Knit something special for your pet with one of these dog sweater knitting patterns! If you're a knitter, you probably already make things for the people you love, so why not for your pooch?
This collection of sweater patterns includes some basics, a few intricate patterns, and even a couple items that aren't exactly sweaters, but still adorable doggy wearables.
If you're comfortable adapting patterns, you could get creative and knit twin sweaters for your and your pup. We're always in favor of rocking matching outfits—especially with our four-legged friends.
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Hooded Dog Coat Knitting Pattern
Humans know that hoodies are comfortable and now your dog can experience that cozy feeling, too! Knit this hooded sweater with a free pattern from Bernat yarn on the Yarnspirations website. The structure is similar to other patterns in this list, but the hood makes it extra cute.
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Cabled Dog Sweater Pattern
Show your pup how much you care with this hand knit that's patterned after a cabled fisherman's sweater. Perfect for intermediate knitters, the free pattern includes fives sizes. That means you could knit this for your entire furry family!
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Dog Sweater in Four Sizes
Keep your dog warm and cozy in this simple, but adorable sweater. The pattern includes four sizes and looks great on any dog who wears one. Although it's not a difficult pattern to knit, it does help to have some experience working short rows, as you would when knitting socks.
Cute Dog Sweater Pattern, $5, Kristina Kavaliauskiene on Ravelry
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The Juno Jumper Pattern
With a curled and ribbed neck and hem, this basic sweater keeps your sweet doggy warm and cozy. It comes in one size for small dogs, but you can adjust the size with your dog's measurements and a few extra rows or stitches. The pattern is free, but designer Alice Neal also offers a few reasonably priced dog sweater patterns with more intricate designs.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Bunny Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern
Did you ever have bunny pajamas as a kid? Because now your dog can have their own hand-knit bunny suit. Now, this might be a little embarrassing for them to wear when they go out and see their doggy friends, but it's perfect for cold days at home, a romp around the backyard, or for holidays like Halloween and Easter.
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Harness-Friendly Dog Sweater Knitting Pattern
Dogs usually need their sweaters when they go out for a walk, but what if your pup doesn't wear a standard collar and leash? This sweater pattern works with a harness! The style is also just plain cute. Want to make something a little fancier? Designer Jacqueline Cieslak also shares a free pattern for knitting a nordic version!
Harness-Friendly Dog Sweater Pattern, $4, Jacqueline Cieslak on Ravelry
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Mini Dachshund Hat Knitting Pattern
Lucky Fox Knits designs all kinds of knitting patterns, most of which have miniature doxies in mind. These patterns are whimsical and are sure to make you (and hopefully your pup) giggle. Knitted hats are her specialty, but she offers a few sweaters and costumes too.
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Jack's Jacket Knitting Pattern
Pamper your pooch with a beautiful Fair Isle jacket! The style of this sweet jacket makes it look a little like your dog is all wrapped up in a blanket. With five colors of yarn, this is a good pattern to really brush up your stranded knitting skills.
Jack's Jacket Pattern, $5, Outi Kater on RavelryContinue to 9 of 12 below.
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Fall Dog Sweater Pattern for Large Dogs
Are you and your dog big fans of Harry Potter? Then you'll love this sweater that's inspired by Mrs. Weasely's classic hand-knitted jumpers. If you haven't tried intarsia knitting don't worry. The letter on the back of this simple sweater is all embroidery!
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Doggy Red Riding Hood Cape
While it's true that you could use this knitted cape as a costume, your dog can wear this anytime in place of a coat. The pattern includes sizes XS to L, and it's easy enough for advanced beginners.
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Puppy Pullover Knitting Pattern
This simple puppy pullover sweater looks great and the neon stripes are an excellent safety feature. Although this pattern comes in just one size, it does include instructions for making this for medium size dogs and dachshunds.
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Hot Dog Costume Coat Knitting Pattern
Is your pet the hottest dog on the block? They will be when they wear this silly, but sweet hot dog coat. The side bun pieces zip open and closed, so it's not just a way to keep your pooch warm, but it's also a way to have your dog carry a few essentials! Plus, the free pattern comes in three sizes so all dogs can get in on the fun.