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Tiny Berry Dog Sweater: Free Crochet Pattern for TINY Dogs

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Finding free crochet sweater patterns for tiny dogs can be difficult, but not anymore! The Tiny Berry Dog Sweater is a free crochet pattern for XXXS, XXS, and XS dogs that will fit even the itty-bittiest of fur babies. Even better, this tiny berry dog sweater matches the Wild Berry Pullover for humans!

Tiny Berry Dog Sweater

This year Heart Hook Home is doing a 2024 Dog Cochet Series, during which I share one new pattern per month. For February I released a Wild Berry Dog Sweater to match our new human Wild Berry Pullovers. This Tiny Berry Dog Sweater pattern is not technically part of the 2024 Dog Crochet Series, but it IS part of that sweater line… meaning EVERYONE GETS A SWEATER!! 🎉

tiny dog sweater free crochet pattern

This little nugget is Carmen and she is a TINY Chihuahua/Terrier mix that weighs about 1.9 lbs (~860g). Look at those looooong legs! 🤗 She is the most adorable thing ever and loves wearing all kinds of clothing. In fact, when I first met Carmen she was wearing a costume for a HAMSTER because that is just how small she is. As you can imagine, hamster sweaters are hard to come by, so I’m very happy we were able to get little miss a new wardrobe!

Very smalls dogs often like to wear sweaters to stay warm and cozy, and small dog owners often like to see their furry friends dressed up. The best of both world collide with the Tiny Berry Dog Sweater. ♥ Here is Henry (5 lbs) modeling the XS size of the sweater. He’s looking so dapper waiting for that treat! Ha!

tiny dog sweater crochet pattern

Designing and testing these little sweaters was so fun. The entire time I kept thinking they were never going to fit but they did perfectly, and I just know that this will be the go-to sweater crochet pattern for TINY dogs.

Another great thing about these crochet sweaters for tiny dogs is that often they work for cats as well. If your feline friend likes sweaters then you may give this free pattern a try! If you do, be sure to let me know how it turns out so I can update this post. Crochet sweaters for cats are hard to find too!

Carmen is seen here sporting her various new sweaters. To make yours, any sport weight yarn will suffice. Pictured here in gray is “Dove Heather” in Brava Sport yarn, the orange is “Grapefruit” in Shine Sport yarn, and the rainbow is a gorgeous mini-hank that I purchased at a fancy yarn shop in Georgetown, CO on a vacation last year. I knew Carmen needed a fiesta sweater in her life!

Remember that you can find the larger sizes of the Wild Berry Dog Sweater (sizes S, M, L) here.

wild berry sweater dogs

Grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop. Thank you!

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

Follow along with this VIDEO tutorial:

If you would rather watch this video on YouTube, you can find it on my channel here. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there! 😉

 

Materials:

Brava Sport Yarn
-approx. (100, 130, 155) yards

Crochet hook in size J/6mm

Gauge: 7 complete Berries x 9 complete Berries (18 rows total) in 4”

Sizing: (XXXS, XXS, XS)
*chart lists actual sweater measurements

Gauge Swatch Pattern:

Row 1: Fsc-17 (or ch-18, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end) (17)

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * to end.

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end.

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, sl st in next st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sc in final st.

Row 5: Turn, sl st in first st, sc in next sl st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sl st in final st.

Rows 6 – 21: repeat previous 4 rows. Measure for gauge. Adjust hook size if needed.

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain (if there is one) at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Even numbered rows are “Right Side” (RS) on the body.

Keep slip stitches on even numbered rows on the looser side.

Hdcslst Ribbing used for neck (tutorial here)

Berry = YO, pull up a loop in designated st. Ch-1, YO, pull up another loop in same st. (5 loops on hook) YO and pull through all 5 loops, chain 1 to close the stitch.

I am working on a VIDEO tutorial for this pattern that will assist you in ALL sizes of this pattern, including the Wild Berry Dog Sweater in sizes S, M, L. Stay tuned on the Heart Hook Home YouTube channel!

