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Knitting canine sweaters – 42 heat concepts + knitting directions

Dog sweater knitting instructions

The dogs are not human. Yes, that’s clear. But they are your best friends and family members too. And you want to make sure that your dog feels well and does not suffer from the cold in winter. Then you are right here! You will find instructions for beginners to knit a warm dog sweater!

Protect your best friend from the cold

Dog sweaters knit with different patterns



The dogs, which have hardly any undercoat or so-called small ground-level breeds need a sweater or coat for the cold days. Very young or old animals also catch cold easily. But if you knit a dog sweater, you will give your best friend longer funny winter games! If the doggy is knit with bright colors, you will never lose sight of your dog. There are many patterns and models to choose from. Everyone looks extremely cute and become a real eye-catcher! You know best what your dog will feel comfortable with, so homemade animal clothing is the best choice. And it’s really fun! Just follow our instructions.

Knit dog sweaters: The first step is to measure the dog

Knit dog sweater: Measure table



As you already know, there are many and different dog breeds. That is also the reason, since there is no Strickanleitung gives. But before you start with the instructions, you must measure your dog. In the picture you see a measurement chart, with which you knit a dog sweater, unique and individually adapted to your favorite animal. The table is only for back length from neckline. In addition, you must also measure neck circumference, abdominal circumference, back length from neckline. For the small breeds up to 7 kg the measurements are as follows 37 cm, 47 cm,
and length 39 cm. The second important step is the selection of wool. We recommend polyacrylic because it is very soft and inexpensive. And most importantly – it warms well. Real new wool is the better option, as it protects the dog when it is wet.

Instructions for beginners

Knit dog sweater: instructions for beginners

The required materials

Knit dog sweaters: Materials required

Step 1

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 1



The dog sweater will start to knit at the neck. A tip before the start: Between the knitting work you measure the dog sweater again and again on the dog. The first row starts with 2 left stitches. Then follow: an envelope, a right-hand stitch, an envelope and 2 left-hand stitches. Of course, the stitches depend on the pattern you choose, but below is a video tutorial that will help you understand 🙂

Step 2: After a few rounds, a cuff is always created

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 2

step 3

Knit dog sweater: instructions step 3

The second row starts with 2 right stitches. After that follow until the end of the row always alternately 3 left and 2 right stitches.

When you’re done with the neck piece, you can start with a different pattern for variety

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 4

But if you want to do the same, keep knitting:

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 5

Make additionally five stitches …

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 6

… so that you begin with most of it

Knit Dog Sweater: Instructions Step 7

So knit another 26 rows. In each half of the back knit 8 stitches on each side and 2 more on each side.

… and so on! For a better understanding, watch the video tutorial:

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