April 4, 2012

Butterball Chick



       It wouldn't be Easter without little baby chicks. Butterball is so easy to make, you can create a basket full of them in an afternoon.



Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     3.75 mm crochet hook
     bright yellow yarn
     pumpkin yarn
     black yarn
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single crochet 2 stitches together
     sc3tog --- single crochet 3 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.



~Pattern~

Head & Body:
     Rnd 1: with the bright yellow yarn and the 5.00 mm hook, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnds 4-7: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Rnd 8: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 9: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 10: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 11: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 12-15: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 16: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the chick.
     Rnd 18: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 19: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the chick.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.

Beak:
     Rnd 1: using the pumpkin yarn and the 5.00 mm hook, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Wings (make 2):
     Row 1: using the 3.75 mm hook, attach bright yellow yarn to the side of the body; st 3sc across - 3sts
     Rows 2-4: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 3sts
     Row 5: ch 1, turn; sc3tog, fasten off
     Repeat Rows 1-5 on the other side of the body to create the second wing.


Finishing:
     Sew the beak onto the head of  the chick.
     Using the black yarn, long stitch eyes onto the face.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.



     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.



1 comment:

  1. Wow this looks like it might be fun to try. looks more like a chick than most i have seen lately. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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