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Boa Dog Coat

Boa Dog Coat
Boa Dog Coat
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Dress your dog up to look like you when you go out walking. The Boa Dog Coat is easy to make, and is perfect for a pet owner. This free knitting pattern from Bernat is to die for. It's an easy knitting pattern you will enjoy making. Dressing up your best friend is a great way to put your knitting skills to work.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

To fit chest measurement
Petite 10 ins [25.5 cm]
Small 13 " [33 " ]
Medium 16 " [40.5 " ]
Large 24 " [61 " ]
Extra-Large 30 " [76 " ]


  • Bernat® Boa (100 g/3.5 oz; 130 m/142 yds)
    • Main Color (MC): Beige - 1 ball for all sizes
    • Contrast A: Brown
  • Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

12 sts and 14 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with 2 strands of yarn.

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

With 2 strands of A, cast on 26 (30-36-50-60) sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 2 (2-2.5-2.5-3) ins [5 (5-6-6-7.5) cm] in reverse stocking st, ending on a knit row.

Change to MC and beg with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking st.
Cont in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next 4 (4-6-6-8) rows. 34 (38-48-62-76) sts.

Sizes S, M, L and XL only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on following alt rows to (40-50-72-92) sts. Purl 1 row.

All Sizes: Leg Openings: Next row: (RS). K3 (4-4-6-9). Cast off next 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. K22 (26-34-48-62) (including st on needle after cast off ).
Cast off next 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. Knit to end of row.

Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.

Beg with a purl row, work 1 (1½-1½-2½-3) ins [2.5 (4-4-6-8) cm] from cast off sts, ending with RS facing for next row.
Joining row: K3 (4-4-6-9). Cast on 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. K22 (26-34-48-62).
Cast on 3 (3-4-6-6) sts. Knit to end of row. 34 (40-50-72-92) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (5½-7-10-11) ins [12.5 (14-18-25.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Back Shaping: Cast off 4 (5-6-8-9) sts beg next 2 rows. 26 (30-38-56-74) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 16 (22-28-38-50) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 10 (12½-15½-21-23) ins [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5-58.5) cm] (or desired length to base of tail), ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Sew center front seam from neck to beg of back shaping.

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Boa Dog Coat - cant see dog properly for pattern - women holds dog

Hello kroonstad 4229716, this image was temporarily unavailable due to a glitch in our system. It has now been restored. Our apologies for the inconvenience. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is NOT easy to follow. Don't understand directions for adding 1 st on alt row....then end with purl. What alt rows??? The next instrx start with casting off dog legs.

You do not appear to reading the pattern correctly. alt rows simply means alternating the increases every other row until you have the correct amount of stitches for each size on your needle, pretty standard in knitting pattern for shaping garments.

That's so cute, I wish my dog was still alive. Poor chaloopa

i made this coat in a few hours, i did not change needles it came out very nice, i will be sewing a lining in side so the yarn will not touch the body i will use flannel or all cotton. traced around the coat and will sew in the lining. my friends dog is very tiny. he will like it and she putting it on will be easy.

the same with the cat hoodie - changing from round needle to straight needles not explained clearly

i found it very diffulcut to flow. is there any easyer patterns ?


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