DROPS Extra / 0-769

Chicken Little by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS Easter chicken in "Paris".

DROPS design: Pattern no W-016-BN
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Measurements: approx. height 12 cm / 4¾''

Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g color no 35, vanilla
Some left-over yarn color no 13, orange
Some left-over yarn color no 12, red
Some left-over yarn color no 15, black

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 - or size needed to get 16 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C - for legs, cockscomb and beak

Accessories: Some poly stuffing for filling

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pattern type: toys, theme: animals, easter,

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CROCHET INFO:
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid hole in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= first sc on next round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last sc and first sc on the round, move the marker upwards.

WORKING 2 SC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.
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CHICKEN:
Start at the top of the head by making a Magic circle - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE - on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with vanilla.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in circle - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6: Work 1 sc in every sc = 30 sc.
ROUND 7: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 8: Work 1 sc in every sc = 36 sc.
ROUND 9: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 10-17: Work 1 sc in every sc = 42 sc.
ROUND 18: * 1 sc in the next 19 sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog * - See explanation above, repeat from *-* one more time = 40 sc.
ROUND 19: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 32 sc.
ROUND 20: Work 1 sc in every sc = 32 sc.
ROUND 21: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 22: Work 1 sc in every sc = 24 sc.
ROUND 23: * 1 sc in the next 1 sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 16 sc.
ROUND 24: Work 1 sc in every sc = 16 sc. Fill the chicken with some poly stuffing.
ROUND 25: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 8 sc, finish with 1 sl st in next sc.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts and tighten tog, fasten tightly.

WING:
Start by making a magic circle with vanilla on hook size 4 mm / G/6.
ROUND 1: Work 4 sc in the circle.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 8 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 16 sc.
ROUND 5-7: Work 1 sc in every sc = 16 sc on the round.
ROUND 8: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 sc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 sc in every sc, finish with 1 sl st in next sc = 12 sc. Cut the yarn and keep 20 cm / 8'' for assembly.
Crochet another wing the same way.

BEAK:
Work on hook size 3 mm / C with orange as follows:
ROW 1: ch 2, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn piece = 1 sc.
ROW 2: ch 1, 2 sc in sc, turn piece = 2 sc.
ROW 3: ch 1, 2 sc in every sc, turn piece = 4 sc.
ROW 4: ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn piece = 6 sc.
ROW 5: ch 1, skip 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, skip next sc, 1 sc in last sc, turn piece = 4 sc.
ROW 6: ch 1, skip 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip next sc, 1 sc in last sc, turn piece = 2 sc.
ROW 7: ch 1, skip 1st sc, 1 sc in last sc = 1 sc. Cut the yarn and keep 20 cm / 8'' for assembly.

LEG:
Work on hook size 3 mm / C with orange as follows: ch 10 , work 1 sl st in 5th ch from hook, * ch 4, 1 sl st in same ch *, repeat from *-* one more time. Then work 1 sl st in every ch remaining on ch-row (= work back to beg). Cut the yarn and keep 20 cm / 8'' for assembly.
Work another leg the same way.

COCKSCOMB:
Work on hook size 3 mm / C with red as follows: ch 10 , work 1 sl st in 7th ch from hook, * ch 5, 1 sl st in next ch *, repeat from *-* one more time, finish with ch 6, 1 sl st in last ch. Cut the yarn and keep 20 cm / 8'' for assembly.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the wings flat and sew them to each side with neat little stitches. Sew the cockscomb at the top of head. Fold the beak on the middle and sew it to the front of the head. Sew on eyes with some left-over black yarn. Sew the legs under the chicken.

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