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I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 ...

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'Party Dress' for Small Breed Dogs

from Lenas's Legacy Hand Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : 'Party Dress' for Small Breed Dogs
'Party Dress' for Small Breed Dogs
'Party Dress' for Small Breed Dogs
'Party Dress' for Small Breed Dogs

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, knit, purl, increase one stitch, bind off
  • "Make 1 stitch"
  • Pick up stitches
  • Single crochet

Pattern Description:

Sofie's Tiny Dog "Party Dress" and Lena's Miniature Dachshund "Ballroom Dance Contestant" Dress are two of my most popular designs and some of my Craftsy friends have asked for these designs to fit their small dogs. So here it is!!

As I write this, I haven't found a living model to show off the dress, so please accept my apologies for using a stuffed doggie substitute. To see how these dresses look on real dogs, I've included photos of Sofie and Lena in their dresses.

The dress is an easy knit but I've designated it as an Intermediate Level knit because you have to do a "Make 1 stitch" and pick up stitches. It's knitted flat in two pieces, then seamed together. Add a single crochet edging around the sleeves and unseamed edges and you've made a Party Dress for your dog!

I'm always here if you have any questions as you work through the project. Just contact me and I'll help! I want you to have an enjoyable knitting experience with a successful result.


In stockinette stitch, 4 stitches = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern is for smaller dogs with a chest circumference of 14 inches or 16 inches. Instructions are included for both sizes.
  • Finished length: 11 inches or 13 inches (or desired length of your small dog). Instructions are included for both sizes.


  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn (about 170 yds/156 m)
  • One Pair US#8/UK#6 (5 mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • 1 Size F or G crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle