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Crochet chicken

Hi everyone!

I loved this pattern right away when I found it on Pinterest shortly after Christmas and made loads of them since then. Some of them made it as far as Australia, America and Austria as birthday presents and were well-received.

My friend Nadine has asked me several times when I’d put this on the blog. So she’ll be happy it’s finally here.

I must admit that I was so eager to start making them, that I didn’t read the pattern properly, which resulted in my chickens being a bit longer and not so high as the original but they’re still adorable, if I say so myself.

They are a quick and easy project. The middle one takes about one hour to make. So you still have plenty of time left to have some ready to decorate your Easter table next week.

Happy crocheting!

xxx

Ann

Crochet chicken

Materials

  • 25 g yarn of your choice fit for a 3 mm crochet needle
  • small amount of red yarn
  • small amount of yellow yarn
  • 125 g of very small elbow pasta
  • 1 x 2.5 mm crochet needle
  • 1 x 3.0 mm crochet needle
  • 1 x 3.5 mm crochet needle
  • 2 x 0.6 mm wobbly eyes
  • 2 x 0.8 mm wobbly eyes
  • 2 x 1 cm wobbly eyes
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • GlueIMG_6542


Large chicken – body

  • with 3.0 mm hook make a chain of 22 sts.
  • Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (21 sts), turn.
  • Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), make 1 sc in each st across (21 sts), turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have 38 rows.IMG_6539
  • Fasten off and leave a long threat.
  • Fold the piece in two and sl st together the top and side.IMG_6543
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.


Middle chicken – body

  • with 3.0 mm hook make a chain of 17 sts.
  • Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (16 sts), turn.
  • Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), make 1 sc in each st across (16 sts), turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have 28 rows.IMG_6540
  • Fasten off and leave a long threat.
  • Fold the piece in two and sl st together the top and side.IMG_6545
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.


Small chicken – body

  • with 3.0 mm hook make a chain of 12 sts.
  • Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (11 sts), turn.
  • Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), make 1 sc in each st across (11 sts), turn.
  • Repeat row 2 until you have 18 rows.IMG_6541
  • Fasten off and leave a long threat.
  • Fold the piece in two and sl st together the top and side.IMG_6546
  • Fasten off and weave in ends.


Face detail

  • Use a 3.5 mm crochet needle for the large chicken, a 3.0 mm for the middle chicken and a 2.5 mm for the small chicken.
  • Join red in 4th st from sl st corner and in that st work ch 3 (counts as dc) and 2 dc.
  • In the next st work 1 sc.
  • In the next st work 3 dc.
  • Work 1 sc in the corner st.
  • In the next st work 3 hdc.
  • Finish with 1 sc in the next st.
  • Sl st in next, fasten off.
  • Skip next st, for the beak, join yellow and ch 1.
  • Work 1 sc in same st, then ch 3.
  • 1 sc in furthest ch from hook.
  • 1 sc in the next st and sl st in same st, fasten off.
  • Skip next st, join red CB and ch 1.
  • Work 1 hdc in same st, then ch 1.
  • Sl st in same st, fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.


Finishing the chickens

  • Stick on the wobbly eyes with glue (small ones for small chicken, medium-sized ones for middle chicken and largest ones for the large chicken).
  • Turn the chicken with the head away from you.
  • Fill for ¾ with the pasta.
  • Close the back (either with sl st or sew it).
  • Et voilà that’s your chicken done.

 

Check out the original pattern . It comes with very handy pictures of explaining things (something I am still to learn). And you get so see the chickens in their intended size.

Go to this list for the abbreviations used.

 

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3 comments on “Crochet chicken

  1. They are so cute ☺

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  2. These are great. Thanks for the very helpful tutorial.

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