This little knitted chick is quick and easy. He will make a great hanging festive Easter decoration or add him as a little ‘extra’ gift this year. He will make a great heirloom for years to come.
Made with oddments of orange and yellow double knitting yarn and a length of black for the eyes. You will need a little toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used. It is about 9cm tall when finished.
Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).
Main Body – Make 1
With yellow, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows
Next: k2tog to end (15 sts)
Neck : Purl 1 row
Next: (inc1, inc1, k1) to end (25 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: k2tog to last stitch, k1 (13 sts)
Purl 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew down the row ends, add stuffing and seal up.
Beak – Make 2
Make one for upper beak and one for lower beak
With orange, cast on 10 sts
Knit 1 row
Draw thread through the stitches and pull tight
Tie in the row ends. Place two pieces together so the ridged knit rows are together, it will make the beak part slightly.
Attach the beak at the front at the neck. Sew two eyes in black immediately above the beak and one stitch apart.
Feet – Make 2
With orange, follow the instructions for the beak. Make 1 piece for each foot.
Attach the foot to either side of the front, lower body.
Wings – Make 2
With yellow, cast on 14 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 22 sts on the needle
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (11 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight
Sew down the row ends, the seam should be under the wing in the centre. Attach the cast on edge to the neck with a wing at either side of the body.
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