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Step 3: Starting with the body

The body is basically egg shape starting at the narrow end.  We will be using the dyed yarn starting at the darkest end, grey and white. The entire chickadee is crocheted with 2.5mm hook.  Change colour as indicated.

Starting with the dyed yarn,ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around  (8 sc)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) repeat around - 3 st should be grey (12 sc)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) repeat around - 4 st should be grey (16 sts)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) repeat around - 6 st should be grey (20 sts)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts) repeat around - 9 st should be grey (24 sts)
Rnds 7 -10: Sc in each sc around -12 st should be grey (24sts)
Rnd 11: Change colour from the dyed yarn to the white (Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts) repeat around -9 st should be grey (18sts)
Rnd 12: (Sc2tog, sc in each of next sts) repeat around -6 st should be grey (12sts)

Tie off, leave a long tail