There is only one thing better than a crochet chicken and that is more crochet chickens. These are great fun to make for Easter.
Crochet 'Granny Chic' Chicken
Materials: Scraps of Double knit Yarn in the colours you require for your chicken. I chose red and brown.
Hook Size: 4mm
6mm Pair Safety Eyes
Abbreviations: UK Terminology
Chain - ch
Double Crochet – dc
Treble Crochet – tr
Treble Cluster – tr cl
Sl – slip stitch
For The Body:
Make 6 CH. Join in a loop and work CH. 2TR, 1 CH, ‘3TR 1CH’ four times into the loop. Join the round with a SL ST
Round 2: Continue for the second round working 3CH 2TR into the CH space below the 3CH, 1CH, TR CL into the CH spaces of the previous round. (You should have five clusters in total this round). Join the round with a SL ST
Round 3: As Row 2
Round 4: 3CH 2TR into the space directly below the three CH 1CH 3TR (2 TR CL in the same space), 1ch 3TR into the next CH space twice, 1CH 3TR 1CH 3TR into the next CH Space. Join the round with a SL ST. Fasten off.
For The Head And Beak:
Make two the same:
Make 2 CH, work 8DC into the 2nd CH from the hook. Join the round with a SL ST.
Round 2: 3CH, work 1TR into each DC, do not join the round and join in red yarn for the beak. Work 2TR into the same DC as the last ‘brown’ TR. Fasten off.
For the Tail and the Wings:
The tail and the wings are worked the same. The tail is worked into the TR stitches of the 3rd TR CL on the 2nd Round of the body. The wings are worked into the TR stitches of the 3rd and 5th TR CL on Round 1 of the body.
Work as follows:
Into the first TR work 1DC and 1TR, into the 2nd TR work 3TR, into the 3rd TR work 1 TR and 1DC.
Sew in the ends on the body, tail and wings. Place an eye in the centre of each half of the head. Pad out the head by stuffing in the ends, align the head and beak and stitch the two halves together. Sew the head onto the top of the body.
For the Comb: