Using a 10mm Hook and some left over Acrylic Marble chunky I begin with a Granny square ( you can use any pattern you want!) mine has 6 rounds but you can do more or less depending on how big your dog is!
Once you have your square sorted, next make a chain and put it around your dog’s neck to check that it fits and you have enough room for collar etc, once happy with length, crochet into the chain back and forth until your happy with the width of the jumper collar, if you want to make a roll neck you need to double the end width. I used triple crochet stitch but you can use whatever stitch you fancy!
So now you have a collar and you’re happy with the width, the next step is to measure out the width you’re going to need for the shoulders, I just put the collar around Betty's neck and measured by eye where I needed to start crocheting from, just make sure that its evenly spaced!! Last thing you want is a wonky jumper!! For example on Betty's I started 4 crochet spaces in making sure that I stopped with 4 Crochet spaces left on the other side.
I wanted my Jumper to look like a dress, so I carried on crocheting the top half until it reached where I wanted my granny square skirt to start! You could have your granny starting higher and add more length to the bottom of your granny so that it’s more central.
Now you want to start crocheting at the side of your granny, and you need to measure the girth by laying the jumper on top of your dog and measuring the space in-between the front and back legs from the side on, and the length from one side of the granny to the other! – Again I did this by put my jumper on the Betty a few times until I was happy with the fit.
The last thing to do is join the collar to the belly band, you can ether sew it on so that it is in a V shape like I have or you can crochet in-between to make a T bar.
And Voila there you have it! Easy Peasy made to measure granny
Doesn't my baby look pretty!! :)