FREE Crochet Pattern- Amigurumi Spring Chicks

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Happy first day of spring, friends! I don’t know about you but the start of a new season always has me itching to create! With all the flowers in bloom and loads of color popping up everywhere, it really gets my creative juices flowing! If you’ve been around my Instagram for any amount of time, you’ll notice I LOVE color and I especially love making things in every color! Mini dinosaurs, Easter eggs, macarons, the list goes on and on! 

I’ve partnered with Michaels, my absolute favorite craft store, this month for National Crochet Month! As I wandered the aisles looking for the perfect pastels, I spotted this new Capri yarn and fell in love with all the colors. The yarn is a medium weight level 4 and is a blend of cotton, nylon and polyester. I always think it's a treat to work with cotton yarn as I don’t use it often but I’m pretty sure that will change after this project! After seeing these colors I knew exactly what to make!



Okay so enough rambling about spring and yarn! I’m excited to share this free pattern so you can make all the little chicks til your heart's content! They’re so easy to whip up and make the perfect little toys for Easter baskets!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 Skeins of Capri Yarn found HERE! Note- One skein makes 2 chicks!
    Colors I used
    -For the body- Pink, Apricot, Bright Yellow, Mint, Turquoise, Lavender
    -For the beak- Perfect Coral
  • Size E/3.5mm Crochet Hook This is the set I use! 
  • 1 pair of 9mm Black Safety Eyes (Can be purchased here)
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Straight Pins
  • Optional- 16 gauge black wire for the glasses

Abbreviations:

R- Round
Sc- Single Crochet
Inc- Increase
Sts- Stitches
Inv dec- Invisible Decrease
Ch- Chain
Hdc- Half Double Crochet
Dc- Double Crochet

Finished Measurement:

2.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall

Let's get started!

Body

Using color of your choice

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc* 6 times. (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, inc* 6 times. (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, inc* 6 times. (30 sts)
R6: *Sc 4, inc* 6 times. (36 sts)
R7: Sc 36.
R8: *Sc 5, inc* 6 times. (42 sts)
R9-18: Sc 42.

Add safety eyes between rounds 10&11, 6 stitches apart.



With a yarn needle, take the starting tail and weave it up through the center of the magic ring to create a little tuft of hair. Trim to desired length.



R19: *Sc 5, inv dec* 6 times. (36 sts)
R20: *Sc 4, inv dec* 6 times. (30 sts)

Begin adding fiberfill and continue as you close up the body.

R21: *Sc 3, inv dec* 6 times. (24 sts)
R22: *Sc 2, inv dec* 6 times. (18 sts)
R23: *Sc 1, inv dec* 6 times. (12 sts)
R24: Inv dec around 6 times. (6 sts)

Fasten off and leave a tail to close up the piece. 



Beak

Using the color Perfect Coral,
Ch 3. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, then dc in last chain. 

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. 


With a yarn needle, sew the beak in between the safety eyes. Make sure to sew along the entire edge that is touching the chick body. Secure and hide tails. 



Wings- Make 2

Using body color,

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc in each st around. (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc* 6 times. (18 sts)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing. With a yarn needle, weave in the starting tail. Then use the needle to sew the wings to the body. Place them near round 11 and use the straight pins to keep them in place while you attach. Secure and hide tail.




For the glasses:
Use wire cutters to cut 12 inches of the 16 gauge wire. Use the safety eyes as a guide to help know where the holes should be. Make sure the arms are straight and then carefully place them on the chick, making sure to not poke into the yarn. If giving this chick to a child, I do recommend omitting the glasses. 




And there you have it! The cutest chick for spring! Make a whole flock of them in every color and give them as gifts this Easter! Or use them to decorate your house! The choice is yours! I hope you loved this pattern and I can’t wait to see all the chicks everyone makes! 



If you have any trouble with this pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 


Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amenagerieofstitches and use the hashtag #amenagerieofstitches, if you decide to make some of these!


Happy Crocheting!
Lauren 

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  • Mia Nova on

    Great to have you back. Have missed you on IG! Xx

  • Karen on

    So cute! Thank you for this adorable pattern!


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