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Easter is coming! Here is a tutorial to make a really cute baby chick to decorate your house for Easter. This little bird is 3 inch tall and crocheted with a 2.75mm hook. You will need yellow, and off white/cream yarn to make this plush, and some orange felt. I used 6mm safety eyes, but you can also choose to just glue some black felt or embroider them with yarn.

Baby chick pattern

MATERIALS:
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – off white or beige
– 1 Medium/4 worsted yarn – yellow
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– 1 pair of 6 mm safety eyes, black
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Orange felt, and some glue.

ABBREVIATIONS:
rnd = round
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
sl st = slip stitch

BABY CHICK PATTERN

CHICK:
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 6 to 14 : sc in each st around (24)
Hold. Insert the eyes between row 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart. Start stuffing, and continue along the way.
Rnd 15: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Rnd 16: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 17: [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 18: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the remaining thread in the stitches to close the hole.

WINGS (Make 2):
With yellow yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Fasten off, flatten the wing, and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew both wings to the sides of the body at eye level, and weave in loose ends.

EGG, BOTTOM SHELL:
With beige yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 6 to 8 : sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 9: *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc then 1 sl st in same st. Repeat from * 7 times (24)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

EGG, TOP SHELL:
With beige yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 6 to 7 : sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 9: *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc then 1 sl st in same st. Repeat from * 7 times (24)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Last row of egg shells: repeat the same pattern all the way around. You should end up with 8 curves.

Last row of egg shells: repeat the same pattern all the way around. You should end up with 8 curves.

Put the baby chick in the bottom shell, and the top shell on his head. Cut a triangle in orange felt and glue it between the eyes. Voila! your little baby chick is done.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern,and as usual, happy crocheting!

Easter Chick Amigurumi

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I thought it would be cute to make Easter fridge magnets, so I spent part of my time yesterday making a couple of fridgies: a bunny, and a little chick. Since they turned out really cute, I am sharing the patterns here, which are really easy and quick to make. You can turn them into brooch as well, you will only need a few materials listed below.

What you need:
Some white yarn, and yellow yarn
G/4mm hook
yarn needle
Glue gun
Wiggle eyes
Pink, and orange felt
Pink Ribbon
Magnet, or pin
(you can find magnets at any craft store. The one I bought comes in bands that you can cut with scissors)

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch

WABBIT FRIDGIE PATTERN:
Bunny Fridgie Pattern
With white yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around, sl st in next st to close the round (12)
Rnd 3: ch. 6, dc in 3rd st. from hook, 2 dc, 1 hdc, sc in same st in round (stitch you started the chain with), 3 sl. st. then ch. 6, dc on 3rd st. from hook, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st in same st in round.
– Fasten off, weave in loose ends in back side.

– Cut a little circle, or oblong shape in some pink felt, and glue in the center for the nose. Glue wiggle eyes, then a little pink ribbon on one of the ears. Cut a piece of magnet, and glue it in the back (magnets are pre-glued but I like to add some with my glue gun to make sure it won’t come off)

Bunny fridgie tutorial

Bunny fridgie tutorial2

 

CHICK FRIDGIE PATTERN:
Easter Chick Fridgie
Body:
– with yellow yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: ch. 3, dc in 3rd st from hook, sc in same st in round (stitch you started the chain with)
– Close the round with a sl st, fasten off. Weave in loose ends in back side.
Head:
with yellow yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 8 sc in center of the ring (8)
– Close the round with a sl st. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Weave loops of body and head to sew them together (about 3 loops). Weave in loose ends in back side.

– Cut a triangle in a piece of orange felt, and glue on the head to make a beak. Glue a googly eye in the center of the head. Glue a little yellow ribbon on the neck. Cut a piece of magnet, and glue it in the back.

Chick fridgie tutorial

chick fridgie tutorial2

Chick fridgie tutorial3

Voila! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions, dont’ hesitate to comment. Happy crocheting!

 

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.

Easter  chicken

I used raffia I found at the floral section of the craft store to make the nest.

Mama chicken is nesting.

Mama chicken is nesting.

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!

Isn't he cute?

Isn’t he cute?

Last week I worked on a bunny, a cute white wabbit with pink feet and pink cheeks, and pink ribbon. I wanted to send something to my nephew, and since Easter is right around the corner I thought this would be a nice gift for the occasion as well.

Easter Bunny Pattern, by Miss Dolkapots

Easter Bunny Pattern, by Miss Dolkapots

The bunny was made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn in off white, and pink. I put some blush on the cheeks, and inside the ears.

Bunny Plush

A bunny for Easter

I cannot wait to send this bunny to my nephew, in the meantime, happy crocheting!


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