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Easy Easter Chick Crochet Pattern

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

I’m a bit of a squirrel — whenever I come across a craft pattern in a magazine that I like, I tear it out (or online, pin it) and keep it safe for a rainy day. That’s how I am in possession of a 15 year old pattern for these cute crocheted Easter chicks. Since the pattern is so old, I assume it’s no longer protected by copyright, so I can safely share it with you. Lucky us, right?

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Use leftover yellow or white yarn and a crochet hook that suits the yarn. I used hook number 2,5 (European) and a cotton knitting yarn. If you use thinner yarn, the chicks will be smaller, and vice versa.

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

The chicks are a very simple basic crochet projecta and they only take about 7 minutes to make once you get the hang of it. I’ve tried to make the instructions as easy to follow as possible, so even novice crocheters can understand them. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you are stuck, though, so I can improve them further.

Have fun!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Row 1:

Pic 1: Make a slip knit knot, crochet 6 slip stitches

Pic 2: Join in a loop with a slip stitch

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Row 2:

Pic 3: 3 slip stitches (= 1 double crochet), 15 double crochet in the loop

Pic 4: I crochet in the end by laying the thread along the loop and crocheting over it

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 5: When you get to the end of the row, pull the thread tightly to decrease the size of the hole in the middle and cut the thread

Pic 6: Join with 1 slip stich in the third slip stitch at the beginning of the row

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Row 3:

Pic 7: 3 slip stitches (= 1 double crochet)

Pic 8: 2 double crochet into every stitch until 16 double crochet

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 9: Now make the legs: 4 slip stitches

Pic 10: 1 single crochet in the third slip stitch from the needle

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 11: 1 single crochet in the 4th slip stitch from the needle

Pic 12: 1 single crochet along the side of the previous double crochet on the top half

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 13: 1 double crochet in the previous row

Pic 14: Make another leg in the same way

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 15: Continue with double crochet as before until 25 in total

Pic 16: Now make the tail feathers: 2 slip stitches

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 17: 2 single crochet along the side of the last double crochet — one in the top half…

Pic 18: …and one in the bottom half

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 19: It should look like this

Pic 20: 2 single crochet in the previous row

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Now make the hanging loop: 40 slip stitches

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 21: 1 slip slip stitch in the first of the 40 slip stitches

Pic 22: 2 single crochet to finish the row

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 23: 1 slip stitch in the 3rd slip stitch at the beginning of the row

Pic 24: This is how it should look. Now its just the head left!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Row 4:

Pic 25-26: 6 double crochet stitches into the second stitch on the row, so the stitches lie sideways

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 27: Now make the beak: 2 slip stitches

Pic 28: 1 single crochet in the first of these slip stitches…

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 29: …and it looks like this

Pic 30: Continue with 4 double crochet stitches into the same stitch as before. The hole creates the eye

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 31-32: Join with 1 slip stitch in the second stitch on the previous row

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Pic 33: Cut the thread…

Pic 34: …and fasten off. I sew the thread down to the last row and weave it it along the row

Now make a whole bunch of them for yourself and your friends! They look great hung up in pussywillow branches or in birch branches where the leaves are just coming out (bring them in a week before you want them to come out).

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

You’ll find instructions for the gold and white eggs in the photograph here and the colourful lace and feather eggs here.

Happy Easter preparations!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

Tall Girl's Fashion // Crocheted Easter chicks

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