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XS dog sweater

from The Crafty Ladybug
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : XS dog sweater
XS dog sweater
XS dog sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • US crochet terms
  • sc

Pattern Description:

This pattern is written specifically for my dog, Murphy. He is a miniature pinscher and weighs
8 pounds. His measurements are as follows:
1. Neck: 9"
2. Chest: 16" at widest part
3. Length: 11" from base of the neck to the base of the tail

Some other breeds that measure in this size category of extra small are:
Bichon Frise
Brussels Griffon
Teacup Poodle

Skill level: Easy.
Skill levels explained:
BEGINNER: Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches. Minimal shaping.
EASY: Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
INTERMEDIATE: Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing.
EXPERIENCED: Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as
non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.

This pattern is MY original design. Distribution of MY pattern is strictly prohibited. Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but please give credit to my Etsy shop as the designer. www.lbeen.etsy.com

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14 sc x 16 rows = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS size only to fit miniature pinscher
  • bichon frise
  • brussels griffon
  • maltese
  • papillon
  • teacup poodle


  • worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle