Work up this crochet chicken pattern to add some easy farm friends to your decor. I love how adorable my little crochet chick looks propped on my kitchen windowsill!
I found these adorable fabric bean bag chicks on Gluesticks Blog and envisioned them as cute little Spring pets to decorate my kitchen. But since you already know I don’t drag my sewing machine out often, I decided to crochet them instead. And there was hatched (ha ha) this cute crochet chicken pattern.
Crochet Chicken Pattern … Little Crochet Chick Bean Bag Pattern
Here’s what you will need to make this Crochet Chicken Pattern:
- 3 colors worsted weight cotton yarn, such as Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton
- small amount of black yarn or crochet thread for eyes
- H-8/5 mm hook and G-6/4 mm hook
- dried beans or corn
- fiberfill stuffing
- yarn needle and scissors for finishing
This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms and abbreviations. Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
A French translation of this pattern has been provided by Christelle Sobaba of Sobaba-Maternage Blog. Click here to download the French translation … Français pdf.
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Finished sizes: Chick approx. 3½ in.; Mama approx. 4½ in.
Pattern written for Baby chick (with changes for Mama chick in parentheses)
With H hook and CA, ch 13 (17).
Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn — 12 (16) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in each st across, turn — 12 (16) sts.
Rows 3 through 28 (38): Repeat Row 2.
Fold piece so that Row 1 lines up with last row, slip stitch together to corner then slip stith down side to fold.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use G hook for Baby and H hook for Mama.
Join CB in 4th st from slip stitched corner, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 2 dc in same st as join, 1 sc in next, 3 dc in next, 1 sc in next, 3 hdc in next, 1 sc in next, Sl st in next, fasten off.
Join CC in next st, ch 1, work 1 sc in same st as join, ch 3, 1 sc in furthest ch from hook, 1 sc in next st, Sl st in same st, fasten off.
Skip next st, join CB in next, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as join, ch 1, Sl st in same st, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Click here to reference Crochet Stitch Chart Symbols.
With black, make a french knot for each eye as shown.
Turn piece so opening is in back. Stuff a little fiberfill stuffing into the head. Fill about 3/4 of the way with dried beans (I used expired pop corn kernels I had on hand!). Close pouch and Sl st closed.
That’s it! A cute little mama and baby chick now sit on my windowsill and keep me company as I do dishes.
I hope you liked this chick-chick-chick crochet chicken pattern 🙂
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These are lovely!! I was trying to create my own pattern of triangle chickens but it didn’t turn out right 😉 Yours are perfect. Do you mind if I sell chickens made using your pattern?
I just started learning how to crochet about two weeks ago, and I appreciate how easy this pattern is to follow.
I’ve learned that I’m a tight crocheter, and I think that’s why I was having a little trouble with the head detail. To fix mine, I made four triple crochets instead of three double crochets, and I think it turned out great!
I also read someone else’s comment about adding scalloping for tail feathers, and it was such a cute idea!
Thank you for such a simple, easily customizable pattern. I’ll definitely come back to find more ideas!
Joanne Nunziante says
How adorable these are! I had some scraps of the cotton yarn left from another project and made one mama and one baby…and then I made one mid-sized one by chaining 14 to start and doing 33 rows. I added a scallop for tail feathers to close. Love them all!
What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
I’m confused about what happens after the 38 rows are crocheted…if I slip stitch the ends together, then I will have two openings and have no idea how the chicken ends up in a triangular shape. Will you please help! Thank you!
Sue B. says
This is adorable! I made some of these for a 2 year old cancer patient who loves chickens! He is bed bound and plays games with these as well as lines them up and says goodnight! I am always so grateful for people like you who share their talents and patterns for free. Blessings.
That warms my heart to hear! Prayers for healing for your sweet little friend!
Thanks so much for sharing about the pattern on Instagram. We buy farm raised eggs from a lady who works in an office setting. This will be a great thank you gift to her as a paperweight. (I crocheted her egg coasters last year). Bless you for sharing you work.
What a nice idea!!
Emily Ann says
Hope to make it for my thanksgiving table. Thanks for the idea of expired popcorn kernels I have lots of them
Just made one for my kitty. I was trying to get a picture of it but instead I got a picture of him snatching it away. Very cute pattern thank you!
Here are my chicken for my 2 boys. Thnak you so much for this pattern.
These are adorable! Thank you!
Hi, Kara. I think these would also be great microwave ‘hot pads’! Have you ever seen them? They are like little hot pads for your fingers to take hot dishes out of the microwave! I think, if you just don’t sew up and fill them, that these would be great for that. The only ones I’ve seen have been just plain. 😉
love your little chickens! Unfortunately mine failed! I tried making the smaller chicken … not sure how to assemble!
I am going to have to find something a bit more weighty and make a few of these for my mom. She loves chickens, and these would be good weights for holding open cookbooks, with the right fill.
What a great idea!
barbara burdick says
Just finished the mom and baby chic,and gave them to a neighbor 2 floors up, started laundry,then sat down to have another look at my little chicken.I accidentally hit the X button which deleted it!! So I’ve come back for another copy. I’m not selling anything. I’m just generous,and also blind and batty! You really hit a nerve in the public.Chickens make a kitchen seem homey,even if you live in the city. And a lot of people have a little yearning to live in the country,with a backyard full of chickens,impossible as that might be.Your pattern is very sweet.Didn’t take long to do-just the perfect pattern for me! Thank you so much,and please forgive my double-dipping into your little chickens! Sincerely,Barbara Burdick
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Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’ve linked your pattern in my post on Chinese Zodiac Chicken/Rooster patterns.
