Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern From RedHeart.com



From RedHeart.com

Dog Sweater


Designed By:
Eleanor Miles-Bradley

Skill Level:

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 Skein each No. 316 Soft White CA and No. 995 Ocean CB.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle.
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Lsc (Long Single Crochet) = Insert hook in st indicated one row below and draw loop through, yarn over and through 2 loops on hook. Skip st under Lsc.

dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): With CB, ch 1, sc in first sc, * Lsc over next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across changing to CA in last st; turn.

Row 3: With CA, rep Row 1.

Row 4: Rep Row 2 changing to CB in last st. Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.
NECKBAND: With CB, ch 6.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 5 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc across; turn.

Rep Row 2 until 29 (39, 49) rows in all have been worked, changing to CA in last sc of last row. Fasten off CB.
Row 1 (Right Side): Working across long edge, ch 1, sc in each row end across; turn – 29 (39, 49) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 (2, 1) sc in first sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across – 43 (59, 73) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, changing to CB in last st; turn.

Now work in pat for 2 rows.
Divide for Leg Openings
Row 1 (wrong Side): Keeping continuity of pat, work across first 5 (7, 9) sts; turn. Work even in pat on these sts for 9 (13, 17) more rows. Fasten off. With wrong side facing, skip next 3 (5, 7) sts of last long row for leg opening; join yarn and work in pat across next 27 (35, 41) sts for back for 10 (14, 18) rows. Fasten off. With wrong side facing, skip next 3 (5, 7) sts of last long row for 2nd leg opening; join yarn and work in pat across last 5 (7, 9) sts for 10 (14, 18) rows. Do NOT fasten off.

Next Row-Join Underbody: Work in pat across first 5 (7, 9) sts, ch 3 (5, 7), work across next 27 (35, 41) sts, ch 3 (5, 7), work across last 5 (7, 9) sts; turn.

Next Row: Work in pat across first 5 (7, 9) sts, sc in next 3 (5, 7) ch, work across next 27 (35, 41) sts, sc in next 3 (5, 7) ch, work across last 5 (7, 9) sts; turn – 43 (59, 73) sts.

Work 1 row even in pat.
Shape Back: Keeping continuity of pat, dec 1 st each end of next row, then every other row 13 times – 15 (31, 45) sts. Fasten off.
Leg Openings
Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CB in any st at leg opening; ch 1, sc evenly around; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, * dec, sc in next st; rep from * around, adjusting at end of rnd as necessary; join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Rnds 4 and 5: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, working from LEFT to RIGHT, work 1 rnd Reverse sc. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Sew underbody seam from Neckband to the first shaping row of Back.
Edging: With right side facing, join CB in seam; ch 1, sc evenly around entire edge working 3 sc in corners; join to first sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, working from LEFT to RIGHT, work 1 rnd Reverse sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin; CA = Color A;

CB = Color B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet;

dec = decrease; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern;

rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip;

st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; yo = yarn; [ ] = work

directions in brackets the number of times specified;

* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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Comments (2)

  • Lori Parker 11 years ago Reply

    I was wondering on the dog sweater how come there is no starting chain. How many stitches to us in this pattern. Thank you for your time.

    admin 11 years ago Reply

    Hi Lori,

    I see what you mean – I took a look at the pattern to see if there was a
    quick answer to be had. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the
    information necessary to assist with incomplete or incorrect patterns
    that are not manufactured by Maggie’s Crochet. I have provided contact
    information for Red Heart below. You will need to contact them regarding
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