Chick Crochet Pattern

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Craft Alotl is back with one of her adorable Potato Pet Crochet Patterns! Today, she shares with us, her FREE Chick Crochet Pattern. A cute little spring chick or Easter Chick crochet project to make… and if you are into the recent Instagram trend of making Fruit Animal Crochets, add some little leaves (included in the pattern) to make this a Lemon Chick. A perfect friend for the Strawberry Cow!

This is a super versatile chick crochet pattern as it can be scaled up or down depending on what yarn you use. A 2mm hook and cotton yarn will result in this cute handheld chick softie (if you will the bottom half with rice, it makes it into a nice squshie sensory toy too) or you can scale it up to make it a large chick plushie or even doorstop. Check out the axolotl crochet pattern for reference!

As mentioned, this a FREE Crochet Pattern for Red Ted Art readers.. however, it does mean “staying” on this website whilst you crochet, which also means, you will be served some ads (they are a necessary evil to allow us to run this website free!!). I appreciate that that means you can easily print this pattern off. So we DO have an ad-free version available too:

Ad-Free Chick Crochet Tutorial also available

Now.. as with many of the Craft Alotl’s crochet patterns, that we get to host here for free (and with special permission) on Red Ted Art… if you want to get these instructions in an AD FREE, easy to print version of this pattern, it IS available for less than a cup of coffee in her Ravelry store. All proceeds from this store go towards her college fund and are greatly appreciated. So.. hop over for the printable cow crochet pattern here:

But no worries if not.. you can get this as a free spring crochet pattern by simply reading on and checking out this cute little amigurumi chick that Craft Alotl made for us!

You can also get this adorable Spring Chick as part of the Farmyard Bundle with a great 3 for 2 discount!

Potato Pets – Spring Chick by Craft Alotl

Potato Pet Chick Pattern designed by @Craft_Alotl. Instagram, Esty Shop, Ravelry

Copyright Craft Alotl 2023. For personal use only. You are not allowed to sell, distribute, or publish this pattern in any form.

This pattern uses American terminology throughout

Axolotl Crochet Pattern Key

  • SC – Single crochet
  • MC – Magic circle
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • CH – Chain
  • Slip stitch
  • TC – treble crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet

Crochet Chick Materials

You can use any yarn to make this chick crochet plushie. I like Ricorumi Cotton DK but any cotton works. Also if you want use super chunky chenille wool, this makes a wonderful plush toy or doorstop. You will need two colors for the main body and the feet/ beak. Then optional green for the tufts if you want to make a “fruity” Lemon Chick!

Hook: 2mm (Ricorumi cotton dk) 10mm (for chunky chenille)

Safety eyes: 6mm (for the mini) 10/12mm (for the large)

Small handful or rice (makes a nice sensory toy to hold) of 1 kg rice in a bag (if making a doorstop).

Stuffing

This doorstop plushie is approx. 20cm/ 8inch tall as our crochet is a little tighter than normal. The potato pet is 7.5cm/ 3inch. Your versions are likely to be a little bigger. It also depends on the yarn and hooks you use! A very versatile pattern to scale up and down.

How to crochet a chick for Easter and spring

Begin at the top of the potato chick’s head

01: 6 sc into mc [6]

02: 6 inc [12]

03: (1 sc, inc) x6 [18]

04: (2 sc, inc) x6 [24]

05: (3 sc, inc) x6 [30]

06: (4 sc, inc) x6 [36]

07 — 12: 36 sc [36]

13: 14 sc, 4 dec, 14 sc [32]

14: 13 sc, 4 inc, 15 sc [36]

15: 36 sc [36]

Place eyes between rows 10 and 11, there should be a gap of around 8 stitches between the eyes.  You will add a beak later

16 – 21: 36 sc [36]

22: (4 sc, dec) x6 [30]

23: (3 sc, dec) x6 [24]

Stuff the body

24: (2 sc, dec) x6 [18]

25: (1 sc, dec) x6 [12]

26: 6 dec [6}

Fasten off

To make the chick’s wings, feet and leaf hat

Make 2 chick’s wings

01: Chain 8

02: Skip 1st 2 stitches, 3 hdc, 2 dc, 7 tc into same stitch, on other side of ch: 2 dc, 3 hdc   Fasten off

Make a beak in orange

01: Ch 7

02: Skip 1st 2 stitches, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 2 hdc Fasten off

Make 2 chicken’s feet in orange

01: 6 sc into mc

02: (3 hdc into same stitch, slip stitch) x3 Fasten off

Make 2 leaves

Fruit crochet animals are super popular, so make yours a fruit lemon chick by adding two green leaves to the top of it’s head.

01: Ch 4

02: skip 1st stitch,1 sc, hdc, dc, slipt stitch into same stitch as dc, work on the other side of ch: dc, hdc slip stitch. Fasten off.

Assemble your amigurumi chick’s body parts

chick wings

Sew on the beak, wings, feet and chick’s leaves. The wings can be left unfolded or sewn folded. Whatever look you prefer!

Your potato chick pet is finished!  Be sure to check out the rest of this collectible set of potato pets. The set currently includes an axolotl,  cat, pug, bunny, hamster, cow (+ strawberry cow) and dino!

strawberry cow and lemon chick
Join the fruit animal crochet trend with straberry cow and lemon chick!

Copyright Craft Alotl 2023. For personal use only. You are not allowed to sell, distribute, or publish this pattern in any form.

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