Crochet Dog
Sweater Pattern

This free crochet dog sweater pattern would make a fantastic bumble bee costume for your puppy to wear on Halloween. It is also a great sweater to keep your chilly dog warm in the winter... no pun intended haha! Just don't forget to customize your creation with additional accessories such as a cute flower, dog antenna headband, or anything else that you can think of.

I designed this sweater pattern with a ruffled edge and it looks great if your dog is a girl. If your dog is a boy you can choose to leave out the ruffled edge and crochet a straight row instead.  

This dog sweater pattern is simple to crochet, just remember to measure your dog's neck, fore chest, chest and length so that the sweater will fit your dog's unique size. 

Bumble Bee Dog Sweater

Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern


Crochet Dog Sweater - Right Hand Tutorial




Crochet Dog Sweater - Left Hand Tutorial





Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern Details


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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

1. Yarn: #4 Medium Worsted Weight

I used Red Heart, Super Saver Yarn for this project:

Color A - Black

Color B - Bright Yellow

2. Crochet Hook – I/9 US - 5.5 MM - 5 UK

3. Yarn Needle (blunt sewing needle with big eye)

4. Measuring Tape (for measuring your dog)

Stitch Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

Finished Size:

13 inches long

8 inches wide

Pattern is made for a long, medium sized dog

Important Note:

Resources for Measuring and Crocheting Sweaters for your Dog:

Everyone's dog is shaped differently, and it can be frustrating when most dog crochet patterns (like this one) are only written for a certain sized dog. Because of this potential obstacle, several of my readers have asked me how to alter my pattern so that it would fit their dog. So instead of giving them an estimated answer, I researched and found a free eBook that will not only teach you how to crochet a custom fit sweater for your dog, but will also provide the instruction you need to modify any crochet pattern for your dog by using a simple measure-to-fit-pattern concept.

If you're interested, this free eBook is called "Custom-fit Crochet Dog Sweaters by Jenna Wingate". This is an affiliate link that will send you to Craftsy.com, but don't worry registration to Craftsy is also free.

Another great article which goes more in-depth on how to measure dogs for crochet sweaters can be found at DailyPuppy.com. 


Here is an Idea for You...


If you really want to get creative, buy or make a pair of bumble bee wings to match and accessorize this crochet dog sweater pattern.

I made these wings for my dog and if you're interested in learning how to make a pair of your own, I could show you by video or written tutorial. Let me know what you think in the comment box below.

Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern Instructions

Beginning at Collar

Foundation Chain: With color A (Black) ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in remaining 4 ch’s (5 sc).

Rows 2-42: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off by leaving an 8-12 inch tail for weaving.

Whip stitch both sides of collar together by using a yarn needle.

Weave in loose yarn ends.


This Sweater Also Looks Great in Different Colors! 


Pattern Instructions Continued

Upper Body

Note: Weave in loose yarn ends while you work.

Rnd 1: Attach color B (Yellow) to any sc space on long edge of collar, sc in each sc around (42 sc).

Rnd 2: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (56 sc).

Rnds 3-4: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 5: Attach color A, sc in each sc around (56 sc).

Rnds 6-8: Sc in each sc around.

Sl st into next sc and fasten off. 

Middle Back

Note: You will now be working in rows.

Row 9: Attach color B into sl st, ch 1, sc in next 37 sc (37 sc).

Rows 10-12: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across .

Row 13: Attach color A, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (37 sc).

Rows 14-16: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Row 17: Attach color B, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (37 sc).

Rows 18-20: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off, weave loose yarn strand into sweater with a yarn needle.

Leg Holes and Stomach

Note: You will now be working on top of the 8th round and on the 9th row.

Row 9: Skip 5 sc, attach color B into 6th sc and work a sc in same sp, sc in next 7 sc (8 sc).

Rows 10-12: Ch 1, turn work, sc in next 8 sc (8 sc).

Row 13: Attach color A, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (8 sc).

Rows 14-16: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Row 17: Attach color B, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (8 sc).

Rows 18-20: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off and weave in loose end.

Lower Torso 

Note: You will now be working in rounds.

Rnd 21: Attach color A into the beginning stitch of the middle back, sc in each 37 sc around, ch 5, sc in next 8 sc, ch 5, sl st into the first sc that was made on rnd 21 (45 sc) (10 ch).

Rnd 22: Sc in each sc and in each ch sp around (55 sc).

Rnds 23-24: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 25: Attach color B, sc in each sc around (55 sc).

Rnds 26-28: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 29: Attach color A, sc in each sc around (55 sc).

Rnds 30-32: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 33: Attach color B, sc in each sc around (55 sc).

Rnds 34-36: Sc in each sc around.

Hind End 

Note: You will now be working in rows.

Row 37: Attach color A, sc in the next 37 sc (37 sc).

Rows 38-40: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Row 41: Attach color B, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (37 sc).

Rows 42-44: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Row 45: Attach color A, ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across (37 sc).

Rows 46-48: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each sc across.

Ruffle

Row 49: Ch 3, turn work (3 dc in next sc) repeat this pattern across row (111 dc).

Fasten off and weave in loose end.


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