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Evelyn Van Orden designs original knit and crochet patterns which are available here on Craftsy and also on her website evelynArts.com and at fine yarn shops,

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Knit Striped Dog Sweater

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Striped Dog Sweater
Knit Striped Dog Sweater Best Of Show!
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Knit Striped Dog Sweater Before Finishing
Knit Striped Dog Sweater Bottom View

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k, p, binding off and casting on in the middle of a row
  • simple crochet: join, slip st, sc

Pattern Description:

Knit a striped dog sweater for a small dog from three colors of DK weight yarn, then finish it with simple crochet stitches. Sweater can also be knit with just one color of yarn.

Finished size of sweater is 16" around the chest unstretched, 20" stretched. Sweater conforms to the dog's shape because of the nature of the rib stitch used.

Sweater is knit flat in an allover k3,p1 rib stitch with a k1,p1 ribbed collar. Sweater has two holes for the front legs, then crocheted together along the chest. A single crochet border is added to finish the front leg openings and also the outside edge.

Easy to Make. Elegant to Wear.

NEWS FLASH! This design won Best Of Show at the 90th Annual Los Angeles County Fair, the largest county fair in the nation.


25 sts and 28 rows = 4" in k3,p1 ribbing (unstretched)


  • DK weight yarn: 150 yds MC, 150 yds A, 50 yds C
  • knitting needles size US 5 (3.75mm)
  • crochet hook size US F (3.75mm)
  • 2 stitch holders
  • yarn needle for weaving tails

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kraemer Tatamy DK or Tatamy Tweed DK


Cherry Tweed Y1613, Purple Tweed Y1607, Baby Powder Y1711

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