Chandler the Chicken – Free Crochet Pattern

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I couldn’t have a farm animal collection without adding a free chicken crochet pattern! Meet Chandler the Chicken, my newest, and now smallest design of all of my farm animals.

free chicken crochet pattern in cream and white yarn to make a crochet chicken amigurumi

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern available here on my blog! An ad-free, formatted PDF version of this crochet pattern is also available for purchase here:


I would classify this free chicken crochet pattern as “advanced beginner”. It would be helpful to have had some experience with amigurumi before creating this project.

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I’ve made this free chicken crochet pattern in a variety of yarns. I especially loved my fur crochet chicken!

crochet chicken made with grey and cream fur yarn, sitting on a hand
free crochet chicken pattern made with cream and white worsted weight yarn, sitting on a hand

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Free Crochet Pattern for Chandler the Chicken

Pattern Specifics

Measurements: Approximately 3.5” tall (body only) or 4” tall (including comb)
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern; see notes
Hook Size: 4.0mm (G) crochet hook
Other Tools: tapestry needle/yarn needle, stitch markers, scissors (grab these on Amazon)
Yarn Weight: Medium (4) Worsted Weight
Yarn Used: WeCrochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Yardage: color A (cream): 40 yds, color B (white): 18 yds, color C (orange): 9 yds, color D (red): 9 yds
Other Materials: poly-fil stuffing, 9 mm safety eyes

Stitch Abbreviations

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease is recommended)

Special Stitches

SC2tog (using invisible decrease method): Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. Yarn over. Draw through the first two loops on hook. Yarn over. Draw through both loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Checking your gauge is not required for this pattern. Use a hook that is smaller than the size recommended for your yarn weight. This will ensure that your stuffing will not show through the stitches.
  • All pieces, with the exception of the feet and comb, are worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round.
  • Invisible decreases are recommended. Please see “Special Stitches”.
  • Safety eyes and noses pose a choking risk for babies; therefore, if making this toy for a baby, I recommend using yarn, felt, or embroidered details.
  • Body, and tail require stuffing. Stuff each piece as you work to ensure the piece is completely filled. Do not add stuffing to the wings or beak.  
  • See tutorial photos.

Pattern

Using 4.0mm (G) hook:

Body

NOTE: The body is worked from the bottom up to the top of the head.

Using color A (shown as cream):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R4: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R5: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R6: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R7: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

R8-12: 1 SC in each st around. (42 sts)

R13: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R14: 1 SC in each st around. (36 sts)

R15: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Using color B (shown as white):

R16-18: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R19: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R20: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R21: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

If using safety eyes, insert eyes between R19-20, with 5 sts between each.

R22: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R23: *SC2tog, 1 SC in the next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R24: *SC2tog. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand. Weave yarn in and out of remaining sts. Pull tight to close. Tie off and weave in ends.

body of the crochet chicken demonstrating eye placement, with a white top and cream bottom

Wings (make 2)

Using color A (shown as cream):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R4: Fold the circle in half. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (8 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

two cream crochet wings for the chicken amigurumi

Tail

Using color A (shown as cream):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (15 sts)

R4-6: 1 SC in each st around. (15 sts)

R7: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R8: Fold the tail in half. Working through both sides, 1 SC in each st across, leaving 1 unworked st on each side. See tutorial photos. (8 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

finished cream tail for the crochet chicken

Beak

Using color C (shown as orange):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

R2: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

finished orange beak for the crochet chicken

Feet (make 2)

Using color C (shown as orange):

R1: Ch 4, turn, sl st in second ch from hook and each st to end of row (the final st at the end of the row will be referred to herein as the base st).

Ch 3, turn, sl st in second ch from hook, next st, and the base st.

Ch 3, turn, sl st in second ch from hook, next st, and base st.

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

finished orange feet for the crochet chicken

Comb

Using color D (shown as red):

R1: Ch 8, turn, SC in second ch from hook and each of the next 2 chs. Sl st into the next st. The remaining 3 unworked chs are herein referred to as the base chs.

Ch 6, turn, SC in second ch from hook and each of the next 4 chs, SC into the next unworked base ch, sl st into the next unworked base ch.

Ch 8, turn, SC in second ch from hook and each of the next 6 chs. SC into the last unworked base ch.

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

finished red comb for the crochet chicken

Assembly & Finishing

See tutorial photos.

Attach comb to the top of the head, over R23-24, so that all three pieces are standing upright, with the longest in the front.

Attach beak to the front of the head, between the eyes, at R18.

Attach feet to the front of the body, between R7-8, in line with each eye (with approximately 7 sts between the two feet). Be sure to only sew down the middle, so that each of the three points can move freely.

Attach tail to the back of the body, between R6-7. Further secure the tail around R10-11, so that the tail will stay upright against the back of the body.

Attach each wing to either side of the body, with the rounded edge facing down, just below where the first row of color B (white) starts. Angle the wing downwards towards the tail. Further secure the wing to the body, near the middle of the wing, so that it will stay tight against the side of the body.

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet chicken pattern!

finished amigurumi chicken with a side profile, detailing the side placements using this free chicken crochet pattern
We Crochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Ad-Free PDF Pattern for Chandler the Chicken

Tips & Tricks

  • When working in continuous rounds of this amigurumi crochet chicken, keep track of your rows with a stitch marker.
  • Use the invisible decrease to eliminate any noticeable bumps in your stitches when making this crochet chicken pattern.
  • Reference this list of amigurumi tips for more helpful tips and tricks for improving your amigurumi on this crochet chicken pattern!

Alterations

  • Use a yarn like Parfait Chunky or another size 6 yarn, along with a hook that suits your desired yarn to create a much larger crochet chicken amigurumi! When I use Parfait Chunky yarn, I use a 5mm crochet hook.
  • Want to turn this free chicken crochet pattern into a hen amigurumi or a chick for Easter? Just make the whole body and comb piece in one solid color, like yellow!
  • Using fur yarn when making this free chicken crochet pattern to create a fun and fuzzy crochet chicken amigurumi!
  • Take a look at this list of modification ideas to transform this crochet chicken pattern into a variety of different birds!

More Free Farm Animal Crochet Patterns

I hope that you enjoyed this free chicken crochet pattern! If you want to create even more cute farm animal amigurumi, be sure to check out my full collection of free farm animal crochet patterns! Some of my favorites include: Hailey the HorsePresley the Pig, and Daphne the Duck!

pig crochet pattern in chunky pink and brown yarn next to a smaller pig in pink worsted weight yarn

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Nicole

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much. I made a rainbow chicken and it is hilariously cute. It looks like an Easter egg.

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