Crochet Chick free pattern

Cheep cheep the crochet chick

As promised, a new friend for your bunnies! Here’s a cute easy chick for you to crochet:Crochet Chick free pattern This chick is super easy, I promise you will be able to whip 1 or 3 up in no time at all – I know Easter is almost here… but these guys are a breeze to make!

If you would like to make some chicks in time for Easter you will need:

  • Various scraps of yarn and a corresponding hook – I used 8ply and a 4mm hook.
  • 2 x 9mm safety eyes (or beads or buttons)
  • A needle to sew your creation together with.

1. The body- this is the SAME as the bunny – so for detailed round by round photos check out this tutorial.

Crochet Chick free pattern Round 1: Make a Magic Circle and chain 3, then crochet 13 DC into the circle and pull tight, join with a SS to complete the round (14 DC). I’ve had a few questions about the magic circle before, it’s my preferred way to start a round. You can find a video showing how it’s done here. If you prefer chain 4 and DC into the fourth chain from the hook (then your DCs) or chain four, join with a SS to form a ring and then chain 3 and 13 DC into the ring. All techniques work equally well, I think it just comes down to preference.

Round 2. Join yarn in space between two DCs, chain 3 and DC in between the same space. 2 DC between each stitch around, join with a SS to the top of chain 3 to complete the round. Fasten off.(14 2DC pairs).

Round 3. Join yarn in space between two pairs of DCs, chain 3 and 2 DC in same space. Make 3DCs in each space between two pairs of DCs around, join with a SS to the top of chain 3 to complete the round. Fasten off. (14 3DC pairs).

Round 4. You are now working in the top space between each stitch, not the space beside the stitch. Join your new colour through the top loop of the stitch only. Chain 2, 2DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next, 1 DC into next, 2DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next, 1 DC into next, 2DC into next stitch, 1 HDC into next, Chain 1, SC into each remaining stitch around.  Complete round by joining with a SS into the Chain 2. Do not fasten off.

Round 5. Chain 1, SC into each stitch around. SS into chain 1.

Round 6. Chain 1, HDC in next 11 stitches, chain 1, SS into next stitch. Fasten off leaving a long end to sew your two bunny halves together. Repeat – you need a front and a back!Crochet Chick free pattern2. The beak:

Round 1: Magic circle (see notes above), CH 1 and 6 SC into the circle, do not join this or any round, continue working in a circle without joining. Use a stitch marker if necessary to mark your rounds (personally I just count the stitches) (6)

Round 2: *SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (9).

Round 3: *SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (12).

Round 4: SC in each stitch around. Fasten off leaving a long tail.Crochet Chick free pattern 13. The wings (make two!):

Round 1: Magic circle (see notes above), CH 1 and 6 SC into the circle, do not join this or any round, continue working in a circle without joining. Use a stitch marker if necessary tp mark your rounds (personally I just count the stitches) (6)

Round 2: SC in the next stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (9).

Round 3:*SC in the next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (12). Change colour.

Round 4:*SC in the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (15).

Round 5:SC  in each stitch around (15). Change colour.

Round 6:SC  in each stitch around (15).

Round 7:SC  in each stitch around (15). Change colour.

Round 8: *SC in the next 3 stitches, 2 SC together (decrease) in the next stitch*, repeat between * and * around (12).

Round 9: SC  in each stitch around (12).

Round 10: Sc in each stitch around. Fasten off leaving a long tail.Crochet Chick free patternThat’s all your chick parts assembled…. now to put them all together.

Crochet Chick free pattern Position eyes and secure, and sew on beak: Crochet Chick free pattern 6With wrong sides together sew front to back: Crochet Chick free pattern Leave a small gap, stuff, then finish sewing together. Looking pretty cute! Crochet Chick free pattern Sew wings in place: Crochet Chick free pattern Almost done… just a little tuft on the top! Sew through 2 strands of each color: Crochet Chick free pattern Tie in a knot and snip to desired length… you’re all finished!Crochet Chick free pattern Happy Easter everyone! Janette xoxCrochet Chick free pattern

77 thoughts on “Cheep cheep the crochet chick

  1. ceciile chappell says:

    Oh, these are so cut. My children are grown my grandchildren are grown so… I am going to make these for me! Thank you and Happy Easter.

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  2. Sharon Vaz says:

    Thank you so much Janette! These are absolutely amazing . I made a whole lot of Easter bunnies and will definitely be making these. Thank you once again for all the trouble you take . You are a real blessing. A very Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family.

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  3. Little Miss Ling says:

    Ah they’re so cute! I miss crocheting! All I’ve done since I’ve been back in Australia is job application after job application! Everything else is on hold! But I wonder if I can sneak in a bit of crochet this week since…? Happy Easter Janette!

    Ling x

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  4. Angela Denton says:

    The chicks are gorgeous. There will be steam coming off my hook when I sit down this evening! I know my daughter will love them. We are spending Easter Sunday with some friends and their children so will make one each for them too. They will be a welcome break from the hexagon blanket I’m making. The sun is shining here – finally- after a very wet winter so will be spending the day in the garden. Hope you enjoy your day x

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  5. lucindalines says:

    Sew adorable and the pictures and instructions make it look like a pattern even I could follow. I usually end up making up my own patterns because I can’t understand others. This one looks great.

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  6. Megan R says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing pattern! I made a bunny for each of my children last year, so these chicks will be perfect friends for them!
    Happy Easter!!
    Megan

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  7. Anne says:

    Oh my god! These are adorable! I already love thr bunny but these might be even cuter!
    Take care, Anne
    p.s. i made cats which work with the same circle pattern idea. They are on my blog.

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  8. Linne says:

    Janette, I loved your owls and bunnies and now I love Cheep Cheep, too. I haven’t made any of these yet as I still have unfinished projects to work on, but I will . . . I’m thinking now is the time to make them for next Easter . . . I always seem to wait for the last minute and then don’t have time. Thanks so much for your patterns. They are so easy to follow!
    Hope you’re having a lovely Easter . . . ~ LInne

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  9. Sharon Vaz says:

    Hi Janette, made a whole lot of these Easter chicks and gave them to family and friends. My sister-in-law loves cheep cheep and calls him her Rastafarian! Thank you once again.

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  10. Albertina McNeill says:

    A lovely cheerful blog which I came across when searching for a child’s crochet dress pattern. I wondered what kind of stuffing you use for toys as in the past I’ve watched mine seep out unless I line the crochet.

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