Crochet chocolate egg chick

crochet chocolate egg chick pattern

Crochet chocolate egg chick – a free pattern to use and enjoy and hopefully raise funds for charity!

A wonderful charity near me, Hospice in the Weald is running a ‘Knit-a-Chick’ campaign to fundraise for their amazing work but, when I realised they didn’t have a crochet chick I thought I would write one for them in the hope of inspiring the wonderful crochet community to get involved too! This simple pattern uses DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook and is sized to fit a Cadbury’s Creme Egg.

If you would like to make chicks for this amazing charity you can send completed chicks to:Knit-a-Chick Campaign, Hospice in the Weald, Maidstone Road, Pembury TN2 4TA.

Download a pdf of the pattern – Crochet chocolate egg chick

crochet-chocolate-egg-chick-pattern

Crochet Chocolate Egg Chick

Materials

4mm crochet hook

Paintbox yarns Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g, daffodil yellow 422 (one ball makes approximately 6 chicks)

Paintbox yarns Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g, small amount, vintage pink 456

Paintbox yarns Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g, small amount, pure black 402

Small amount of toy stuffing

35cm length of 5mm wide satin ribbon

1 chocolate egg (I used a Cadbury’s Crème Egg)

Abbreviations (this pattern is written in UK crochet terminology)

Ch – chain

Sts – stitches

Ss – slip stitch

Htr – half treble

Tr – treble

Htr2tog – half treble 2 stitches together

Chick

1. Using Daffodil Yellow, ch16, join with a ss to first ch1, taking care not to twist the foundation chain (16sts)

2. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 2htr, *1htr, 2htr*, repeat from * to * to end, join with ss to top of ch2 (24sts)

3. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 1htr in every st to end, join with ss to top of ch2 (24sts)

4. Repeat step 3 four times

5. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 1tr, 1tr, 1htr, (these four stitches form the ‘tail’), press the chick’s body flat in half with the tail at one end. For the next 5 stitches you will be working across both top edges closing the back up. Holding the back flat, match the stitches from either side. Make 1htr into the next 5sts from each side of the opening (all 4 loops), you should now have 10sts left unworked, this will form the ‘head’.

6. Working into the unworked stitches from step 5, 1htr in next 3sts, htr2tog, htr2tog, 1htr in next 3sts, join to top of first htr from start of step 6 with ss (7sts)

7.Ch2 (counts as first htr), 2htr in every st to end join to top of ch2 with ss (13sts)

8. Ch2 (counts as first htr), *2htr, 1htr, 1htr*, repeat from * to * to end, join with ss to top of ch2 (17sts)

9. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 1htr in every st to end join with ss to top of ch2 (17sts)

10. Ch2 (counts as first htr), *2htrtog, 1htr, 1htr*, repeat from * to * to end, join with ss to top of ch2 (13sts)

11. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 2htrtog to end, join with ss to top of ch2 (7sts). Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the top of the head together. Lightly stuff the head using toy stuffing. Sew through the top of each stitch together around the top of the head and draw the stitches together.

Beak

1. Using vintage pink, ch5, join with ss to first ch, taking care not to twist the foundation chain (5sts)

2. Ch2 (counts as first htr), make 1htr in every st to end, join with a ss to top of ch2, fasten off  and weave in ends.

Finish chick

1. Pin beak to chick face and sew into place

2. Using a length of pure black embroider two eyes above the beak

3. Tie a length of ribbon around the chick’s neck in a bow

Small but important print: this pattern is written for personal use only and the pattern cannot be sold.  You are free to use this pattern to raise money for any charity but are not permitted to use it for personal gain.

&
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: