Baby Chick Crochet Pattern With Video Tutorial

I know this is really last minute, but here is a cute chick tutorial to brighten up your Easter. For those of you who don’t already know, I had my baby in the middle of this month and it has been a crazy few weeks! I’m finally feeling up to crocheting again, so here is my impromptu Easter themed pattern. Enjoy!

MATERIALS:

• Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in yellow for the body and orange for the beak and feet. I used the brand Caron Simply Soft which is a 170 g / 288 meter skein of yarn.

• 4.00 mm crochet hook (Size G)

• 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes

• Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn

• Toy stuffing

Check out the Materials page to see the exact materials I use in my patterns/tutorials

TERMS:

• BL DEC: Back Loop Decrease

• BLSC: Back Loop Single Crochet

• CH: Chain

• FL INC: Front Loop Increase

• FO: Finish off

• INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)

• INV DEC: Invisible decrease

• MR: Magic Ring

• RNDS: Rounds

• SC: Single Crochet

• SLST: Slip stitch

• ST: Stitch

First, you will need to complete the standard head and body tutorial (pattern below)

HEAD & BODY:

Yellow yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. SC 1 in each ST for entire round for 7 rnds, 294 ST total (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

19. FL INC x 18 (36)

20-24. (SC 36) x 5 RNDS, 180 ST total, (36)

25. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

26. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

27. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

Attach eyes 11 or 13 stitches apart between rows 13 and 14. Refer to the video for more details.

Stuff the head and body

28. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

IMPORTANT:  The head is larger than the body.  Make sure you use the larger portion as the head or else the finished piece will look really fat.

ARMS & TAIL (make 3):

Yellow yarn

1. Magic Ring with 4 SC (4)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 2 (6)

3. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

4. (SC 3, INC) x 2 (10)

5. (SC 4, INC) x 2 (12)

FO, don’t stuff the arms

BEAK:

Orange yarn

1. Magic Ring with 4 SC (4)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 2 (6)

3. (SC 2, INC) x 2 (8)

FO, stuff the beak

LEGS (make 2):

Orange yarn

1. Magic Ring with 5 SC (5)

2. (INC) x 5 (10)

3-4. (SC 10) x 2 RNDS (10)

FO, stuff the legs

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