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Free toy dog knitting patterns

Say hello to two cute free toy dog knitting patterns with both Jack Russell and Greyhound knitted dog patterns from the Dera-Dogs collection by Deramores.

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Woof! We’ve got two super-cute free toy dog knitting patterns by Amanda Berry (fluffandfuzz) that are sure to get tails wagging. First up is Buster the Jack Russell is part of the Dera-Dogs collection from Deramores, which also includes a free toy dog knitting pattern for Flash the greyhound, which we’re also including for you in this post, as well as a Border Collie and Schnauzer. We don’t have the free toy dog knitting patterns for the Border Collie and Schnauzer in the collection for you here, but you can get the patterns for all four dogs, plus the yarn and stuffing you need to make them, in this Dera-Dogs knitting kit.

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If you are looking for more toy dog knitting patterns – and let’s face it, who isn’t looking for more of these? – you’ll find a selection of our favourite kits and patterns available to buy underneath the free toy dog knitting patterns for Buster and Flash. If you have any recommendations for your favourite toy dog knitting patterns, or if you are looking for a particular toy dog knotting pattern that we are not featuring here let us know in the comments on this article and we’ll try to make sure it is included for you.

Prepare to embark on your yarn journey to the world of the knitted dog pattern!

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Jack Russell knitted dog pattern

Meet your new knitted dog pattern best pal! Buster the Jack Russell is made in Deramores Studio DK, an anti-pilling yarn that’s ideal for toys. This free toy dog knitting pattern uses techniques including stranded colourwork, increases, decreases and seaming, so intermediate knitters (and confident beginners who don’t mind a challenge!) will have no trouble knitting him up. He measures 21cm tall.

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Knitted dog pattern Jack Russell
Make your own toy dog with this Buster the Jack Russell toy dog knitting pattern.

To cast on this free toy dog knitting pattern you will need:

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

Your Jack Russell knitted dog pattern

Our standard knitting abbreviations are used in this Jack Russell knitted dog pattern. 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.

Jack Russell Head (Make 1)

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

Work rows 1 to 17 in beige.

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 17 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Work rows 18 to 26 using beige and white in stranded colourwork.

Row 18 In beige K24, in white K1, in beige K24.

Row 19 In beige P23, in white P3, in beige P23.

Row 20 In beige K23, in white K3, in beige K23.

Rows 21 to 22 Rep rows 19 and 20.

Row 23 Rep row 19.

Row 24 In beige K3, [K3, ssk] four times, in white K3, in beige [k2tog, K3] four times, K3. (41 sts)

Row 25 In beige P19, in white P3, in beige P19.

Row 26 In beige K3, [K2, ssk] four times, in white K3, in beige [k2tog, K2] four times, K3. (33 sts)

Row 27 In white P33.

Cast off all sts in white.

Jack Russell Snout (Make 1)

Cast on 33 sts in white on straight 3¾mm needles.

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

Row 8 K1, [k2tog, K2] eight times. (25 sts)

Row 9 Purl.

Row 10 K1, [k2tog, K1] eight times. (17 sts)

Row 11 Purl.

Row 12 K1, [k2tog] eight times. (9 sts)

Pull through to cast off.

Jack Russell 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.

Jack Russell Ears (Make 2)

Cast on 23 sts in beige on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the base of the ear.

Rows 1 to 11 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 12 [K1, k2tog, K6, ssk] twice, K1. (19 sts)

Row 13 Purl.

Row 14 [K1, k2tog, K4, ssk] twice, K1. (15 sts)

Row 15 Purl.

Row 16 [K1, k2tog, K2, ssk] twice, K1. (11 sts)

Row 17 Purl.

Row 18 [K1, k2tog, ssk] twice, K1. (7 sts)

Row 19 Purl.

Pull through to cast off.

Jack Russell Body (Make 1)

Cast on 10 sts in white 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.

Jack Russell Front Legs (Make 2)

Cast on 10 sts in white 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.

Jack Russell Hind Legs (Make 2)

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

Work rows 1 to 13 in beige.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

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

Rows 3 to 13 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st. Work rows 14 to 30 in white.

Rows 14 to 17 Starting on a RS knit 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.

Jack Russell Tail (Make 1)

Cast on 15 sts in beige on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the base of the tail.

Work rows 1 to 8 in beige.

Rows 1 to 8 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Work rows 9 to 20 in white.

Rows 9 to 17 Starting on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 18 K1, [k2tog, K3] twice, k2tog, K2. (12 sts)

Row 19 Purl.

Row 20 [K2tog] six times. (6 sts)

Pull through to cast off.

Jack Russell Patch (Make 1)

Cast on 10 sts in beige on straight 3¾mm needles. Start at the top edge.

Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 (RS) K1, kfb, knit to the last 2 sts, kfb, K1. (12 sts)

Rows 3 to 4 Rep rows 1 and 2. (14 sts)

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

Row 8 Rep row 2. (16 sts)

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

Row 12 K1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. (14 sts)

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

Row 16 K1, ssk, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, K1. (12 sts)

Row 17 Purl.

Rows 18 to 19 Rep rows 16 and 17. (10 sts)

Cast off all sts.

Jack Russell Collar (Make 1)

Cast on 4 sts in red 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.

Download your Jack Russel knitted dog pattern:

Click the link below to get your Jack Russell free toy dog knitting pattern. It will open in a new window and you can then download the PDF.

Jack Russell knitted dog pattern PDF

Pssst! If Jack Russell’s are your favourite, make sure you check out the Jack Russell cross stitch pattern in our cross stitch dogs article, too!

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Greyhound knitted dog pattern

Free toy dog knitting pattern greyhound

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

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!

To knit this knitted dog pattern 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 greyhound knitted dog 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. (Need help choosing a cast-on technique? See how to cast on knitting.)

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:

To get your free greyhound knitting pattern, click on the link below to open it in a new window. You can then save the PDF.

Greyhound free toy dog knitting pattern

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