My little chickens….
Thank you für this pattern. so cute!!!!
Thank you very much!!
My pleasure, Eva 🙂
Would you consider doing a post on how to read the crochet symbols in your little drawing? You explain stuff so well!
Hi Jessica 🙂 Yes, those symbols can get confusing! Here is a link that helps translate them 🙂 http://www.petalstopicots.com/resources/stitch-chart-symbols/
They are so sweet. Thanks…. Hugs from Italy. Barbara
I admit I’m not too computer savey, but I refuse to print a pattern that has, like, 10 pages of comments. I love your pattern too, but I wouldn’t want someone using up valuable ink and paper to print my comment in order to get the pattern.
Hi Ruth 🙂 I have a print button at the bottom of the page that only prints the post itself. It even allows you to delete photos or extra text you don’t want. Hope that helps.
Thank you for this pattern! We recently lost one of our chicks…my 4-year-old’s favorite one. 🙁 I made her one of these (but added little wings and feet ) for her to hug whenever she’s missing her “Buttercup.”
Here’s a photo of how mine turned out. https://www.facebook.com/amyhinmandesigns/photos/a.554564147889675.124933.201989809813779/805266186152802/?type=1&theater
Yay! Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing with me 🙂
Awww … I am so sorry for your loss. I hope little Buttercup helps give some comfort 🙂
Hello Kara, I love this pattern for the chicken. My question is, if it would be possible to translate your pattern for my blog, and putting a link to the original pattern on your site. It is a wonderful project, I would like to talk about. 🙂
Natas Nest says
Gorgeous!!! And so sweet ♥. Many thanks for the pattern 🙂
Happy Easter, Nata!
They are adorable – they perfect for little hands to play with.
Yes! My son has been loving them 🙂
Je suis tombée par hasard sur vos jolies poulettes, et je les adore! Merci pour les explications, je ne manquerais pas de les tester et de faire un lien vers votre blog.
Encore merci et au plaisir!
These are so cute. 🙂 I’m pinning them!
Thank you, Adrianne 🙂
Oh my goodness these are adorable! I’m going to have to make a few!
They are a lot of fun!
These are so cute! I have already crochet two of them and just posted https://www.facebook.com/kalypso.h?ref=hl
Thank you Kara
They are so cute!!! I scheduled them to share on my Facebook page on Friday 🙂
I loved your cute little chickens so much…I made them into to cat toys for the shelter I crochet toys for, they either sell the toys for money for the shelter or auction off the toys in there Christmas auctions, which gain a lot of attention!! I will send you pics if you so want…and I cannot wait to check out your other free crochet patterns!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!! 🙂
What a great idea!! I would love to see photos if you feel like sharing. Feel free to post them up on my Facebook page 🙂
Cute chickens !
Have a nice week !
Thank you, Anna 🙂
These turned out SO cute! I can’t even imagine trying to crochet one because it would be a fiasco! I would much rather pull out my sewing machine, this is what I love about blogging. Seeing everyone’s strengths! Crocheting definitely isn’t mine, thanks for sharing and linking back to me so that I could see it! 🙂
I am so glad you like them, Brandy!! I LOVE your little chicks (as you can see). Thank you so much for the inspiration. So glad you came by to see!
That is just too cute! Thanks for the pattern.
My pleasure, Naida! Glad you like them 🙂
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
These are cute enough, that I think they would actually make me enjoy doing dishes! Great job!
They make me smile every time I look at them 🙂
I will stuff them with fiberfill and use them as cat toys.
Your beanbags are gorgeous. I made similar crochet easter chicks last year for Easter and wish I had thought of using them as paper weights.
I love the comb detail.
Thanks so much, Dedri! Paper weights are a great idea!!
So, so cute!
ADORABLE! My daughter made these out of flannels and feathers for me some years back. You might want to try what she did and string them in a line up-down and use beads in between. Just the cutest thing ever to hang in the kitchen corner! Thanks for the conversion. She’s going to get one in return now 🙂
They sound so cute!! I hope your daughter likes it 🙂
These are adorable! I can see making them in all sorts of different colors. Perhaps they would look nice decorating a chicken coop… 🙂
That does sound nice … A whole rainbow family!
Those are so sweet. Thanks for passing them along
My pleasure, Louise! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
These are ADORABLE! I would be happy to feature your pattern on my blog, Create Happy Crafts. I hope you will stop by and submit your project.
I’ll be featuring your pattern on Sunday, April 12. I hope you’ll stop by and submit more of your projects in the future 🙂
Sorry, I had my dates confused. I meant to say your pattern will be featured on Sunday, April 13.
Thanks so much for featuring me!
These are adorable!
Thank you, Melanie!
What a cute crochet project! How talented! Love these for paperweights!
Such a good idea!
OMG Kara!!! These are so adorable!!! I am making these for sure. I just love these cute bean bags. Frankly, your site is my resource that I go first for anything crochet. The patterns are classy, unique, lovely and you provide wonderful directions & tutorials. Thank you not only from me but my entire family for providing us with classy crochet gifts. 🙂
Awww … Julie, what a wonderful compliment!! Thank you 🙂
So cute !
Glad you like it 🙂