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.
5.00 mm crochet hook
3.75 mm crochet hook
bright yellow yarn
* colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn
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
--- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
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.
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.
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.