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Dog in Sweater Amigurumi Doll: Free Crochet Pattern!

Updated on April 18, 2018
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Dog In Sweater Amigurumi Doll

What a cute dog! And how amazing is it that the pattern for this crochet project is completely free! The finished size of the dog is approximately 7 inches (18 cm).

This pattern has been translated and published in this article with permission of the original designer: Lyudmila Orlova. She is from Russia and is an avid crocheter who sells her adorable amigurumi creations. She only wrote one pattern (yes, this one!) and I'm very happy about that! I couldn't wait to share it with you. After all, the world could do with some more cute dogs in sweaters! Go get out your crochet hooks, choose your favorite sweater colors and get crocheting!

I have provided some bonus patterns at the end of this article: the crochet pattern for a cute bow tie and for a gorgeous applique heart! You can use one of these items to embellish this cute amigurumi doll. The bow tie will give your little dog a sophisticated look and with a heart on his belly the dog will make a perfect gift!

I have also added the pattern for round bear ears. With these, you can make your creation into a little bear instead of a dog! How cool is that!


Materials:

Yarn (brown, white, yellow or red for sweater)
Crochet hook
Stuffing (fiberfill, polyfill)
Safety eyes, safety nose
Embroidery floss (black, white)
Little wooden button (these small hearts are so cute! I love them, they always look cute on my projects!) to embellish the collar.

Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
inc = increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease (with 1 sc crochet 2 stitches together)

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Head

In brown yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: Repeat (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
Round 4: 1 sc, inc, repeat (2 sc, inc)*5, 1 sc (24)
Round 5: Repeat (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
Round 6: 2 sc, inc, repeat (4 sc, inc)*5, 2 sc (36)
Round 7: Repeat (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
Round 8: 3 sc, inc, repeat (6 sc, inc)*5, 3 sc (48)
Round 9: Repeat (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
Round 10: 4 sc, inc, repeat (8 sc, inc)*5, 4 sc (60)
Round 11-18: 60 sc (60)
Round 19: 4 sc, dec, repeat (8 sc, dec)*5, 4 sc (54)
Round 20: Repeat (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
Round 21: 3 sc, dec, repeat (6 sc, dec)*5, 3 sc (42)
Round 22: Repeat (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
Round 23: 2 sc, dec, repeat (4 sc, dec)*5, 2 sc (30)
Round 24: Repeat (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)

Fasten off.

Add the eyes at the level of round 13-14, with 7 stitches in between.
Embroider white under the eye (using yarn or embroidery thread) - see photos.
Embroider the eyebrows (see photos).

Ears

In brown yarn, make two:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: Repeat (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
Round 4: Repeat (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
Round 5: 24 sc (24)
Round 6: Repeat (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
Round 7-9: 30 sc (30)
Round 10: Repeat (8 sc, dec)*3 (27)
Round 11: 27 sc
Round 12: Repeat (7 sc, dec)*3 (24)
Round 13-14: 24 sc (24)
Round 15: Repeat (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
Round 16: Repeat (4sc, dec)*3 (15)
Round 17: 15 sc (15)
Round 18: Repeat (3sc, dec)*3 (12)
Fold top of ear flat and make 6 sc across through both sides.
Fasten off, leave a yarn tail for sewing.
Sew ears to the head on Round 8 (see photos).

Muzzle

In brown yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: 2 sc, repeat (3 sc in one st)*2, 4 sc, repeat (3 sc in one st)*2, 2 sc (20)
Round 4: 4 sc, 3 inc, 7 sc, 3 inc, 3 sc (26)
Round 5-6: 26 sc (26)
Fasten off, leave a yarn tail for sewing.
Insert a plastic nose. (Alternative: embroider the nose using black yarn or embroidery thread).
Sew muzzle to the head between Round 13 and Round 21.
Stuff the muzzle lightly before you finish.
Embroider the mouth on the muzzle (see photo).

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Arms

Make two, start with brown yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3-6: 12 sc (12)

Switch to yellow yarn (if you want to make a striped sweater switch between yellow and white yarn every two rounds):
Round 7-22: 12 sc (12)
Stuff the arm lightly, flatten the top of arm and crochet 6 sc across, through both sides.
Fasten off, leave a yarn tail for sewing.

