DROPS Extra / 0-844

Bill & Ted by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS Easter chickens in "Nepal".

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-079
Yarn group C
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Measurements:
Large: approx. height 39 cm
Small: approx. height 32 cm
Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 2923, goldenrod
50 g colour no 2920, orange
50 g colour no 3620, red
50 g colour no 4434m, purple
Some left-over yarn in black.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 18 dc = width 10 cm.

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pattern type: toys, shape: short rows, theme: animals, easter, tips & help: felted,

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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 at the back. 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 from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last dc and first dc on the round, move the marker upwards.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in 1 dc.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows: * Insert hook in next dc, get thread *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.

COLOUR CHANGE:
To get a nice colour change work last dc on round as follows: Insert hook in last dc, get thread, make a YO with the new colour and pull it through all sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new colour.


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CHICKEN - LARGE:
Work in the round in a circle. Start at the top of the head by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - Read explanation above - with goldenrod on hook size 4 mm.
ROUND 1: Work 4 dc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 dc in every dc - Read INCREASE TIP above = 8 dc.
ROUND 3-6: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 7: * 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 10 dc.
ROUND 8-11: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 12: * 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 12 dc.
ROUND 13-14: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 15: * 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 14 dc.
ROUND 16-17: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 18: * 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 16 dc.
ROUND 19-20: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 21: * 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 18 dc.
ROUND 22-23: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 24: * 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 20 dc.
ROUND 25-26: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 27: * 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 22 dc.
ROUND 28-29: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 30: * 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 24 dc.
ROUND 31-32: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 33: * 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 26 dc.
ROUND 34-35: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 36: * 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 28 dc.
ROUND 37-38: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 39: * 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 30 dc.
ROUND 40: Work 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to red - Read COLOUR CHANGE above.
ROUND 41: Work with red * 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 32 dc.
ROUND 42: Work with red 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to goldenrod.
ROUND 43-44: Work with goldenrod 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to red.
ROUND 45: Work with red * 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 34 dc.
ROUND 46: Work with red 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to goldenrod.
ROUND 47-48: Work with goldenrod 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on 48th round, switch to red.
ROUND 49: Work with red * 1 dc in each of the next 16 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 36 dc.
ROUND 50: Work with red 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to goldenrod.
ROUND 51-52: Work with goldenrod 1 dc in every dc, cut and fasten the threads.

COCK'S COMB:
Worked back and forth. Work 7 ch with red, then 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 5 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 9 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 5 ch, finish with 1 dc in last ch, cut the thread.

TAIL:
Worked back and forth. Work 5 ch with red, then 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 7 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 9 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 7 ch, finish with 1 dc in last ch, cut the thread.

LEG:
Worked back and forth. Work 25 ch with orange then work 1 sl st in 6th ch from hook, * 5 ch, 1 sl st in same ch *, repeat from *-* one more time (= 3 ch-loops), work 1 sl st in every ch back, cut the thread. Work another leg the same way.

BEAK:
Worked back and forth. Crochet 2 ch with orange.
ROW 1: Work 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook = 2 dc, turn.
ROW 2: Work 1 ch, inc 1 dc in every dc = 4 dc, turn
ROW 3-4: Work 1 ch, 1 dc in every dc.
ROW 5: 1 ch, work all dc tog 2 by 2 = 2 dc.
ROW 6: 1 ch, work the 2 dc tog = 1 dc. Cut the thread.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the cock's comb at the top of head and the beak to the front of the head. Sew the tail to the back side and the legs to the bottom edge at the front. Embroider eyes with black on the head.

FELTING:
Place the chicken in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After felting, shape the chicken while still when and leave to dry flat. If desired fill the head with some cotton wool and the body with an empty roll of toilet paper.

CHICKEN - SMALL:
Work in the round in a circle. Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - Read explanation above - at the top of the head with orange on hook size 4 mm.
ROUND 1: Work 4 dc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 dc in every dc - Read INCREASE TIP above = 8 dc.
ROUND 3-6: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 7: * 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 10 dc.
ROUND 8 (and every even numbered round until ROUND 26) Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 9: * 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 12 dc.
ROUND 11: * 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 14 dc.
ROUND 13: * 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 16 dc.
ROUND 15: * 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 18 dc.
ROUND 17: * 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 20 dc.
ROUND 19: * 1 dc in each of the next 9 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 22 dc.
ROUND 21: * 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 24 dc.
ROUND 23: * 1 dc in each of the next 11 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 26 dc.
ROUND 25: * 1 dc in each of the next 12 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 28 dc.
ROUND 27: * 1 dc in each of the next 13 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 30 dc.
ROUND 28: Work 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to purple - Read COLOUR CHANGE above.
ROUND 29: Work with purple * 1 dc in each of the next 14 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 32 dc.
ROUND 30: Work with purple 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to orange.
ROUND 31-32: Work with orange 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on 32nd round, switch to purple.
ROUND 33: Work with purple * 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 34 dc.
ROUND 34: Work with purple 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to orange.
ROUND 35-36: Work with orange 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on 36th round, switch to purple.
ROUND 37: Work with purple * 1 dc in each of the next 16 dc, inc 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 36 dc.
ROUND 38: Work with purple 1 dc in every dc. NOTE: In the last dc on round, switch to orange.
ROUND 39-40: Work with orange 1 dc in every dc, cut the thread.
Crochet cock's comb, tail, beak and legs as on CHICKEN - LARGE but work the beak with goldenrod and the legs with red.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the cock's comb at the top of head and the beak to the front of the head. Sew the tail to the back side and the legs to the bottom edge. Embroider eyes with black on the head.

FELTING:
Place the chicken in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After felting, shape the chicken while still when and leave to dry flat. If desired fill the head with some cotton wool and the body with an empty roll of toilet paper.

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