No-Sew Chick Crochet Pattern
This no-sew chick crochet pattern works up really quickly and would make a sweet addition to your Easter festivities! Use as decor, pop into Easter baskets or use in your Easter egg hunts. They’re no-sew and can be worked up in under 30 minutes making them perfect for quick gifts and market makes.
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.
I chose to use chenille yarn for my 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 so 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. They’d be fun in different colours too!
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- 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
- 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
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 1.5″ tall x 2″ wide (4cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.
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.
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.
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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”).
Your no-sew chick is ready! I hope you enjoyed this pattern.
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I just finished one of these little cuties in less than an hour and I am a newbie. Would highly recommend it.
That’s amazing! Thanks for the feedback.