A Cozy Crochet Chicken Sweater to Keep Your Feathered Friends Warm

Crochet Chicken Sweater

Have you ever thought about crocheting a sweater for a chicken? Well, it may sound unusual, but hear me out! Our feathered friends also need some warmth during chilly days. So, why not whip up a cozy and stylish crochet chicken sweater?

As an avid crocheter, I recently found myself challenged by the idea of making a chicken sweater. And so, I decided to create my very own pattern to share with you. Don’t worry if you’re new to crochet or tend to improvise stitches like me – this pattern welcomes your creative touch!

Feel free to leave comments, questions, and reviews as you embark on this fun project. And if you decide to share this pattern, please link it back to my blog.

Let’s Get Started!

Materials You’ll Need

  • 5.0mm Hook
  • Medium Weight Yarn
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • XDC – X Double Crochet (a unique stitch pattern explained below)
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • SC – Single Crochet

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

The Collar: Work in a Round

  1. Ch 33, then join the ends with a Slip Stitch (Sl St).
  2. Ch 2 and in the same stitch, DC, DC in the next stitch, 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue this pattern from to around.
  3. Work XDC around, and in the last stitch, do a DC and then Sl St together.
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XDC Stitch Pattern:
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 this pattern from to around.

  1. Tie off and weave in ends.

The Body: Work in Rows

  1. Fold the collar so that the seam is on one side.
  2. Row 1: Count 4 stitches from the fold, then 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 finally, DC in the next. Turn your work.
  3. Row 2: Ch 2, DC in the same stitch, DC across except for the last stitch. In the last stitch, make 2 DC. Turn.
  4. Repeat Row 2 for Row 3-11.
  5. Row 12: Ch 2, DC across. Tie off.

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

  1. Tie off and weave in ends.

The Straps: Work in Rows

  1. 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 rows.
  2. Ch 2 on the end of row 9 (or 10, depending on which side you begin with). Add 2 DC to each of the posts of row 9 and 10. Turn your work.
  3. Ch 2, DC in each stitch.
  4. Repeat until you have 5 rows (add or subtract rows based on your chicken’s size).
  5. Tie off and weave in ends.
  6. Complete the same on the other side of the body.
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To finish off your chicken sweater, you’ll 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 sitting still long enough to button up their sweaters!).

So, grab your crochet hook, choose some vibrant yarn, and embark on this quirky yet adorable project. Not only will you keep your feathered friends warm, but you’ll also have an incredible conversation starter at your next backyard gathering.

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