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Granny Square Chicken · Free Crochet Pattern

What can you make out of two granny squares? A chicken!! This fun tutorial will show you how to make the prettiest little pyramid you ever did see, and you can use it for a bunch of things, including home decor, a scent sachet, or keychain!  Follow along with my free written pattern or video tutorial to make yours too. 


The Granny Square Chicken is a colorful  hen crocheted using two floral granny squares. It will add some rustic, farmhouse charm to your life! This versatile pattern allows for endless yarn color combinations, and can be crocheted using yarn scraps so it’s quite suitable as a stashbuster project.  

About the Pattern

  • Easy / beginner-friendly
  • Works up quickly
  • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
  • Perfect for playing with different color combinations
  • Super versatile and customizable
  • Adds rustic, farmhouse charm  
  • Available as a FREE video tutorial and written pattern
  • Available as a printable PDF download as well, if you prefer the ad-free written instructions with photo references! 

Granny Square

The granny square pattern I used is the Spring Court Granny Square. Isn't it beautiful with the different color combinations? 


There are many ways to make use of this pattern, such as: 
  • Keychain: add a keyring
  • Ornament: add a hanging loop
  • Scent Sachet: stuff it with a satchel of lavender (or your favorite scent) to make it into a soothing diffuser for your car, office, or room 
  • Pin cushion: just stick in your pins to have it serve as a pincushion
  • Gift: for family and friends
  • Craft fair product: sell it at markets; it's the perfect market prep pattern to work up because it's quick, easy, and will surely grab attention! 


    A yarn that has crisp and clear stitch definition can really show off the beautiful stitches in this chicken!  Thus, I would avoid fuzzy, furry, and plush yarns.  Instead, you can try 100% cotton yarns, such as Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn.  I used Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/8, which was a little splitty (you'll see me struggle with that in the video tutorial), but it has a generously wide range of colors available to choose from!  Other yarns that work great include acrylics, tencel, and bamboo.

    You are welcome to use thicker yarns (to produce larger squares) or thinner yarns (to produce smaller squares). Just make sure you size up or size down your hooks, to match the yarn thickness you're using!

    PDF Pattern

    The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

    You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


    Free Crochet Pattern

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    Crochet Pattern Information


    Height: 3.5” 
    Length: 4”

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆  Familiar Beginner/Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and changing yarn colors.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off 
    • ch = chain 
    • sl st = slip stitch 
    • sc = single crochet 
    • hdc = half double crochet 
    • dc = double crochet 
    • tr = treble (triple) crochet


    • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (Recommended: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn)
    • 2.75mm crochet hook 
    • 12mm plastic safety eyes
    • Fiberfill stuffing
    • Scissors 

    Crochet Instructions

    To begin, make sure you have two completed granny squares made. Use the free Spring Court Granny Square pattern to make a chicken like mine!

    If you want photo references along with the written pattern, you can download the PDF pattern.


    First, place the wrong sides of the two squares together. Use a yarn needle and long piece of yarn to sew three sides together, leaving the fourth side open. 


    Have the opening of the square facing right. Starting from the upper-left corner, count 8 sts to the right. Attach pink yarn. Ch, sc, dc 3 in the same st, sc, dc+tr in the same st, tr+dc in the same st, sc, dc 3 in the same st, sc, sl st. FO and weave in the ends. 


    Attach yellow yarn one st after the crown. Ch+sc in the same st, dc+ch3+dc+sc in the same st. FO and weave in the ends. 


    Attach 12mm plastic safety eyes near the corner where the crown and beak are. 

    Stuff the chicken with fiberfill stuffing. 

    Then, squeeze the opening of the body flat so that the top corner touches the bottom corner. This creates a pyramid / triangular shape. Together, those corners become the center of the chicken’s butt (where the tail goes). Use yarn and a yarn needle to sew across this final edge. FO and weave in the ends. 


    Attach pink yarn to a st next to the center of the bottom. The bottom is the last edge you just sewed shut. (Ch3+tr+ch3+sl st in the same st) x 3 to create three tail feathers. FO with a yarn tail and weave in the ends.

    Video Tutorial

    Want to crochet this project with me? Follow the step-by-step video tutorial below!

    Want to share your finished Granny Square Chicken? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

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    Best wishes,