Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Easter Chick Pattern in Knit and Crochet

It's not too late to make some of these cute little chicks for Easter, we are making them at work to raise funds for the Day Unit.  It's surprising how popular these little chicks are, we are struggling to keep up with demand as the ladies and gents who attend the unit are wanting them for their grandchildren.



With this in mind I wanted a nice easy pattern, something that will work up in no time and yet still look effective.  I know there are lots of Easter Chick patterns out there but this is how I made mine.

There are knitted and crochet versions although crochet chains are used to finish off the knitted chick.

NB...
I have added a smaller version both in crochet and knit to accommodate the now smaller cream eggs, although the large version is still workable by just sewing a tiny seam along two stitches at the opening. 

Crochet Easter Chick

Made to cover a chocolate cream egg but would look good as an egg cosy too.

English Crochet Terms

htr = half treble  ( US hdc = half double crochet)


You will need
Double knitting yarn in any colour you wish.

3.50 mm hook for body
3.00 mm hook for trims



For a smaller chick Chain 20, htr in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain to end = 18 htr.
 increase one st at each end of rows 2-6 = 28 htr. For the head join yarn to the 10th htr, continue as above. 

**Tail feathers
You can have fun with these, make them look outrageous kids will love them.



Head Feathers and Beak
change to 3.00 mm hook



work two French knots at each side of the head for eyes. 

Stuff the head with a little cotton wool or fibre fill, to complete put a cream egg inside the chick. 


Knitted version

 Smaller version now available to accomodate the now smaller creme eggs, larger version in brackets. 
Double Knitting yarn
4.00 mm knitting needles
3.50 mm for smaller version.


Cast on 30(32) sts and work 6 rows in rib.
garter stitch until you have 6 ridges of garter stitch on right side then cast off 10 (11)sts, knit to end.
Cast off 10 (11)sts knit  to end.
Work on these 10 sts until you have 4 (6) ridges for the head.
Finish chick as for crochet chick from **



So which do you prefer


Crochet or knit

or perhaps.....
a few of each.



find a print friendy version of pattern here


26 comments:

  1. Definitely a few of each. Just off to look for some wool ....
    Jacqui x

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  2. Hello Linda:
    Son muy bonitos y graciosos estos polluelos. Son amorosos.
    Un besito

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  3. very cute, thanks for the pattern!

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  4. Just love Cadbury eggs! Those little chicks are too cute! Might have to cast one of these on.

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  5. Hi Linda! thank you so much for giving this pattern to try - I needed smth fast and easy to make for Easter, so it is perfect! Interesting that initial shape looks angularly, but when stuffed - it is a cute little chicken :)

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  6. I prefer the crocheted chicks as I like the texture. Moss stitch knitted chicks would look similar to the crocheted versions. I haven't had a creme egg yet this year, but there is still time!

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  7. Beautiful patterns,thanks!
    Very cute little chicks.:)
    Hugs.

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  8. Cute, cute, cute !!!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  9. Thank you for sharing the patterns, they're really adorable!

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  10. You are so creative Linda!!!!! Look how cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern!
    xx Shari

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  11. They're super cute Linda. Thanks for sharing your patterns with us. :)

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  12. Thanks, Linda! These are really cute and look quick and easy to make. I love the picture tutorial.

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  13. Hi Linda! New follower from Debi. at DLY Hooks and Yarn.

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  14. These are cute little chickies! This kind of pattern is nice to have to make if you need a break from the BIG whatever you are making. Knit and crochet...aren't you good making both!

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  15. Brilliant!!!!!!!! I daren't start any more projects though. I hope that you raise lots and lots of money from your chick sales, you certainly deserve to. xx

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  16. Brilliant. And such a worthy cause too. Home Bargains ... If there is one near you were selling 8 Cadbury's ehhs for a pound last year. Every little helps x

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  17. They're gorgeous Linda - thanks so much for sharing the pattern, I must give them a try as my daughter is having a market stall Easter Saturday and these would really go well! Joy xo

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  18. These are adorable, of course everyone wants one, I do too!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. Hi Linda, your little chicks are so adorable and cute! They are perfect for Easter!

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  20. Those chicken are adorable and cheerful!!! Thanks for sharing great tutorial! Visiting from Annemaries haakblog :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  21. How cute! ♥ The fluffy tails are an eyecatcher :-). Happy Sunday!
    Nata

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  22. LInda, these chicks are so adorable! And they look easy to make. I've no doubt people are wanting to snatch them up. :) Thank you for sharing them on the link-a-long at www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com ! I hope to see you again at this week's link party!

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  23. Hi Linda! Fantastic chick patterns :) and quick projects.
    Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! and Congratulations! Your adorable chicks were one of the most clicked projects at last week's party! http://bit.ly/1l9MXoI Thank you for linking up! Rhondda

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  24. What a beautiful batch of chicks, just need a wing or two crochet on. Thank you for sharing these wonderful patterns

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  25. Olá
    Que lindas, e o processo é muito original. Vou tentar fazer.
    Beijinhos
    Helena

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  26. Thanks for taking the time to up dated pattern for us. I still have a week to make a few of these as little surprise pressies for the family. Pat

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