Easter is a great source of inspiration when it comes to crafting, and lately I have been busy making Spring related items, such as flowers, bunnies etc… And I just finished a mama chicken and her baby chick.
I used raffia I found at the floral section of the craft store to make the nest.
I learned a lot about chickens while making these amigurumi. I learned that the top of the head of a chicken is called a comb, and that the part underneath the beak is called a wattle. Thanks to crafting, I expanded my knowledge in bird anatomy!
Three years ago a friend of mine asked me to make her an amigurumi chicken, but more precisely, a crazy looking one. At the time I didn’t make my own patterns yet, so I shopped around and stumbled upon the perfect bird for the job. It is a pattern by May, from Amigurimi shop. It doesn’t only look crazy, it is very cute!
Her pattern is easy to understand. I had no difficulty making it even though I was quite a beginner at the time. The photos that comes along with this pattern helped a lot, and I learned new techniques in the process. Here is my little chicken getting a sun tan in the garden:
I changed the color of the collar to blue and the comb to red instead of making them both purple, and I used goggly eyes instead of felt. The head is sewed to the collar, but I think it would be easier to just glue it instead, as well as the eyes.
My friend loved her gift, and it is sitting in her dining room to this day. I wonder how it feels when he sees her eating chicken?