No-Sew Chick Crochet Pattern

This no-sew chick crochet pattern would make a sweet addition to your Easter festivities! Use as decor, pop into Easter baskets or use in your Easter egg hunts.

Three crocheted yellow chicks sitting on a wood round.

It works up in under 30 minutes which also makes it perfect for quick Spring gifts and market makes – add a keychain and you’re good to go!

Why You’ll Love This No-Sew Chick Crochet Pattern

  • Scrap buster: Great for using up leftover yarn.
  • Basic stitches: If you can single crochet, half double crochet and slip stitch, then you can make this.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than 30 minutes!

About the Pattern

The pattern is no-sew except for the stitching of the little beak and the hiding of your yarn tail at the end.

The wings are worked in the front loop only and you will use the leftover back loop in the next round to maintain your stitch count.

A yellow crocheted chick being held in front of a bowl full of mini Easter eggs.

Yarn

I chose to use chenille yarn for my no-sew chicks because I wanted a soft fuzzy look. However, feel free to experiment with different yarns but don’t forget to adjust your hook size accordingly.

This will yield differences in size and the overall finished look but be mindful that if you use a thinner yarn, you’ll most likely need a different option for the eyes as the chicks are already quite small.

For the large chick pictured below, I used super bulky yarn and a 6mm crochet hook. I also increased the size of the eyes based on preference.

A large crocheted chick with a small chick stacked on top.

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Materials

  • DK weight chenille yarn in pale yellow (I used DMC Happy Chenille in Duckling)
  • A small amount of DK weight yarn in orange (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Blood Orange)
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 5mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • FLO – front loop only
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished chick measures approximately 1.5″ tall x 2″ wide (4cm x 5cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.

Gauge

Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.

Notes

  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Pattern Instructions

Chick (pale yellow)

Tip: If you’re struggling to close the magic ring, ch 2 and sc in the 2nd ch from hook instead.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5-6: [Sc] x24 (24) 2 rounds

R7: 6 sc, [FLO sl st, ch 2, hdc in second ch from hook, FLO sl st in same st], 10 sc, [FLO sl st, ch 2, hdc in second ch from hook, FLO sl st in same st], 6 sc

In R8 you will sc into the leftover back loop from R7 underneath each wing.

R8-9: [Sc] x24 (24) 2 rounds

Insert safety eyes between R5 and R6, approximately 5 sts apart and 2 sts away from the wings on either side.

Using orange yarn, sew the beak over a single stitch between R5 and R6 and centred between the eyes. I stitched over it 3 times to get my desired look.

R10: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R11: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R12: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the chick.

To finish, take a strand of yellow yarn, fold in half and draw through a st on the top of the head leaving a loop. Draw ends through the loop and pull to tighten. Trim the ends to your desired length (approximately 1/4”).

Tip: Chenille yarn has a tendency to shed, try using a matching acrylic yarn instead for the hair tuft.


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7 Comments

  1. I just finished one of these little cuties in less than an hour and I am a newbie. Would highly recommend it.

  2. I do not know what you mean when you say say sc invisible Decrease what does this mean could you please help me with this as this would be appreciated Thank you.