Celebrate Crufts 2017 with these top 5 dog posts

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To celebrate the final day of the world’s largest dog show Crufts, we’ve assembled some of our best-of-show dog-friendly blog posts from the LoveKnitting team. From doggy jackets that will ensure your pooch stands out from the pack, to exploring if there is truth behind the age old question: do dogs need sweaters? Check out some of our most popular canine inspired knitting articles.


Top 5 free dog sweater knitting patterns

We all LOVING getting out of our snuggly winter knits – but for many of our four-legged friends it’s still a bit nippy… Many dogs, especially smaller ones with thin, short fur, will feel the chill as winter draws on – any excuse for more knitting of course!

sports nut dog sweater


Knit your own dog!

dog knit pattery toy

Yes, you read correctly. Don’t have a four-legged friend in your life? No problem. Check out some brilliant patterns where you can stitch together your own pup thanks to the Best of Show book range from Joanna Osbourne and Sally Muir! (These make perfect gifts for dog lovers too!)


Inmates knit dog sweaters to help them find homes

dog sweater knitting

Our hearts melted when we first heard the incredible story of how two prison inmates from New Zealand knitted some woolies for stray dogs to help them find loving homes. There are few things that will warm your heart more than a knitted jumper, and this is it!


Do dogs need sweaters? LoveKnitting investigates dog coats

juno jumper

The subject of sweaters and dog coats is hotly contested among dog trainers, dog owners and veterinarians. To knit, or not to knit? LoveKnitting investigates: do dogs need sweaters?

Daniel the Spaniel dog knitting pattern

spaniel dog pattern knitting

If you liked our post on how to knit your own dog you need to check out Daniel the Spaniel – the knitted English Springer Spaniel. As one of our editor’s top picks – this pattern is a winner!


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