Candace the Chicken

 
Candace the Chicken - Free Crochet Pattern

It’s been a while since I’ve managed to get a pattern posted but here we are with Candace the Chicken, the cutest little chicken you ever did see. She is the 3rd pattern in my farm animal series, enjoy!


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Candace the Chicken

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Materials Needed:

Candace Yarn

·         Acrylic worsted weight, white, approx. 55 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, yellow, approx. 5 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, red, approx. 7 yds

Baby Chick Yarn

·         Acrylic worsted weight, yellow, approx. 13 yds

·         Acrylic worsted weight, black, small amount

·         Acrylic worsted weight, orange, small amount

Egg Shell Yarn

·         Acrylic worsted weight, white, 11 yds

Extras

·         2 safety eyes, 8mm

·         Stuffing

·         3.75mm hook

·         Scissors

·         Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase/2 single crochet in same stitch

dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

sl st – slip stitch


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished Candace is approx. 6” long and 8” tall


Notes:

  • ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

  • ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked

  • when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together, you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panel, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern



Candace the Chicken

Beak:

Row 1: ch 2, sc 1 (1)

Row 2: inc (2)

Row 3: inc, inc (4)

Row 4: sc 4 (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1 – 4, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together

Place beak panels wrong sides together, lining up stitches, stitch with right side facing you

 

Special notes:

  • stitch 3 sc in the points of row 1 and each end of row 4

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, set aside


Wattle:

Row 1: ch 2, sc 1 (1)

Row 2: inc (2)

Row 3: inc, inc (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1 – 3, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together

Place wattle panels wrong sides together, lining up stitches, stitch with right side facing you

 

Special notes:

  • stitch 3 sc in the points of row 1 and each end of row 3

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, set aside



Comb:

Row 1: ch 6, inc in 2nd ch from hook, inc, sc 1, inc, inc (9)

Row 2: *dec, sc 1, ch 1, sl st to same st as sc, repeat from * two more times (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1 – 2, do not fasten off

 

Stitching together

Place comb panels wrong sides together, lining up stitches, stitch with right side facing you

 

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each end of row 1

  • when working the top, stitch 3 sc into the top of the bumps, sl st into the valley’s and repeat across

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends, set aside


Wings:

Row 1: ch 9, sc 8 (8)

Row 2-3: sc 8 (8)

Row 4: sc 6, dec (7)

Row 5: sc 7 (7)

Row 6: sc 5, dec (6)

Row 7: sc 6 (6)

Row 8: sc 4, dec (5)

Row 9: sc 5 (5)

Row 10: sc 3, dec (4)

Row 11: dec, dec (2)

 

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each end of row 1

 

ch 1, turn, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing later

 

Repeat rows 1-11

 

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each end of row 1

 

ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing later



Body:

Row 1: ch 9, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 2: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 3: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 4: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 5: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 6: inc, sc 16, inc (20)

Row 7: inc, sc 18, inc (22)

Row 8: sc 22 (22)

Row 9: sc 21, inc (23)

Row 10: sc 23 (23)

Row 11: sc 22, inc (24)

Row 12-14: sc 24 (24)

Row 15-23: sc 10 (10)

Row 24: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 25: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 26: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-26, fasten off, weave in ends

 

Stitching together

Make sure to make the “right side” of your body panels opposite of each other so that when you sew them together they line up.

 

Attach safety eyes between rows 23 & 24, 3 stitches in from the front of the chicken

 

Sew your wings onto your body panels keeping them in line with the back of the head and across rows 3-13

 

Cut three 12” lengths of white yarn and set aside.

 

Attach white yarn with a sl st to the tail end of the chicken, 3 stitches towards the head, stitch towards the tail.

 

ch 1, sc around

 

Special notes:

  • stitch 3 sc into the point of the tail

  • when you reach row 11 on the front of the chicken

    1. stop and pull up your loop, leave this for now

    2. With your needle and 1 length of white yarn that you cut earlier, place the wattle piece, half way between the 2 body panels, sew it on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 wattle), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

    3. Pick your loop back up and sc across the wattle working in the front panel only

    4. Work 1 sc through both body panels after the wattle

    5. Repeat step 1

    6. With your needle and 1 length of white yarn that you cut earlier, place the beak piece between the 2 body panels, sew it on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 beak), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

    7. Repeat step 3, stitching across the beak

    8. Work 4 sc through both body panels after the beak

    9. Repeat step 1

    10. With your needle and 1 length of white yarn that you cut earlier, place the comb piece between the 2 body panels, sew it on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 comb), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels

    11. Repeat step 3, stitching across the comb

    12. Continue stitching through both body panels and continue around

  • stuff before stitching the body shut

 

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends



Baby Chick

Row 1: ch 4, inc, sc 1, inc (5)

Row 2: inc, sc 3, inc (7)

Row 3: inc, sc 5, inc (9)

Row 4: sc 8, inc (10)

Row 5: inc, sc 9 (11)

Row 6: sc 7, dec, dec (9)

Row 7: sl st next st, sl st next st, dec, sc 5 (6)

Row 8-9: sc 5 (5)

Row 10: dec, sc 1, dec (3)

Row 11: sc 3 (3)

 

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Sew on eyes and beak, set aside

 

Repeat rows 1-11

Stitching together: 

Place panels wrong sides together, lining up stitches, stitching with the face facing towards you

 

Special notes:

  • stitch 3 sc into the tip of the tail

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends



Egg Shell:

Row 1: ch 5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, inc (6)

Row 2: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 3: inc, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 4: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 5: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 6-7: sc 14 (14)

Row 8: turn, *ch 5, sl st 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, skip next st, sl st next 2 sts, repeat from * 4 more times (5 spikes made)

Fasten off, weave in ends

 

Repeat rows 1-8

 

Attach yarn with a sl st to the tip of the spike just made

sc around bottom of the egg and up the spike on the other side of the egg

Fasten off, weave in ends


Candace the Chicken

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.