Chirp the Chick

Chirp the Chick

Nothing signals the beginning of spring like sweet new baby animals. They are so cute, and make the most darling little noises. This little chick is a little shy, so you’ll have to listen to him closely to hear him ‘chirp’. He’s a little softie once he warms up to you though, and is the perfect size for sitting in the crook of your arm as you make him some other little crochet friends for him to play with!

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Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

U.S. Terminology

Materials

  • Hook: 3.5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight: Approx. 70-80 yards of yellow and small amount of orange. I used Impeccable by Loops and Threads
  • 10 mm Safety Eyes, buttons or Embroidered Eyes
  • Polyfill
  • Needle
  • Optional: Stitch Markers and pins

Other Notes

Magic Ring Alternative- If you do not feel comfortable doing a magic ring, you can also chain 2 and work the indicated number of stitches into the first chain.

Continuous Rounds– This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise indicated.

Pattern

Head

In yellow colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5-8: SC around (24 st)

R9: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R10-12: SC around (30 st)

R13: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R14: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

Insert safety eyes between rows 9 and 10, 6 stitches apart. Start stuffing head.

R15: (SC, INV DEC) x6 (12 st)

FO, and weave in ends. Finish stuffing head.

Beak

In orange colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: 2 SC, INC 3SC, 2 SC, INC 3SC (10 st)

SL ST to first st of previous row and FO, leaving a tail of yarn.

Fold the beak in half and pin to the head, pinning to the head between rows 10 and 12, below the safety eyes. Sew in and out through the last row of stitches to attach to the head and weave in ends.

Tuft of Hair

Take one or two 2-inch pieces of yarn and fold in half, forming a loop. Stitch your hook through a stitch at the top of the chick’s head, and pull your loop through. Next, pull the yarn ends through your loop and pull tight, making a knot. Pull the yarn apart to make it fuzzy and trim to the desired length. Repeat with as many pieces of yarn as you like!

Body

In yellow colour yarn:

R1: 6 SC into MR (6 st)

R2: INC SC around (12 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x6 (18 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x6 (24 st)

R5: (3 SC, INC SC) x6 (30 st)

R6-11: SC around (30 st)

R12: (3 SC, INV DEC) x6 (24 st)

R13: (2 SC, INV DEC) x6 (18 st)

SL ST to the first st of the previous row and FO, leaving a length of yarn for sewing. Stuff the body firmly. Pin the body to the head and sew in place, weaving in the ends.

Wings (make 2)

In yellow colour yarn:

R1: 4 SC into MR (4 st)

R2: (SC, INC SC) x2 (6 st)

R3: (SC, INC SC) x3 (9 st)

R4: (2 SC, INC SC) x3 (12 st)

R5: SC around (12 st)

R6: (2 SC, INV DEC) x 3 (9 st)

R7: (SC, INV DEC) x3 (6 st)

To close, pinch the sides closed and 3 SC across through top of stitches of both sides. FO, leaving a length of yarn. Pin to each side of the body, around R12. Sew in place and weave in the ends.

Feet (make 2)

In orange colour yarn:

R1: CH 4, starting in the 2nd CH from your hook, 3 SC (3 st)

R2: CH 1, turn. INC SC, SC, INC SC (5 st)

R3-4: CH 1, turn. SC across (5 st)

FO, leaving a tail of yarn. Attach your needle and weave your yarn through the foot, so it comes out at the base (where you make your chain). Pin each foot to the body starting around R2, and sew the back half of the foot in place, leaving the front of the feet sticking out from the body of the chick.

Tail Feather Tuft

Take one or two 2-inch pieces of yarn and fold in half, forming a loop. Stitch your hook through a stitch at the back of your chick around R5, and pull your loop through. Next, pull the yarn ends through your loop and pull tight, making a knot. Pull the yarn apart to make it fuzzy and trim to the desired length. Repeat with as many pieces of yarn as you like!

Thank you so much for making this pattern! If you run into any problems or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through Facebook or Instagram! Please remember to tag me @thecozychipmunk #thecozychipmunk so I can see your completed creation! You can also add your Chirp to your Ravelry projects here!

8 comments

  1. On Chirp. the Chick. We don, close the base of the body??????
    please clarify. What we do to join feer

    • Hi Thelma! The body is worked from the bottom up so you don’t need to close it. Once you finish the final round of the body (leaving an open neck), sew it to the base of the head and weave in the ends. As mentioned in the pattern, you sew each foot to the bottom, around round 2. The feet aren’t joined together before connecting to the body, unless you want them to be, then go for it!

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