Our chickens are almost ready to move to their coop, and we’ve been taking them outside for field trips. I thought that a Chicken Snuggie would be nice for when we held them out there, and this is the result. I’m planning to do a larger version when they’re all grown up, too.
Materials: Worsted-weight yarn (I used I Love This Yarn so it would be super soft) in main color and contrasting color for border, size K (6.50 MM) hook, yarn needle
Notes: The Chick Cozy is more of an afghan for a chicken, not a wearable garment. It doesn’t stay on them unless you hold it, but makes for a warm and happy chicken while being held. This is worked in rows, and turning chains do not count as stitches.
Start with a Magic Ring with 2 chains.
R1: 6 hdc in magic ring. Do not join since you will be working in rows. Don’t tighten Magic Ring too much as you’ll be working into it again later.
R2: Ch 2, turn. 2 hdc in each st across.
R3: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R4: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R5: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R6: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R7: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R8: Ch 2, turn. *Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st* across.
R9-10: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st across.
At end of Row 10, do not fasten off or turn. We’ll be crocheting across the side with all the turning chains. 2 sc in same st as last hdc. 1 sc in each of the spaces along the long side, including in Magic Ring. When you reach the other side, make 2 sc in the last st and sl st to the hdc there. FO main color.
Border: Pull border color through any stitch. Sl st loosely around entire cozy. Join to first sl st (I used an Invisible Join, click the link for a tutorial) and weave in all ends.
Congratulations, you’ve crocheted a chicken cozy! The above picture shows it laid out flat. You can put it on the chicken however you (and the chicken) like, Harriet and Pearl decided that they liked it like this:
Thanks for viewing, and let me know if you make any chicken cozies!
This post will be linking up at Working on it Wednesday.