Thursday, November 20, 2014

Custom-Fit Dog Sweater Ebook

It's done! Yay!

35 pages of dog sweater goodness! These patterns do not go by sizes- they go by your dog's measurements- so you know it will fit better than any other sweater they've ever had!!!

The first sweater was written in 2009, so this has been a big 2-week project, rewriting and compiling extra stuff, tips, and hints to make the ultimate jumping-off point for the best winter yet for dog sweaters!

See Projects made from the EBook!





These popular patterns, new and improved:

A little preview of the new stuff!
Basic Dog Sweater
Multi-Color Dog Sweater
Polo Sweater

Plus 3 new collars:

Bowtie Collar
Banded Collar
Mandarin Collar

2 new sleeves:

Princess Sleeve
Ribbed Sleeve

And 2 new tails:

Ribbed Tail
Coat Tail

Plus these extras:

Adding a Keyhole for a Leash or Harness
3 Methods of subsituting fancy stitches
5 different Doggy Appliques!

All in American Crochet Terms
A teaching pattern that is suited to any motivated crocheter with basic crochet skills!
More pictures and step-by-steps than you can shake a stick at!

AND IT'S ALL FREE!!! (See below for Pattern Usage)

Note: Ravelry does not allow you to add the entire book to your queue, but does allow you to add the individual patterns in it. All FAVORITES are greatly appreciated!


Happy Crocheting! -Jenna

FYI - A lot of people come here from Ravelry looking for the pattern. I can only guess that not many people realize there is a download link to the right of the Ravelry page, even after I added 'Click DOWNLOAD to the right' in the (very short and non-confusing) description. Just to save you time in the future, I've included an example screenshot here. Not to mention, I'm happy for you to stay on Ravelry and add to Favorites, Queues, and keep a record of your projects. I love seeing your finished sweaters and doggies!

P.S. If you are interested in translating this pattern into another language, please EMAIL me so we can make a plan! Much thanks!

P.S.S. I added an undated version of the HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG FOR A SWEATER VIDEO to help you get measurements! (link is fixed!)

Pattern Usage: I have always asked that this pattern not be used for profit. It was intended for practical use and to pamper the ones you love. Please do not sell or copy these patterns. Please do not base any pattern you intend to sell on any of these patterns. I do whole-heartedly encourage you to donate and raise money for shelters and rescues, but if you do so in the form of selling finished items from any of my free patterns, please ask my permission first. I am always happy to help spread the word and often give away free copies of other patterns to help your efforts. Just drop me an email with a little info about your charity and event. Thanks so much for your honesty!

Note added 1/1/18
Many people have written to me to ask permission to sell items at a local event to raise money for a pet rescue or shelter and I am always happy to grant that with my thanks and best wishes. These are kind and selfless people aware that they have the talent to contribute to an effort to make a few animals have a happy life. These are people after my own heart and I cherish them for their selfless giving. 

Lately, however, there have been a few people commenting that I have no right to ask you not to make a profit from items made from these patterns. I don't know why there have to be such mean and rude people associated with the beauty of creating things with your own hands.. or why they feel  like I am stealing from them by giving them something for free, and I really do not care for the negativity and I will delete it, but I am going to address this directly: 

*I* did the work to create these patterns. *I* wrote them, photographed them, compiled them here into an Ebook. The patterns themselves were developed over time, but the Ebook itself took me a good month of constant work to compile, edit, update, etc. I gave up time I could have been working on other patterns that would bring  me an income to work on this Ebook. I work hard to support myself with my art HONESTLY. I don't put ads and affiliate links on this blog because I believe in earning my living and not tricking people into getting me a few pennies. I work 14hours a day 6 days a week at this business, so the time spent compiling this Ebook was valuable time and for that reason I can ask anything I flipping want to ask when it comes to how you use the items made from these patterns. That is my right. 

Now. YOU  have to decide what kind of person that YOU are. Are you kind? Giving? Honest? Charitable? Can you be respectful of someone's wishes? Or are you selfish and rude and nasty? That's on you. That's not on me. You create your own Karma. I have no control over the little specks of rot you let into your soul. I hope that your actions are assets to your character, but if they are not at the very least point your venom in some other direction than someone trying to give you something they worked hard at for free. 

Happy to say that the above is directed at a very small minority of the people I have encountered over the years. Most people who write to me about any subject are polite and friendly and a credit to the art of crochet. Love and light to all. 


  1. I love this tutorial! Thank you! I made one for my youngest dog, and it only took me three days! He hasn't wanted me to take it off him since I finished it yesterday. lucky warm pup!

  2. Thanks, it's wonderful. I'm sure to use it on my dogs.

  3. I made a beautiful santa suit for my little short haired dog. It is so warm and comfy she doesn't like to take it off. It is out of the leftover red bamboo yarn with white fluffy polyester collar.

  4. We LOVE our rat terriers! Rowan and Olee! This is the perfect "If You Must Put a Sweater on Them" sweater lol That's my hub's comment lol They only put up with them on cold days :) Thank you for sharing!! On my To Crochet list!

  5. Made one for my dog, Dixie Doodle. Thanks so much for the pattern!

  6. Thank you so much for the ebook! My foster chihuahua will be so pleased!

  7. I saw your dog sweater patterns on craftsy. Didn't know where to find them. Soooooo, I finally sat down and looked at what was said and found them here! LOL.. Anyway, love your designs.

  8. I love these little sweaters! they are SO CUTE! Though, I have a quick question. While I know a few people that would love one of these as a gift, I was wondering if it would also fit a cat? My cat likes to hang out on the porch in the fall. H is getting older and I was wondering if these would fit him as well.

    1. The patterns will allow you to make a sweater for pretty much anything that walks on 4 legs. I've made them for cats, a ferret, guinea pigs, and a bunny. Some people have used the pattern to make sweaters for baby goats.

  9. Thank you sooo much!! I've been looking for a decent pattern!!

  10. Thank you so much. I have been looking everywhere for patterns for little dogs. Emmalise is a Chorkie. She is wittle wittle. About 2 lbs.

  11. I can't wait to make this for my hound mix rescue. He has such fine short hair and it has finally gotten cold here in the South! Poor guy was shaking when I let him out last night for a couple minutes! Love all the cute and clever options too! Sooo creative :)

  12. Thank you so much for making these patterns free. We have a daschund (normal size.. although he is a little pudgy.. ) and I can't wait to try out a pattern or two.. xx

  13. Thank you! Just what I was looking for but much better because of all the extra options!

  14. I have been looking for a comprehensible dog sweater pattern for some time and yours certainly qualifies! My dog is a cross between a boxer and a pit bull and I am more concerned about her chest getting cold than her back. Thank you SO much for the obvious effort that went into the pattern.

  15. Thank you so much for this very useful ebook.
    I truly appreciate your time and expertise.


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