Introducing the Mini Chick Wall Hanging crochet pattern! I’ve been wanting to design a wall hanging for a long time now and I just love how it turned out. It’s sweet and simple for Easter but would look equally amazing as nursery decor (just saying) and it’s small size makes it a nice quick project.
The pattern is super easy and includes a chart as well as written instructions. I wasn’t too fussed about how the back of my wall hanging looked so I chose to knot and trim the ends from the colour changes but you can always weave them in for a cleaner finish.
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in yellow (y), background colour (bc) and orange
- 5mm crochet hook
- 10mm safety eyes
- Polyester fiberfill
- 6.5” of 6mm dowel rod
- Twine/yarn for hanging
- Yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- inc – increase
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 4.5” x 5.25” (11.5cm x 13.5cm) when using the materials listed.
The ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
The wall hanging is worked in rows of single crochet from the bottom up.
The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (colour abbreviation), example: 6 sc (y) means 6 sc in the colour yellow.
I change colours the same way that I do for amigurumi: How to Change Colours in Amigurumi
Here’s a chart for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern:
Note: the chart does not include the final slip stitch row. Please follow R25 of the written pattern.
WALL HANGING (starting in yellow)
R1: Ch 19, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (18)
R2-9: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x18 (18)
R10-11: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc (bc), 16 sc (y), 1 sc (bc) (18)
R12: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc (bc), 14 sc (y), 2 sc (bc) (18)
R13: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc (bc), 12 sc (y), 3 sc (bc) (18)
R14: Ch 1, turn. 4 sc (bc), 10 sc (y), 4 sc (bc) (18)
R15: Ch 1, turn. 6 sc (bc), 6 sc (y), 6 sc (bc) (18)
R16-24: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x18 (bc) (18)
R25: Turn. [Sl st] x18 (18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail of about 70cm for attaching to the hanging rod.
Weave in or knot and trim ends.
Insert safety eyes between R9 and R10, 5 sts from each edge. Trim off the backs of the eyes.
Using a long length of yellow yarn, embroider 2 strands of hair. I made one longer than the other and placed them to either side of the centre, using the following method:
Bring your needle through at the centre of the head. Put the needle back in through the same stitch leaving a long loop on the front.
Bring the needle back through at the point that you want the length and position of your hair to be. Pass the needle through the loop on the front and pull gently to tighten so that it lies flat against your piece.
Put the needle back through the same stitch to secure. Repeat for 2nd strand of hair.
Knot the ends together and trim or weave them in.
R1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working down other side of ch – sc in next 3 chs, inc in last ch (12)
R2: [Sc] x12 (12)
Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew beak centered between the eyes over R6 and R8. Stuff before closing up completely.
Weave in end.
For more help with the following sections there is a premium pattern available.
ATTACHING THE FRINGE
To create the fringe, cut 12” pieces of yellow yarn. Each piece of fringe is made up of 3 strands.
Starting with the left most foundation chain, attach fringe in every 2nd chain and ending in the last chain (you will have 2 side by side). Trim the ends so that they’re even.
ATTACHING TO THE ROD
Weave the leftover yarn tail over and under the dowel from front to back and through the first stitch. Repeat in each stitch across. Weave in end.
To hang the project, wrap twine or yarn several times around one end of the dowel and tie a knot at the back. Determine the length you want for your hanging loop and repeat the process on the other end of the dowel. Trim off any excess.
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