Do you want to save money but have a cute outfit for your dog?  Follow these instructions for making a tiny dog sweater out of a large sock and you will have an inexpensive, but cute outfit for your little dog.  All you need is a large, clean sock and a pair of scissors. 

You might want to use a sock that isn’t just a plain white sock.  There are all kinds of different socks with different colors and patterns.  Pick one that is colorful and that would make a cute little sweater for your dog! 

First of all, you need to cut off the top of the sock–the part of the sock that has the elastic.  Cut about an inch to two inches off the top of the sock and discard that part of the sock.  Lay the sock on a flat surface so that it is in the shape of a J.  Fold the heel over and make a inch cut through both layers.  Unfold the heel and enlarge the slits if necessary so your dog’s legs will fit through the slit.  Next, cut off the toe of the sock just past the seam.  Fold the open edge of the toe of the sock over about an inch and make a small slit in the middle of the sock through both layers.  Unfold and enlarge the slits if necessary to fit over your dog’s ears.  Slide the sock over your dog’s body.  The top of the sock should be around your dog’s neck.  Pull his two front legs through the slits that you cut in the heel of the sock.  Pull the rest of the sock down over your dog’s body.  Roll the top of the sock down to make a turtle neck.  To finish off the sweater, take the toe piece and put it on his head.  Pull his ears through the slits.  Look at how cute your dog is in his new sweater and the best part is that the outfit hardly cost anything at all!

You can watch this video to see how the sweater is made with a sock if you didn’t quite understand the directions above!

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