Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tiny Chick - Free Amigurumi Pattern


This miniature chick is only 1.5" tall, so he'd make a cute little extra for Easter.


Materials:
Small amount of pale yellow yarn, double knitting (dk) weight.
Black yarn to embroider the eyes.
Dark yellow or orange yarn to embroider the beak.
3.5mm hook (US E hook).
Stuffing.
Tapestry needle.


Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch or stitches
sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
hdc = half double crochet (US), half treble crochet (UK)
ss = slip stitch
tog = together
sc2tog = decrease by working two sc together
FO = fasten off


This chick is made in rounds. Do not join rounds, use a stitch marker to mark the start of a round - a small piece of different coloured yarn placed under the stitch at the start of the round will do.


Round 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 st.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times – 18 st.
Round 4 – 7: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around – 18 st.
Round 8: Sc in next 4 st, [make wing: ss into next st, ch 4, hdc into 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, ss back into original st], sc in next 8 st, [make wing as before], sc in next 4 st - 18 st.
Round 9: Sc in each st around – 18 st (you sc into the first ss used to make each wing).
Round 10: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] 3 times – 21 st.
Round 11: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] 3 times – 24 st.
Round 12 – 13: (2 rounds) Sc in each st around – 24 st.


Start to stuff. Embroider eyes and beak with French knots - wind the yarn round the needle twice for the eyes, and four or five times for the beak.


Round 14: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 12 st.
Round 15: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 6 sc. FO.
Complete stuffing and sew up hole neatly.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Lucy, I'm new to crochet and LOVE your site. I've made a tiny chick but had troubles getting from round 2 to round 3...I kept getting only 16 stitches! Any idea as to where I may be going wrong? He's gorgeous...nearly like the picture!!!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Sarah, the pattern is a bit wrong. Round 3 should say: '[2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times – 18 st.' I'll correct the pattern, hopefully it will work properly for you now.

Karen Brady said...

Thanks. I was looking for something to put in the care package I am sending my son for Easter and this was just the ticket. I was able to complete it quickly with supplies on hand.

epe said...

Thanks for the pattern. I made a few to match the real chicks one of our hens hatched this week. :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/peeepe/ChickenCraftsPublic

And the real ones: https://picasaweb.google.com/peeepe/ChickensPublic

I only made one addition: on the last round of 24, at the center back of each chick I did a 3-dc bobble in two of the sc. It's a little tail bump. :)

thanks again; I love your patterns!

Kiddy said...

Dear Lucy,
Thanks for the pattern, I crocheted it yesterday evening. It was easy, although I'm a beginner and I used Red Heart Las Vegas yarn, huh. =D
I won't show you until I embroider its eyes and beak. =)
Until this, here's my "fierce but friendly really dragon", Nurmi:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8345182&l=166d3f24b2&id=676719918

I love your patterns! =) Thanks so much!

LucyRavenscar said...

epe - cute chicks! (The real ones) Love all their colours - the crocheted ones are equally cute. I had though of making eggs to put them in, I really like yours. Good idea with the tail bump - you have actual models to check the details with!

Kiddy - excellent! I'm glad it's a nice simple pattern. You're not such a beginner if you made a dragon, he looks great!

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ulikogl said...

these are so beautiful!!! Love the Tooterphants do you sell them? I also would love to learn how to make them OMG they are so special!

Ulrike Kogl

Ulikogl@comcast.net

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!