I was so excited when I came across this wonderful selection of knitting patterns for dogs, and they are all just so affordable and easy to order online.
These patterns are so quick and easy to make you should be able to make some money by selling the finished items to your friends and family for their dogs.
Let’s look at a few of these wonderful knitting patterns for dogs. If you are interested in any of them, simply click on the link or the picture and you will be taken to the online store.
I have included a free knitting pattern for dogs at the bottom of this post if you would like to scroll down.
Sweaters for Dogs: 15 Knitting Projects to Keep Your Dog Cozy and Comfortable
What are all of the fashionable pups wearing this year? Hand-knit sweaters, of course!
Knitting is a trendy hobby, and come on, what’s cuter than a dog in a sweater? Cable-knit, ribbed, raglan, chunky, turtleneck—you name it, and there is a pattern for it.
You’ll love the fifteen knitting projects—fourteen sweaters and one blanket—ranked from “one paw” for a straightforward pattern to “three paws” for more complicated projects, as well as stunning photographs of adorable canine models.
Inside Sweaters for Dogs:
•Step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and special notes from the author for each project.
•Materials lists, yarn suggestions, and project guidelines based on the dog’s size.
•Beautiful color photographs of the author’s canine friends, showcasing the finished products.
•A guide to the abbreviations used throughout the book.
•Illustrated instructions on how to properly measure your dog.
•Fun “Fact Files” about each of the featured dogs.
Woolly Woofers: Over 20 Knitwear Designs for Dogs of All Shapes and Sizes
Knitting’s really gone to the dogs—and it’s absolutely adorable! There’s something for pups of all shapes and sizes—and for every occasion—in this collection of 22 whimsical knitwear patterns, all created by design sensation Debbie Bliss.
These fun knitting patterns for dogs includes a classic cabled Aran pullover to keep Fido warm on cold winter days, while the “Sherlock Bones” matching cape and hat will make a bloodhound out of any breed. These items are what every well-dressed dog will wear this winter!
Top Dog Knits: 12 QuickKnit Fashions for Your Big Best Friend
Showing off a dog’s distinctive attitude is easy and stylish with this collection of 12 colorful and upbeat knitwear designs for medium to large dogs.
Patterns for classy, special-occasion knits, warm coats and hats, and adorable everyday sweaters blend simple shapes and sumptuous yarn with high-energy colors to create sophisticated canine apparel.
A photo gallery of the designs contains a profile for each of the “top dog” models—including Hugo, a firehouse Dalmatian and Rheinhard, a German–Setter rescue dog.
A measuring chart for mid- to large-size breeds, knit-to-fit instructions, and a primer on basic stitches make this an all-in-one guide in a fun, portable format. Quick to knit and very functional, these are knits that any pooch would be happy to wear.
Seamless Knits for Posh Pups
If there is no sewing involved, this one is for me. Enjoy fun-to-knit patterns that let your dog step out in style. Pamper your pooch with knits ranging from a little black dress–complete with pearled neckline–to a doggie hoodie.
The sweaters come together easily; most are knit from the top down. And when you finish knitting, you’re really finished–no seams to sew. Just put it on Fido and go!
14 stylish sweaters for dogs from 8 to 30 pounds; many designs include an alternate colorway.
Confidently create the tailored look that’s just right for your dog, with or without sleeves, and learn to adjust the pattern to get a perfect fit.
There are plenty of tips for knitting in the round, top-down knitting, following stitch charts, and more.
Stylish Knits for Dogs: 36 Projects to Knit in a Weekend
Because most knitters especially enjoy knitting items that are both quick and easy, this is the ideal book.
Enjoy these easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short period of time.
Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will love these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters.
These projects can be completed in a weekend, or even an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginner knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch and can make each design a more challenging project for a more experienced knitter.
Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.
Wacky Doggy Knits: 10 Original Patterns for Your Style-Conscious Dog
Wacky Doggy Knits shows you how to create ten unique outfits to indulge your dog’s every mood.
Whether their yen is for a cool sailor top, a superhero suit, or a chic designer jacket, this guide offers the know-how to ensure they get their heart’s desire.
The patterns are easy to follow, so even if you’ve never picked up a pair of needles before, you’re sure to get ideal results.
Clear, flexible sizing within each pattern means that whether your best friend is a tiny terrier or a Great Dane, the outfit will be perfect.
• 10 original outfits, from bellhop uniform to preppy college sweater.
• A Knitting Basics section with clear illustrated step-by-step guidance.
• Pattern sizes adapted to all breeds.
• Colour photos presenting a line-up of adorable furry supermodels.
Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
This one I have left for last but not least as it is not classified as knitting patterns for dogs, but rather a little something different for the avid knitters who love making beautiful things.
This is the perfect gift for dog-lovers who knit! From a spotted Dalmatian to a wrinkly Bulldog, the step-by-step patterns in Knit Your Own Dog let you knit the dog you’ve always wanted.
The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There’s no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet’s bills, and he’ll live forever!
Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it’s a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for a pack of canine fun!
The patterns are easy-to-follow for both new and veteran knitters. It should take only a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life. And yet each pattern is extremely detailed and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed, from the startling blue eyes of the Siberian Husky and the long, woolly curls of the Old English Sheepdog to the lolling tongue of the German Shepherd.
Accompanying the patterns is a brief description of each breed, as well as expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the dogs, and adding personality to your creation.
Beautiful colour photographs of the finished dogs, as well as detail shots, both inspire and instruct. Knit Your Own Dog is the perfect book for knitters and devoted dog lovers.
Breeds include: Afghan Hound, Basset Hound, Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Corgi, Dachshund, Dalmatian, English Bulldog, English Bull Terrier, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Jack Russell, Labrador, Miniature Schnauzer, Old English Sheepdog, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Pug, Red Setter, Rough Collie, Scottish Terrier, Siberian Husky, West Highland Terrier, Whippet, Wire-haired Fox Terrier.
Click here for some step by step instructions on how to knit a jersey for your pooch.
Free Knitting Patterns For Dogs
Warm-Me-Up Coats For Doggies
To fit a small dog (length 38 cm).
Frolic DK 3 Balls of Yarn
4mm knitting needles
20 sts and 29 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles
Cast on 34 sts using your 4mm needles.
Work in st st for 2 rows.
Next row: k, inc 1st at each end of row.
Next row: P, rep last 2 rows 2 times more 40 sts.
Cont straight in st st until work measures 12 cm from beg ending with a wrong side row.
If your dog’s length differs from the measurements given above, adjust the number of rows at this point.
Next Row: c/on 36 sts at beg of row, k to end. 76 sts.
Cont in st st for 10 cm from second c/on edge, ending with a wrong side row.
Next Row: c/off 14 sts, k 14 sts and place on a spare needle. c/off 8 sts, k to end 40 sts.
Cont straight in st st on these sts for 5 cm ending with a wrong side row.
k18 sts and leave these sts on a holder. c/off 4 sts, k 18 sts.
Next Row: p
Next Row: dec 1 st, k to end.
Rep last 2 rows until 10 sts rem.
Work 5 rows st st.
With the wrong side facing return to sts left on the holder and work 2nd side of the neck to match first, rev shaping with the wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to sts left on spare n, and work in st st for 12 cm. c/off.
Join c/off edge on the right-hand side of neckline to the side of front chest panel.
Stitch polo neck seam. with right side facing, using 4,5mm crochet hook work 2 rows dc around all edges except for polo neck. Sew velcro to flap and body of the jersey.
Feel free to use your scraps of wool for this knitting pattern for dogs. You can make stripes in different colours, as nothing says you need to stick to one colour.