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Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Serena


Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns

With the unpredictable weather, many of our four-legged friends are find themselves shivering in the cold spells. Many pooches, especially smaller ones with thin, short fur, will feel the chill as the temperature drops – any excuse for more knitting of course! Make sure your dog looks dapper and stay warm whatever the weather with these 5 FREE adorable dog sweater knitting patterns! 

1. Cabled dog cardigan

free dog sweater knitting patterns - at the LoveKnitting blog!Any dog will be fashionable and snuggly in this gorgeous cabled dog sweater! Designed to fit dogs with a chest circumference of 22 inches (56 cm), this dog sweater can’t be missed.  The pattern is worked in three pieces (body and 2 legs) and seamed together, using simple techniques like rib stitch, seed stitch, and beginner cable techniques. You will need 2 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in any shade; we love Granite (503) and Marble (505), as seen here.

Lion brand thick and quick prints: free dog sweater knitting patterns at the LoveKnitting Blog

2. City Stripes dog sweater

5 free dog sweater knitting patterns - on the LoveKnitting blog!

Super snuggly and perfect for beginners, this garter stitch dog sweater pattern is an adorable sight to behold! It fits dogs with a chest measurement of 18 – 30 inches (45.5 – 76 cm), and is knitted in pieces and seamed up to fit your perfect pooch. Using a simple garter stitch, you can whip up this dog sweater in no time, using 3 shades of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. We love Fig (146), Citron (134), Lemongrass (132), and Sky Blue (106), as seen here, Click on the image below to view all available shades!

Lion BRand Wool Ease Thick and Quick: 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns, on the LoveKnitting Blog!

3. Dog coat pattern

Top 5 free dog knitting patterns on the LoveKnitting Blog

Sweet and sassy, this preppy dog coat has been seen on all the famous canine catwalks. Designed to fit dogs with a chest measurement of 21 inches around, this coat will keep your best friend warm during the cold winter months. This coat is knitted up in 4 pieces (front, back, and 2 legs), and uses 2 hanks of Berroco Vintage. We love Berries (05150), Breezeway (05194), Fuchsia (51176), and Smoke (05106); click on the image below to view the huge range of shades!

Berroco Vintage - 5 free dog knitting patterns on the LoveKnitting blog!

4. Sports Nut dog sweater

Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns, on the LoveKnitting blog!

Are you a hardcore sports fan? Is your idea of a good time tailgating at a game? You need the sports nut dog sweater to include Fido in your family fun. Designed to fit dogs with 15 – 38 inch (18 – 45 cm) chest measurement, this dog sweater pattern will have you rooting for the home team in no time. Knitted up in Lion Brand Hometown USA, you can knit your dog a sweater to support any team! Check out Grand Rapids Green (174), Pittsburgh Yellow (158), Fort Worth Blue (109), or Cream (098), as seen here!

Lion Brand Hometown USA: 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns on the LoveKnitting blog!

5. Lion costume dog sweater

top 5 feee dog knitting patterns - on the LoveKnitting blog!

What better way to pass time than to dress up your furry friend as the king (or queen) of the savannah? Using 4 shades of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick: Butterscotch, Taupe, Linen, and Apricot, you can whip up a hilarious and fun dog sweater in no time at all. Knitted up in pieces and seamed up, this pattern is accessible for most levels of knitters.

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick - top 5 free dog knitting patterns at LoveKnitting

Bonus pattern: the Juno Jumper

top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns on the LoveKnitting blog!

Check out our blog post about this free dog sweater pattern designed by Alice Neale of Alice in Knittingland. Click here to check out the pattern!

We also have a wide selection of Christmas knitting and jumper patterns for dog owners as well!

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Serena loves sunshine, strawberries and Great Danes. She has gone from non-knitter to yarn obsessive in under two years, and is determined to drag the rest of the world along with her.

Last updated: April 30th, 2018.

82 Responses to Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns

  1. Llewellyn says:

    Lovely dogs and their coats.

  2. Pauline Sonnex says:

    The dog coats are fantastic and all are quite easy to follow. I will have some very happy friends when I have finished these and we will all be waiting for the cold weather. Thank you very much Loveknitting.

  3. Arkdove says:

    Unfortunately I don’t seem to be able to print the number 1. the button up dog coat. Is this an error on your page? Would love to make this one.

