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Giant Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

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Do you have a GIANT dog? If you have a Great Dane, Mastiff, Cane Corso, or similarly ginormous furry friend you know how difficult it is to find dog clothing that actually fits. Today we’re changing that by adding a XXXL size of the Dandy Dog Sweater.

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Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern for Giant Dogs

The Dandy Dog Sweater (sizes XS, S, M) has been the most popular pet pattern of all time. I did size up that pattern to include Large, X-Large, and XX-Large sizes but over the years I have gotten many requests to further size up the sweater to include even the largest of dogs. I am happy to say that this super popular pattern is now available in such a giant size I had trouble believing it would fit any dog… 😅

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Rogi is a 1-year old Great Dane, so still a bit on the “thin” side. The sweater fits him perfectly with a bit of room for him to fill out as he matures. Isn’t he a handsome boy?!

Materials:

Brava Worsted Weight Yarn
-approx. 925 yards for XXXL

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

(6) 1” Buttons

Gauge: 14 sts x 13 rows = 4” using the Thicket/Suzette Stitch

Sizing:

If the measurements for this XXXL Giant Dog Sweater are a bit too large for your dog, you may need to head over to the Large, X-Large, and XX-Large dog sweater pattern here.

Gauge pattern:

Row 1: Ch-18. (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook. * sk next ch, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times. Sk next ch, sc in last. (17)

Rows 2 – 14: Ch-1, turn, * (sc, dc) in next st, sk next st * repeat between * * 7 more times. Sk next st, sc in last. (17) Measure for gauge.

Always make your swatch larger than needed so that measuring you only count inside stitches, not outside stitches that are not uniform in shape.

Pattern Notes:

The beg-ch of each row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern written using US terms.

Odd numbered rows are “right side”.

Pattern uses the Thicket (Suzette) stitch. See a tutorial for this stitch here.

Note that the photos included depict the large size as in the L, XL, XXL post here. There is a video tutorial for this pattern on the HeartHookHome YouTube channel that you can follow along with here.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Pattern for Collar:

Round 1: Fhdc- 93 (or ch-94, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each to end.) Join to top of first st with sl st. (93)

Round 2: Ch-1, do not turn, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next st * repeat between * * around, fphdc around last st. Join to top of first fphdc with sl st. (93)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, * bphdc around next st, fphdc around next st * repeat between * * around, bphdc around last st. Join to top of first bphdc with sl st. (93)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next st * repeat between * * around, fphdc around last st. Join to top of first fphdc with sl st. (93)

Rounds 5 through 10: alternate rounds 3 & 4 (93)

Chest/Body:

Round 11: Ch-1, do not turn. (sc, dc) in first st. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (94)

Round 12: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 12 more times. (26 sts so far). Sc in next st. In next st place (hdc, sc). Sc in next st. In next st place (sc, dc). (32 sts so far) Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (96)

Round 13: repeat round 12. (98)

Round 14: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 24 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (100)

Round 15: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * around until you have 4 sts remaining. Sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in last st. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (102)

Round 16: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 13 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (104)

Round 17: repeat round 16. (106)

Round 18: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 26 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (108)

Round 19: repeat round 15. (110)

Round 20: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 14 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (112)

Round 21: repeat round 20. (114)

Round 22: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 28 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (116)

Round 23: repeat round 15. (118)

Round 24: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 15 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (120)

Round 25: repeat round 24. (122)

Round 26: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 30 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (124)

Round 27: repeat round 15. (126)

Round 28: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 16 more times, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next, (sc, dc) in next. Repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (128)

Round 29: repeat row 28. (130)

Rounds 30 through 36: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc with sl st. (130)

Place a stitch marker in the last stitch made. (Makes it easier to count below) Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Chest flap:

Looking at the “right” side (see pattern notes), attach yarn in 13th stitch to the right of the chest seam. (should be a sc)

Row 1: Ch-1, (sc, dc) in same st. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 10 more times. (24)

Rows 2 through 29: Ch-1, turn, * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * to end. (24)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Back flap:

Looking at the “right” side, mark the 20th stitch to the left of the chest flap. (should be a sc)

Row 1: Ch-22, (sc, dc) in marked stitch, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 33 more times, ch-22. (114)

Row 2: (sc, dc) in 2nd ch from hook. *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * to end. (114)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * to end. (114)

Row 4: (buttonhole row) Ch-1, turn, sk first st, (sc, dc) in next. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in next. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 more times. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in last. (110)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn. Sk first 2 sts, (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 times. (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole, sk next st, (sc, dc) in last. (114)

Rows 6 – 8: Ch-1, turn. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * to end. (114)

Row 9: (buttonhole row) Ch-1, turn, sk first st, (sc, dc) in next. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in next. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 more times. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in last. (110)

Row 10: Ch-1, turn. Sk first 2 sts, (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 times. (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole, sk next st, (sc, dc) in last. (114)

Rows 11 – 13: Ch-1, turn. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * to end. (114)

Row 14: (buttonhole row) Ch-1, turn, sk first st, (sc, dc) in next. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in next. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 more times. Sk-3 sts, (sc, dc) in last. (110)

Row 15: Ch-1, turn. Sk first 2 sts, (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole. * sk next st, (sc, dc) in next * repeat between * * 51 times. (sc, dc, sc, dc) in hole, sk next st, (sc, dc) in last. (114)

Row 16: Ch-1, turn, sk first st, * (sc, dc) in next, sk next st * repeat between * * 55 more times. Sc in last st. (113)

Row 17: Ch-1, turn, sk first 2 sts, * (sc, dc) in next, sk next st * repeat between * * 54 more times. Sc in last st. (111)

Row 18: Ch-1, turn, sk first 2 sts, * (sc, dc) in next, sk next st * repeat between * * 53 more times. Sc in last st. (109)

Continue decreasing until you reach row 49 ending with 47 sts. Do not fasten off.

Turn work clockwise to add finishing edge. Sc in each st/row end around the entire dog sweater, placing 3 scs in each corner. Fasten off using Invisible Join.

Sew buttons onto chest flap, about 1” apart, making sure they line up with the buttonholes like so.

I hope that both you and your giant fur baby love the sweaters made using this free crochet pattern. Please share a photo with me by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media. I can’t wait to see!

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