1. Aj says:

    Confession time>>> I seriously made one very similar to this for a coworker. I grumbled the whole time and called her (not to her face) all shades of “idiot dog lover”. BUT she bought the yarn and paid big money, so…..

  2. Kathy says:

    Very small or hairless dogs do need sweaters in cold weather, but come on…find a model who LOVES her sweater.

  3. CombatGal says:

    I agree with Kathy; that dog does not need a sweater. It doesn’t even provide much coverage. The other dogs are going to tease the heck out of the poor guy.

  4. Jen says:

    Oh, what the heck – if you’re going to make your dog a sweater, who gives a rat’s behind what it looks like? It’s a DOG, for crying out loud. It isn’t as though you’re going to be taking it out to dinner at a fine restaurant.

    You know, I have to say, I agree with every single ‘What Not To Crochet’ item on this website; I just think the writing doesn’t quite hit the ‘funny’ mark – the snarky, mean edge is there, but the funny isn’t.

  5. Robin says:

    well, it must be true that dogs are “man’s best friend”. If you did this to a cat, they would be calling you “Lefty” if you were lucky, but more likely “Stumpy”.
    poor dog.

  6. whatnottocrochet says:

    Jen – didn’t realize this was WNTC – the comedy of crochet site? Making fun of designs tends to get “snarky” and in response the readers come up with some pretty hilarious comments – thanks readers!

  7. Double Take says:

    I *like* the collar… and if you’re going to throw anything at me, please make sure it’s expensive yarn!

  8. Shell says:

    Christ. Attack of the 6 foot tall dog. If you’re going to go through the trouble of Photoshoping it onto a background at LEAST clean it up and try to make the colors look a little better.

  9. sara says:

    Go away, Jen. I like the writing and think it’s amusing enough to be bookmarked. If someone else thinks they can do a better job, I’d like to see it. My only complaint is that the updates are infrequent. :)

    As for the dog sweater… I think the rule for pet clothing should be like the rule for cooking wine: If you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it. Similarly, I’d never wear a granny square ANYTHING, and neither would I make my dog. Even if it is nice yarn.

  10. Jess says:

    On the bright side, the dog is not actually wearing it. The bottom of it doesn’t even go around his whole chest.

    Better photoshop next time please.

  11. Just Passing Through says:

    Some people REALLLLLLYYYY need to have kids!

    The colors are nice, but I would have kept going and made an afghan instead, or a shawl for someone sick in the hospital.

    I just don’t see the worth of putting all that effort into something an animal is just going to eventually tear apart in a short time.
    And after the animal dies – just exactly who are you supposed to hand that heirloom down to??

  12. Beth says:

    The neck looks too tight. It doesn’t really fit the dog very well. I wouldn’t make a dog sweater in light colors either. But I guess yellow could actually hide some ickiness in this case — if you know what I mean!

  13. Maryann says:

    Oh my DAWG. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    You know what makes it even funnier? It doesn’t even DO anything. Most ugly dog clothes at least help keep the animal warm.

    I mean… it wasn’t bad enough…

  14. Isabel says:

    About Just Passing Through’s comment, actually, this is precisely why some people SHOULD NOT HAVE KIDS. If they do this to their pets, what will they do to their kids.

  15. Armoftheland says:

    i LOVE your blog. it makes me want to crochet these things just to see the look on people’s faces. this photoshop job tops the list. if we assume it’s NOT photoshopped, the dog is choking to death.

  16. RandaL says:

    This is terrible – haha! And I love how the dog it photoshopped to appear as though he’s standing in a back yard… I mean c’mon, it doesn’t make that terrible dog sweater look any better and why would a dog like that need a sweater??? This dog has a nice thick coat of fur.

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