Easter Crochet Projects: A cozy chicken family

easter crochet chicken family free crochet pattern

Cozy Chicken Family - Easter is around the corner and therefore we are introducing this year's very first Easter project! What is more lovely than decorating your house for the Easter holidays? Besides eggs, bunnies and lots of chocolate, a cozy chicken family completes the picture. Therefore we are expanding our Easter collection with these 2 chickens and their cuddly offspring. Continue reading for the free crochet pattern!

It is about time we are adding new family members to our Easter collection, besides the popular Easter bunnies. The thick and thin chicken and their offspring are a great addition! They are cute as decorations for your Easter table, but aren't they also gorgeous to give away as a cuddly present to your little niece or nephew? Vary with different yarns and make your very own chicken family! Do you want two little chicks or are you making a whole brood?

materials for chicken family and offspring free pattern

Materials:
- 3 balls Drops Paris colour17
- 1 ball Drops Paris colour 35
- 1 ball Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 71 and 64
- 1 ball Rico Baby Teddy Aran colour 18
- Crochet hook no. 2,5 and 4
- Clover pompon maker 65mm and 45mm
- Stuffing
- 4 pair of black safety eyes 6mm

Stitches used:
Ch.         = Chain
Sl.st       = Slip stitch
Sc.          = Single crochet
Hdc.       = Half double crochet
Dc.         = Double crochet
Trc.        = Triple crochet

chicken family free crochet pattern easter

Crochet pattern chicken Family:

Thin Chicken:

Use Drops Paris colour 17 and crochet hook 4.
Ch. 32 and close to a ring with a sl.st.
Round 1: Sc. 32.
Round 2: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 15, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 15 (34 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 16, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 16 (36 st.)
Round 4: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 17, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 17 (38 st.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 18, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 18 (40 st.)
Round 6: Sc. 40.
Round 7: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 19, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 19 (42 st.)
Rounds 8 - 13: Sc. 42.
Round 14: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 20, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 20 (44 st.)
Rounds 15 - 21: Sc. 44.
Round 22: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 20, sc. 2 tog., sc. 20 (42 st.)
Round 23: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 19, sc. 2 tog., sc. 19 (40 st.)
Round 24: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 18, sc. 2 tog., sc. 18 (38 st.)
Round 25: Sc. 38.
Round 26: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 17, sc. 2 tog., sc. 17 (36 st.)
Round 27: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 16, sc. 2 tog., sc. 16 (34 st.)
Round 28: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 15, sc. 2 tog., sc. 15 (32 st.)
Round 29: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 14, sc. 2 tog., sc. 14 (30 st.)
Round 30: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 13, sc. 2 tog., sc. 13 (28 st.)
Round 31: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 12, sc. 2 tog., sc. 12 (26 st.)
Round 32: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 11, sc. 2 tog., sc. 11 (24 st.)
Rounds 33 - 38: Sc. 24.
Round 39: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 10, sc. 2 tog., sc. 10 (22 st.)
Round 40: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 9, sc. 2 tog., sc.  9 (20 st.)
Round 41: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 8, sc. 2 tog., sc. 8 (18 st.)
Round 42: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 7, sc. 2 tog., sc. 7 (16 st.)
Round 43: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 6, sc. 2 tog., sc. 6 (14 st.)
Cast off. Attach the eyes between round 39 and 40, keep 2 sc. on between the two eyes.

Cockscomb:
Use Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 64 and crochet hook no. 2,5.
Ch. 18 and close to a ring with a sl.st.
Round 1 - 3: Sc. 18.
Round 4 : Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 8, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 8 (20 st.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 9, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 9 (22 st.)
From this round on we will make 2 separate balls.

1st ball: Sc. 4, from where you started, skip 14 sts., sc. 4 on the last 4 sc. of round 5. Continue on the 8 sc. you just made.
Round 1: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 3, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 3 (10 st.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 4 (12 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 5, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 5 (14 st.)
Rounds 4 - 5: Sc. 14.
Round 6: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 5, sc. 2 tog., sc. 5 (12 st.)
Round 7: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 4, sc. 2 tog., sc. 4 (10 st.)
Round 8: sc. all sts. tog.
Close the last st. and cast off.

