Free toy dog knitting pattern: Greyhound

Cast on Amanda Berry's Greyhound toy, part of the Dera-Dogs knitting pattern collection from Deramores.

Free toy dog knitting pattern greyhound

Say hello to Flash the Greyhound! This adorable knitted dog was designed by Amanda Berry, aka fluff and fuzz, and you can download the free pattern below.

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Flash is part of the Dera-Dogs collection from Deramores. Visit their website to buy a yarn and pattern kit to knit the whole pack, which includes the Greyhound, plus three other dog breeds (a Jack Russell, Border Collie and Schnauzer). More of a cat person? You’re in luck as there are Dera-Cats too!

Your finished pup measures 23cm tall. He’s knitted flat on straight needles and the pattern uses increases, decreases and seaming, which makes him a good project for intermediate knitters. We think Flash would be a thoughful gift for anyone with a Greyhound of their own – why not choose your yarn colours to match their pet? There are dozens of shades available in Deramores Studio DK so you’re sure to find the perfect match!

If you love Flash the Greyhound you’ll also love Buster the Jack Russell – another brilliant Amanda Berry knitting pattern! A cute companion for any dog owner, Buster is quick to knit in Deramores Studio DK yarn. Get your free pattern and cast him on today.

Jack Russell Knitting Pattern

To knit this toy dog you will need:

  • Deramores Studio DK (100% acrylic, 100g/250m), 1 ball each of Frost, Ebony and Mist, plus less than 1g of Jade for the collar
  • A pair of 3¾mm knitting needles
  • Toy filling
  • A tapestry needle
  • Two 12mm safety eyes
  • A 10mm red button

Your free greyhound knitting pattern:

This pattern uses our standard knitting abbreviations. This pattern is written in UK metrics but it’s really easy to convert, just check out our yarn weight conversion chart and beginner’s guide.

Tension

The tension is approximately 22 sts x 28 rows for a 10cm x 10cm square in stocking stitch on 3¾mm needles. Don’t worry too much about tension for this pattern.

Greyhound Head (Make 1)

Cast on 9 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the back of the head.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): K1, [kfb] eight times. (17 sts)

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K1, [kfb, K1] eight times. (25 sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: K1, [kfb, K2] eight times. (33 sts)

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: K1, [kfb, K3] eight times. (41 sts)

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: K1, [kfb, K4] eight times. (49 sts)

Rows 11 to 23: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 24: K7, [K2, ssk] four times, K3, [k2tog, K2] four times, K7. (41 sts)

Row 25: Purl.

Row 26: K4, [K1, ssk] five times, K3, [k2tog, K1] five times, K4. (31 sts)

Row 27: Purl.

Cast off all sts.

Greyhound Snout (Make 1)

Cast on 31 sts in white on straight 3¾mm needles.

Rows 1 to 3: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 4: K12, ssk, K3, k2tog, K12. (29 sts)

Rows 5 to 7: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 8: k11, ssk, k3, k2tog, k11 (27 sts)

Rows 9 to 11: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 12: K10, ssk, K3, k2tog, K10. (25 sts)

Rows 13 to 15: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 16: K1, [k2tog, K1] eight times. (17 sts)

Row 17: Purl.

Row 18: K1, [k2tog] eight times. (9 sts)

Pull through to cast off.

Greyhound Nose (Make 1)

Cast on 8 sts in black on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the top of the nose.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): K1, ssk, K2, k2tog, K1. (6 sts)

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K1, ssk, k2tog, K1. (4 sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Cast off all sts.

Greyhound Ears (Make 2)

Cast on 25 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the base of the ear.

Rows 1 to 7: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 8: [K1, ssk, K7, k2tog] twice, K1. (21 sts)

Rows 9 to 11: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 12: [K1, ssk, K5, k2tog] twice, K1. (17 sts)

Row 13: Purl.

Row 14: [K1, ssk, K3, k2tog] twice, K1. (13 sts)

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: [K1, ssk, K1, k2tog] twice, K1. (9 sts)

Row 17: Purl.

Row 18: [K2tog] four times, K1. (5 sts)

Row 19: Purl.

Pull through to cast off.

Greyhound Tail (Make 1)

Cast on 14 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the base of the tail.

Rows 1 to 25: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 26: K1, [k2tog, K1] four times, K1. (10 sts)

Row 27: Purl.

Row 28: [K2tog] five times. (5 sts)

Pull through to cast off.

Greyhound Collar (Make 1)

Cast on 4 sts in green on straight 3¾mm needles.

Rows 1 to 3: Knit.

