I spend a lot of time online checking out various crochet designs and patterns.
But ploughing through the dull to find the magnificent can take a while.
So I thought for this fun topic, I’d save you some time and share my findings with you.
You can check out a huge list of free crochet patterns for dog sweaters below, but first let’s have a quick look at how to crochet a dog sweater.
How To Crochet A Dog Sweater
If you are new to crochet and this will be your first project, then don’t panic.
Crocheting a dog sweater ranges from super simple to fairly advanced. It just depends upon the individual crochet dog sweater pattern.
I’ll note the crochet sweaters for dogs that I think are beginner friendly in my brief descriptions, for you.
In the meantime, you might like to check out my tutorials on learning to crochet and getting started with basic techniques and stitches. This will help you to feel prepared and get off on the right foot.
You might also want to pop open another window with my crochet abbreviations chart to refer back to, where the patterns use crochet abbreviations rather than full terms.
Crochet Dog Sweater Equipment
To make your own crochet dog sweater you will need some basic crochet equipment.
If you don’t have any crochet hooks yet, then I recommend starting by buying a crochet starter kit like this one on Amazon.
The pattern will specify which yarn is best, and often they link to where to buy them.
I buy my yarn from Amazon, or from local craft shops or garden centres.
Free Crochet Dog Sweater Patterns
Welcome to the world of free crochet dog sweater patterns!
I’ve selected my favorites for you, from easy crochet dog sweaters, to crochet dog sweaters with legs.
Even some breed specific free crochet dog sweater patterns, like the crochet dog sweater pattern for dachshunds.
I hope that it helps you to find the free crochet dog sweater patterns you are looking for.
Easy Crochet Dog Sweater by Mini Pin Sweater Paradise
Mini Pin Sweater Paradise is a cute little blogspot site, just devoted to a Miniature Pinscher and her jumpers!
This lovely pattern is given in simple words, and looks nice and simple to follow.
A good choice for a crochet beginner with a small dog.
Easy Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern by Yarnspirations
If you want a crochet dog sweater pattern free of charge for any size of dog, then this one by Yarnspirations is really fun and easy.
The pattern is designed to be beginner friendly, although it uses abbreviations. If you are totally new to crochet then you’ll want to have a copy of my crochet abbreviations chart up to refer to.
It is still simple though, given in PDF form and the finished coat looks great.
Free Crochet Labrador Sweater Pattern by Crocheting Blind
This free crochet Labrador sweater pattern has unique appeal.
It’s quite different to a lot of the other patterns, and is designed to fit the world’s most popular dog breed!
The pattern is fairly easy to follow, and could probably be easily accomplished by someone with minimal crochet experience.
Doggie Snuggle-Up by Red Heart
Red Heart have some great free patterns on their site, and this crochet dog sweater free pattern is one of them.
It says it’s easy, but having read through the pattern i’d be more inclined to say it’s closer to medium difficulty.
Not ideal for beginners, but great for someone with a little bit of crochet experience.
A nice benefit of using this pattern is it creates a crochet dog sweater with legs, which will keep your pup warmer.
Dapper Dog Sweater by Joann
The Dapper Dog Sweater by Joann is a lovely traditionally styled dog coat.
Although beautifully modelled on a tiny Chihuahua, it actually comes in sizes extra small to large. So should fit any size of dog well.
Small Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern – Toy Poodle
This gorgeous small dog sweater crochet pattern is designed specifically for Toy Poodles, but could fit any similarly built dog or puppy.
It’s a very pretty pattern, but probably not ideal for beginners as the instructions are mostly in diagram form and use several different stitches.
Flower Garden Free Crochet Pattern For Small Dog Sweater by Lion Brand
The Flower Garden Free Crochet Pattern For Small Dog Sweater is a lovely statement crochet dog sweater.
The fun oversized flower detail goes really well with a big chunky stitched body.
The pattern is free, although you do have to sign up to Lion Brand’s mailing list in order to access it.
Suitable for fairly inexperienced crocheters, this cute pattern can be made even more basic by leaving out the flower detailing.
Crochet Dog Sweater With Legs by Jenna Wingate Designs
This adorable crochet dog sweater with legs is a part of a free ebook by Jenna Wingate.
She has put together a lovely collection of dog sweaters, modelled by her super cute Rat Terriers.
These patterns are pretty detailed, so you will need benefit from a bit of crocheting experience before you tackle them.
Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern – Dachshund
This crochet dog sweater pattern for a dachshund doesn’t need a lot of explanation.
Known in the US as ‘weiner dogs’ and in the UK as ‘sausage dogs’, this fun dog sweater costume has it’s tongue firmly in it’s cheek.
The pattern is very easy to follow, but you might like to pop my crochet abbreviations chart into an open window again if you are new to the craft.
French Bulldog Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern by Lion Brand
Another cute pattern by Lion Brand is this cute French Bulldog crochet dog sweater.
Although before we go on, I would be remiss if I didn’t urge you to take a look at that poor pup’s nostrils (or lack thereof…). You can find out about the dangers of brachycephaly here.
Leaving aside my moral issues with Lion Brands choice of model, this pattern is very smart.
A cute little crochet dog coat that would look great and keep your pup snuggly and warm.
The pattern is more advanced, but would suit any intermediate crocheter just fine.
Free Crochet Dog Sweater Patterns
I hope you enjoyed checking out these free crochet dog sweater patterns.
Do let us know how you get along with your new crochet project in the comments section below!