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Free Minnie’s Turtleneck Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

    Free Minnie’s Turtleneck Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern
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    Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern is designed to fit small toy breed dogs like my Yorkshire Terrier modelling in the pic. To begin, I’m always crocheting for my children but felt a sudden pang of guilt when I realized I was leaving out my fur baby, Minnie. With this in mind I started designing a cute turtleneck dog sweater for my small dog. It’s super cute, warm and cozy. It’s great for her winter walks, especially after a visit to the dog groomers!

    Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater description

    The turtleneck dog sweater should fit most small dogs. You can find the final measurements further down this page. As the title suggests the dog sweater has a turtleneck, it also has a textured waistband and short puff sleeves. Plus, the sweater has a little gap allowing you to access your dogs collar so they can wear the sweater while out for walkies.

    How to crochet a turtleneck dog sweater

    The turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern is easy skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the front and back posts and loops. You’ll also need to be okay with working into the raw edges. To make the crochet dog sweater I used acrylic chunky (weight 5) yarn and a 6.5mm crochet hook. Don’t forget it’s important to remember to do your gauge swatch before starting if you want your sweater to fit your dog.


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    Supplies

    • 6.5mm crochet hook
    • Chunky yarn
    • Scissors

    Yarn

    Abbreviations

    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • BLO – Back loop only
    • BPdc – Back post double crochet
    • ch – Chain
    • FPdc – Front post double crochet
    • hdc – Half double crochet
    • 2hdc – 2 hdc in 1 space (increase)
    • hdc2tog – hdc 2 together (decrease)
    • sc – Single crochet
    • sc2tog – sc 2 together (decrease)
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • sp – Space
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

    Size & Gauge

    • 2” x 2” gauge swatch = 5 rows of 7 hdc 
    • Measurements are taken of the garment at its smallest size and its stretched size. 
    • Back length : 16cm
    • Neck circumference : 24cm – 40cm
    • Waist circumference : 42cm – 50cm
    • Leg circumference : 13cm – 20cm

    Pattern notes

    • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in next space”.

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    Turtleneck

    Round 1
    • ch x 16 then start in 2nd ch from the hook
    • sc x 15
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (15 sts)

    Rows 2 – 34
    • Work every st in BLO
    • BLO sc x 15
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (33 rows of 15 sts)

    Row 35
    • Work in both row 34 and row 1 to join the sides together
    • sc x 15
    • ch x 1 & turn to raw edge

    (15 sts)

    Round 36
    • Work in raw edge, 1 stitch at the end of every row
    • sc x 34
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (34 sts)

    Round 37
    • 2hdc x 16
    • ch x 2 & skip 2 sts to make a gap for collar access
    • 2hdc x 16
    • sl st to first st & fasten off

    (64 sts)

    Chest of sweater

    To start, count back 5 stitches and reattach yarn (skip 4).

    Row 38 – 44
    • hdc x 10
    • ch x 1 & turn
    • Fasten off after row 44

    (7 rows of 10 sts)

    Back of sweater

    Row 45
    • Return to the last round of turtleneck (R37). Count forward 11 stitches & reattach yarn (skip 10 stitches)
    • hdc x 17 in sts
    • hdc x 2 in collar ch space
    • hdc x 17 in sts
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (36 sts) 

    Row 46 – 51
    • hdc x 36
    • ch x 1 & turn

    (6 rows of 36 sts)

    Waist 

    Round 52 
    • We will now join both pieces together to start the waist area by working into row 51 then row 44.
    • hdc x 36 in previous row
    • hdc x 10 in row 44 (chest)
    • sl st to first st, ch x 1 & turn

    (46 sts)

    Round 53 – 54
    • hdc x 46
    • sl st to first st, ch x 1 & turn

    (2 rounds of 46 sts) 

    Round 55
    • hdc x 46
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1 (do not turn)

    (46 sts)

    Round 56
    • hdc x 2
    • (hdc2tog, hdc x9) 4 times
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (42 sts) 

    Round 57
    • (BPdc, FPdc) 21 times
    • sl st to first st & fasten off

    (42 sts)

    Sleeves  x 2

    Round 58 
    • Attach yarn to any stitch of arm hole
    • sc x 32 around arm hole
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    (32 sts) 

    Round 59 
    • sc2tog x 16
    • sl st to first st & fasten off

    (16 sts)