  4. Janice says:

    Some somr reason unable to down load apttern no two. Ahame could just see my little fell terrier in this

  5. Fantastic dog coats I have two Darling dogs 4 years old and I have been looking for knitted coats but the ones I have seen are not a patch on your patterns great,patterns.

  6. Georgina Harry says:

    Wow what a find. I’m a volunteer with a Dog Rescue in South Wales (Hope Rescue). We have a craft group that get together to knit, sew, draw, make cards, anything to generate much needed funds to house and feed our rescues. Finding this site will help us tremendously, we will use the free patterns and put them to good use. Thank you 😀

  7. Betsy says:

    Lovely! Recommended on Google +!

  8. Celia says:

    Hello, I am new at knitting, all I really know is how to make scarfs, so I don´t understand what the patterns say. Is there a video or something that can help me follow the patterns on your site to make my dog a sweater? He doesn’t feel comfortable with a sweater I bought for him so I want to make him one. Thank you.

  9. Bez race says:

    Need a dog coat knitting pattern for a whippet

  10. Lesley says:

    I love the dog jumper patterns. Does anyone have any for a British Bulldog?? Thanks.

  11. lucy says:

    Hi Carly, I’m looking for a pattern to knit a dog sweater which cover all four legs. I currently have the normal two legged one but my dog gets undressed!

  12. janx brookes says:

    i love knitting for my little dog

  13. Hi we have a Shar pei will these jumpers fit him when he,s full grown says:

    I would love to knit these jumpers , but not sure they would fit him.

  14. SMiles says:

    I love knitting and normally knit retro baby clothing, but I love the cabled dog coat and will knit it as my next project .

  15. J harper says:

    Hi how do you get the free dog coat patterns. Would love to try these. Janet

  16. Gretchen King says:

    Would love a patern to knit a coat for an elderly Bassett who is already feeling the cold .your patterns look fantastic .

  17. Would like to get these 5 patterns

  18. Mary Miller says:

    They are all so cute I would like to have the patterns, Thank you…

  19. patricia harrop says:

    I would love your patterns to knit coats for my daughters rescue dog thanks

  20. Gini C says:

    I love the sweaters, expecially the one with buttons! I would love the patterns please! Thank you!

  21. Margaret says:

    just knitted button up jumper came to collar says join front seam cannot figure out how to do collar which is front seam

  22. Anna Devine says:

    I had no problems with the three pdf pattterns, but will have to wait to get the Drops Designs patterns (will have to copy & paste, too time consuming to do at work!). Just made a friend with a 7 lb smooth coated doggy, and would love to make one of these for her pooch!

  23. Cindy says:

    Niki could use a new sweater.

  24. Sala Ajaniku says:

    Any sweaters for Chihuahuas?

  25. Ann Field says:

    I have just got a 12 week old Pug and would love to knit him a coat as Shops do not seem to have anything small enough. Please advise how I may get the patterns Thank you

  26. Cortney says:

    The dog sweater pattern generator link isn’t working. It almost looks like they removed the page. Have you had any issues with it?


  27. Sho says:

    Would love to get the dog sweater patterns. My little Yorkshire could do well with the sweaters this winter.
    Please advise how to get the patterns
    Thank you very much

  28. JOyce says:

    I would love to get the patterns kindly advise how.

    Many thanks.

  29. Lynn Bland says:

    I would like to recieve these please

  30. Elizabeth says:

    It’s hard to get some of your Bernat yarns in Canada. What is the weight of the Camouflage – is it a worsted weight, or lighter or heavier? Thanks in advance.

  31. Evette says:

    Please can you send me these patterns

  32. beverley lovell says:

    Please can i have the free dog patterns x

  33. Angela says:

    such interesting patterns

  34. Angela says:

    Could I have a free pattern of your dog coats so that I may knit one for ‘Molly , by best friends little dog! Thank you in anticipation.

  35. Lizabeth Taylor says:

    Please can you send me the free patterns for small dogs my friend has one and I’d love to do him a couple for Christmas
    Thank you

  36. Sheila Wilford says:

    Could I please have the free patterns for medium sized breed ie cocker spaniel Thank you very much

  37. karen harper says:

    could I please have the free patterns for my Lhasa and shiz Tzu

  38. Sharon says:

    Ladies you just need to click on the sweater name (shown in bold), and the pattern will load.

  39. Lorraine Hogan says:

    Please can you send me the free patterns thanks.

  40. Anne Frost says:

    Nordic dog coat pattern please

  41. Jill Knowles says:

    Please can you send me free dog coat patterns

  42. Fiona says:

    Please could send me a pattern my boys would love a jumper for Xmas.

