This cute crochet chicken sweater has an adorable heart stitch at the bottom. Just in time for Valentine’s or for you to crochet for your favorite chicken. I know there are a lot of folks love their chickens, and this is a tried and true crochet chicken sweater. My first foray into designing chicken sweaters was in 2015. Purchase the ad free pdf crochet pattern for the Sweetheart Crochet Chicken Sweater on RAVELRY or ETSY
The heart stitch at the bottom of the crochet chicken sweater is easy.
I fell in love with the heart stitch in February of 2022. Watch the videos in this playlist to see all of the different designs that were made during the “From The Heart” Promotion in January of that year.
It won’t take you long to crochet this chicken sweater.
Once you become familiar with the crochet pattern, the chicken sweaters will fly off your hook. You will be able to make several 2 or 3 in one evening.
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I really didn’t know that crochet chicken sweaters were a thing?
Apparently they are an important aide to a chicken that is molting. A few years ago my friend, Miss Jenny, asked me to make a chicken sweater for her chicken Sparkle. I refused until she convinced me that her chicken needed a sweater. I made a couple of chicken sweater designs. Afterward I wrote the pattern and sent the design off to my testers. They were thrilled and I have been selling crochet chicken sweater patterns, since 2015.
Here is what you will need to create this chicken sweater, that has a heart stitch.
Any Worsted No. 4 weight of yarn. Approx. 150 yds. Small amount of a contrasting color.
H – 8/5.00mm Gauge: 4”x 4” = 12 SC across x 15 rows height
Large Buttons of choice 1” or larger buttons are recommended
Watch this video below to learn how to crochet the heart stitch.
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
join w/ = join with;
SLP ST = Slip Stitch;
CH = Chain; SC = Single Crochet;
HDC = Half Double Crochet;
DC = Double Crochet
FP HDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet
BP HDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
nxt = Next; * * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch, or around the post of the next stitch to complete the sequence
More about Miss Jenny and her need for a crochet chicken sweater.
The day she was trying to convince me to crochet Sparkle a chicken sweater we were standing in the center aisle after a church service. Folks were milling around us, and I firmly said, “I am not going to make a Chicken Sweater!”. Everyone started laughing at us and they joined in on the conversation. They helped her convince me to design a chicken sweater for Sparkle.
This story with my church family didn’t stop there.
The chicken sweaters that I designed were pretty cute, so they went off to my testers! They were thrilled and they took photos of the sweaters on their chickens. When the crochet patterns were listed in my RAVELRY and ETSY store, they started selling! I happily told my church family about their success.
They all know that ETSY will ring a big Cha Ching on your phone when you sell something. Now when they hear a Cha Ching…they will start laughing and ask, did you just sell a Chicken Sweater Pattern?
Next a bestie from church asked me for a chicken sweater.
I told her that I had a modified chicken sweater. It was a combination of the Schoolgirl chicken sweater and a Flouncy Chicken Sweater, she said she wanted it. Here’s the story, another friend of ours at church, named Jim, had a chicken, that had big legs.
Jim kept teasing DeeDee and telling her he had named that chicken after her, because of it’s legs. She took that chicken sweater, put electrical tape on it to make two capital “D”‘s, and put it on DeeDee the chicken! When this photo arrived I laughed and laughed! That is Jim holding Dee Dee the chicken.
Crochet chicken hats are next on the list of things to design.
Crocheting unique things is fun, and I will used the heart stitch to design a chicken hat. Another crochet designer, Uniquely More, made chicken sweaters for rescue chickens using my flouncy crochet chicken sweater pattern. She posted some great photos on her project page. She also designs adorable chicken hats.
Please let me know if you will be making a chicken sweater for your little chicks! I would love to hear from you!
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Vicky McCarthy says
I have made chicken sweaters similar to this pattern. I had to modify the pattern so it fit snugly & the neck narrower b/c the little stinkers can get out of them by using their talons! I even tried using cotton yarn, but haven’t heard back about that sweater yet. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
LOL…I grew up raising chickens…and you are right, they are little stinkers! I haven’t received any feedback from folks who have put these type of chicken sweaters on their chickens. So I really don’t have any advice. I know, that sounds like a politicians answer.
Did the neckline on the chicken sweaters you made, have this type of neckline that has ribbing? I have seen a lot of chicken sweaters that have a large hole for the neck, so they could easily slip it on their head. When my testers said they put the chicken sweaters on their chickens, getting it over their head was the only issue, and the chickens didn’t like it. I decided to leave the neckline the way I designed it, because I felt it only needed to be big enough to go over the chicken’s head.
Maybe if they didn’t give you feedback, it’s because it worked? I hope that’s the case. I know there is a market for chicken sweaters. If I had the time, I would be super busy making chicken sweaters, but I just don’t have the time.
I hope I helped answer your question. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have.