Little Chick free crochet pattern

For this project, you will need the following items:

  • Yellow yarn
  • Orange yarn
  • Polyfill filling
  • Safety eyes
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook 3.25mm

Terms used in this project

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Terms used

  • Sc- single stich – hook through the stich (chain), pull yarn through.  Now you have 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull the 2 loops together. Single stich created.
  • Ch– chain – hook under the yarn and pull through the loop before to create a chain
  • 2sc = increase – 2 sc in the same stitch
  • ( ) X= Repeat what is in the brackets however many times it states
  • Dec– decrease- single crochet two together insert hook into first stitch and pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
  • Sl. St- hook through the stitch pull up a loop.  Pull the second loop through the loop already on the hook to create a
  • MC– magic circle

This project and most amigurumi are worked in rounds.  That means you can either keep going in circles or as in this case, close each round with a slip stich (sl st) and start a new round with a ch.1.  This ch 1 is considered a turning stich and is NOT counted as part of the total number of stitches. Do NOT ch.1 at the end of the body part.

Start by creating a MC

Place yarn around 2 fingers with a tail hanging in the front, wrap the yarn around the fingers crossing the yarn over Hold the hanging tail firmly with your thumb.  Thread your hook under the strand of the long loop (strand 1) and pull up the yarn from the other strand (strand 2). Go around the finger and yarn over the strand 2 to create a chain 1.  You will end up with something that looks like this. Create 6sc in this MC around both the strands .  Pull the bottom strand (strand 1) to close the circle.

While this is more challenging, it creates a nice tight start to your chick.


You can start the project with ch2 and making 6sc in the first chain. Start with a slip knot make a loop with the yarn, wrap it around and make a knot. Put the hook through the slip knot and pull it snugly pulling the short strand of yarn.    Make sure that this is NOT too tight.  Your chains should be nice and loose- but not too loose 

While this is much easier, it will leave a slight hole on top of your chick. Sl st. ch1.

Round 2: sc 2 in each sc = 12. Sl st. ch1

Round 3: (sc, 2sc)X6 = 18. Sl st. ch1

Round 4: (sc, sc, 2sc)X6 =24. Sl st. ch1

Round 5: (sc, sc, sc, 2sc)X6 = 30. Sl st. ch1

Round 6: (Sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc)X6 = 36. Sl st. ch1

Mark the first st with the stitch marker as this will help you keep track of how many rows you have created.

Round 7 – Round 16 : sc in each sc = 36 .Sl st. ch1

Place safety eyes between Round 8 and 9 with 5stiches in between the two eyes.

You are now going to be decreasing your work.

Round 17 : (sc, sc, sc, sc, dec )X6 = 30. Sl st. ch1

Round 18: (sc, sc, sc, dec)X6 =24. Sl st. ch1

Start stuffing the chick

Round  19: (sc, sc, dec)X6= 18. Sl st. ch1

Round 20 : (sc, dec)X6 =12. Sl st. ch1

Finish stuffing the chick

Round  21: (dec)X6 = 6. Sl st.  End with a knot and leave a long strand of yarn to close the hole.

Take a tapestry needle and thread it through the strand.  Pull through all the stiches and create a knot to close the project.  Weave the yarn through before cutting it for a neater look.

Wings – make 2

Start with MC or ch 2.

Round 1: 3 sc in MC or in the first ch of ch2 – 3sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 2: (2sc)X3 = 6sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 3: (sc, 2sc)X3 = 9 sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 4: (sc, 2sc)X4 =12 sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 5 – Round 11: sc in all =12 sc. Sl st.

End.  Leave a long strand to affix wings to the sides of the chick. Do not stuff.

Flatten the wing and use a tapestry needle to sew the two edges together.

Affix the wings on either sides of the chick one row below the eye and 4 stitches away from either eye.

Beak – with orange

Start with MC or ch 2.

Round 1: 3 sc in MC or in the first ch of ch2 – 3sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 2: (2sc)X3 = 6sc. Sl st. ch1

Round 3: (sc, 2sc)X3 = 9 sc. Sl st.

End. Leave a long strand for sewing the beak on the chick.

Use a pin to hold the beak in place one row under the eyes and in between the two eyes.  Use the long strand of yarn to sew it in place.

For a cute look, use some yellow yarn and make some “hair” on top of the chick.

There you go, you have created a little chick for someone you love.

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