  43. Janette chadwick says:

    Please send me the free dog coat patterns, he looks just like the jack Russell in the picture..

  44. Marlene Korleski says:

    I would like pattern number 1 to make for my sister’s dog.

  45. Please can you send me the patterns for the wonderful dogs coats, I know my dog will look the bees knees in these wonderful knits. Many thanks

  46. helensmith says:

    dplo you have a pattern for a coat or snood for a large lurcher please

  47. Thanks for the patterns – now to decide which one to knit!

    • Elyse Parish says:

      Could you please tell me how i can get these 5 free patterns. I cant seem to see anywhere to click on to down load them

      Thank you

  48. sharon godden says:

    thank you for letting me look at the patterns now to choose on to knit

  49. j Ancill says:

    Have been looking the right patterns for ages for my maltese bigion

  50. Barbara Cockcroft says:

    I am very interested in coats for dogs but how do I get the free patterns, especially the first two in the most popular coats for dogs

  51. debby rothe says:

    Does any one have Knitting patterns for a full size English-bully Dog

    Thanks so much

  52. Susan says:

    Does anyone have a dog coat for an 85 lb boxer

  53. Marlene says:

    Thanks for the patterns

  54. Barbwire says:

    Thanks for the lovely and fun sweaters. I can’t wait to knit them for our 2 Doxies and our little teacupYorkie.

  55. Debbie says:

    I have a bull dog and they’re shaped so weird. Any patterns, or suggestions.

  56. Aileen Buchan says:

    Great dog coat patterns,I can see I am going to enjoy your site

  57. Marie Willcox says:

    Is there an easy way to make these sweaters with two needles and not a circler needle

    • mary says:

      Do you mean circular needle or double pointed needles? Circular needles are just as easy to.use as straight ones.

      • Sue John says:

        Circular Needles are just like knitting with two straight Needles. It just means that the weight is more evenly distributed on your lap. And you can knit bigger things!!!

        • Roberta says:

          The other fabulous thing about circular needles is you can sit next to someone on a bus, train or plane and not hit them with your needles!

  58. Rosaleen Black says:

    very interested. In the dog sweater patterns. How do I get them?

  59. Margaret Graham says:

    No. 3 Cosy Cables How to get the free pattern and is it knitted on a circular needle. Also would it be too big for a busson freise

  60. Heather Walker says:

    I have adopted a retired racing greyhound. Would you be able to design a coat for these lovelies please?

  61. margaret tonks says:

    do you have any knitting patterns for tortoises

  62. Linda Gault says:

    LoVe ur patterns

  63. Linda Gault says:

    Love ur patterens

  64. di watts says:

    I do a lot of crochet & would like a pattern

  65. paula McAra says:

    I love knittingoing, I knit anything its so relaxing.

  66. Ngaire Sexton says:

    Thanks for a lovely Knitting pattern

  67. mrs sandra vella says:

    I would love free dog coat patterns as I am knitting them for a rescue centre

  68. Patricia Monksfield says:

    I would be pleased to receive a free copy of the pattern for the ‘Cargo Dog Coat’ please. I want to knit for an animal charity. Many thanks. Pat x

  69. M. Ann Loftus says:

    Hello I am new on face book and am not very sure about it so I would just like to ask will I be able to get on your site again. I am interested in making the dog patterns but would also like to take up the offer for the pattern made especially for him.
    Thanking you in anticipation
    M. Ann Loftus

  70. Fiona says:

    I am a beginer knitter and would like easy and simple patterns for dogs as I would like to start knitting for rescue shelters. Thank you

  71. Liz says:

    I am looking for dog coat/jumper patterns that i can knit on my knitting machine, do you know of anywhere i can find them?

  72. Joel Perry says:

    Thanks for sharing such a nice collection of knitted dog jumpers patterns 🙂 You may find more collections of both trendy and fashionable dog sweaters from leading online stores. I have recently bought it from a premium online store for my little pooch. The stuff is too good and my pet feels comfortable and trendy for all occasions.

  73. hi need doggy coat pattern for small chihuahua plz

  74. Natalie says:

    Dogs certainly look cute in knitwear. However, on the days they might need them, they are likely to get horribly wet and dirty and feel uncomfortable. Here in a rural area at least.

  75. patricia waterhouse says:

    Dose eny one have patens four gog coats four yorkes tank you

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