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Mamma4earth Knitted Chicken Pattern & a Giveaway

For a while now I have had requests for a chicken pattern and I have been trying to figure out a design for a  pattern that could be knitted all in one piece. I wanted to knit a chicken on two needles and do hardly any sewing up at all. This chicken is knitted all in one, once you have finished knitting the pattern she already has her chicken shape and all you have to do is sew up one seem on one side and she is finished. She is not knitted as a square. The pattern is knitted in garter stitch with two needles, you will need to know how to increase into stitches and decrease stitches and this is what gives this chicken her shape! 🙂 This particular pattern knits up to 3 inches tall and 4 inches wide. You will be able to easily make her smaller or bigger by slightly changing the pattern:) I have knitted her in DK merino yarn.
Her pattern will be in our Mamma4earth shop today.

I am having a giveaway on Lisa’s lovely blog Earth Mama The items below are on offer for the giveaway. Thank you so much Lisa for all your wonderful words, I am very honoured to be hosted as a sponsor on your blog:) To enter, head on over to Lisa’s blog.

I have been trying to reach Maria from Honey Pumpkin Mama, who won the giveaway with the Easter Chicken, Cochineal Yarn and Acorn. Maria I hope you see this message, please could you send me your postal details, thanks so much:)

Happy and restful weekend to you all:) xo Linda


Slug Knitting Pattern

Hello there wonderful friends!
Because we have a veggie garden AND because slugs LOVE our lettuce patch,  I felt I just had to knit up a sweet little slimy slug with needle felted eyes that pop up out at you when you least expect it…

I cannot tell you how many times I have picked a lettuce and right inside the innermost folds of lettuce leaves, where you would least expect to find any living thing, will be a complete family of slugs with an extended family to boot… so they are like part of the family here…
This is really the easiest little pattern in the world, promise:) and will be great to add to your Easter baskets for Easter morning too:)


DK yarn in sluggy colours
2 double pointed needles
Wool sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing
Fleece for the eyes, black and white
Felting needle and sponge

With double pointed needles cast on 7 stitches, knit an I-cord for 3 inches and cast off. Stuff your slug with fleece and finish off the ends.

Knit about 5 rows for the length of the eye stalks and then cast off.

Here is your slug, now to add the eyes. Needle felt the white fleece onto the top of the eye stalks first and then needle felt a tiny black dot into the middle of the white. And there you have your slimy, slithery slug!
Happy day to all:)

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:)
Visit the Mamma4earth Ravelry Group!

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.


A New Little Critter Pattern, a Knitted Mouse and a Feature on the Living Crafts Magazine Blog!

A new pattern is in my shop, this sweet little white mouse… She is knitted in the round with the Magic Loop Technique.

I have also added her to my Ravelry page, I have been thinking about starting a Mamma4earth Ravelry group for my patterns, but I have not yet decided… I think I must ponder it a little more:)

I have also just seen that my knitted Guinea Fowl has been featured on the Living Crafts Magazine Blog! Thank you so much Pardis, I am most grateful and honoured:)

Happy Tuesday to you all:)

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