Your four-legged friends would definitely be in need of a sweater or coat to keep themselves warm in the chilling winters. Small sized dogs with a light body, the toy varieties and those with a short, thin coat are more in need of a comfy sweater or winter clothes to keep their skin protected. If you are interested in knitting try designing a nice and warm sweater for your dog, the free patterns, given below would help you with the same.
The multi-colored sweater is sure to attract your dog’s attention at the instant.
For a personalized touch, you could right even knit your pet’s name on the sweater or coat, though that could be a little difficult.
When all members of your house have decked up in fashionable outfits to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, why leave your dog behind! He would be delighted to be dressed as candy corn.
If your dog is restless or fidgety avoid putting the button, instead you could stitch or crochet a pretty flower at the centre.
The seed stitches alternating the knit and purl pattern used here makes this a perfect pick for beginners.
The circular pattern used here with the knit and purl stitches is another great option for those to try who have just set their hands on knitting. Using a chunky yarn would add fullness and softness to the sweater.
Knitting a sweater for a large dog is a little troublesome and the pattern shown here would certainly help for people with larger breeds like Boxers, Dalmatians or Alsatians.
Though this pattern is for puppies, you could also make it for smaller dogs which are toy sized. While designing it for Chihuahuas or Yorkies you could design in size bigger than the pattern shown here.
Knitting on a loom is always more comfortable than needles. This tutorial uses a small round loom with 24 pegs.
If you have a machine at home and want to knit using the same then this tutorial would be handy. Worsted weight yarn has been used here with the back as well as the belly being knitted separately and stitched later.
A hood attached to the sweater would protect your dog’s head too from the cold.
The sweater should be knit keeping the Dachshund’s long body in mind.
The picture shown here is similar to the pattern in the tutorial barring the size and also the two colors of wools used to make a striped pattern.
The cable pattern may be a little tough for the beginners but definitely adds class and elegance to the sweater.
The cute sock monkey pattern would fascinate your dog to the fullest.
Avoid taking your dog out in the snow or rain when he has this coat on as it could dampen.
The sweater or coat that you make would vary according to your dog’s body type, for instance, it would be XS (Extra Small) for a Chihuahua, S (Small) for a Bichon Frise, and Medium for a Cocker Spaniel. With this array of designs at hand, knitting a fabulous coat for your dog would be a cakewalk. You could even crochet a sweater or coat for your canine friend by taking cue from the tutorial here.
Published on May 20th 2019 by Miranda Gibbs