Hook a rainbow coat for your four-legged friend with this free crochet dog coat pattern by Fran Morgan. It covers the back and joins across the belly, so your pooch can still move freely while showing off their new crochet coat!
You will need
Kauni Effektgarn (100% wool, 150g/600m), 1 ball of Yarn A Variegated (Ex)
Kauni Unicolour (100% wool, 150g/600m), 1 ball of Yarn B Cream (NN1)
If you’re struggling to get hold of the Kauni yarn that this pattern was designed in, you can substitute it for an alternative 4ply yarn – we’d recommend the West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply range!
22 sts and 14 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over htr using a 3.5mm hook or size required to obtain tension
Each bone pattern motif repeat of 16 sts and 9 rows measures 7x4cm (2¾x1½in)
Body is worked in two pieces. The Upper Body with the bone border lies over the dog’s back. The Lower Body fits under the dog’s belly, and is joined to the Upper Piece at each side at the wider end, to leave two spaces for the dog’s front legs. A collar is worked in the round to join the neck end of the two pieces. As with any accessories for pets, please take care to ensure your pet is comfortable and that their movement is not restricted. This coat has been designed for smaller dogs like the one pictured.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet dog coat pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
Each square on the chart counts as a dc stitch. Read all rows on the Chart from right to left, repeating the sts on the Chart around. When changing colour mid-row, twist the ends of the two colours together. Pick up the new colour in the last yrh of the previous stitch. Carry the unused strands of yarn across the WS of the work.
Free crochet dog coat pattern
Using Yarn A and a 3.5mm hook, ch71.
Foundation row (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [70 sts]
Rows 1-2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in each st to end, turn.
Rows 3-4 Continue working as Row 1, and follow Border Chart (above) in Yarn A and Yarn B. Fasten off Yarn B.
Rows 5-6 As Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 7-15 Continue working as Row 1, and follow Bone Chart (above) in Yarn A and Yarn B. Work the first 4 sts up to the red pattern repeat line in Yarn A, then repeat the 16 sts within the red lines until the last 2 sts, then work the last 2 sts in Yarn A. Fasten off Yarn B.
Rows 16-17 As Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 18-19 Continue working as Row 1, and follow Border Chart (above) in Yarn A and Yarn B. Fasten off Yarn B.
Row 20 As Row 1.
Row 21 Ch2 (counts as first htr), htr in each st to end, turn.
This row sets the pattern. Continue in pattern until work measures 35cm (or desired length to fit your dog), ending with a RS row, do not fasten off.
Change to a 4mm hook.
Row 1 (RS) Ch1, dc into each row end until the last 26 rows, (htr in each of 2 row ends, 2htr in next row end) twice, htr in each row end to corner, 3htr in corner st, htr in each st to next corner, 3htr in corner st, htr in each of next 20 row ends, (htr in each of next 2 row ends, 2htr in next row end) twice, dc in each row end to top edge, turn.
Row 2 Ch1, dc in each dc, htr in each htr to corner, 4htr in corner st, htr in each htr to next corner, 4htr in corner st, htr in each htr, dc into each dc to end.
This piece is worked sideways using 2 different size hooks to provide shaping.
Using Yarn A and a 4mm hook, ch48.
Foundation row Tr in fourth from hook (first 3 ch counts as tr), tr into each ch to end, turn. [46 sts]
Row 1 Change to 3.5mm hook, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 21 sts, using 4mm hook tr in each st to end, turn.
Row 2 Using 4mm hook ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each of next 25 sts, using 3.5mm hook tr in each tr to end, turn.
These 2 rows set pattern. Cont in pattern until work measures 25cm at largest end (or desired width to fit the underside of your dog). Fasten off.
Round 1 (RS) Using Yarn A and a 3.5mm hook, with RS facing and starting at right side of Upper Body, dc in each htr across. With RS facing and narrowest end of Lower Body uppermost, dc into each row end across, ss to first dc worked on Upper Body to join into the round.
Rounds 2-3 Ch1, dc in each st around, ss to first dc.
Rounds 4-5 Continue working as Round 2, and follow Border Chart (above) in Yarn A and Yarn B. Fasten off Yarn B.
Weave in ends. Try garment on your dog and decide where to attach Lower Body to Upper Body for comfort.
Attach wider end of Lower Body to Upper Body by joining together for approx 5cm on each side.
We hope you and your four-legged friend enjoy this free dog coat crochet patterns! Don’t forget we’ve got loads more free crochet patterns for you to check out!