Glad your here… as it’s cold outside and our dog, a cairn terrier mix we liberated a year ago from an animal shelter, is smallish and gets cold easy. I developed an easy dog sweater that is warm, easy on and off and washable. This pattern is adaptable to any size dog as long as you measure. Three measurements are needed. Around the neck, from head to beginning of tail and around the chest or belly (which ever is larger)
I’m making this for a friends dog and his measurements are 16 inches around the neck, 20 inches from neck to tail, and 25 inches around the chest/ belly area.
For this sweater I am using Bernat royal blue and Red Heart white.
A size 5.5 crochet hook but use what the yarn recommends.
A button or 2 I use one that can be sewed in with yarn. Easy and looks great! They are 1.1/4 inches and are easy to sew in with yarn. As it’s a larger dog I am doing 2 buttons.
Stitches DC- double crochet (you can use any stitch you like but I used DC because then I don’t have to leave a space for the button-hole. It’s there for you.
For the sweater I chained 50 and did DC in the 4th chain from the hook. DC to the end chain 3 turn and work your way. That’s it… yes that’s it. Well for the first part anyway.
Now I’m doing a stripped pattern so I alternated the blue and white every 2 rows. You decide if you want solid or stripped or multi-colored. I did 2 rows of blue and 2 rows of white. But again the beauty part of this easy dog sweater is you design it.
I am also, doing back loop only. After your first DC row start using the back loop only as you work the length. It gives the sweater a great pattern design.
I also did a turtleneck so I did a few more rows so it can fold over.
Then on one side of the sweater start don’t my D.C. Leaving an area for the front legs and back-end.
Attach the button on the short piece b cause then you can button your pup in for the best fit.
See easy as can be. Just pick your color or colors and get the measurements. I add 1 inch to the numbers because the last thing your pet wants is a tight-fitting sweater.
To wash this fabulous easy sweater just wash in cold water and lay flat to dry.
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