A collage of pictures of dogs wearing sweaters.

Comfy Knit Dog Sweater Patterns for Pleasant Winter Walks

Your dog deserves the best! And so do your friends’ dogs. Well, if you’re a knitter, it seems everyone around you deserves the best, and with these knit dog sweater patterns, you can make it happen. Each of the designs has its own specific characteristics and you’re sure to find the one you need. Browse through, get your needles ready, and let’s see how it turns out.

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1. Vanilla Dog Sweater

  • Designed by Ruth Ritskes

Extremely easy. This knitted dog sweater is great for beginners who haven’t worked on similar projects before. It is versatile, easy to adjust, and will fit almost any dog. The key is to choose the right materials and supplies and then follow the instructions. You will work in stockinette stitch and master this technique with ease.

Two pictures of a dog wearing a sweater.

PHOTOS by Ruth Ritskes / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. Celtic Cable Small Dog Sweater

  • Designed by Gabrielle Fernandez

Perfect for small dogs. A stunning cable design that really looks like a real winter sweater. The pattern is easy to adjust and will fit any young dog. You can also adapt it for larger dogs, but you will need to be at least intermediate. The sweater is long, so you can be sure your pup won’t get cold on a walk.

Two pictures of a dog wearing a sweater.

PHOTOS by Gabrielle Fernandez / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. 245-31 Holiday Buddies

  • Designed by DROPS design

Breathtaking ribs. This will make your dog not only happy but also trendy. Not only does it protect your dog from the cold wind, but it’s also great for taking pictures. Plus, the knitted pattern for the dog jumper comes in sizes XS-M, so you don’t have to customize it yourself. This means that even an advanced beginner can complete the project. For the photo look, stick to the recommended materials.

A dog wearing a red sweater in the snow.

PHOTOS by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Fetch Knit Dog Sweater

  • Designed by Åsa Buchta

For all sizes. If your dog is a big guy, it can be hard to find a project that fits. This versatile design is here to help. It also has a nice ribbed turtleneck and can be customized with any design if you’re experienced enough to modify the dog sweater pattern. This makes the project interesting for knitters of all levels. Start with this one if you can’t decide.

Two pictures of dogs wearing sweaters.

PHOTOS by Åsa Buchta / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on berroco.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.
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5. Puppy Love Sweater

  • Designed by Red Heart Design Team

Cozy and fancy is the recipe for a knit dog sweater. This design has two heart motifs, making it a nice gift for your pet for the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day. The sweater is easy to knit, even if you don’t have much experience. Some of the techniques used are knit 2 together, purl and slip slip knit. Great for basic practice.

Two pictures of a dog wearing a knit sweater with hearts on it.

PHOTOS by Red Heart Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Skift Dog

  • Designed by Rachel Brockman

If you want to try cables, it’s better to start small. A knitted dog sweater will come in handy. This design is fairly easy and quick to complete, so you can practice cables without any stress. Plus, the garment is comfortable for active dogs, so don’t pass it up if you have one.

A dog wearing a knit blue sweater on a leash.

PHOTOS by Rachel Brockman / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Sunset Glory

  • Designed by Abigail Orlando

A nice and easy knitting pattern for a dog sweater. This one will work for both winter and mid-season. Such garments are especially important in spring and fall: although it’s not as cold, the wind is usually even stronger than in winter. The pattern is easy to follow, so the project won’t take long.

a knitted multicolored dog sweater

PHOTOS by Abigail Orlando / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

8. Barley Twist

  • Designed by Abigail Orlando

If you’re looking for an easy dog sweater to knit, this one will do the trick. A simple design that will fit almost any dog. Plus, the project is quite adaptable and you can adjust it to fit your dog perfectly if you have some skill. Either way, the pattern will bring you nothing but positive emotions.

 a dog plushie wearing a knit dog sweater in a pink color

PHOTOS by Abigail Orlando / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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