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Amigurumi Chick can be made of any kind of yarn. I like to use cotton yarn as I like how it feels in the hands and the finished dolls look so pure and natural. So, I used cotton yarn (sport category) and 2.5 mm crochet hook. The finished chick measures 3” (7cm).

The size of finished doll is determined by the size of hook and thickness of yarn that you use. Any yarn will work, just make sure you produce the dense fabric so the stuffing doesn’t show through. Everything is worked in single crochet, in continuous spirals, without joining the rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of each round so you know when you are starting another round. Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Materials used

– 2.5 mm crochet hook
– yellow, red and white (novelty) yarn
– polyfill to stuff
– 1 pair of little black eyes
– scrap of orange felt for beak
– orange embroidery thread
– long tapestry needle, scissors and sewing pins

Abbreviations

ch – chain
yo – yarn over
sc – single crochet
st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet decrease (work 2 sc together)
st(s) – stitch(es)
rd – round

Stitches and crochet techniques used

Slip stitch
Insert hook in next st, yo and draw through all loops.

Single crochet
Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Single Crochet Decrease (Sc2tog)
Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 3 loops.

Changing color
Insert the hook in next stitch and draw up loop (2 loops on hook). Drop the first color, yo with new color and draw through 2 loops on hook. Continue with the new color.

Magic adjustable ring
First make a loop with your yarn leaving 3″ long tail. Insert hook in center of loop made, yo and draw up loop. Yo, pull through to make your first chain. (Do not count this as your first sc) Continue to crochet over the loop and the yarn tail until you have the required number of scs for your first round. For example, if the pattern calls for 5 scs, then sc 5 times into the ring. (Insert hook into the center of the ring and draw up loop, yo and draw through both loops.)
When you’re finished, pull the tail to close the ring.

Head and body

Beginning at the top of the head and working down the body.
With magic ring and yellow yarn (Image 1)

Rd 1: 5 sc into the center of ring (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (15)
Rd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (20)
Rd 5: *(Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (25)
Rd 6: *(Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (30)
Rd 7 – 10: Sc in each stitch around (30)

Decrease:
Rd 11: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) around (25)

Increase again:
Rd 12: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (30)
Rd 13: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (35)
Rd 14-17: Sc in each stitch around (35)

Start decreasing:
Rd 18: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) around (30)
Rd 19: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) around (25)
Rd 20: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) around (20)

Stuff!

Rd 21: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) around (15)
Rd 22: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) around (10)

Cut yarn and pull it through last loop. Weave tail through 10 scs and pull tight to close. (Image 2)

Attach eyes 6 stitches apart, between rounds 9 and 10 of the head. With yellow yarn, insert the needle through the top of the head, through the plastic eye, back through the eye to the second plastic eye and back to the top of the head. Pull the yarn ends and knot to secure.
Re-thread the needle and insert it into the same hole to hide the yarn ends.

For the beak, cut out small circle from orange felt. Fold it in half and press with fingers. Sew it between and little below the eyes. (Image 3)

Knot to secure and hide ends inside body.

Wings – make 2

With magic ring and yellow yarn:

Rd 1: 5 sc into the center of ring (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (15)

Sl st in next stitch, cut yarn leaving tail long enough to sew wings to body, pull through loop.

Repeat the same steps to make another wing.
Sew the upper half of wings to body. (Image 4)

Boots

With magic ring and red yarn:

Rd 1: 5 sc into the center of ring (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (15)
Rd 4 – 6: Sc in each st around (15)
Rd 7: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) around (10)
Rd 8 & 9: Sc in each st around (10)

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. Attach boots to the bottom of the body. (Image 5)

Santa Cap

Starting from top of the cap, with red yarn:

Rd 1: Chain 2, 3 sc in second chain from hook (3)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each st around (6)
Rd 3: Sc in each stitch around (6)
Rd 4: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (9)
Rd 5: Sc in each stitch around (9)
Rd 6: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (12)
Rd 7: Sc in each stitch around (12)
Rd 8: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (15)
Rd 9: Sc in each stitch around (15)
Rd 10: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (18)
Rd 11: Sc in each stitch around (18)
Rd 12: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (21)
Rd 13: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (24)
Rd 14: Sc in each stitch around (24)
Rd 15: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (27)
Rd 16: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (30)
Rd 17: (Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (33)
Rd 18: Sc in each stitch around (33) Change color to white in last stitch.

 TIP: Use some novelty yarn for white border.

Rd 19: Sc in each stitch around (33)

Fasten off!

Now make a small white ball for tip of the cap:

with magic adjustable ring and white yarn
Rd 1: 5 sc into the center of ring (5)
Rd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rd 3: Sc in each stitch around (10)
Rd 4: (Sc in next st, sc2tog) around (5)

Cut yarn and pull it through last loop. Weave tail through 5 scs and pull tight to close. Attach the white ball to tip of the hat. (Image 6)

The Holiday Chick is finished! (Image 7)