Size 6US (8UK) (4mm) needles
one 50 g ball of (powder puff) yarn in yellow.
One 50 g ball of (8ply) in lemon.
Scrap pieces of orange and white felt.
Strand of black wool for the eyes.
This free knitting pattern shows you how to knit an adorable little yellow chicken perfect for Easter time or as a Baby gift. He is 6 inch tall.
Body first- begin at the bottom
with 2 strands of yarn -powder puff and lemon 8ply cast on 13 stitches
1) knit into the back of every stitch .
2) knit twice into every stitch (26)
5) (knit 2 knit twice into the next stitch) to the end (34)
8) (knit 2 knit twice into the next 2 stitches) to the end (50))
13) (knit 2 knit 2 together twice) to the end (34)
18) (knit 2 knit 2 together) to the end (26)
Change to one strand of yarn ( lemon 8ply)
19) knit 14 rows.
34) (knit 2 knit 2 together) to the end (13)
36) knit 1 knit 2 together 6 times.
Thread yarn through the remaining stitches draw up and secure.
Wings- using the same two strands as for the lower body cast on 4 stitches
1) knit 12 rows
Next 3 rows -
knit 2 together knit 2
Knit 2 together knit 1
Knit 2 together thread yarn through the remaining stitch and secure.
Body - make up.
Stitch around your cast off stitches and draw up now stitch the sides once you have filled your chick stitch around the cast on edge , draw up and secure.run a stitch around the neck to distinguish the head.
Stitch your wings in place.
Cut out your feet , beak and face ( cut double feet and beak) single face piece.
Stitch both pieces of the beak and feet pieces together with a blanket stitch.( stuff your beak slightly )
Once you have stitched your face piece on . position your beak and stitch into place
Glue your feet on the bottom , to finish make two eyes with French knots done in black wool.
And here is a varitation of him in brown.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.