Free Felt Hen Pattern – Holiday Ornaments, Fancy Patterns Weights, or Pocket Softies

These simple little hens can be so many things!

Fill them with heavy aquarium gravel and you have some pretty dang fancy pattern weights.

Fill them with lightweight Poly-fil Stuffing and add a loop to the back and you have a pretty ornament for your tree.

Fill them with plastic pellets and you have a pocket-sized softie that sits in the palm of your hand.

These are hand-sewn from scraps of wool felt and a bit of embroidery thread and take about an hour to make. Want a little quiet handwork for couch-potato time? This is the perfect project. And it’s FREE!

Download the pattern here. Oh – and you can buy wool felt here. So many pretty colors!

Happy stitching!

Applique Wendi (with fabulous hat)


  1. These are adorable – thank you.

  2. Fiona SAYS...

    Hi, would these be any good as pincushions? ie. are they very thick etc?
    thanks so much…

    • wendigratz SAYS...

      You could definitely use them as pincushions – they’re a great size for that. 🙂

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