Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Chicks and their Nest Free Tutorial

 Spring Chicks and their Nest Free Tutorial

By AnnooCrochet Designs


Caring for baby chickens is a full-time endeavor. Proper housing, a heat source and the ability to meet their nutritional needs should be considered before bringing chicks home. Not for these!!!! whether you are seeking a pet or starting your own flock, these Crochet cuties are easy to take care off...Happy Spring and Happy Crochet!!!!





You will Need:

Hook size 5.00 mm for the nest
Hook size 3.25 mm for the rest ;-)
Wraphia in light brown

Berroco Comfort in 9710 (pale pink)
Berroco Comfort in 9701 (pale yellow)
Berroco Comfort in 9714 (pale green)
Berroco Comfort in 9737 (purple)
Berroco Comfort in 9707 (pale blue)
Berroco Comfort in 9723 (Pink)
Berroco Comfort in 9700 (White)

Or any Worsted weight yarn of your choice.
7.5mm Safety Eyes, black or colored.
Polyfill
Tapestry Needle
Yellow felt

Stitches used in this Pattern:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sk st: skip stitch
sc2tog: single two stitches together (decrease)



Pattern:

Nest:

With Wraphia and Hook size 5.00 mm

Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 6sc.

Round 2: [2sc in each st] all around (12sc)





Round 3: [2sc, sc] all around (18sc)



Place a scrap of colorful yarn at the beginning of the round, so you will know when to begin to count your stitches.
Round 4: [2sc, 2sc] all around (24sc)



Round 5: [3sc, sc] all around (30sc)

Round 6: [4sc, sc] all around (36sc)


Round 7: [5sc, sc] all around (42sc)
 My Crochet Buddy <3



Round 8: in back loop only sc all around (42sc)






Round 9: [5sc, sc2tog] all around (36sc)



Round 10-14 :sc all around (36sc)








Fasten off


Chicks:



With Comfort pale pink yarn and Hook 3.25mm
Round 1: in a magic ring, ch, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12sc)

Round 3: [sc, 2sc in next st] all around (18sc)

Round 4: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)

Round 5-11: sc all around (24sc)


Round 12: [ 3sc, sk st] all around (18sc)




place snap on eyes between round10 and 12 at about 4 stitches apart,  fill firmly with polyfill


Round 13: sc all around (18sc)


Round 14: [  2sc, sk st] all around (12sc)

Round 15: sc all around (12sc)


Round 16: sc, sc2 tog untill closing fasten off
sew in all tails
Color cheeks with Fabric crayons and sew felt beak on





Bottom egg shell:
With white Berroco yarn and 3.25mm hook,
Round 1: in a magic ring, ch, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12sc)

Round 3: [sc, 2sc in next st] all around (18sc)

Round 4: [2sc, 2sc in next st] all around (24sc)

Round 5: sc all around (24sc)

Round 6: [3sc, 2sc in next st] all around (30sc)

Round 7-11: sc all around (30sc)
Fasten off sew in all tails.


Top Shell:
Round 1: in a magic ring, ch, 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each st (12sc)

Round 3: sc all around (12sc)

Round 4: [sc, 2sc in next ] all around(18sc)

Round 5: sc all around (18sc)
Round 6: [2sc, 2sc in next] all around (24sc)

Round 7: [3sc, 2sc in next] all around (30sc)

Round 8-10: sc all around (30sc)
Fasten off




Voila!!!! Happy Crochet my fellow Artists

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