Easy beginners pattern and tutorial
Where would Easter be without a crochet Easter chick to add to the festivities?
I’m all for Spring chickens! So following on from our other crochet tutorials (cupcake, Halloween pumpkin and Frosty the Snowman), our resident crochet and knitting blogger Esra from Salford has this time turned her attentions to Charlie Chicken.
It is finally Easter time.
I have been waiting for this break since Christmas!
This time I have a little Easter chick pattern for you try. You can use the finished chick to decorate the house for an Easter bash, or add it to gift baskets to add a lovely personal touch. Enjoy!
Supplies: All you need is: Crochet hook size 6, three colours of DK yarn (yellow, orange & pink), scissors, a needle and a thread, and some stuffing.
- Rnd: Round
- Ch: Chain
- SS: Slip stitch
- DC: Double crochet
The crochet language: (UK crochet)
Techniques you need to know
(CHAIN: to make a chain put the yarn over the hook then pull it down into the loop)
(SLIP STITCH: you do a slip stitch by entering the hook into the last stitch and pulling the yarn from under it to the loop on the hook)
(DOUBLE CROCHET: to make a double crochet stitch, enter the hook into the ring and pull the thread from the bottom of the ring to the top, then you will have two loops on the hook. Put the yarn over the hook and pull it into both loops).
Let’s start with the chick’s body (yellow yarn):
- Rnd1: Ch 3, ss from the loop in the hook to the first loop in the ch to form a ring
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in each stitch, to close the circle
- Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 dc in each stitch, ss to close the circle
- Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 dc, 1 dc, then 2 dc (do two normal dc in each stitch then 2 dc in the third one to make the circle bigger) ss to close the circle
- Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc each. In this step, the circle stars to curve up
- Rnd 5-12: Ch1, dc each ss
- Rnd 13: In this step we start decreasing to close up the circle: Ch 1, do dc in one stitch then skip a stitch. In other words you will crochet one stitch then jump over one to do another and so on.
- After this fill the shape you made with the stuffing.
- Rnd 14: Continue decreasing till u close it.
The chick’s feet (orange yarn):
Rnd 1: Ch 8
Rnd 2-4: Dc in each (to form a little rectangle)
Then tie a thread in the middle to make a little bow shape. Then sew it to the the body as shown in the pictures.
From the same yarn, you could do the peak with the thread.
The chick’s bow (pink yarn):
To make the chick a girl you could add a little pink bow on the top of her head!
To make the bow just do ch 6 and dc in each. Repeat the dc one more time. Tie a thread in the middle. Then sew it by the needle.
This pattern is for personal use only, and not to be used (including the product) for sale.
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