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Easter is coming, and we want more chicks!

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Guys it’s nearly Easter and I am SO excited! I have three house bunnies already, and a love-able dog, and so any more real creatures are out of the question (trust me, I’ve used all of my bargaining chips with my husband!).

As our family has reached it’s limit on animals at the minute, I have been delving more and more into the land of amigurumi (ami for short), the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Perfect for me and my need for cuddly creatures, not so much for my husband!

I have made a few ami creatures in the past, but I decided to have a crack at making my own pattern this time. Meet Stephanie, the Easter chick!

And mummy Maggie!

I worked a very simple pattern, so anyone can give this a go =) . Please comment below if you’re planning on making one of these adorable chick’s, or know someone who will! And please feel free to make these for Easter stalls, just please reference me as the pattern creator, and point them in the direction of this blog!

As always,
Happy crocheting

Chicky chick:

All crochet patterns and terms I use are in UK, but if you want them in US then check out this handy stitch converter.

Materials:

  • DK yarn – 1 skein of each, yellow and orange. I used this bundle from Amazon.
  • 1 skein of Aran/ worsted weight yarn in Mustard. I used stylecrafts gold aran yarn.
  • Embroidery thread in black. I purchased this set from Amazon as I use them in multiple crafts!
  • Stuffing. I got mine from a local craft store, but you can also find some here, or you can stuff with scrap yarn or whatever else you can find!
  • Crochet hook (3mm for Stephanie, 4.5mm for Maggie) and upholstery needle. I got my crochet essentials here.

Skills used/ required:

  • Crocheting in a circle (ami style)
  • Double crochet
  • Sewing eyes
  • Stitching together ami parts
  • Magic ring
  • Treble crochet

Head:

Using DK yellow.
Row 0: dc 6 in a magic ring. Don’t finish off with a sl stitch. (6 stitches total)
Row 1: * dc in stitch, dc increase in next stitch*. Repeat from * twice more. (9 stitches total)
Row 2: * 2 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * twice more. (12 stitches total)
Row 3: * 3 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * twice more. (15 stitches total)
Row 4: * 4 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * twice more. (18 stitches total)
Row 5: * 5 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * twice more. (21 stitches total)
Row 6: * 6 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * twice more. (24 stitches total)
Rows 7-9: dc in every stitch (24 stitches total)
Row 10: * 6 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * twice more. (21 stitches total)
Row 11: * 5 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * twice more. (18 stitches total)
Row 12: * 4 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * twice more. (15 stitches total)

Stuff the head with stuffing. If using plastic eyes attach these now too.

Row 13: * 3 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * twice more. (12 stitches total)
Row 14: * 2 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * twice more. (9 stitches total)

Body:

Using DK yellow.
Row 0: dc 8 in a magic ring. Don’t finish off with a sl stitch. (8 stitches total)
Row 1: * dc in stitch, dc increase in next stitch*. Repeat from * 3 more times. (12 stitches total)
Row 2: * 2 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (16 stitches total)
Row 3: * 3 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (20 stitches total)
Row 4: * 4 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (24 stitches total)
Row 5: * 5 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (28 stitches total)
Row 6: * 6 dc, 1 dc increase *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (32 stitches total)
Rows 7-12: dc in every stitch (32 stitches total)
Row 10: * 6 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (28 stitches total)
Row 11: * 5 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (24 stitches total)
Row 12: * 4 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (20 stitches total)
Row 13: * 3 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (16 stitches total)

Stuff the body with stuffing.

Row 14: * 2 dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (12 stitches total)
Row 15: * dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (8 stitches total)
Row 16: *  dc, 1 dc decrease *. Repeat from * 3 more times. (4 stitches total)

Drawstring close the body and fasten off. Attach the head to the body using an upholstery needle and a mattress stitch.

Wings:

Using DK yellow.
Row 0: dc 6 in a magic ring. Don’t finish off with a sl stitch. (6 stitches total)
Row 1: * 2 dc, dc increase in next stitch*. Repeat from * once more. (8 stitches total)
Row 2: * 3 dc, dc increase in next stitch*. Repeat from * once more. (10 stitches total)
Row 3: * 4 dc, dc increase in next stitch*. Repeat from * once more. (12 stitches total)
Row 4-6: dc in every stitch (12 stitches total)
Row 7: 4 dc, dc decrease next*. Repeat from * once more. (10 stitches total)
Row 8: dc in every stitch (10 stitches total)
Row 9: 3 dc, dc decrease next*. Repeat from * once more. (8 stitches total) Row 10: 2 dc, dc decrease next*. Repeat from * once more. (6 stitches total)

Drawstring close the wings and fasten off. Attach the wings to the body using an upholstery needle and a mattress stitch.

Legs:

Using aran mustard.
Row 0: dc 5 in a magic ring. Don’t finish off with a sl stitch. (5 stitches total)
Row 1: dc increase in each stitch. (10 stitches total)
Row 2: dc in every stitch. (10 stitches total)
Row 3: dc decrease in every stitch. (5 stitches total)
Row 4-7: dc in every stitch (5 stitches total)

Fasten off the legs, but do not drawstring close. Attach legs to base of body using an upholstery needle and a mattress stitch.

Nose:

In dk orange; chain 2, then tr into ch 1. Rotate, ch 1, then dc into same stitch, then dc twice in next stitch. You should now have a small triangle. Fasten off and attach to the head.

Eyes:

Sew on the eyes using the upholstery needle and the black embroidery thread.

Making Maggie:

To make Maggie, the pattern is the same, but the yarn size is doubled. For the head,wings and body I used the dk yellow as well as dk white (yes, I love the textured colours!), for the legs I used the aran yarn doubled over, and the same for the nose =)

I hope you guys get along well with the pattern! As always, please feel free to message me, and share pictures of your chickys!

Abigail



 

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