Neck Band:

Row 1: Ch-(7, 7, 7), hdcslst in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. (6, 6, 6)

Row 2: Turn, sl st in previous row’s third loop across. (6, 6, 6)

Row 3: Turn, hdcslst in each sl st across. (6, 6, 6)

Rows 4 through (34, 40, 42): alternate previous two rows.

Do not fasten off. Join to first row to form a circle.

Chest:

Round 1: Ch-1, turn (so that you’re looking at the inside/wrong side of the neck edging), * sl st in next hdcslst row end, Berry in same row end * repeat between * * around. Join to first sl st. (17, 20, 21 Berry sts)

Round 2: Turn, sl st in top of first Berry, * sc in next sl st, sl st in next Berry * repeat between * * until 1 st remains, 3sc in final st. (36, 42, 44)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Berry. (18, 21, 22 Berry sts)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, 3sc in first sl st, sl st in next Berry, * sc in next sl st, sl st in top of Berry * repeat between * * around. Join to first sc. (38, 44, 46)

Round 5: Turn, sl st in first st. * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * repeat between * * until one st remains. Berry in final st. Join to first sl st. (19, 22, 23 Berry sts)

Sizes XXXS & XXS jump to armhole section below.

Round 6: repeat round 2 (X, X, 48)

Round 7: repeat round 3 (X, X, 24 Berry sts)

Round 8: repeat round 4 (X, X, 50)

Round 9: repeat round 5 (X, X, 25 Berry sts)

Size XS jump to armhole section below.

Armhole Round Prep:

Round (6, 6, 10): Turn, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * around. Join to first sl st. (38, 44, 50)

Armholes:

Round (7, 7, 11): Ch-1, turn, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * Ch-(5, 5, 7), sk-(7, 7, 9) sts, sl st in next sl st. (not too tight!) Repeat between * * (9, 12, 13) more times. Ch-(5, 5, 7), sk-(7, 7, 9) sts, sl st in next sl st. Repeat between * * (1) more time. Join to top of first Berry. (11, 14, 15 Berries + two armhole chains)

Round (8, 8, 12): Ch-1, turn, sc in next sl st, sl st in next Berry, sc in next sl st. Working across chain, alternate sl st and sc, ending with sl st in final ch. * sc in next sl st, sl st in next Berry * repeat between * * (8, 11, 12) more times. Sc in next sl st. Working across chain, alternate sl st and sc, ending with sl st in final ch. Repeat between * * (1) more time. Join to first sc. (34, 40, 46)

Body:

Round (9, 9, 13): Turn, sl st in first st. * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * repeat between * * until one st remains. Berry in final st. Join to first sl st. (17, 20, 23 Berries)

Round (10, 10, 14): Turn, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * around, join to first sl st. (34, 40, 46)

Round (11, 11, 15): Ch-1, turn, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Berry. (17, 20, 23 Berries)

Round (12, 12, 16): Ch-1, turn, * sc in next sl st, sl st in top of Berry * repeat between * * around, join to first sc. (34, 40, 46)

Rounds (13, 13, 17) through (16, 24, 32): repeat previous four rounds in order.

If additional length is needed, add more rounds here in multiples of four. (4, 8, 12, rows etc)

Begin body tapering:

Row (17, 25, 33): Turn, sl st in first (3, 3, 3) sts, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * repeat between * * (13, 16, 19) more times. (14, 17, 20 Berries)

Row (18, 26, 34): Turn, sk-first st, sl st in top of next Berry, * sc in next sl st, sl st in top of next Berry * repeat between * * to end. (27, 33, 39)

Row (19, 27, 35): Ch-1, turn, sk-first st, * Berry in next, sl st in next * repeat between * * to end. (13, 16, 19 Berries)

Rows (20, 28, 36) through (29, 39, 49): repeat previous two rows (ending with 8, 10, 12 Berries)

Row (30, 40, 50): Turn, sk-first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end. (15, 19, 23)

Finishing Row: Ch-1, rotate (do not turn) sc in each st/row end around. Join using Invisible Join.

Using beginning yarn tail, seam row 1 of the neck to the final row of the neck and weave in ends. I hope you (and your tiny one!) love these sweaters. I can’t wait to see yours! Be sure to tag @HeartHookHome across all social media, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

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