Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Crochet Chicken Ornament Pattern

My mother came to me a few weeks back with a picture of an adorable chicken ornament that she had found on google, and hoped that I could find the pattern for her. We're a chicken loving family and have more then our fair share of chicken decor so this little ornament fits in perfectly.

After searching online I managed to come across a pattern but was more then a little surprised by the price tag that went with it. Now I don't mind paying for a pattern especially a well done pattern but $6 for a tiny ornament pattern seemed a bit steep.

Needless to say I decided to make a pattern up instead and thought I would share it with all of you :)

I really enjoyed making these chickens, they whipped up quick and give a nice homey feel to our tree!

What You'll Need:

  • Small amounts of worsted weight cotton in the colors of your choice. 
  • Yarn Needle.
  • Scissors.
  • 5 mm crochet hook.
  • Small amount of stuffing if desired.



Row 1:      Make a magic loop, ch 2, 12 DC into loop, pull tight and join with a sl st to top of ch 2, fasten off. (12 DC's)

Row 2:      Join new color into any stitch around. Ch 2, 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 2. Fasten off. (24 DC's)

Row 3:      Repeat row 2. ( 48 DC's)

Row 4:      Join new color in the last stitch worked of previous round. Ch 1. Fold work in half. Stuff chicken lightly here if desired. Sc through both layers in each stitch around. Fasten off. (24 SC's)


In first SC of one corner join red yarn. * Ch 10, sl st into same space, repeat from * 2 more times. Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Row 1:      Join red yarn in first SC of remaining corner. * Ch 5, sl st in same space, repeat from * 2 more times. Sl st in next 2 SC, ch 6, sl st into same space. Fasten off. 

Row 2:     Join orange yarn in sl st between comb and wattle, sc, ch 1, sc in space. Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Row 1:      Join orange yarn into 9th SC from wattle. 

Row 2:      * Ch 10, sl st into third ch from hook, ch 3, sl st into same space. Ch 3, sl st into same space, sl st in remaining ch's , sl st in beginning SC, sl st in next SC. Repeat from * 1 more time. Weave in ends. 


Ch 30, sew onto center of body. 

I hope you all enjoy this pattern, and as always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me. 


  1. soooo cute!!! Those with "hobby farms" would love to receive a couple of these! Thanks for sharing such a darling pattern. 8-)

  2. This is a great pattern! We have three hens at home, so I will be making a few of these :)

  3. Absolutely darling, I am making my second one now. I had a little trouble with the instructions for row 2 of the face (the beak). "Join orange yarn in sl st between comb and wattle, sc, ch 1, sc in space. Fasten off and weave in ends." where it says sc in space. Which space or should that be the second sl st between comb and wattle. On my first attempt the beak doesn't look as good as yours. Thank you for making this a free pattern.

  4. Forgot to say that I left generous tails of yarn at each color change, etc. and these made a decent stuffing for the chicken if you don't have or want to use fiberfill. Also, at the end of row 4 of the body I didn't end but turned the ornament and did a sl st thru the base of each single crochet (24 sl st). This eliminates a "wrong" looking side to the ornament because of the joining single crochets.

  5. AWWW! These are sooo cute! I better get busy whipping some up for friends! Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  6. Oooh, thank you SO much for the free pattern!! My momma has chickens, so we have lots of chicken decor too!