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Jack-O-Lantern Dog Sweater

Don't forget about your four-legged friend this Halloween and make the Jack-O-Lantern Dog Sweater. There's no better way to learn how to knit a dog sweater while making a Halloween costume. This adorable pumpkin sweater is sure to look great on any pooch. Since it can get quite chilly oh Halloween, this sweater will keep your dog warm and happy as you trick-or-treat. Forget spending tons of money on store-bought costumes. Instead make one for your dog that is original and saves you money.

Jack-O-Lantern Dog Sweater


  • 135-130 Hometown USA Yarn: Green Bay ball
  • 135-133 Hometown USA Yarn: Syracuse Orange ball
  • 135-153 Hometown USA Yarn: Oakland Black ball
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
  • Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13 
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand Stitch Holders 
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles


Jack-O-Lantern Dog Sweater


  1. With straight needles and B, cast on 22 (26) sts.
  2. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows.
  3. Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st worked in rows (k on RS, p on WS) for 3 (7) rows.

Note: Piece is now worked in the rnd.

  1. Rnd 1: Cast on 12 (14) sts for underbody. Divide sts as evenly as possible onto 4 dpns and place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts - 34 (40) sts.
  2. Rnds 2-7 (RS): Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) over the 22 (26) back sts, work in K1, p1 Rib over the 12 (14) underbody sts.
  3. Knit 3 (6) rnds.

Divide for Leg Openings


  1. Next Rnd: K over the 22 (26) back sts, sl the 12 (14) underbody sts to a holder.
  2. Change to working in rows on straight needles and work in St st over the 22 (26) back sts for 9 (13) rows.
  3. Sl sts to a holder.


  1. Sl the 12 (14) underbody sts from holder back onto straight needles, ready to work a RS (knit) row.
  2. Next (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 10 (12) sts.
  3. Work in St st for 3 rows.
  4. Rep last 4 rows 1 (2) more time(s) - 8 sts rem.
  5. Rep Decrease Row once more - 6 sts rem.

Join to Work in the Rnd

  1. Change to A.
  2. Sl 6 sts for underbody and 22 (26) sts for back onto 4 dpns.
  3. Place marker for beg of rnd and join - 28 (32) sts.
  4. Knit 1 rnd.
  5. Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 5 rnds.
  6. Bind off.


  1. With C, following charts, embroider duplicate st face of Jack O'Lantern, positioning it as desired.
  2. Weave in ends.
    Click here to download this pattern

Jack-O-Lantern Dog Sweater

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