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

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 16 dc = width 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm - for legs, cockscomb and beak

Accessories: Some cotton wool 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 holes 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 thread over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull thread through loop, work 1 ch, then work dc around the loop. When the desired no of dc 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 dc on the round, continue to next round with 1 dc in next dc (= first dc on next round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last dc and first dc on the round, move the marker upwards.

WORKING 2 DC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get thread *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull thread 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 with Paris vanilla.
ROUND 1: Work 6 dc in circle - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 5: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 dc.
ROUND 6: Work 1 dc in every dc = 30 dc.
ROUND 7: * 1 dc in the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 dc.
ROUND 8: Work 1 dc in every dc = 36 dc.
ROUND 9: * 1 dc in the next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 dc.
ROUND 10-17: Work 1 dc in every dc = 42 dc.
ROUND 18: * 1 dc in the next 19 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog * - See explanation above, repeat from *-* one more time = 40 dc.
ROUND 19: * 1 dc in the next 3 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 32 dc.
ROUND 20: Work 1 dc in every dc = 32 dc.
ROUND 21: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 dc.
ROUND 22: Work 1 dc in every dc = 24 dc.
ROUND 23: * 1 dc in the next 1 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 16 dc.
ROUND 24: Work 1 dc in every dc = 16 dc. Fill the chicken with some cotton wool.
ROUND 25: Work all dc tog 2 by 2 = 8 dc, finish with 1 sl st in next dc.
Cut the thread 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.
ROUND 1: Work 4 dc in the circle.
ROUND 2: Work 2 dc in every dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 16 dc.
ROUND 5-7: Work 1 dc in every dc = 16 dc on the round.
ROUND 8: * 1 dc in the next 2 dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 dc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 dc in every dc, finish with 1 sl st in next dc = 12 dc. Cut the thread and keep 20 cm for assembly.
Knit another wing the same way.

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

LEG:
Work on hook size 3 mm with orange as follows: Work 10 ch, work 1 sl st in 5th ch from hook, * 4 ch, 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 thread and keep 20 cm for assembly.
Work another leg the same way.

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