Free Minnie’s Turtleneck Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern
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Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out ‘Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern’. To begin, I’m always crocheting for my children but felt a sudden pang of guilt when I realised I was leaving out my fur baby, Minnie. With this in mind I started designing a cute turtleneck dog sweater for my small dog. It’s super cute, warm and cosy. It’s great for her winter walks, especially after a visit to the dog groomers!

Dog sweater description

The turtleneck dog sweater should fit most small dogs. You can find the final measurements further down this page. As the title suggests the dog sweater has a turtleneck, it also has a textured waistband and short puff sleeves. Importantly, the sweater has a little gap allowing you to access your dogs collar so they can wear the sweater while out for walkies.

How it’s made

The turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern is easy skill level. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the front and back posts and loops. You’ll also need to be okay with working into the raw edges. To make the crochet dog sweater I used acrylic chunky (weight 5) yarn and a 6.5mm crochet hook. Don’t forget it’s important to remember to do your gauge swatch before starting if you want your sweater to fit your dog.

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Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern

This free crochet pattern will help you create a turtleneck dog sweater. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

Hook sizes

6.5mm crochet hook


Chunky yarn – 148yd / 136m

I used stylecraft special chunky in pale rose.

Stylecraft special chunky yarn on lovecrafts

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Click here for U.K. translation


ch – Chain

blo – Back loop only

st/sts – Stitch/stitches

sl st – Slip stitch

sc – Single crochet

hdc – Half double crochet

2hdc – Increase (2 half double crochet in 1 space)

sc2tog – Decrease (single crochet 2 together)

hdc2tog – Decrease (half double crochet 2 together)

BPdc – Back post double crochet

FPdc – Front post double crochet

Gauge / tension

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

6.5mm hook – 2” x 2” = 5 rows of 7 hdc 

Finished size

The following measurements are taken of the garment at its smallest size and its stretched size.  Using an acrylic yarn will give your sweater more stretch than other fibres such as cotton. 

Back length : 16cm

Neck circumference : 24cm – 40cm

Waist circumference : 42cm – 50cm

leg circumference : 13cm – 20cm

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.


You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– Chunky yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

– Tape measure

Free turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern


Round 1

ch x 16

sc x 15 start from 2nd ch from hook

ch 1 and turn 

(15 sts)

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Rows 2 – 34

Work every stitch in back loop 

blo sc x 15 

ch 1 and turn 

(33 rows of 15 sts)

Row 35

Work in both row 34 and row 1 to join the sides together 

sc x 15

ch 1 and turn to raw edge

(15 sts)

Round 36

Work in raw edge, 1 stitch at the end of every row 

sc x 34

sl st to join to 1st st and ch 1

(34 sts)

Round 37

2hdc x 16

ch 2 & skip 2 sts to make a gap for collar access

2hdc x 16

sl st to join to 1st st 

fasten off

(64 sts)

Chest of sweater

To start count back 5 stitches & reattach yarn (skip 4)

Skip 4 crochet stitches
Row 38 – 44

hdc x 10

ch 1 & turn

(7 rows of 10 sts)

Back of sweater 

Return to the last round of turtleneck (R37)

Count forward 11 stitches & reattach yarn (skip 10 stitches)

Skip 10 stitches to reach the back of  turtleneck dogs sweater crochet pattern
Row 45

hdc x 17 in sts

hdc x 2 in collar ch space 

hdc x 17 in sts

ch 1 & turn

(36 sts) 

Row 46 – 51

hdc x 36 

ch 1 & turn

(6 rows of 36 sts)


Round 52 

We will now join both pieces together to start the waist area by working into row 51 then row 44. 

hdc x 36 in previous row 

hdc x 10 in row 44 (chest)

sl st to join to first st 

ch 1 and turn

(46 sts)

Round 53 – 55

hdc x 46

sl st to join to first st 

R53 & R54 – ch 1 & turn

R55 – ch 1, do not turn

(3 rounds of 46 sts) 

Round 56

hdc x 2 

(hdc2tog, hdc x 9) x 4

sl st to join to first stitch 

ch 1, do not turn 

(42 sts) 

Round 57

(BPdc, FPdc) x 21

sl st to join to first stitch 

Fasten off 

(42 sts)


Attach yarn to any stitch of arm hole

Round 58 

sc x 32 around arm hole  

sl st to join to 1st st & ch 1

(32 sts) 

Round 59 

sc2tog x 16  

sl st to join to 1st st 

Fasten off

(16 sts) 

Round 60 – 61 

Repeat round 58 & 59 for 2nd sleeve.  

Weave in all ends and fold over turtleneck to complete.  

(2 rounds)

Minnie’s turtleneck dog sweater crochet pattern

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