Chicken Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

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Chicken Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

I’m back with a new free pattern and, as promised, I am adding some farm animals to my pattern repertoire with a chicken! 😀

I think this cheeky chicken would be so cute added to a wreath, a mantel display, or as a cute throw pillow on an entryway bench or chair (or of course, just to cuddle and play with!)

Let’s get into it!

The Details

As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This project has a total of 7 pieces with zero colour work, so it will work up quickly!

The finished measurements are approximately 20cm/8″ across and17cm/6.5″ from top to bottom.

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Materials:

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Terms and Stitches:

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

FSc – Foundation single crochet

Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase

Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease

Sc3tog – Single crochet three sts together

BLO – Back Loops Only

Sk – Skip a stitch

Hdc – Half double crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double crochet two together – work a hdc decrease.

Dc – Double crochet

Tr – Treble crochet

Pattern

Body Panel (make 2):

Use a 3.25mm hook and main colour.

Row 1: Ch 14, starting in 2nd ch from hooks, sc in each ch across (13 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-3: Inc in each of the first 2 sts, sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (19 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Inc in first st, sc in each st to last 2 sts, inc in each of the last 2 sts (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 5-7: Inc in first st, sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (28 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (29 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Inc in first st, sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (31 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 10: Sc in each st (31 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Inc in first st, sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (33 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Sc in each st (33 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 13: Inc in first st, sc in each st to last st, inc in last st (35 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 14-15: Sc in each st (35 sts)

Row 16: Inc in first st, sc in each st (36 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-18: Sc in each st (36 sts), ch 1, turn.

Now we will begin the tail.

Row 19: Sc 14, leave rem sts unworked (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Dec two times across first 4 sts, sc 10 (12 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Sc 8, dec, leave rem sts unworked (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec, sc 7 (8 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 23-25: Sc in each st (8 sts), ch 1, turn.

Now we will start the tail feathers.

Row 26: Sc 3, leave rem sts unworked (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 27: Sc 3 (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 28: Sc3tog (1 st).

Tie off. Do not turn your work. Rejoin yarn in the next st of row 25.

Chicken

Row 1: Sc 2, leave rem sts unworked (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-3: Sc 2 (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Dec (1 st).

Tie off. Turn your work. Rejoin yarn in next st of row 25.

Chicken

Row 1: Sc 3 (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc 3 (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc3tog (1 st).

Tie off. Weave yarn ends to the back.

Now we will start the head. With the just completed tail on the right, skip 6 sts on row 18 and rejoin yarn in 7th st.

Chicken

Row 19: Sc 16 (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Inc in first st, sc 13, dec (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Dec, sc 14 (15 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Sc 13, dec (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Dec, sc 12 (13 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Sc 11, dec (12 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 25: Dec, sc 10 (11 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 26: Dec, sc 7, dec (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 27: Dec, sc 7 (8 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 28: Dec, sc 6 (7 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 29: Dec two times over first 4 sts, sc 1, dec (4 sts).

Tie off. Repeat all of the above for the back body panel.

Wing (make 1):

Use a 3.25mm hook and main yarn.

Row 1: Ch 6, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (5 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each st (5 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Inc in first st, sc 3, inc in last st (7 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each st (7 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Inc in first st, sc 5, inc in last st (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in each st (9 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Inc in first st, sc 8 (10 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 8-11: Sc in each st (10 sts), ch 1, turn.

Now we will start the feathers.

Row 12: Sc 4, leave rem sts unworked (4 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 13: Sc 4 (4 sts), ch 1, turn,.

Row 14: Dec twice (2 sts).

Tie off. Do not turn your work. Rejoin yarn in next st of row 11.

Row 1: Sc 2, leave rem sts unworked (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-3: Sc 2 (2 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Dec (1 st).

Tie off. Turn your work. Rejoin yarn in next st of row 11. Repeat rows 12-14.

Chicken

Tie off. With right side facing you, join yarn at any stitch along the edge and sc around the wing for a more polished look. Slst to beg st to close. Sc 2 sts into each st at the top of each feather to maintain smooth curves. Weave ends to the back.

Comb Panel (make 2):

Use 3.25mm hook and red yarn.

Row 1: Ch 7, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch (6 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Inc in first st, sc 4, inc in last st (8 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Hdc 2, slst, ch 2, dc 2, slst, hdc 2 (8 sts)

Tie off. Repeat rows 1-3 for back panel.

Place both panels together, matching up all rows. Insert hook through both panels at any stitch on the left hand side and begin single crocheting around the edge to join the panels.

Crochet around the bottom and up the other side, stuffing lightly as you go. When you reach the top, work the following into each of the stitches (through both panels, as usual):

Joining: 2 sc into each of the first 2 sts, slst, 2 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, slst, 2 sc into each of the last 2 sts (14 sts)

This will help keep the three bumps of the comb separate and distinct as you join. Top up stuffing and close with a slst to first st. Hide yarn tail inside.

Beak (Make 1):

Use 3.25mm hook and red yarn.

Row 1: Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, slst, sc ,hdc, dc (4 sts).

Tie off.

Wattle (Make 1):

This is the part that goes underneath the beak on the chin (did you know it was called a wattle?!) Use 3.25mm hook and red yarn. The wattle is worked in the round around a starting ch.

Row 1: Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, slst 2, 5 sc into last ch, continue on opposite side of chs, slst 2 (9 sts).

Tie off.

Move on to assembly below!

Assembly:

Step 1: Face and Belly Details

Insert one 10mm safety eye onto the front head panel between rows 25 and 26 of the head.

Using any pink worsted yarn and a tapestry needle, make several stitches beneath the eye for a cheek, spanning about 2 sts.

Using main yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch the wing onto the middle of the front panel (approximately between rows 6 and 17). Stitch down only two-thirds of the wing, leaving the feathers to curl up. Tie a knot on the back of the panel to secure.

With off white yarn and a tapestry needle, make small diagonal stitches down the neck and across the belly in a staggered pattern starting at approximately row 12.

Chicken

Step 2: Joining Panels

Place the two body panels together so that all edges line up perfectly. Ensure the front is facing you as you crochet around. Starting in a stitch on the left side of the head, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels and single crocheting around the outside edge of the panels using a 3.25mm hook and main colour yarn. Crochet with a looser tension to create smooth curves, especially around the top of the body (the area between the tail and the head).

Crochet around the bottom of the body, up the other side and around each of the feathers, stuffing as you go. Continue crocheting up and around the head.

When satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.

Step 3: Finish

Stitch the comb, beak and wattle in place on the body. Poke the yarn tails inside to hide.

You’re done!

Happy crocheting!

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