Did you get a new puppy for Christmas? Maybe you’re planning to adopt a pet in the new year. It can be difficult to find a sweater for toy breed puppies. This easy crochet pattern will fit your new puppy who is approximately 2 pounds. Finished measurements are approximately 6″ length by 13.5″ diameter to fit a pug, Boston terrier, French bulldog and other similar stocky-built dogs who are about 2 months old. Remove a few stitches to make the sweater for a thinner dog such as a poodle or chihuahua. Add a few rows for a longer dog such as a dachshund. Add your revisions to the blog to help other puppy owners make their own tiny sweater.
Sport weight yarn –
50 yards MC
20 yards CC
Size F (3.75 mm) & G (4.0 mm) crochet hooks
Finished sweater measures approximately 6” long (at widest point) by 13.5” diameter.
Rnd 1: With MC yarn and G hook, ch 57, hdc in 2nd ch and each remaining ch (56 hdc). Join with sl st in first hdc.
Rnds 2-3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnd 4: (leg openings) Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, hdc in next 32 sts, ch 10, sk 10 sts, hdc in last 2 sts. Join with sl st.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in next 32 sts, hdc in each ch, hdc in last 2 sts (56 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 6-14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st. Join with sl st.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 4 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 44 sts, hdc dec over next 2 sts, leave remining 4 sts unworked (46 hdc).
Rnd 16: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 42 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (44 hdc).
Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 40 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (42 hdc).
Rnd 18: Ch 1, turn, Hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc in next 38 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts (40 hdc). Fasten off MC.
Rnd 19: With right side facing, attach CC yarn at center bottom of Rnd 15. Sc in 4 sts, sc in the edges of Rnds 16-18, sc around Rnd 18, sc in edges of Rnds 16-18, sc in last 4 sts of Rnd 15. Join with sl st. Fasten off CC.
With CC yarn, sc around openings in Rnd 5.
Rnd 1: Using CC and F hook, hdc in unused lps of starting ch, join with sl st in first hdc (56 hdc).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *hdc in 6 sts, dec,* repeat around (49 hdc). Join with sl st.
Rnds 3-5: Ch 1, *fpdc, bpdc,* repeat round. Join with sl st. Fasten off at end of Rnd 5.
Weave in all ends.
Bruno is a growing puppy, so I added 3 rows to the collar section and 2 rows to the body. Next month I may have to make a bigger sweater.
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