2nd ball: Cast on a new yarn in the 1st st. on the left of the 1st ball, sc. 3, skip 8 sts. and sc. 4. Continue on the 7 sc. you just made.
Rounds 1 - 2: Sc. 7.
Round 3: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., 2 v., sc. 2 in next st., sc. 3 (9 st.)
Round 4: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., 3 v., sc. 2 in next st., sc. 4 (11 st.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., 4 v., sc. 2 in next st., sc. 5 (13 st.)
Round 6: Sc. 13.
Round 7: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 4, sc. 2 tog., sc. 5 (11 st.)
Round 8: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 3, sc. 2 tog., sc. 4 (9 st.)
Round 9: Sc. 1, sc. all sts. tog.
Close the last st. and cast off.

3rd ball: cast on a new yarn in the 1st st. on the left of the 2nd ball and sc. 7.
Round 1: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 2, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 3 (9 st.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 3, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 4 (11 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 5 (13 st.)
Round 4: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 5, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 6 (15 st.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 5, sc. 2 tog., sc. 6 (13 st.)
Round 6: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 4, sc. 2 tog., sc. 5 (11 st.)
Round 7: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 3, sc. 2 tog., sc. 4 (9 st.)
Round 8: Sc. 1, sc. all st. together.
Close the last st. and cast off.

Stuff the balls. There could be a little hole between the little balls, close it with a few sts.

Turn the body of the chicken inside out and put the cockscomb in between the seam of the head and sew it with needle and thread, at the same time attaching the cockscomb. Flip it back to the right side and stuff the chicken.

Bottom:
Use Drops Paris colour 17 and crochet hook no. 4.
Ch. 7.
Round 1: Start in the 2nd ch. from your hook and sc. 5, sc. 3 in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain, sc. 4, sc. 2 in the last st. (14 st.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in next st., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next 3 sts., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next 2 sts. (20 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in next 2 st., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next 6 sts., sc. 4, sc. 2 in next 4 sts. (32 st.)
In round 4 you are going to attach the bottom to the body. Sc. 32.
Make an decorative edging with Phil coton 3 colour 64 and crochet hook no. 2,5. Sc. 2 in each st. (64 st.)

Beak:
Use Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 71 and crochet hook no. 2,5
Sc. 3 in a magic ring.
Round 1: Sc. 2 in all sts. (6 st.)
Round 2: *Sc. 1, sc. 2 in next st.* Repeat *-* (9 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 9.
Cast off and stuff it a little. Attach it to the head with a few stitches.

Thick Chicken:
Use Drops Paris colour 17 and crochet hook no. 4.
Ch. 32 and close to a ring with a sl.st.
Round 1: Sc. 32.
Round 2: Sc. 3 in 1st st., sc. 15, sc. 3 in next st., sc. 15 (36 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 17, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 17 (38 st.)
Round 4: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 18, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 18 (40 st.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 19, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 19 (42 st.)
Round 6: Sc. 3 in 1st st., sc. 20, sc. 3 in next st., sc. 20 (46 st.)
Round 7: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 22, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 22 (48 st.)
Round 8: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 23, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 23 (50 st.)
Round 9: Sc. 50.
Round 10: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 24, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 24 (52 st.)
Round 11: Sc. 52.
Round 12: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 25, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 25 (54 st.)
Round 13: Sc. 2 in the 1st st., sc. 26, sc. 2 in next st., sc. 26 (56 st.)
Rounds 14 - 16: Sc. 56.
Round 17: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 26, sc. 2 tog., sc. 26 (54 st.)
Round 18: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 25, sc. 2 tog., sc. 25 (52 st.)
Round 19: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 24, sc. 2 tog., sc. 24 (50 st.)
Round 20: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 23, sc. 2 tog., sc. 23 (48 st.)
Round 21: Sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 20, sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 20 (44 st.)
Round 22: Sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 18, sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 18 (40 st.)
Round 23: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 18, sc. 2 tog., sc. 18 (38 st.)
Round 24: Sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 15, sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 15 (34 st.)
Round 25: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 15, sc. 2 tog., sc. 15 (32 st.)
Round 26: Sc. 32.
Round 27: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 14, sc. 2 tog., sc. 14 (30 st.)
Rounds 28 - 33: Sc. 30.
Round 34: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 13, sc. 2 tog., sc. 13 (28 st.)
Round 35: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 12, sc. 2 tog., sc. 12 (26 st.)
Round 36: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 11, sc. 2 tog., sc. 11 (24 st.)
Round 37: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 10, sc. 2 tog., sc. 10 (22 st.)
Round 38: Sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 7, sc. 2x 2 st. tog., sc. 7 (18 v.)
Cast off. Attach the eyes between rounds 34 and 45, keep 4 sc. in between.

