Joann Rogers
Bunny Dog Sweater
Hooded dog coat with rabbit ears for a cute bunny costume. Sizes To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lbs. Designed by Amanda Nervig for Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Yoke Sweater and Dog Coat
Show the world who your best friend is with this matching dog coat and human pullover sweater with bright stranded yoke. Sweater sizes 37" to 66". Dog coat sizes S 12" [30.5 cm], M 16½" [42 cm], L 19" [48 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations
Canine Checks Coat
Dog sweater knit in a classic checked pattern. 5 sizes Finished Chest Petite-XL (10-30"/25.5-76 cm chest). Designed by Bernat. Worsted weight yarn.
Hunter's Urban Dog Sweater
Easy dog sweater with ribbed chest for comfort. Knit flat and seamed. 4 sizes Finished Chest About 16 1/2 (19 1/2, 23 1/2, 28) in. (42 (49.5, 59.5, 71) cm. Designed by Lion Brand. Bulky weight yarn.
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.
More Free Patterns
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
Clifford Dog Sweater
Easy dog sweater knit with an 8 row repeat basketweave pattern with seed stitch trim. 4 Sizes Finished Chest About 14 (18, 21, 25) in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand.
This dog coat is designed with a spiked back inspired by the Pokémon dragonlike Podraco, but can also be used to turn your dog into a dragon or dinosaur while keeping it warm. Designed for Podencos, Galgos, and Whippets, but adaptable to other dogs. The designer has information on helping Podenco rescues on the pattern page. Designed by Ursa Major Knits
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
- Get the free knitting pattern - web version at bottom of page. Click Pattern Instructions. Click the print icon in middle of page to print out pattern.
- See the Ravelry page
Dog Sweater and Human Hat
Dog coat with a matching hat for the dog's best friend with an animal print that looks to me like jaguar spots. Dog sweater in 2 sizes To fit dogs about 10-18 (18-29) lb. Hat size adult. Animal Lover set designed by Lion Brand.
- Get the free DOG SWEATER knitting pattern - download link below kit info
- Get the free HAT knitting pattern - download link below kit info
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.
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.
Hogwarts House Pup Dog Sweater
Harry Potter inspired dog sweater with Hogwarts School Crest in stranded colorwork. It slips on easily with large leg holes, and the ribbed collar can be doubled over. Designed by Jaycee Hosier. Worsted 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.
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.
Dalek Pet Sweater
Doctor Who inspired dog sweater can be adapted for cats, too. Designed by Peach Kraft. Pictured projects by nerdylittlepinup and dbrigley
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
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
Dog Jumper With Cables
No longer free. Dog sweater with ribbed collar and legs with cable design on body. Will fit most small-medium sized dogs. Designed by Woman's Weekly. Aran weight yarn.
Aprés Ski Dog Sweater
Fair Isle dog sweater knitted flat and seamed. Designed by Debbie Bliss. Sizes Small-medium & medium-large size dog. Aran weight yarn.
Karoo Tank and Dog Coat
Proceeds go to charity! Matching set of cabled tank buttoned at the sides and dog coat designed by Debbie Bliss and Hilary Swank. Sizes Tank Top 76cm-132cm/30in-52in Dog Coat Small & Medium. Aran weight yarn.
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.
Denim Dog Coat
Cables and seed stitch (with an essential pocket!) make this Denim Dog coat the coolest coat in town! Small-medium & medium-large size dog. DK weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Hooded Dog Sweater and Oatmeal Dog Sweater
Two individual dog sweater patterns. The Hooded Dog Sweater is knitted top-down, seamlessly with raglan sleeves and hood. Oatmeal Sweater features a high collar and kangaroo pocket. Sizes Chest 30 - 32.5 (35 - 37.5, 40 - 42.5, 45 - 47.5) cm / 12 - 13 (14 - 15, 16 - 17, 18 - 19) inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by DottyPatterns.
Dandy Dog Sweaters
A trio of dog sweaters featuring ribbed patterns to provide thermal warmth as well as a good fit. Choose from Beaded Rib, Hearts Rib or Mock Cable Rib pattern stitch. Top the sweater with a turtleneck or one of three other neck variations. Sizes: Seven sizes to fit dog chest size from 12" to 30". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by FiberTrendsDesigns.
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