23 Free Crochet Chicken Patterns (Easy + Cute Ideas)


In this blog post, you will see 23 free crochet chicken patterns (easy + cute ideas).

Whether you’re looking to add a charming touch to your home decor, create a unique gift, or simply enjoy a fun and creative project, these patterns offer something for everyone. 

From amigurumi chicks to practical potholders, each pattern includes detailed instructions and helpful tips to guide you through the process. 

Dive into this delightful assortment and start crafting your crochet chickens today!

Free Crochet Chicken Patterns

23 Free Crochet Chicken Patterns

If you are ready to make your own chicken check out the free patterns below.

Happy Crocheting!

How To Make A Crochet Chicken 

Crocheting a chicken can be a delightful and rewarding project for several reasons. 

These charming creations add a whimsical touch to home decor, especially around Easter or in a farmhouse-themed kitchen. 

They make thoughtful, handmade gifts for kids and family members, showcasing your crafting skills and creativity. 

Additionally, crocheting chickens can be a fun way to use up leftover yarn and experiment with colors and textures. 

This project also offers a sense of accomplishment and relaxation, making it an enjoyable hobby for crafters of all levels.

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What is the best yarn for crochet chicken?

The best yarn for crocheting a chicken is a durable, medium-weight yarn that offers excellent stitch definition and a wide range of colors. 

Worsted weight acrylic yarn is a popular choice due to its versatility, durability, and vibrant color options. 

These yarns are also machine washable, making the finished chicken easy to care for. 

Alternatively, cotton yarns provide a firmer texture and crisp stitch definition, which are ideal for creating detailed features like feathers and beaks. 

Cotton-acrylic blends can also be a great choice, combining the softness and strength of both fibers. 

These yarn options ensure that your crocheted chicken is sturdy, visually appealing, and easy to maintain.

What supplies do you need to crochet a chicken? 

To crochet a chicken, you’ll need several key supplies to ensure a successful project. 

Firstly, choose an appropriate yarn, such as worsted weight acrylic or cotton yarn, in colors suitable for a chicken, typically white, yellow, red, and orange. You’ll need a crochet hook that matches the yarn weight, commonly a size G (4.0 mm) or H (5.0 mm) hook. 

Additionally, have a pair of sharp scissors for cutting yarn, a yarn needle/tapestry needle for sewing pieces together and weaving in ends, and stitch markers to keep track of your rounds. 

For adding personality and detail to your chicken, you will need additional materials; consider using safety eyes or small buttons for eyes and a bit of stuffing material like fiberfill to give your chicken a three-dimensional shape. 

If you don’t want to use extra buttons or safety eyes you can also use black yarn. 

These supplies will equip you to create a charming and well-crafted crocheted chicken.

How to crochet a chicken beak?

To crochet a chicken beak, start by selecting a bright, contrasting yarn color, typically orange or yellow, to make the beak stand out. 

Using a smaller hook than your main project (like a size G/4.0 mm), create a magic ring and crochet a few single crochets (usually 4-6) into the ring to form a small circle. 

Then, work in continuous rounds, gradually decreasing the number of stitches to shape the beak into a cone. 

For example, you can decrease every other stitch in the next round. Finish off by leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Once you have the desired shape and size, use the tail to sew the beak securely onto the head of your crocheted chicken. 

Ensure it is centered and well-attached, giving your chicken a cute and realistic beak. 

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics or you need a refresher, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know (most posts include a photo tutorial and a YouTube video tutorial).

This includes how to make a slip knot, how to create foundation chain stitches (ch), and how to crochet the basic stitches, such as single crochet stitches (sc), half double crochet stitches (hdc), double crochet stitches (dc).

It also includes how to make a single crochet decrease and all the crochet stitch abbreviations (in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more free video instructions, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube   

For extra help, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook Group.

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