Crochet Chicken Sweater

Yep, you read that right. Crochet Chicken Sweater!

I honestly never thought that I would be crocheting a sweater for a chicken… let alone making up the pattern!!  

This is my first ever pattern (and blog post…).   I haven’t been crocheting too long, and I know that I make up a fair amount of questionable stitches if I get confused with a pattern, so feel free to do the same with this pattern!  

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Chicken Sweater

Material

5.0mm Hook

Medium Weight Yarn

Darning needle

Scissors

Terms

Ch – Chain

Sl St – Slip Stitch

DC – Double Crochet

XDC – X Double Crochet

  • After the slip stitch, Ch 2.  Skip the stitch that contains the Ch 2 and put a DC in the next stitch.  Now, go and put a DC in the stitch that was skipped.  *Skip the next stitch, and DC in the following stitch.  DC in the stitch that was skipped*

  • Continue from * to * around.

HDC – Half Double Crochet

SC – Single Crochet

Notes

Chains at the beginning of a row do not count as stitches

Collar – Work in a round

  • Ch 33.  Sl St together

  • Ch 2 and in the same stitch *DC, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch* Continue from * to * around.  Sl St together

  • XDC around, in the last stitch do a DC, then Sl St together.  

    • After the slip stitch, Ch 2.  Skip the stitch that contains the Ch 2 and put a DC in the next stitch.  Now, go and put a DC in the stitch that was skipped.  *Skip the next stitch, and DC in the following stitch.  DC in the stitch that was skipped*

    • Continue from * to * around

  • Tie off and weave in ends

Body – Work in rows

  • Fold the collar so that the seam is to one side

  • Row 1: Count 4 stitches from the fold, and Chain 2 in the 5th stitch.  DC in that same stitch.  DC in the next stitch, HDC in the following 2 stitches, SC in the next 7 stitches, HDC in the following 2 stitches, and then DC in the next.  Turn your work

  • Row 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch, DC across except last stitch.  In the last stitch have 2 DC. Turn.

  • Row 3-11: repeat Row 2

  • Row 12: Ch 2, DC across.  Tie off

  • Turn your work around and repeat the above instructions on the other side of the collar.

  • Tie off and weave in ends

Straps – Work in Rows

  • Turn your work 90 degrees and work off the side of the body.  These stitches will be worked into the last post of the 9th and 10th

  • Ch 2 on the end of row 9 (or 10 depending on which side you begin with).  Add 2DC each to the posts of row 9 and 10.  Turn your work

  • Ch 2, DC in each stitch

  • Repeat until you have 5 rows (add or subtract rows depending on the size of your chicken)

  • Tie off and weave in ends

  • Complete the same on the other side of the body.

To finish off this pattern, you will need to attach these straps to the other side somehow.  You could use a button format, but I chose to go with Velcro ( I can’t imagine chickens will sit still long enough to button on the sweater!)

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