Row 4: K2, yo, K2. (5 sts)

Row 5: K2, k2tog, K1. (4 sts)

Rows 6 to 55: Knit.

Cast off all sts.

Greyhound Body (Make 1)

Cast on 10 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the bottom of the body.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): K1, [kfb] nine times. (19 sts)

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K1, [kfb, K1] nine times. (28 sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: K1, [kfb, K2] nine times. (37 sts)

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: K1, [kfb, K3] nine times. (46 sts)

Rows 9 to 35: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 36: [K6, ssk, K7, k2tog, K6] twice. (42 sts)

Rows 37 to 39: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 40: [K5, ssk, K7, k2tog, K5] twice. (38 sts)

Rows 41 to 43: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 44: K2, [k2tog, K2] nine times. (29 sts)

Row 45: Purl.

Row 46: K2, [k2tog, K1] nine times. (20 sts)

Row 47: Purl.

Cast off all sts.

Greyhound Hind Legs (Make 2)

Cast on 9 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the top of the leg.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): [Kfb] nine times. (18 sts)

Rows 3 to 17: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 18: K4, [kfb] nine times, K5. (27 sts)

Row 19: Purl.

Row 20: K4, [K1, kfb] nine times, K5. (36 sts)

Rows 21 to 25: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 26: K1, k2tog, K1, [k2tog, K2] eight times. (27 sts)

Row 27: Purl.

Row 28: K1, k2tog, [k2tog, K1] eight times. (18 sts)

Row 29: Purl.

Row 30: [K2tog] nine times. (9 sts)

Pull through to cast off.

Greyhound Front Legs (Make 2)

Cast on 10 sts in grey on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the sole of the foot.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): [Kfb] nine times, K1. (19 sts)

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: [K1, kfb] nine times, K1. (28 sts)

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: [K2, kfb] nine times, K1. (37 sts)

Rows 7 to 13: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 14: K4, [K1, k2tog] nine times, K6. (28 sts)

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: K4, [k2tog] ten times, K4. (18 sts)

Rows 17 to 31: Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st. Mark the sts at each end of row 31; this marks the top of the leg seam.

Row 32: K1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. (16 sts)

Row 33: Purl.

Rows 34 to 43: Rep rows 32 and 33 five times. (6 sts)

Cast off all sts.

Making up

Body: Note that the cast off edge is the neckline and this is left open. Sew the side edges together, adding stuffing as you sew. This seam runs down the centre back of the body. Finish by gathering the cast on sts together at the base of the body.

Front Legs: Gather the cast on sts together at the sole of the foot. Sew the side edges together from the gathered cast on sts at the sole of the foot up to the stitch markers at row 31. This seam runs down the back of the leg. Stuff the legs leaving rows 31 to 43 and the cast off edge open. Remove the stitch markers. Sew the legs onto the body as follows: On the front of the body, count 5 rows down from the cast off edge (neck). The cast off edge of the leg (top edge) is sewn onto this row, and the two front legs are 3 body stitches apart at the top. Sew the open side edges and cast off edge onto the front of the body. Using black yarn embroider 3 claws on the front of the foot. Note that the body leans forward slightly to rest on the front paws.

Hind Legs: Sew the side edges together, stuffing as you sew. This seam runs down the underside of the leg. Gather the cast on sts together. Sew the cast on end of the leg onto the bottom side of the body. Using black yarn embroider 3 claws on the front of the foot.

Head: First sew the cast on edge of the snout to the cast off edge of the head. Sew the side edges of the white snout together, adding stuffing as you sew. This seam runs down the centre underside of the head. Insert the toy safety eyes. Then sew together the side edges of the grey head, stuffing as you sew. Gather the cast on sts together at the back of the head to finish.

Nose: Sew the nose onto the top of the snout, sewing around all the edges. Add some scraps of black yarn underneath the nose as you sew it in place to pad it out a little (if you use stuffing it may show through your knitting stitches, so using black yarn is neater).

Ears: Sew the side edges together. Sew the cast on edge onto the top of the head with the seamed edge at the bottom.

Join the head to the body: Sew the underside of the head onto the cast off edge (neckline) of the body.

Tail: Sew the side edges together leaving the cast on edge open. Add some stuffing to the tail. Sew the cast on end of the tail on the back of the body.

Collar: Weave in yarn tails. Sew the button on the collar on the opposite end to the yarn over buttonhole. Fasten around the dog’s neck.

Free toy dog knitting pattern greyhound
Cast on a cute toy dog with this free knitting pattern for Flash the greyhound.

Download your free toy dog knitting pattern:

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Greyhound dog toy knitting pattern

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