What's the fun in owning a ferret if you can't dress it up in silly little outfits? Put your crocheting skills to good use when you crochet a variety of vest-like outfits for your furry friends. Measure your ferret to achieve a custom fit and he will for sure be the best-dressed ferret on the block! Use machine washable yarn because the ferret isn't likely to keep his fancy new outfit clean when he runs around in it, after all.
Things You'll Need
Worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size US I
Measure the circumference of your ferret's neck and call this Measurement A. Measure the distance around the broadest part of her chest and call this Measurement B. Measure the distance down her back from her neck to the lower part of her waist and call this Measurement C.
Make a length of chain stitches until the chain matches the length of Measurement A. Add one more chain stitch and then join the chains with a slip stitch to form a circle. Chain one and make one single crochet in every chain around, then join with a slip stitch. Chain one and make one single crochet in every stitch around, then join with a slip stitch.
Make a hole for the ferret's legs. On the next round, chain one and turn your work. Make a single crochet in each of the next four stitches. Chain one and turn again and make a single crochet in each of the next four stitches. Make several chain stitches until the length of your chain plus the four stitches you started with is equal to Measurement B. Join the last chain to the first single crochet stitch you made so that you can once again work in the round.
Finish the body of the sweater. Chain one and make one single crochet in every single crochet and chain stitch around, then join with a slip stitch. Chain one and make one single crochet in every stitch around. Repeat this last round until the length of the sweater (measuring straight down the back) is the same as Measurement C.
Cut the working yarn with scissors, leaving a 4-inch tail. Make one final slip stitch and pull this tail all the way through the stitch to secure your work. Thread this yarn tail onto an embroidery needle and weave in the loose ends on the inside of the sweater, then repeat this with any other loose yarn ends in your work.
To put the sweater on your ferret, pull the main body of the sweater up over his hind quarters and then pull down the neck portion of the sweater over his head, letting his front legs hang out the gap you made in the main body of the sweater.