I put this little guy together for a friend of mine who requested a little chicken toy to go along with some of my little fruit pieces. I decided to add some little eggs and a straw nest for them to sit in as a little centrepiece as my lovely customer has a little store of her own with a chicken themed logo. So I thought if she decided have a market stall this little hen could keep her company.
I figured I should take a note of the pattern as I created it to share with you guys for easter. So here goes.
Acrylic yarns in 8ply: I used white, red and gold.
5mm crochet hook
Wool needle to sew in ends and attach pieces.
Round 1: Start with a magic circle and Sc 6 stitches into it.
Round 2: Continue working in a spiral. Sc 2 in the first stitch and Sc 1 in the next. Repeat around.
Round 3: Sc 2 in first stitch and Sc 1 in the next two stitches. Repeat around.
Round 4: Sc 2 in first stitch and Sc 1 in the next three. Repeat.
Round 5: Sc 2 in first stitch and Sc 1 in the next four. Repeat.
Round 6: Sc 2 in the first stitch and Sc 1 in the next five stitches. Repeat.
Round 7-11: Sc around all stitches.
(Begin stuffing the body and continue to fill it as you close the hole. )
Round 12: Decrease in the first stitch and Sc in the next five stitches. Repeat Around.
Round 13-15: Sc around all stitches.
Round 16: Decrease in the first stitch and Sc in the next four stitches. Repeat Around.
Round 17-19: Sc around all stitches.
(Attach your safety eyes or buttons if using them. Otherwise close the body as normal and simply sew on little circle shaped eyes at the end. )
Round 20: Decrease in the first stitch and Sc in the next three stitches. Repeat Around.
Round: 21: Sc around all stitches.
Round 22: Decrease in the first stitch and Sc in the next two stitches. Repeat Around.
Round 21: Sc around all stitches.
Round 22: Decrease in the first stitch and Sc in the next one. Repeat Around.
Round 23: Decrease in each stitch until the hole is closed.
The Comb: (Red)
Row1: Chain 10 stitches.
Row 2: Sc across them. Ch1 and turn.
Row 3: Sc in the first stitch. *( Hdc, Tc, Hdc) in the next stitch, Slip in the next stitch*. Repeat * until the last stitch and then Sc into it. Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching.
Wattle under beak. (Red)
Row 1: Chain 5 stitches.
Row 2: Sc in next, Hdc in the next two stitches and Sc into the last stitch. Tie off leaving a long tail.
Round 1: Start with a magic circle and Sc four stitches into it.
Round 2: Sc two in the first stitch and then one into the next. Repeat.
Round 3: Sc two in the first stitch. Sc one into the next two stitches. Repeat.
Round 4: Sc around all stitches. Tie off leaving a long tail.
Squeeze the beak flat and stuff lightly.
Wings: (White) Make 2.
Row 1: Chain 12 stitches.
Row 2-4: Sc across all stitches.
Row 5-7: Decrease one stitch at each end 0f the next row. Sc across the rest of the stitches.
Row 8: Sc around the edges and Sc three stitches into the corners. Tie off and leave a tail.
Row 1: Sc 8.
Row 2-3: Sc across all stitches.
Row 4: Decrease into the first stitch. Slip into the next stitch, (Hdc, Tc,Hdc) in the next stitch, slip into the next stitch and then decrease into the last two stitches.
Feet: (Gold) Optional. Make 2.
Repeat the same steps as the tail. Attach under the body at the front. I didn’t feel it’s necessary as my chicken had a nest.
Attach the comb to the head. Attach the wattle to the beak and then attach the beak to the body. Attach a eyes if not using safety eyes or buttons.
Attach wings, tail and feet if making them. And that is it.
Please let me know if you come across anything that is unclear and I will try to adjust it asap.
You are free to sell your creations made from this pattern if you like. Just remember to credit me and share my link. Sharing is caring right?
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This is a free use pattern with a short tutorial and photos of the progress for you to follow. Enjoy the pattern and give it a try!
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Please credit and link to me if you use my pattern. I do not mind if you use it for charity, sell items made from it or if you just want it for personal use. But please be nice and credit me and also show me what you have done with it.