Dog Clothes & Patterns

FREE Dog Clothing Patterns for Winter

FREE dog clothing patterns for winter come in pretty handy when winter is right around the corner. And once winter arrives, a lot of dogs cannot stand being outside in the cold or winter elements. This could be for many reasons — they have short hair or do not have the double coat of the northern dogs, older dogs are unable to handle the cold, health issues, or they are a dog who has been indoors most of their life.

Dog owners have choices to provide FREE dog clothing patterns for winter:  they can give up and just buy them online or at local pet stores; a good search online comes up with all kinds of free dog patterns; or make them at home by sewing, crocheting or knitting.  It is a personal choice depending on the dog, the budget, time, and knowledge of how to make them.

dog clothing pattern
Pattern: Puppy Love Fair Isle Dog Sweater by Kay (click on dog)


With the economy the way it is now, the wisest choice is to make winter dog clothing at home. Money can be saved, a more personal choice of material can be used, a better fit can be provided on the pet owner’s. But better yet, a feeling of pride is achieved knowing you care enough for your pet to provide it with the best care possible for the winter.

We are not saying store bought dog clothing for winter is not good. For those who do not have the time to spend making clothing for their pet or simply do not have the green thumb for sewing — then shopping online or downtown is wise, choosing winter specials and sales. And in today’s times, there are many breed choices and styles available to choose from.


Choosing the correct dog clothing pattern is very important, as a Chihuahua coat and one for a Great Dane are two different things! But choosing the correct fit for a mixed breed should begin with measurements, and recognizing what breed the dog is closest to.

This is not a problem, as dog clothing patterns are designed in many sizes, shapes and designs at pet stores or online, but choosing a free pattern to begin with not only will help the pocketbook but is good advice to begin sewing the first coat or jacket. FREE dog clothing patterns for winter not only help you save money, but provide warm clothing for your pet during cold winters.


Puppy Love – “Free Dog Clothing Patterns for You to Sew

Dog Stop – “A Guide to Using Free Sewing Pattern Kits for Dog Clothes

Dog Stop – “Where to find Free Dog Clothing Patterns

AC – “Free Patterns for Dog Coats and Boots

Bella Online – “Canine Crafts

Doggie Boutique – “Doggie Clothes Patterns


Crochet Pattern Central – “Crochet for Pets

Knitting n’ Crochet – “Quick and Easy Crocheted Dog Sweater Pattern

Lion Brand Yarn – “Free Princess Crochet Dog Coat


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  1. December 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm — Reply

    I need some patterns for sweater/blanketfor Great Danes. Right now, I have a Great Dane puppy; she is almost 9 months old and I need some help with a blanket I am knitting for her – how to put something around the neck..etc.

  2. November 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    I am so exited to make some doggie clothes,just need to know where the measurements are taken.

  3. December 11, 2011 at 11:06 am — Reply

    Here’s the link of a blog with free dog clothes patterns in 6 different sizes!

    New santa claus dog outfit free patterns, sure you’ll love!

  4. ty
    November 7, 2011 at 8:07 am — Reply

    The “Crochet for Pets” link from Crochet Pattern Central isn’t working.

    • November 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm — Reply

      I checked it this morning, and it opened for me. However, I did reset it again. Try opening it by clicking on the link with the right side of the mouse, and clicking on “Open under new tab.”

  5. February 21, 2011 at 3:48 am — Reply

    At first I wasn’t very sure about these handmade dog clothes. I was buying all my dog’s accessories, until I saw a tutorial about handmade dog clothing. Now, I make all my dog’s clothes, and I must say this became my new hobby.
    PS: You should try it too!!!

  6. March 8, 2010 at 12:06 am — Reply

    thank you, Keep up the Good work 🙂

  7. January 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    so interesting! 😛

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