 

little chicks free pattern easter

Crochet pattern little chicks:

Little chicks 2x:
Use Drops Paris colour 35 and Rico Baby Teddy Aran colour 18.
Make 1 pompom size 65mm for the body and pompom size 45mm for the head, use for both the pompoms a double yarn (1 yarn paris and 1 yarn Rico)
Attach the pompoms to each other.

Beak of the chick:
Use Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 71 and crochet hook no. 2,5
Sc. 3 in a magic ring
Round 1: Sc. 2 in all sts. (6 st.)
Round 2: Sc. 6.
Cast off. Attach the beak on the head of the chick, and the eyes just above the beak. (The eyes are glued on the chicks)

Legs:
Use Phildar Phil Coton 3 colour 71 and crochet hook no. 2,5.
Sc. 6 in a magic ring and close with a sl.st.
Round 1: *Ch. 3, sl.st. 1 in the 2nd ch. from your hook, sl.st. 1 in the 1st ch., sl.st. 1 in the next st.* Repeat *to* another 2x, sl.st. 3.
Cast off.

Egg shell (bottom):
Use Drops Paris colour 17 and crochet hook no. 4.
Sc. 6 in a magic ring.
Round 1: Sc. 2 in all sts. (12 st.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in all sts. (24 st.)
Round 3: Sc. 24.
Round 4:  *Sc. 1, sc. 2 in next st.* Repeat *to* (36 st.)
Rounds 5 - 11: Sc. 36.
Round 12: *Sc. 4, sc. 2 tog.* Repeat *to* (30 st.)
Round 13: Sc. 1, hdc. 1, ch. 2, sl.st. in 1st ch., hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 2, hdc. 1, trc. 1 in same st., ch. 2, sl.st. in 1st ch., trc. 1, hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 1, sl.st. 3, sc. 1, hdc. 1, ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 1, hdc. 1, trc. 1 in same st., ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., trc. 1, hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 1, sl.st. 2, sc. 1, hdc. 1 in same st., ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., hdc. 1, sc. 1 in same st., sl.st. 3, sc. 1, hdc. 1, ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 2, hdc. 1, trc. 1 in same st., ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., trc. 1, hdc. 1 in same st., sc. 1.
Cast off.

Egg Shell (top):
Use Drops Paris colour 17 and crochet hook no. 4.
Sc. 6 in a magic ring.
Round 1: Sc. 2 in all sts. (12 st.)
Round 2: *Sl.st. 1, hdc. 1, ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in the 1st ch., hdc. 1 in same st., sl.st. 1* Repeat *to* 1x, sl.st. 1, hdc. 1, dc. 1 in same st., ch. 2, sl.st. 1 in 1st ch., dc. 1, hdc. 1 in same st., sl.st. 1. Repeat *to* 1x. Cast off.

Place 1 chick in the egg shell and attach the other shell on his head.

Insert a piece of iron thread in the leg and wrap it with the same colour yarn as the legs. Put them in the egg shell and sew them.

Attach the legs of the other chick to his body.

Other Easter Crochet patterns

Have you completed your chicken family or are you curious to see more Easter projects? Previous years we made these cute egg cups, adorable Easter bunnies and an Easter basket.

easter bunnies free crochet pattern

Pssst we have some news! The week before Easter we will start an Easter project lasting multiple days. Check out our blog on the Easter CAL here!!

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