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Baby Chick in Easter Egg (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - March 16, 2019


Hello fellow crafters,

Who's excited for Easter?  I am!

In light of the upcoming holiday, I'm happy to share with you my Baby Chick in Egg pattern!  



This little hatchling is excited to be cuddled and loved!  The chick can be taken out of the egg, and the bow and ribbon can also be removed as a play feature.  It makes the perfect children's gift for Easter!  


Aaaaand....here's a quick, little video!


The chick and egg are crocheted with yarn held doubled [video tutorial here], and its ribbon and bow are crocheted with single strands.  This project works up very quickly can be completed in just 2-3 hours!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-chick-in-easter-egg

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern.  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!




Copyright Notice -- © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website, Etsy shop, and/or Facebook page. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website, Etsy shop, or Facebook page. No wholesale.

Introduction:
The ‘Baby Chick in Egg’ pattern is the perfect Easter surprise! This little hatchling is easy and quick to crochet with yarn held doubled, and makes an adorable children’s gift! The chick can be removed from the eggshell, and the bow and ribbon can be taken off as well. Kids will love playing with this cute toy.

Finished Measurement: 
  • 4.5 in (11.5 cm) in height

Level: 
  • Familiar beginner. Requires familiarity with the stitches used (below), sewing parts together, and holding yarn doubled [video tutorial here].

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dec: decrease
  • Inc: increase
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Tr: treble ("triple") crochet
Materials:


~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Important Note (Please read before beginning!)

The chick and egg portions are crocheted with yarn held doubled [video tutorial here]. The bow and ribbon are crocheted with a single strand.

Head 

Use yellow color yarn, held doubled.
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6-R11: Sc around. (30 sts)
R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
R13: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
At this point, you may attach the plastic safety eyes.  (I inserted 10mm eyes between R9-R10, 7 sts apart.)
R14: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Body


Use yellow color yarn, held doubled
R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5-R8: Sc around. (24 sts)
R9: (Sc 6, dec) x 3. (21 sts)
R10: (Sc 5, dec) x 3. (18 sts)
R11: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the head later. 

Wings

Use yellow color yarn, held doubled. 
Ch 6. Insert 2 tr in 5th ch from hook. Ch 3, sl st in last ch.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later. 

Egg


Use white color yarn, held doubled.

Note: “dc-inc” means to insert 2 dc in the same st. 

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 7, inc) x 3. (27 sts)
R6-R8: Sc around. (27 sts)
R9: (Sc, hdc, dc-inc, dc-inc, hdc) x 5. Sc, sl st. 
Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

Bow

Use single strand of pink color yarn. 
In a MR: ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sl st in ring. Ch 5, 3 tr in ring, ch 5, sl st in ring.Fasten off with a long tail to create the center of the bow by wrapping it around the bow a few times. (Do not cut the two ends short; you will tie them to the ribbon later.)

Ribbon

Use single strand of pink color yarn. 
Ch 16, or however many needed to be long enough to wrap around the chick’s neck.
Fasten off with a long tail for tying later.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Using orange yarn and a yarn needle, sew a small, triangular beak. 
  2. Sew the wings to the body. 
  3. Sew the body to the head. 
  4. Tie the bow to the ribbon.  Then, tie the ribbon around the chick’s neck. 
  5. Finally, place the chick in her egg! 

That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your Baby Chick in Egg!  💝





If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!



Love the Baby Chick in Egg pattern?  

You might enjoy these other FREE Spring, Easter, and Summer amigurumi patterns too!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

  
 http://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/03/some-bunny-to-love-free-crochet-pattern.html http://www.sweetsofties.com/2018/01/loving-you-flower-pot-free-crochet.html 



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Best wishes,



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