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Ribby Dog Sweater| Free Crochet Sweater for small Dogs

The Ribby Dog Sweater is a free crochet pattern for a knit-look pullover style sweater for small dogs.

Crochet ribbed sweater/ pullover for small dogs (knit-look)

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I have designed this crochet sweater for my 4 month old puppy, a Havanese-Bolonka Mix, now 5.8 pounds (2.6 kg), that as an adult will get around 7.7 - 8.8 pounds (3.5 - 4 kg). The sweater has a bit of room for her to grow.

Ribby Dog Sweater

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cute knit-look crochet sweater for dogs

This crochet dog pullover is started with the neck ribbing/collar worked in rows.

After finishing the ribbing you will continue to work in rows on the long edge of the ribbing for the body of the sweater until you reach the shoulder part, then you will divide the piece for the leg openings working first the right front side, then the back and finally the left front side.

Now you will work over the whole piece again adding some chains for the armholes.

The back will be shaped with decreases every other row at the beginning and end of the rows. (You will decrease only on the right side rows!)

The piece will be sewn together at the underbody from Neckband to the first shaping row of Back.

A ribbed edging will be worked around the leg opening and along the entire back- underbody.

knit-look crochet dog sweater

SIZE

Small; sweater finished chest: 14.5” (37 cm); finished length including collar/neck ribbing: 13” (33 cm)

GAUGE

14 sts and 13 rows (unstretched) = 4 inches x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm)
Stitch for gauge: yarn over slip stitch worked in back loops only (yo-slst-blo)!

SUPPLIES

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

- ch: chain
- hdc: half double crochet
- st: stitch
- fpdc: front post double crochet: Yo, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook.

- bpdc: back post double crochet: Yo, insert your hook from back to front to back around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook.

-rep: repeat
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side

Special Stitches:

  1. Yarn Over Slip Stitch (yo-slst): Yarn over (yo) and insert the hook into indicated st; yarn over and draw the yarn through.
    (You have now 3 loops on the hook).
    Having the 3 loops on hook, pull/slip the first loop on hook through the next 2 loops on hook to complete a Yarn Over Slip Stitch (yo-slst).
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  3. Yarn over slip stitch back loops only (yo-slst-blo): work the stitch as described above, but inserting the hook only into the back loops of the stitches
  4. dec yo-slst-blo: decrease 2 yo-slsts: yo, insert hook into next st, then insert the hook into the next one, yo and pull through the two sts and the 2 loops on the hook.

NOTES

  1. the ch1 and the ch2 at the beginning of the rows will not count as a st
  2. How to change colors: change color at the last yo-slst of a row this way: with working yarn yo, insert hook into next st, pick new color yarn and pull it through the stitch and the two loops on the hook. Ch1 and continue next 2 rows with the new color. At the end of the 2.row change to main color again the same way.

INSTRUCTIONS

Neck Ribbing
With A, ch 7.

Row 1: (RS). 1 yo-slst in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of Chain; ch 1, turn. (6 sts total)

Row 2: 1 yo-slst-bl in each st to end of row, ch 1, turn. (6 sts total)

Rows 3-31: Rep as Row 2; at the end of the last row do not cut yarn and do not fasten off! Continue to work the body.

knit-look crochet ribbing

Body
Row 1 (WS): ch 1 and turn piece to work across the long edge of neck ribbing. Work 1 yo-slst in each row end to end of row.
At the last stitch change to B. Turn. (31 sts total.)

starting the body of the crochet sweater for dogs

Row 2 (RS): With B ch 1. Work 1 yo-slst-blo in first st, *2 yo-slst-blo in next st, 1 yo-slst-blo in next st. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. (46 sts total)

crochet the body of the dog sweater

Row 3 (WS): With B ch 1, Work 1 yo-slst in each st across the row. At the last stitch change to A again. Turn. Continue with A. (46 sts total)

Divide for Leg Openings:

• Right Front Side:

Row 1 (WS): ch 1, work yo-slst-blo in each of next 5 sts. Turn. Leave remaining sts unworked.

Rows 2 - 10: ch1, work 1 yo-slst across each of next 5 sts Cut yarn. Fasten off.

dividing the sweater for leg openings:right front side

• Back:
Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, skip next 4 sts of last long row for leg opening.
Join A with slst into back loop of next st, ch1 and work 1 yo-slst-blo same st and 1 yo-slst-blo in each of the next next 27 sts. Turn, leaving the 9 remaining sts of the previous row unworked.

Rows 2 - 10: ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo in each of the next next 28 sts. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Note: Add one or more color stripes as you like. I have added a new color stripe at the end of row 6 and worked rows 7 and 8 with the new color, then changed to main color again.
dividing the sweater for leg openings:the back side

• Left Front Side: With RS facing, skip next 4 sts of last long row for 2nd leg open- Ing.
Join A with slst into back loop of next st, ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo across last 5 sts.Turn.

Rows 2 - 10: ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo across each of next 5 sts. Turn. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

dividing the sweater for leg openings:left front side

Next row: (Join Underbody). Turn piece with RS facing, join yarn A with slst into back loop of 1st st at the beg of right front side, ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo across first 5 sts. Ch 4 for underarm, work 1 yo-slst-blo in each of the next next 28 sts across the Back, Ch 4 for 2nd. Underarm, work 1 yo-slst across next 5 sts of the other front side. Turn.

join underboby for crochet dog sweater

Next row (RS): ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo across first 5 sts, 1 yo-slst in each of next Ch 4; 1 yo-slst-blo in each of the next next 28 sts; 1 yo-slst in each of next Ch 4; work 1 yo-slst-blo across last 5 sts. Turn. (46 sts total)

Next row (WS): ch1, work 1 yo-slst-blo in each st (and in each chains at the armholes) across the entire piece. Turn. (46 sts total)

Shape Back (RS) Rows 1-18 : ch 1, cont in yo-slst-blo pattern decreasing 1 st each end of next row (with dec yo-slst-blo), then every other row until you reach to 28 sts in the row (or until you reach a lenght that is 1 inch shorter than the desired finished lenght). Cut yarn. Fasten off.

shaping the back with decreases

Sew underbody seam from Neckband to first shaping row of Back.
If you preffer, you can sew the neck ribbing also, but it's much more comfortable to put the sweater on and take it off if the neck opening is a bit larger. And I think it looks cuter when the ribbing is folded over as a collar.

Sew underbody seam of crochet dog sweater

Ribbed Edging:

Round 1: With RS facing, join A with sl st at the underbody seam. Ch 1. 1 hdc evenly around entire edge, working 2 hdc in corners. Join into round with slst to 1st hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, work 1 fpdc, 1 bpdc around; in the corners work 2 sts this way: 1dc and 1 fpdc or bpdc (as they come). Join with slst to top of 1st fpdc. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Ribbing around Leg opening:

Round 1: Join yarn with slst to middle of underarm. Ch 1, work 1 hdc in st around leg opening with 4 decrease sts at the corners; join with slst to top of 1st hdc. (26 sts)

Round 2: ch2, work *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* around. Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

To make the seam look prettier, I have crocheted above it with surface crochet:
surface crochet

Then I have added a crochet button, made like this:
with yarn color B make a magic ring, ch1 and work 6 sc into ring, finish off invisibly.

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Ribby Dog Sweater
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