9 Cute Crochet Chicken Patterns

If you are looking for some easy crochet chicken patterns, then this is the post for you! Below, I found a collection of the best free crochet chicken patterns you can make!

These chicken patterns are a mix of amigurumi and classic crochet designs, plus most are simple to make too. There is a pattern below for every skill level, so you can rest assure that you will find something to crochet here!

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Common Crochet Stitches & Techniques Used in Chicken Patterns

You will find out quickly that certain types of crochet stitches work best when creating these small crochet chickens. Here are five of the best stitches we’ve come across for crocheting a chicken that makes them durable, and long-lasting, so they can be loved on for years.

  • Single Crochet: A beginner-friendly basic stitch that is most commonly used in Amigurumi chicken patterns, as well as other types of amigurumi designs. Learn how to single crochet.
  • Back Loop Single Crochet: A single crochet that is worked in the back of the v of the single crochet stitch. This technique can be used to create texture on the chickens and more. Learn how to back loop single crochet.
  • Front Loop Single Crochet: Working in the front loop is very similar to the back loop technique, but you will be working in the front loop of the v of the single crochet or the part that is closest to you.
  • Single Crochet Increase & Invisible Decrease: These methods create seamless transitions in your chicken when you’d like to make a leg go from bigger to smaller or vice versa.
  • Magic Loop: The magic loop is a crochet technique that creates a closed, tight bottom of a circle. It can be used for hats, place mats, circles and these cute chickens too! Learn more about the Magic loop (or circle) to use this method.

Note: Keep in mind that you may need to know all or only some of these stitches to make these chickens, but more than likely, the single crochet stitch will be used more often than not.

Materials for Making Crochet Chickens

While you would need many of these materials for any crochet project, crochet chicken patterns sometimes require specific sizes of yarn, hooks and more.

In this section, we’ll discuss the weight of yarn, hook sizes and other things that work best for amigurumi chickens.

  • Stitch Markers: A stitch marker is important to keep track of the rounds you are working in a chicken pattern. Most chickens designs are worked in continuous rounds, so it is critical to be able to keep track of the rounds with this marker.
  • Crochet Hook: Most of the chicken patterns below will use a smaller sized crochet hook than the yarn they are using calls for. This is because it will create a tighter single crochet stitch in the chicken, which in turn makes a cleaner looking end product.
  • Safety Eyes: Most of the crocheted chickens you will find to make use safety eyes. These are usually plastic snap together pieces that form an eye in amigurumi. If you prefer not to use safety eyes, you can surface crochet eyes onto almost any chicken instead.
  • Yarn: While almost any yarn can be used for amigurumi patterns, the most commonly used weight is Light/DK or Medium/Worsted weight yarn. A chicken made with DK yarn will be slightly smaller than one made with worsted weight medium yarn, but that is typically the preferred outcome.
  • Stuffing: Most amigurumi chickens will have stuffing, so this is an important material to have on hand. Poly-Fil is my personal favorite.

Note: You may need all the supplies mentioned above when making your crochet chicken, but make sure to double-check the pattern materials list before starting your chicken.

Tips and Tricks to Crocheting Chickens

Crocheting amigurumi chicken patterns can be fun and rewarding! Here are some tips to help you create adorable chickens.

  1. Use the right yarn and hook: Choose a yarn that is appropriate for amigurumi, such as acrylic or cotton, as these fibers tend to hold their shape well. Use a hook size that creates a tight stitch, so the stuffing doesn’t show through.
  2. Read the pattern carefully: Before you start, thoroughly read the amigurumi pattern you’re working on. Familiarize yourself with the stitches, techniques, and any special instructions. Make sure you understand the abbreviations and symbols (if a chart is used) in the pattern.
  3. Make a Gauge swatch: Crochet a gauge swatch before starting your project. This will help ensure that your finished chicken will be the correct size and proportion. Adjust your hook size if necessary to match the recommended gauge in the pattern.
  4. Use stitch markers: Amigurumi patterns often involve working in continuous rounds. Placing stitch markers at the beginning of each round can help you keep track of your stitches and prevent mistakes.
  5. Count your stitches: Count your stitches at the end of each round or row to ensure you haven’t accidentally skipped or added any stitches. This is especially important when creating amigurumi chickens, as mistakes can affect the overall shape and proportions.
  6. Stuffing: Use a high-quality stuffing material, such as polyester fiberfill, to give your amigurumi chicken a soft and squishy feel. Stuff the chicken firmly, but not too tightly, to maintain a nice shape.
  7. Embroidery and facial features: Take your time when embroidering the facial features of your amigurumi chicken. Use small stitches and secure them well. Experiment with different embroidery techniques to achieve different expressions and personalities for your chickens.
  8. Carefully Joining pieces: When attaching limbs, wings, or other parts to the main body, make sure they are securely sewn in place. Use yarn and a blunt needle to stitch the parts together neatly and invisibly as possible.
  9. Practice and have fun: Crocheting amigurumi chickens may take practice and patience. Don’t get discouraged if your first attempts don’t turn out perfectly. With each project, you’ll strengthen your skills and get better!

Remember to enjoy creating these adorable chickens. Crocheting amigurumi can be a delightful and relaxing hobby. Happy crocheting!

Chicken Crochet Patterns

Discover a flock of adorable amigurumi chicken crochet patterns, all free for you to create and enjoy! From fluffy chicks to proud roosters, this collection offers a variety of charming designs to brighten up your crochet projects.

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