My Chubby Chicken pattern is my newest animal-themed free crochet pattern!
Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.
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The cutest mini chicken pattern!
This adorable mini chicken pattern is munchkin shaped and has the cutest tiny details to complete the look.
This pattern works up fairly quickly because there are not a lot of additional limbs to make like larger amigurumi — once the body is done you’re already halfway there!
You can make this chubby chicken to celebrate Easter or just the arrival of Spring!
This jumbo waffle pattern is the perfect solution to a couch that just needs a little more personality. My favorite part of it is the tiny butter pat that adds the cutest touch!
Tips for making this pattern!
This pattern has a few new techniques for the crest and the beak that involve making smaller detailed pieces.
I go over how to make the picot stitch that you use for the crest in the Special Stitches section below, so be sure to check that out!
However, the main technique I want to talk about today is sewing amigurumi parts together.
This can seem daunting to a lot of people, and since this amigurumi pattern has a bit more sewing than most, I want to be sure to direct you to my guide on how to sew amigurumi pieces together.
After reading this guide, you’ll be fully equipped to sew anything together, no matter what kind of shape it is!
I also have a great video that goes along with it that you can watch for the full effect!
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- My Foolproof Guide to Crocheting Amigurumi for Beginners
- If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!
This Chubby Chicken pattern is a quick and easy project, perfect for Spring! His little rotund body is absolutely adorable and his simple construction means that you can make a whole bunch in a row in different colors.
Confused about materials? For all my personal recommendations of my most-used tools, yarns, and supplies, check out my favorites in this complete guide!
- WeCrochet Wonderfluff (bulky, but reads as worsted)
- (<1 skein) Bare Wonderfluff (white)
- Hobbii Amigo (sport)
- (<1 skein) Christmas Red (red)
- (<1 skein) Egg Yolk (golden yellow)
- Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
- 6.0mm safety eyes
- fiberfill stuffing
- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- BLO: back loop only
- ch: chain
- CC: contrast color
- dec: decrease
- hdc: half double crochet
- inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
- MC: main color
- MR: magic ring
- rnd: round
- RS: right side
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- x sc: work x number of single crochets
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
- WS: wrong side
- (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
- (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times
- Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
- When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
- To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
- Stuff the head and the body firmly at the openings so that the neck is stable upon completion.
- Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.
For this pattern, the MC is White, CC1 is Canary, and CC2 is Red.
- Invisible finish off: click here for tutorial.
- Picot stitch: ch 3, insert hook back into the center of the base st, yo, pull through all loops.
Approx. 2.5″ x 2.5″
To make this amigurumi bigger or smaller, increase or decrease the size of the yarn you’re working with.
BODY (in MC)
- Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
- Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
- Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
- Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
- Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
- Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
- Round 7: (5 sc, inc) x6 (42 sts)
- Round 8-13 (6 rnds): sc around (42 sts)
- Round 14: (6 sc, inc) x6 (48 sts)
- Round 15-16 (2 rnds): sc around (48 sts)
- Insert 6.0mm safety eyes between rounds 9 and 10, 5 stitches apart.
- Round 17: (6 sc, dec) x6 (42 sts)
- Round 18: (5 sc, dec) x6 (36 sts)
- Round 19: (4 sc, dec) x6 (30 sts)
- Round 20: (3 sc, dec) x6 (24 sts)
- Round 21: (2 sc, dec) x6 (18 sts)
- Round 22: (sc, dec) x6 (12 sts)
- Round 23: dec x6 (6 sts)
- Finish off and weave in end.
BEAK (in CC1)
- Round 1: 4 sc in MR (4 sts)
- Round 2: (sc, inc) x2 (6 sts)
- Round 3: sc around (6 sts)
- Invisible finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff lightly. Sew onto the body, between rounds 9-10 (counting from the top), directly between the eyes.
FEET (in CC1, make two)
- Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5 sts)
- Round 2: slst into the first stitch, (slst in the next stitch, chain 4 off the side and work 3 single crochet stitches into the 4 chains, beginning from the second chain from the hook) x2, 2 slst (5 stitches, 2 protrusions from the central round)
- Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Make another identically. Sew both feet to the bottom of the body, with the back of the foot beginning at round 20 (counting from the top).
WINGS (in MC)
- Round 1: 5 sc in MR (5 sts)
- Round 2: 2 sc, inc, 2 sc (6 sts)
- Round 3: (2 sc, inc) x2 (8 sts)
- Round 4: (3 sc, inc) x2 (10 sts)
- Round 5: (4 sc, inc) x2 (12 sts)
- Round 6: sc around (12 sts)
- Fold the wing in half and work 6 scs across, inserting the hook through both sides for each stitch. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to the left and right sides of the body, with the wide edge flush with round 11 (counting from the top), around 3 stitches away from the eyes.
CREST (in CC2. See Special Stitches for Picot stitch.)
- Row 1: Chain 9
- Row 2: slip stitch into the 4th chain from the hook. (Slip stitch into the next stitch, picot stitch) x4.
- Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to the top of the body, with the crest extending in a line from round 1 to round 5.
- Weave in the end.
Your Chubby Chicken amigurumi is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.