Easter is just around the corner so I thought I would knit up and share a sweet little knitted Easter Chicken pattern with you:) I have knitted him in the round in the Magic Loop with a circular needle, such a Wonderful technique this, I love it! I have knitted some chickens with wings and some without. Enjoy the pattern:)
Yellow Brushed Mohair or DK Merino yarn
Wool sewing needle
4 mm circular needle
Roving for stuffing
Orange Merino yarn for the beak
This little Easter Chicken is knitted in the Magic Loop Technique in the round with a circular needle.
Cast on 9 stitches
Round 1: Knit
Round 1: Knit 1 round.
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (18 stitches).
Round 3: Knit 1 round.
Round 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (36 stitches).
Knit eleven rounds.
Round 16: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.
Round 17: Knit 1 round.
Round 18: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.
Rounds 19-25: Knit.
Round 26: Knit 2 together across the round.
Round 27: Knit
Round 28: Knit 2 together across the round.
Break yarn and thread the yarn onto a wool needle and thread the remaining stitches through the wool needle and leave until you are finished filling your bird with stuffing.
Once you have stuffed your chicken firmly, shape as seen in the above photo.
Knit wings in garter stitch (plain)
Cast on 5 stitches.
Knit first and second row.
Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.
Row 8: Knit.
Sew on wings.
One that has been knitted without wings.
Sew a loop with the orange yarn and weave in and out of the loop. Make the end of the beak sharp and pointed (just like a chicken’s 🙂
Needle felt on the eyes with black fleece.
Happy Thursday to you all:)
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Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.