Friday, 14 March 2014

How To Crochet a Mini Chick and Egg - Yarn Scrap Friday


I loved designing these little eggs and chicks!

These eggs and mini chicks are perfect for Easter, you can also just crochet the egg and hide nini chocolate treats inside! I hope you have fun making them.

You will need


  • Yarn (obviously) I used some DK/Light worsted weight cotton yarn for the egg in pink or blue, and some DK/Light worsted weight acrylic yarn for the chick in yellow, orange and black
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 1 small button, about 1cm in diameter
  • Yarn needle and scissors
  • Sewing needle or any needle that will fit through a button hole
  • Small amount of stuffing or yarn scraps to stuff the chick


Y = Yellow
O = Orange
B = Black
E = Egg Colour

Mini Chick

Round 1
Using Y and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Round 2
Ch1 (count as st here and throughout), 1sc in same st as previous sl st (under ch), *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in ch1 to join - (12)

Rounds 3 - 4
Ch1, 1sc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch1 to join - (12)

Round 5
Ch1, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, 1sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over last st and ch1 to join - (14)

Round 6
Ch1, 1sc in next 6 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog over last st and ch1 to join - (16)

Pause your chick at this point and work on the next parts.

Wing (make 2)

Round 1
Using Y and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet [1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc] into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Repeat for other wing and sew wings onto body, making sure the dc sts are facing torwards the tail. Only sew in the top corner, hide tail ends inside body.

Beak

Using O and a yarn or sewing needle sew a small beak onto the front of your chick between the wings by going from right to left and then downwards like a ladder, going smaller into a point as you go. Fasten off and hide tail ends inside body.

Eyes

Take two short lengths of B and tie two knots into the centre of each length, one on top of the other. Sew each end into body and tie on the inside, the knots will catch on the outside creating a small eye.

Now continue to round 7...

Round 7
Without chaining, *sc2tog* repeat from * to * until end, stuff your chick at this point and then fasten off using remaining yarn to sew remaining gap closed by sewing into the next st and then the next st creating a draw string effect. Hide tails inside body as seen in video.

Egg

Bottom Half

Round 1
Using E and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Round 2
Without chaining, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, do not join round here or onward - (12)

Round 3
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Round 4
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Rounds 5 - 7
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (24) Fasten off on last round and tie in all tails.

Top Half

Round 1
Using E and a 2.5mm crochet hook, crochet 6sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (6)

Round 2
Without chaining, *2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, do not join round here or onward - (12)

Round 3
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (12)

Round 4
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (18)

Round 5
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (18)

Round 6
*1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * until end - (24)

Rounds 7 - 9
1sc in next st and in ea st around - (24) Fasten off on last round leaving enough yarn for sewing.

Finishing

Using your remaining tail end yarn, sew your two egg pieces together over 6 sts, this will now be the back of your egg.

Flatten your egg against the hinge you've just made and find the centre of the front of your egg on the top part and re-join E, ch10, sl st in same st, fasten off and tie in all tails.

Depending on the size of your button you may need more or less chains for your button loop.

Find the centre of the front of your egg again, where your button loop covers, and sew on your button, onto the bottom part of your egg using the same yarn or a similar colour. Tie in all your tails.

And now you're done! Pop in your chick or some chocolate treats and get ready for Easter! I hope you enjoyed this pattern and I look forward to seeing you next Friday!


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