Crochet Pattern by Teri Crews Designs
~Any Medium Worsted Weight Yarn will work for your Chick. Sample made with: “I love this yarn” Cream/Pale Yellow, Burnt Pumpkin, Green and tiny amount of Black.
~Size G (4 mm) hook
~One pair of size 10 mm solid black safety eyes for each rabbit. If you are unable to find safety eyes at your local craft store, 6060.etsy.com has a large selection to choose from along with several other Etsy sellers.
~Small piece of white felt for under eyes (about 1 inch)
~Dry powder blush for coloring on cheeks.
Finished measurements: Sample chick, approx. 5 inches tall
Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
ch=chain fo=fasten off hdc=half double crochet
rnd= round sc=single crochet sp=space
sl st=slip stitch st(s) = stitch (es) sc2tog or sc3tog = sc 2 together or 3 together
( ) = repeat between () number of times indicated or all in one stitch as noted
[ ] = repeat between brackets number of times indicated
Helpful to read these before starting and maybe even again when it's time to put your softie together
~Do not join pieces that are crocheted in the round unless otherwise indicated
~A stitch marker will come in handy when repeating rounds or another helpful way to keep track of your rounds is to, start all pieces with a long tail, pull the tail through the beginning stitch of each round.
~Use a tiny piece of felt under eyes to help them stand out. Cut two small circles (tracing around a button, just slightly bigger than your eyes will help make a nice circle). Cut a small slit in the center of the circle, insert eye stem and attach to head. Remember not to close the bottom of the head until you have secured safety eye fasteners.
~Some pieces are small, so you may want to weave in beginning yarn after working a few rounds.
~Separate yarn into two plies when sewing on beak. Sew beak about 7 rounds down form the top of the head using tiny whip stitches, shaping as you sew.
~To help position facial features: Crochet head and beak pieces first. Stuff head (but do not close), sew on beak, Cut two tiny circles from felt, just slightly bigger then eyes, (trace around a small button, for help making a nice circle). Cut a small slit in center of felt, insert eye stem in slit. Next decide where you want your chick’s eyes, (sample eyes are 1 round up from beak, with 6 single crochet stitches in between). After securing eyes, thread tapestry needle with long ending yarn and weave needle through remaining stitches, pull tight to gather and close.
~Needle sculpting will help eyes stand out. Thread tapestry needle with two plies yarn. Insert needle under the head where stitches won't be seen. Secure yarn and bring needle up in a stitch as close to the inside corner of the right eye as you can (right under eyelid), move needle across eye to outside edge at a slight angle, insert needle and go back down under head, tug gently to slightly indent your eye and hold stitch in place, re-insert the needle and repeat for the other eye. Still not sure about needle sculpting? Be sure to visit my blog for more information and a video tutorial on needle sculpting.
~Sew head to top center of body with tiny whip stitches, going around head and through body. You may need to go around several times to make sure the head is securely attached.
~Sew wings to sides of body, about 2 rounds down from head. Use tiny stitches and only sewing through 4 or 5 of the top stitches.
~Hair: Cut a piece of yarn about 4 inches long. Separate into individual plies. Thread tapestry needle with one piece of yarn, insert needle under one single crochet stitch on top of head, pull yarn halfway through, tie a small tight knot in the center, spread piece and cut to desired length. Repeat for each piece. Trim to desired length.
Starting at bottom
1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3: (sc in next sc, sc 2 in next sc) repeat around (18)
4: (sc in each of the next 2, sc 2 in next) repeat around (24)
5: (sc in each of the next 3, sc 2 in next) repeat around (30)
6-7: sc in each sc around (30)
8: (sc in each of the next 3, sc2tog) repeat around (24)
9-12: sc in each sc around (24)
13: (sc in each of the next 2, sc2tog) repeat around (18)
14: sc in each sc around (18)
15: (sc in next sc, sc2tog) repeat around (12)
16: sc in each sc around, join last sc with sl st, FO, leave a long tail for sewing.
See notes and tips for closing.
Starting at top of head
1-4: repeat rounds 1-4 of body (24)
5: sc in each sc around (24)
6: [hdc in each of the next 6, sc in each of the next 6] 2 times, (24)
7: (sc in each of the next 3, sc 2 in next) repeat around (30)
8-9: sc in each sc around (30)
10: (sc in each of the next 3, sc2tog) around (24)
11-12: sc in each sc around (24)
13: (sc in each of the next 2, sc2tog) around (18)
14: sc in each sc around (18), join last sc with sl st, FO, leave a long tail for sewing.
See notes and tips for positioning eyes and closing head.
Wings (make 2)
Starting at center
1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
2: 2 sc in each sc around (10)
3: (sc in next sc, sc 2 in next sc) repeat around (15)
4: sc3tog, leave remaining sts unworked, FO, weave in ends
Last round worked is top of wing, sew to sides of chick’s body (see notes)
1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
2-3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each remaining sc around (6), (7)
4: 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc around (9)
5: 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in each remaining sc around (11), join last sc with sl st, FO
Feet (make 2)
Starting at back of foot, working in rows
1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch, turn (4)
2-3: ch 1 (do not count), sc in each sc, turn (4)
4: ch 2, dc in first sc, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in next sc, ch 2, dc in same st, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in next sc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st in last sc. FO
See feet under at a slight angle, making sure toes are sticking out under the front.
Working in rows
1: ch 35, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next ch, sl st in next ch*, repeat to end, do not turn
2: working on opposite side of chain, *ch 3, skip next ch, sl st in next ch*, repeat to end, FO.
Tie around chick’s neck loosely.