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This little Amigurumi Chick is only 3.5" tall from the tip off his toes to the top of his tufty head.  I designed this Crazy Chick to fit inside one of those plastic Easter Eggs (a bit of fun when he's discovered on an egg hunt!).  My plastic eggs are 3" tall and Crazy Chick fits in easily.  He's very quick to make so it wouldn't take long to crochet up a pile of crazy chicks!

Step 1: Materials and Abbreviations:

Materials:

Hook Size B-1 (2.00mm) 
Sport weight yarn (4 ply)  (I like cotton but it's up to you)
Pearl Cotton for beak and eyes (No.5)
Toy stuffing
darning needle

Abbeviations (USA stitch names):

sc                 Single Crochet
hdc               Half Double Crochet
dc                 Double Crochet 
tr                  Treble or Triple Crochet 
ss                 Slip Stitch          
 

Step 2: Body:

In true Amigurumi style, Crazy Chick has a much smaller Body than his head (adds to the cuteness!)

Body:
Begin with a magic ring or just chain two and work the first round into the second chain from the hook

Round 1:     Do  5sc   (5)

Round 2:     Do 2sc into each stitch below   (10)

Round 3:     [2sc into next stitch,  then do 1 sc] x5     (15)

Round 4:     [1sc, then do 2sc into next stitch]  x7  do 1 sc   (22)


Rounds 5-7:   22sc 

Round 8:     [1sc, 2sc together into next stitch]  x7   do 1sc  (15)

Round 9:     [2sc together into next stitch,  then do 1sc]  x5  (10)

Stuff the Body firmly with toy stuffing at this point

Round 10:   [2sc together into next stitch]  x5   (5)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.




Step 3: Head:

Head:
Begin with a magic ring or just chain two and work the first round into the second chain from the hook

Round 1:  Do 6sc (6)

Round 2:  Do 2sc into each stitch below (12)

Round 3:  [1sc, then do 2sc into next stitch below] x6   (18)

Round 4:  [2sc, then do 2sc into next stitch below] x6   (24)

Round 5:  [Do 2sc into next stitch below, then do 3sc] x6    (30)

Rounds 6-9:  30sc

Round 10:  [3sc, then 2sc together into next stitch] x6  (24)

Round 11:  [2sc together into next stitch, then do 2sc] x6  (18)

Round 12;  [1sc then 2sc together into next stitch] x6   (12)


Stuff the Head firmly with toy stuffing at this point

Round 13: [2sc together into next stitch] x6   (6)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.





Step 4: Legs:

Legs:

Make two.  Each leg has 3 toes.
Begin with a base chain of 10 chain stitches.  See photo (1)

Toe 1:   Into the second chain from the hook See photo (2)do 1 hdc  See photo (3)
              Into the next chain stitch along the base chain, do 1 ss.  1st toe complete.

Toe 2:   Do 3 chain
See photo (4)
              Into the first chain of the three you just did, do 1 hdc See photo (5) & (6)
            
  ss into the base chain and pull tightly.  2nd toe complete.

Toe 3:   Do 3 chain 
 
              Into the first chain of the three you just did, do 1 hdc See photo (7)
              ss into the base chain See photo (8).  3rd toe complete.

To finish the leg,   ss   all the way along the base chain and cast off.  Tie the two ends of yarn together.


 

Step 5: Wing & Tail:

These are the instructions for the Wing (make two).  This is also the pattern for the Tail(make 1).

Begin with a base chain of 5 ch stitches.
Begin in the second chain from the hook, do 1 sc.
Then continue along the base chain with 1hdc, 1dc, 1 tr.


Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.



Step 6: Tail Tip & Head Frill:

Tail Tip and Head Frill (make one of each)

Both have three 'frills'

Begin with a base chain of 7 ch stitches.

Frill 1:   Into the third chain from the hook See photo [1]    do 1 dc  See photo [2] 
              then into the same base chain stitch, do 1 ss.  1st frill complete.  See photo [3]

Frill 2:   Do 3  chain See photo [4]   do 1 dc  
              then into the same base chain stitch, do 1 ss.   2nd frill complete. 
See photo [5]

Frill 3:   Do 3 chain ,  1 dc
              then into the same base chain stitch, do 1 ss.    3rd frill complete.
See photo [6]

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.

Step 7: Beak:

Beak: 

Make two.
Use Pearl Cotton  (No.5)

Begin with a base chain of 4 ch stitches.
Begin in the second chain from the hook, do 1 hdc.
Then continue along the base chain with  1dc, 1 tr.


Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.


Step 8: Eyes:

Eyes:  

Make two.
Use Pearl Cotton (No.5)

Begin with a magic ring or just chain two and work into the second chain from the hook.
Do 7sc stitches and join with a ss.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing up.

Step 9: Finished Parts:

From the photo you can see all the finished parts needed to make Crazy Chick.

Step 10: Sewing up the Crazy Chick:

Begin by sewing both pieces of the beak to the head as shown on the photo.  Then hide the ends inside the head.

Step 11: Sew Head Frill to top of Head:

Sew the head frill to the top of the Crazy Chick's head, as shown on the photo.  Then hide the ends inside the head.

Step 12: Sew the Eyes to the Head:

Position the eyes so that one is higher than the other to give the Chick a crazy look.  Hide the ends inside the Head.

Step 13: Sew the pupils:

Once the eyes, beak and head frill are sewn on, sew pupils in the eyes using small knots and the the brown Sport Weight (4ply) yarn.

Step 14: Sew-up the Tail:

Sew the tail and tail tip together as shown.  Sew in the ends.

Step 15: Finish the Sewing up:

Sew the head to the body (bring the two ends together).  Refer to the photos for position of the legs, wings and tail.

Step 16: Enjoy your Crazy Chick!

Now Crazy Chick is finished, he can be posed and played with or hidden inside a plastic egg for a fun surprise on an Easter Egg hunt (which is what I made him for!)  Enjoy!


There are more free crochet patterns on my blog (left side-bar) help yourself!
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SO Cute... and I'm pretty confident this project qualifies for Scooch's<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-eggs/" rel="nofollow"> Egg Challenge</a>, &nbsp;too! ;-)<br> <br> Just copy/paste the URL to this instructable into the comment section... and good luck!<br> <br>
It can't qualify for the egg challenge because it was posted before the contest started but I agree this is so cute.
Darn... for some reason I thought it was published the 2nd. ;-(
Never mind, it's OK. There's plenty of other challenges another day :)<br>
I absolutely love this, so dang cute!!
Thanks guys for the lovely comments. On my first instructable :)<br>Mandy
This is so cute and I love how you set up the chick in the photos!
very much
This is so adorable! I love it! And the directions look so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
yeah i know

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