Mamma4earth Easter Chicken Knitting Pattern Tutorial

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:)

           Easter Chicken. Soft Mohair Yarn

           Easter Chicken. Soft Mohair Yarn


Yellow Brushed Mohair or DK Merino yarn
Wool sewing needle
4 mm circular needle
Roving for stuffing
Orange Merino yarn for the beak
Felting needle
Black fleece

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.
Cast off.

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 🙂

             Easter Chicken. Soft Mohair Yarn

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.

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29 Responses to Mamma4earth Easter Chicken Knitting Pattern Tutorial

  1. eidolons February 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I still don’t get the beak. I’ve seen several patterns for various things with similar instructions, but I just can’t wrap my brain around it. I’ll have to google for a video, I guess. Thanks for the lovely pattern! (:

  2. Crystal@GreenMittens February 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    I am going to be making a bunch of these – thank you for the pattern. So sweet!

  3. CloseAcademy February 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    She’s so cute!

  4. Heidi February 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm #


  5. anna February 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Oh what a very sweet chick!

  6. Hopewell Creek Designs February 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Ahhh that is too cute,I need to drag out my needles and practice again!So far practice has not made for perfect with me =)

  7. Dawn February 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh, so cute! Thank you for sharing this pattern. I’m a slow knitter, so maybe I should start now, if I want to finish by Easter. 😉

  8. Rachel February 4, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    I’m giggling at his little beak. Charming.

  9. Seaside Siblings February 4, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Thank you! Such a sweet pattern.

  10. Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} February 4, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    Oh your little chick is so sweet 🙂 This is definitely going on my easter project list! Thank you for sharing another great pattern 🙂

  11. Teje February 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi Linda! This is the most qute chicken! Thank you for the tutorial and also for hosting the Creative Friday! Teje

  12. WonderWhyGal February 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    It’s totally adorable! You really should create a Ravelry group. I love all of your patterns. Thank you for sharing each week and for hosting Creative Friday!

  13. Tamara February 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    How adorable! What a clever idea.

  14. Beth February 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Precious! I love that little guy!

  15. AllyB February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your adorable little chicken. I especially love the beak. Great photos! Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  16. Melissa Plank February 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    I will definitely be making some of these, Easter is just around the corner and they will make good companions for my little family of chenille chicks!

  17. Word Lily February 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    What a cutie! The mohair is perfect!

  18. jennoreilly February 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    oh those are so cute, will have to make some of these! thanks!

  19. Caryn February 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    ha, that is truly adorable!

  20. fiberdance February 5, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    way too cute-thanks for sharing

  21. Grace February 5, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    I love the little chick – so sweet.

  22. Grace February 5, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    I love the little chick – so sweet.

  23. W-S Wanderings February 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    So darling! I think one or two of these are going to have to be knit for our nature table. Many thanks, Linda!

  24. Valarie February 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    So cute. What’s the magic loop technique? I’m not familiar with it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial.

  25. Linda February 7, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Hi Valarie,
    Thanks so much.
    The Magic Loop is a knitting technique for knitting in the round:)
    Take care

  26. Tan Family February 8, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    Adorable! Thank you for sharing this. I hope that you are doing well. 🙂

  27. Cindy April 19, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    Gosh thanks so much for such an ADORABLE little chickie pattern. I am going to whip one up for my toddler for Easter!

    That was super sweet of you!

    I’m off to Ravelry to have a peek!

  28. Vera December 31, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I was looking for pictures to explain to beak to an internetfriend, thanks so much for the great pattern and tutorial 🙂

  29. Barbara Szatkiewicz March 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Your chick is so sweet. What a wonderful addition to my G’daughter’s Easter baskets. Thank you!

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