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Friday, March 4, 2011

Chicken Pattern

This is a very simple pattern you can have a whole hen house full in an afternoon.


Finger weight yellow yarn
Finger weight red yarn
Size 1 needles
Darning needle
wool fleece for stuffing


Cast on 20 stitches

Knit all rows till you have a square

Cast off
Fold square in half corner to corner making a triangle

Sew up one side
Stuff firmly but leave some room for munipulating it into shape later on

Sew up other side

Weave your thread down to the tip(where you folded it and the two tips met)...this is where your base will be

Now pull you needle up straight through the center and pull making the bottom flatten out (it may pucker a bit and thats OK) and the top puckers in (this is the arch in the chickens back)
Fasten off your yarn and draw the ends in the chickens body to hide them. Manipulate the body so it will sit.

Pull on the tail to make it more chicken like.

Thread your darning needle with red.  Sew some loops on the head and add a beak.


WonderWhyGal said...

Adorable! Our chickens are laying eggs like crazy right now and when we stopped by our Tractor Supply store they were preparing for the baby chicks which means we'll also be incubating here on our farm soon.

I really should knit up a couple of chicks for my kids...and husband.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Very cute! I'm going to show this to my 7 year old :) She has just started knitting recently and this will be a great little project for her :)

a child of God said...

I made these simple chickens for Easter one year as gifts. Thanks for reminding me of them. I'll be whipping a few out for people this spring. Lovely.

SopwithCamel said...

Thankyou, this is cool!
I will make this as soon as I find the right colours lol