Happy Easter – Free Pattern Easter Chicken.

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.

Pattern:  

Acrylic yarns in 8ply:  I used white, red and gold.

5mm crochet hook

Safety eyes

Wool needle to sew in ends and attach pieces.

Stuffing

Body: (white)

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.

Beak: (Gold)

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.

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.

Construction:   

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?

Enjoy.

dl

Feature Pattern – Bag of Beans.

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This project is adorable.  I think my son is going to love his Bag of Beans from The Purl Bee.  They are so soft and lovely.  It was an absolute pleasure for my first attempt at working with wool felt.  It is just beautiful.  So soft and fluffy and colourful.  What kid wouldn’t love these? Ben loves to stack things and put things in and out of bags and boxes.  I think the colours will be exciting and they are just damn cute!

The pattern is super easy.  Suitable for a beginner.  The hardest part is stitching the small opening closed but after the first few beans you will soon be on a roll.  I hope the kids love them as much as I do.

Fun!

dl

Feature Pattern – Crochet Dinosaur.

I have recently had the fun task of completing this pattern as a gift for my sons second birthday. It is easy to follow, a good stash buster for those balls of yarn you don’t quite have enough of for bigger projects and it is fast to make.  You can make it as colourful or realistic as you like.  Take a look at my version.

The only problem I came across was his brother wants to claim it as his own so this led to another project for x-mas.  Next project, A dragon for Oliver!  More on that later.

Enjoy!

dl

Feature Pattern – My Favourite Stuffie & Rockin Robots Upgrade.

So you may have seen in last weeks Creative Space post that I was working on a robot stuffie for my son’s birthday.  Well I have now completed it, a little late mind you, but he is still super stoked with it.  His little robot goes to bed with him and is carried around religiously.

The toy actually ends out being pretty big as he is rather fat, so it is very cuddly and substantial.  There is lots of room to add personal touches and custom features if you are the creative type.  I gave him a happy little mouth and changed the eye detail a little to personalise it.

If these tickle your fancy pop over to Crafty Deb for all things “not always cute and cuddly.”

dl