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Legs

In brown yarn, make two:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle.
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
Round 4: (5 sc, inc)*3 (21)
Round 5-11: 21 sc
Fasten off, leave yarn tail for sewing on the first leg.
Don't fasten off from the second leg!

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Body And Sweater

Continue crocheting the body starting from the second leg.

From second leg:
2 ch, join the first leg with sc.
Continue to crochet in the round:

Round 12: 21 sc on the first leg, sc in the 2 ch (in the second leg), 21 sc on the second leg, sc in 2 ch (on opposite side) (46)
Round 13: 46 sc
Round 14: 5 sc, inc, (4 sc, inc)*3, (1 sc, inc)*2, (4 sc, inc)*3, 5 sc, inc (56)
Round 15: 56 sc

Continue with yellow yarn (if you want to make a striped sweater switch between yellow and white yarn every two rounds):
Round 16-17: 56 sc (56)
Round 18: 3 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec, 18 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec, 7 sc (52)
Round 19: 52 sc (52)
Round 20: 10 sc, dec, 24 sc, dec,14 sc (50)
Round 21: 50 sc (50)
Round 22: 5 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, 16sc, dec, 6sc, dec, 9sc (46)
Round 23-25: 46 sc (46)
Round 26: (10 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec)*2 (42)
Round 27-30: 42 sc (42)
Round 31: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
Round 32-33: 36 sc (36)
Round 34: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
Round 35: 30 sc (30)
Round 36: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)

Continue with brown yarn:
Round 37: 24 sc (24)
Fasten off, leave a yarn tail for sewing.

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Tail

In brown yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Round 2: 6 inc (12)
Round 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
Round 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
Round 5: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
Fasten off, leave a yarn tail for sewing.

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Collar

Knitting pattern for the collar:
In yellow, cast on 11 stitches.
Knit the collar using the pattern shown in the photo below.
Alternate between knit- and purl stitches.

Crochet pattern for the collar:
Chain enough stitches to get the length of the collar you want.
Work in rows.
Row 1: sc in every stitch.
Row 2: sc in back loop only.
Row 3: sc in every stitch.
Following rounds: repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you reach the width of the collar you want.

Fold the collar over and either sew closed before attaching to the dog, or first attach the collar to the dog.
Add a little embellishment, for instance a little button, to the collar.

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BONUS PATTERN: Little Bow Tie!

As an alternative you can use this bonus pattern: Skip making the collar and add a little bow tie instead! Your little dog will look so sophisticated!

Chain 5.
4 triple crochet into the first ch. Ch 4, slst in the same st. Ch 4, 4 triple crochet into the same st, ch 4, sl st in the same st. Cut yarn, but leave a long tail to wrap around the center of the bow.

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BONUS PATTERN: Applique Belly Heart !

Another possible variation of this pattern is to give the little amigurumi dog a lovely crochet heart on his belly. You can use any pattern you like or perhaps the one provided below! The dog with a heart belly is a lovely gift for Valentine's Day or for an anniversary or wedding!

Make magic ring, chain 3.
Work into the magic circle: 3 triple crochet, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 triple crochet, ch 1 (this is the point of the heart), 3 dc, 3 triple crochet, ch 2, slst.
Close magic ring.

Sew heart on the dog's belly!

BONUS PATTERN: Bear Ears!

Make this amigurumi into a bear instead of a dog by crocheting ears in a slightly different shape!

In brown yarn, make two:

Round 1: in magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12)
Round 3: Repeat (inc, 1 sc) (18)
Round 4-6: sc around (depending on the desired length you may want to only do 2 rows of sc instead of 3) (18)
Round 7: (1 sc, dec) repeat around (12)

Other Cute Amigurumi Dog Crochet Patterns!

© 2018 amvabecreations

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      Rhonda McMullen 

      9 months ago

      This is adorable and I'd like to try it. What size crochet hook is used for this pattern?

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      Elham 

      10 months ago

      Thanks dear

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