DROPS Extra / 0-548

Piou Piou by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Easter chickens in ”Alpaca” and ”Kid-Silk”.

Tags: animals, easter,

DROPS design: Pattern no Z-417
Size: diameter approx 8 cm / 3 1/8’’.

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
50 g color no 100, off-white
A remnant color no 2923, ochre
A remnant color no 8903, black
25 g color no 01, off-white
Cotton wool for filling.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 3 mm / US 2or3 – or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – for strap.

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100% Alpaca
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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
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DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour DROPS Kid-Silk uni colour 5.80 $ /25g
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
KNITTING TIP: To avoid holes work YO into back of loop on return row.

CHICKEN: Worked in the round on double pointed needles.
Cast on 9 sts on needle size 3 mm / US 2or3 with 1 thread off-white Alpaca and 1 thread Kid-Silk.
ROUND 1: K all sts.
ROUND 2: * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 18 sts.
ROUND 3 and 4: K all sts – SEE KNITTING TIP!
ROUND 5: * 1 YO, K1 *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 6 and 7: K all sts.
ROUND 8: * 1 YO, K2 *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 9 to 11: K all sts.
ROUND 12: * K9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 13 to 20: K all sts.
Now tighten the “ball” along cast on row and fasten thread on the WS.
ROUND 21: * K8, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 54 sts.
ROUND 22-24: K all sts.
ROUND 25: * K1, K2 tog *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 26 and 27: K all sts.
ROUND 28: K2 tog all the way round = 18 sts.
ROUND 29 and 30: K all sts.
ROUND 31: K2 tog all the way round = 9 sts.
ROUND 32: K all sts.
Cu the threads and leave approx 100 cm / 40’’ to use for crochet strap. Pull threads through remaining sts and fill chicken with cotton wool before tightening.

STRAP: Use the thread ends and crochet hook size 3 mm / C. Insert hook at the top of chicken and pull thread through, work approx 50 ch and finish with 1 sl st at the top of chicken. Cut and fasten thread.

Crochet with 2 threads ochre and crochet hook size 3 mm / C. Work 1 sc in the centre of the chicken’s body, then 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch, skip approx 1-1.5 cm / ½”, 1 sc in body. Turn and work 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch, go back approx 1-1.5 cm / ½’’ and work 1 sl st in the first sc.

Embroider 2 black eyes and 2 ochre feet – see picture.

Comments (3)

Monika 07.04.2014 - 19:13:

Upletla jsem; je to moc pěkné vajíčko, dcera je nadšená :-)

DROPS Design NL 08.02.2010 - 09:45:

Dat is een vergissing bij de vertaling. K2 en K9 is Engels voor 2 r en 9 r. Ik heb het nu gewijzigd. Veel plezier mee.

Rosali 06.02.2010 - 10:56:

Wat bedoelt men met k2 en k9 in naald 8 en 12

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