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This was the first pattern I ever created.  My mom wanted some crocheted chickens to hang in her kitchen and after looking all over the internet, I couldn’t find a pattern.  I had found one blog that had a pattern, but for some reason the pattern wasn’t available any more.  So, I had to make my own pattern.  I decided to write the pattern and publish it on Ravelry.  Within the first couple of months, it had over 500 downloads!  I couldn’t believe it.  Thus, started my crochet pattern creating journey.

I call it an ornament, but it is so much more than that.  You can hang them just about any where in your home and they will look great.

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Things you will need:

  • #4 worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors.  I used Crafters Secret in Pearl Fleck, Orange, Red, Greybeard, and
  • 4.00mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • 12mm wiggle eyes (or you can use black yarn)
  • Hot glue gun or fabric glue (if you use the wiggle eyes)


Not very important on this project as it is just an ornament, but here it is:

13 stitches and 7 rows = 4” in double crochet


sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch


Pattern is written in US terms

Make sure and leave long enough tails on the hanger, beak, feet, comb, and tail to sew them to the chicken body.

Lets get started:

Using your main color for the body, ch 6, slip st into 1st stitch. Ring made.

Rnd 1: ch 3(counts as dc here and throughout) 9 dc into ring. (10 DC)

Rnd 2: ch 3, turn, 2 dc into 1st st, 2 dc into each stitch until last st (ch 3 space) 3 dc into last st. (22 DC)

Rnd 3: ch 3, turn, *2 dc into 1st st, 1 dc into next st* repeat from * to * around. (34 DC)

Rnd 4: ch 1, turn, sc into each st around. (34 SC) Cut yarn.


Using orange, ch 11, slip st into 4th st from hook ( ch 3, slip st into same stitch as before) 2x. Cut yarn. Repeat for other leg.

Tail Feathers:

Using red, ch 10, slip st into 1st st, (ch 9, slip st into same stitch as before) 3x Cut yarn.


Using red, ch 5, slip st into 1st st, (ch 4, slip st into same st as before) 2x Cut yarn.


Using orange, Rnd 1: ch 4, slip st into 2nd st from hook, slip st into next 2 st (3 st)

Rnd 2: ch 1, slip into 1st st pull up a loop, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops, slip st into next st (2 st) turn

Rnd 3: ch 1, slip into 1st st pull up a loop, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops ( 1 st)
Cut yarn.


Using same color as the body of the chicken, ch 30, cut yarn and tie to the middle of the chicken.

Using the long tails on all of your pieces stitch the different pieces onto the chicken body.

I use a hot glue gun for the eye. It’s the easiest and fastest for me, but you could probably use fabric glue for the eye.

Now, you can make tons of little chickens.

***Please do not sell, claim this pattern as your own, or use my photos. Feel free to sell your finished product, but give me credit (Kylee Keller – and link it back to my blog and use your own photos 😉 If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me, as I am always happy to help ***

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  1. Love this little chicken – my daughter-in-law is into chickens also & wud luv to make this for her but am having problems – wud u consider making a video of this adorable chickie. I notice u hv a video channel on You Tube – wud very much like to see this on a video. Besides making this for her I belong to a group called “Random Acts of Crochet Kindness” which we distribute various items (worry worms, worry whales, flowers, elephants, pocket hugs, etc. & drop them off in various places (along with a little poem on a tag) such as store shelves, park benches, tree limbs, rocks, railing on pathways, etc., etc. this wud be ideal for that purpose as well so PLEASE, PLEASE consider making a video of this lovely little chicken. Tk u for yr pattern & yr talent.