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.

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).
Tapestry needle.

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.


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. :)

And the real ones:

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:

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

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!