I have a lot of animals in my life. I volunteer with a friend’s dog doing animal-assisted therapy. I petsit for a few other dogs and cats. My brother runs a dog hiking business in Los Angeles, my mother works at an animal rescue in Tucson. So it’s probably no surprise that I always take notice of crochet patterns designed for pets and other animals.
I based the design on the Urban Granny Dog Sweater which is a free crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I used it to help me get the size right and to get the basic idea for the neck although I didn’t follow the pattern for the neck and didn’t use the suggested yarn.