Amigurumi Holiday Chick
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 steel crochet hook No. 0 (2 mm). 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.
The pattern is written for 3 colors – yellow, red and white yarn.
– crochet hook No.0 (2 mm)
– yellow, red and white (novelty) yarn
– polyfill to stuff
– 1 pair of little black plastic eyes
– scrap of orange felt for beak
– orange embroidery thread
– long tapestry needle, scissors and sewing pins
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
Insert hook in next st, yo and draw through all loops.
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.
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 head and working down the body.
to start – use the magic adjustable ring and yellow yarn (Image 1)
Rd 1: Work 5 sc into the center of ring (5)
Rd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rd 3: * Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (15)
Rd 4: * Sc in next 2 sts, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (20)
Rd 5: * Sc in next 3 sts, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (25)
Rd 6: * Sc in next 4 sts, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30)
Rd 7 – 10: Sc in each stitch around (30)
Rd 11: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around (25)
Rd 12: * Sc in next 4 sts, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30)
Rd 13: * Sc in next 5 sts, work 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (35)
Rd 14-17: Sc in each stitch around (35)
Rd 18: * Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around (30)
Rd 19: * Sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around (25)
Rd 20: * Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around (20)
Rd 21: * Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around (15)
Rd 22: * Sc in next st, sc2tog, repeat from * around (10)
Cut yarn and pull it through last loop. Weave tail through 10 scs and pull tight to close. (Image 2)
Add plastic eyes using the following method: 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 square from orange felt. Thread the needle and knot the end, insert from back of the head through the felt, take a small stitch through the felt piece and back to the back of the head. (Image 3)
Knot to secure and hide ends inside body.