Charlie The Chicken – Free Crochet Pattern

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My first post is a free pattern for Charlie the chicken. Seeing as its almost Easter I wanted to design a quirky pattern that was a little different to the usual bunny’s and chicks. I used one of my favourite yarns from Rico design, Ricorumi. I love the colour range and the smaller balls are perfect for amigurumi (This post isn’t sponsored, I really do just love their yarn).

I hope you enjoy making her, if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will try to answer them as soon as I can. I would love to see your creations so please tag me on Instagram.

Charlie the Chicken

Design by Alison North

Charlie the chicken will be approx. 8.5 inches tall from head to toe when using the recommended yarn and hook. Feel free to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes but please be aware this will change his size

This pattern includes step-by-step instructions in AMERICAN terminology.

Please note this pattern is for PERSONAL use only. You may make as many items as you wish for yourself or as gifts. You may sell any items you produce from this pattern but please link back or give credit to me as the designer. Please do NOT share, reproduce or sell this pattern in part or as a whole. Please do not use any pictures. Please respect my rights as a designer.

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Tools & Materials

2.5mm crochet hook
9mm safety eyes
Toy stuffing
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
D.k/light worsted yarn

I used Ricorumi in the following colours
Shade 002 cream x 3 25g balls
Shade 005 vanilla (small amount)
Shade 067 lotus x 2 25g ball
Shade 013 raspberry (small amount)

Abbreviations

Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog- invisible decrease
Hdc – half double crochet
Rnd – round
sl st – slip stitch
St – stitch
Ch – chain

Stitch count is in () at the end of each row.

Amigurumi is worked in continuous rounds. No joining or chains at the end of the round. ALWAYS use a stitch marker to keep track of which round you’re working on.

 

Head

Using cream:
 

Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 6 sc.
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, [3 sc, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, 2 sc. (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, [5 sc, 2 sc in next st] 5 times, 3 sc. (42)
Rnd 8: [6 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9: 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, [7 sc, 2 sc in next st] 5 times. 4 sc. (54)
Rnd 10: [8 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (60)
Rnd 11-15: 60 sc.

Place safety eyes now between rounds 7-8 (see picture for reference)

Rnd 16: [8 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 17: [7 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 18: [6 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 19: [5 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 20: [4 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 21: [3 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 22: [2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 23: [1 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 24: [sc2tog] 6 times. (6)

Wool divider

Beak

Using vanilla:

Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 6 sc.
Rnd 2: 6 sc.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in 1st st, 5 sc. (7)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in 1st st, 6 sc. (8)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in 1st st, 7 sc. (9)
Rnd 6: 9 sc
Rnd 7: 2 sc in 1st st, 8 sc. (10)
Rnd 8: 2 sc in 1st st, 9 sc. (11)
Rnd 9: 2 sc in next 2 sts, 9 sc. (13)
Rnd 10: 13 sc
Sl st into the next st to finish off, leave a long tail.

Stuff the beak, pin in place onto the face and sew around using the tail.

Wool divider

Crest

Using raspberry:

Make 3 of this first part, but don’t fasten off on the last one
Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 8 sc.
Rnd 2-5: 8 sc.
Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join to one of the other crest bumps with a sc, (working over the tail you cut) sc in the next 3 sts then join to the last bump with a sc then sc around the next 7 sts, you will then sc into the last 4 sts of the middle bump, and the sc around the last bump. (24)

Rnd 10-14: 24 sc.

Finish off leaving a long tail. Stuff the crest. Sew through both sides to close, then sew the crest to the top of the head.

Embroider some little rosy cheeks using some light pink yarn just one stitch under each eye.

Wool divider

Body

Using cream

Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 6 sc.
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [5 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [6 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9-16: 48 sc.
Rnd 17: [6 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 18-19: 42 sc.
Rnd 20: [5 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 21-22: 36 sc.
Rnd 23: [4 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 24-25: 30 sc.
Rnd 26: [3 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (24)

Begin to stuff now and continue to add stuffing as you go.

Rnd 27-43: 24 sc.
Rnd 44: [2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 45: 18 sc.

Flatten the top of the neck and sc through both sets of sts to close. (Making sure you have added all of the stuffing first) leave a long tail.

Don’t sew the head to the body just yet as we will need to put her dress on first.

Wool divider

Arms & Legs

ARMS (make 2)

Using cream:
Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 8 sc.
Rnd 2-23: 8 sc.

Flatten the top of the arm and sc through both sets of sts to close.

Leave a long tail, sew the arms to the sides of the body approx 5 rows down from the neck.
 

LEGS (make 2)

Starting with vanilla:

Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 6 sc.
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] 6 times]. (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4-7: 18 sc.
Rnd 8: [1 sc, sc2tog] 6 times. (12)

Stuff the foot

Rnd 9: 12 sc.

Change colour to cream

Rnd 10-28: 12 sc.

Flatten the top of the leg and sc through both sets of sts to close. (I didn’t add stuffing to the rest of the legs but feel free to do so before you sc them closed)

Sew the legs to the bottom of the body.

Wool divider

Dress

Using Lotus:

Chain 30, join to the first ch with a sl st, ch 1.

At the end of every round join with a sl st into the ch 1, then ch 1.

Rnd 1: hdc in each ch around including the ch where you joined. (30)

Making sleeves:

Rnd 2: 5 hdc, ch 6, skip 5 sts, 10 hdc, ch 6, skip 5 sts, 5 hdc.
Rnd 3: 5 hdc, put 8 hdc around the ch 6, 10 hdc, put 8 hdc around the second ch, 5 hdc. (36)
Rnd 4: 36 hdc.
Rnd 5: [5 hdc, 2 hdc in next st] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 6-8: 42 hdc.
Rnd 9: [6 hdc, 2 hdc in next st] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 10-12: 48 hdc.
Rnd 13: [7 hdc, 2 hdc in next st] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 14-16: 54 hdc.
Rnd 17: [8 hdc, 2 hdc in next st] 6 times. (60)
Rnd 18-20: 60 hdc.

Join to the ch 1 with a sl st and weave in end.

POCKETS

Using lotus:

Ch 1 turn at the end of each row.

Rnd 1: ch 7, hdc into the second ch from the hook and each ch along. (6)
Rnd 2-4: 6 hdc
Sc around the edges of the pocket putting 1 sc for each row and 2 sc in the corners. You will only need to do 3 sides as the top will have a neat edge already.

Finish off leaving a long tail, sew the pockets to the front of the dress.

Put the dress on the body then sew the body to the back of the head.

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