Crochet Dog Sweater || Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

It is time to make a crochet family dog sweater for your favorite family pet. Keep pup cozy in this crochet dog sweater from Red Heart. Follow along with the free pattern and watch the useful tutorial video on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel.


This pattern is made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn but you could use any worsted weight yarn in 4 contrasting colors to make this colorful fair isle stranded yoke crochet sweater for your family dog.


In the video I teach how to read this intermediate crochet pattern, how to read and use the chart for the colorwork, and how to do the stranded crochet colorwork. Because the pattern is labeled as intermediate I assume the viewer has a good grasp on crochet and just needs help with how to read the pattern and how to do the more complex fair isle crochet technique.

Therefore, I do want to let you know that in the video I didn’t not go in depth teaching how to do the final body of the dog sweater or the edging and trim because I figured if you are capable of doing the crochet fair isle you could totally finish the sweater without any more instructions.

*I did make the size small in the video for my chihuahua, Lucy. I used a different color on the leg ribbing than suggested in the pattern and I was excited to try it on her. But…it turned out too small 🙁

So a word of caution, be sure to measure your dog to see if the size you chose will fit.

Lucy is such a trooper
Close up on the yoke stitches on the dog sweater
Sigh, “Mom, are we done yet?” — Lucy


Measuring your dog can be confusing. Like any sizing applied to garments, each designer has a general measurement they strive to reach but each designer is different. So, the best thing to do is measure your pup then compare that to the measurements given in the crochet dog sweater pattern.

I found this image online showing the places you should measure on your pup to get the best fit.


This is a free pattern available from Yarnspirations. They are the home of Red Heart Yarn and have over 3000+ free patterns available for you to check out. So once you click here to get the pattern, be sure to check out some other favorites.


If you want to try some other fun dog friendly patterns I have a list of 10 Crochet Dog Sweaters for you to check out NOW!

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  1. Chris Lopez says:

    Love this! My friend wants me to make a sweater for her three pound Chihuahua but since she lives in another state I’ve been reluctant. Would you say the size you used for Lucy would be good?

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