How to Make a Crochet Baby Chick – Free Crochet Pattern

I am excited to share with you a new pattern – available for FREE right here on my blog.

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

Design Inspiration

When I think of Spring, I think of new baby chicks being born. This year I am working on farm animals for most of my designs. So of course, I needed baby chick, and I will be designing a chicken later in the year. I wanted to give you a quick-win crochet project.

This pattern is an easy and quick project. It can be crocheted in less than 2 hours. It only has one part that is sewn on and that is the beak. This pattern is perfect for the beginner in mind.

Here is a story about Suzy the Baby Chick by my 8 year old daughter Bella:

“She loves to cuddle and play. She will make you happy when you are sad by giving you a hug. She is so sweet. That’s Suzy the baby chick for you.”

You can purchase the AD-Free PDF from the buttons below in my shops. This pattern is available for a Free PDF download on March 8, 2022 for 24 hours from 7 am EST as part of the Springtime Crochet Blog Hop hosted by Trista at CrochetsbyTrista. More on that later in the post.

Materials:

  • 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/320 meters in Yellow
  • 15 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/320 meters in Orange
  • 50 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Print 5 oz/142 grams, 252 yards/230 meters in Shocking Violet 
  • 20 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solid 7 oz/199 grams, 355 yards/320 meters in White
  • HOOK:  G/6 4.0 mm
  • Polyfil
  • Yarn Needle to weave in ends and sew pieces together
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors 
  • Safety Eyes (optional)

Experience Level: Beginner

Gauge: N/A

Size:

5.5” x 4” x 2” approximately

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease

Sl st – Slip Stitch 

FO – Finish Off

St/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Ch – Chain

Rnd(s) – Round(s)

MC – Magic Circle

Color A – Yellow

Color B – Orange

Color C – Shocking Violet

Color D – White

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • Head/body and Beak are done in continuous Rounds so do not join.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.
  • Egg Shell is worked in joined rounds.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Pattern Instructions:

Head/Body: Worked in Continuous Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using Color A, create MC; 6 SC in MC.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnds 4-9:  SC in each st around.  (18 sts) (6 total rounds)

****INSERT SAFETY EYES BETWEEN ROUNDS 6 & 7 WITH 2 STS BETWEEN THE EYES.****

Rnd 10:  *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 11:  *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (30 sts)

Rnds 12-15:  SC in each st around.  (30 sts)  (4 total rounds)

****START STUFFING*****

Rnd 16:  *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (24 sts)

Rnd 17:  SC in each st around.  (24 sts)

****CONTINUE STUFFING****

Rnd 18:  *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 19:  SC in each st around.  (18 sts)

Rnd 20:  *SC in the next st; sc2tog.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)

****FINISH STUFFING****

Rnd 21:  Sc2tog around.  (6 sts)

FO with a 4” tail.  Using the tail, weave in and out of the front loops to close the hole.  Hide the tail.

Beak: Worked in Continuous Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using Color B, ch 4; 2 SC in the 2nd chain from the hook; SC in the next ch; 2 SC in the last ch.   Turn work slightly, and work in the opposite side of beginning chain.  2 SC the same ch; SC in the next ch; 2 SC in the last ch.  (10 sts)

Rnd 2:  SC in each st around.  Sl st to the first st.  (10 sts)

FO with a 6” tail to sew to head/body.  DO NOT stuff.  Fold flat and sew closed.

Egg: Worked in Joined Rounds

Rnd 1:  Using Color C, create MC; 6 SC in MC; sl st to the first st.  (6 sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1; 2 SC in each st around; sl st to the first st.  (12 sts)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1; *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (18 sts)

Rnd 4:  Ch 1; *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (24 sts)

Rnd 5:  Ch 1; *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (30 sts)

Rnd 6:  Ch 1; *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (36 sts)

Rnds 7-8:  ch 1; SC in each st around; sl st to the first st.  (36 sts)  (2 total rounds)

Rnd 9:   Ch 1; *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (30 sts)

Rnds 10-11:  Ch 1; SC in each st around changing to Color D in the last st and FO Color C; sl st to the first st.  (30 sts) (2 total rounds)

Rnd 12:  Ch 1; SC in each st around; sl st to the first st.  (30 sts)

Rnd 13:  Ch 1; *SC in the next 2 sts; DC in the next 2 sts; sl st in the next 2 sts.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st.  (30 sts)

Rnd 14:  sl st in each st around.  

FO and weave in ends.

Assembly:

Sew the beak to round 7 of the head/body.

I choose to have the chick and egg separately and not sew the egg onto the chick for more imaginative play.

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

Congrats!  You have made an adorable chick amigurumi.

Original Design by Christina Ryan

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Springtime Crochet Blog Hop

I am blessed to be a part of another fun blog hop event! I am always excited to work with my designer friends on a collaboration. The Springtime Crochet Blog Hop is hosted by my crochet friend Trista at Crochets by Trista. I want to thank Trista for hosting this event, and giving me the opportunity to participate.

Each day March 1-20, 2022 you will find a new pattern available for a 24 hour download from 7 am EST. Today, March 8, 2022 it is my turn to be featured and release this lovely new pattern for you! Head over to Trista’s blog post to get the coupon code to get this pattern for FREE PDF from 7 am EST for 24 hours.

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I hope you enjoy this sweet pattern! If you make it, please tag me on Facebook @creativesnuggliesdesigns or Instagram @creativesnugglies.

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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