Easter Chick Lovey

Easter Chick Lovey

Hey guys, and welcome to spring! So, usually, my lovey patterns are premium, but I decided to give you this adorable chick lovey for free this Easter holiday. I hope you guys love it and forgive me for my absence here as of late. My personal life got super busy, but I’d love to start posting here more regularly. Ok, that’s enough of me talking. Let’s get started…

Easter Lovey Pattern:

Difficulty: Great for crocheters of all levels.

Materials:

  • I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn
    • Color A, Soft White
    • Color B, Bright Yellow
    • Color C, Spring Green
    • Color D, Light Blue
    • Color E, Orchid (Purple)
    • Color F, Petal Pink
    • Color G, Pale Yellow
    • A small amount of the color Pumpkin for the beak
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • A yarn needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviation:

sts (sts) – stitch (stitches)

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

invdec – invisible decrease

dc – double crochet

Rnd – round

() – the total number of stitches at the end of a round

** – repeat

[]- all of the stitches within these brackets are done in one stitch

Special Stitch:

picot

Step 1: Chain 3 and insert your hook into the third chain.

Step 2: Yarn over and create a slip stitch through the third chain.

And that’s it! This is a very simple yet very elegant-looking stitch. I used it around the border of the blanket to make it look pretty.

Pattern Notes:

  • The chain 3 at the beginning of every blaket round counts as a double crochet stitch.
  • Slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 at the end of each round.
  • The head and arms of the chick are worked in amigurumi style, it is recomended that you use a stitch marker to mark the beginning or end of each round.
  • I chose to embroider the eyes and beak of the chick. You can use safety eyes or another preferred method for the face, just be sure to keep in mind the age of who will be recieving this item.

The Blanket:

Use the 5 mm crochet hook and start with white yarn. Check pattern notes before starting this project.

Rnd 1: In a mc, dc 12 (12)

Rnd 2: Dc inc x12 (24)

Rnd 3: Start the row with [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] all in the same st. *Dc 5, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in the next st* Repeat until the end of the round. (36)

Rnd 4: Dc in the next 2 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 9 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (52)

Rnd 5: Dc in the next 4 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 13 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (68)

Rnd 6: Dc in the next 6 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 17 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (84)

Rnd 7: Dc in the next 8 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 21 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (100)

Rnd 8: Dc in the next 10 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 25 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (116)

Rnd 9: Dc in the next 12 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 29 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (132)

Rnd 10: Dc in the nect 14 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 33 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (148)

Rnd 11: Dc in the next 16 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 37 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (164)

Rnd 12: Dc in the next 18 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 41 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (180)

-Change color to bright yellow-

Rnd 13: Dc in the next 20 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 45 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (196)

-Change color to green-

Rnd 14: Dc in the next 22 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 49 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (212)

-Change color to blue-

Rnd 15: Dc in the next 24 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 53 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (228)

-Change color to purple-

Rnd 16: Dc in the next 26 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 57 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (244)

-Change color to pink-

Rnd 17: Dc in the next 28 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 61 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (260)

-Change color to white-

Rnd 18: Dc in the next 30 sts. *[dc 2, ch 2, dc 2], dc in the next 65 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (276)

Rnd 19: Ch 1 and sc in the same st. *picot, sc in the next 3 sts* Repeat until the end of the round (96 picot sts)

Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

The Head:

Use the 3.75 mm crochet hook and work in pale yellow.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in a mc (6)

Rnd 2: *Sc inc* x6 (12)

Rnd 3: * Sc 1, sc inc* x6 (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, sc inc* x6 (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc 3, sc inc* x6 (30)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, sc inc* x6 (36)

Rnd 7: *Sc 5, sc inc* x6 (42)

Rnd 8: *Sc 6, sc inc* x6 (48)

Rnd 9: *Sc 7, sc inc* x6 (54)

Rnd 10-17: Sc in every st (54)

Rnd 18: *Sc 7, invdec* x6 (48)

Rnd 19: *Sc 6, invdec* x6 (42)

-Start Stuffing-

Rnd 20: *Sc 5, invdec* x6 (36)

Rnd 21: *Sc 4, invdec* x6 (30)

Rnd 22: *Sc 3, invdec* x6 (24)

Rnd 23: *Sc 2, invdec* x6 (18)

Rnd 24: *Sc 1, invdec* x6 (12)

Finish stuffing and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

The Arms x2:

Use the 3.75 mm crochet hook and work in pale yellow.

Rnd 1: Sc 5 in a mc (5)

Rnd 2: *Sc inc* x5 (10)

Rnd 3-25: Sc in every st (10)

Rnd 26: Ch 1 and sc through 2 stitches at at time across the top (5)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly:

Step 1: Embroider the eyes and beak on the head.

Step 2: Create the tuff on top of the head. I did this by picking up stitches in the center of the head and chaining a few stitches. Then I slip stitched into the same stitch I was working in. Repeat as many times as you want varying in the amount of chain stitches you crochet.

Step 3: Sew the head to the first row of the blanket. Then sew the arms to the second row of the blanket.

There you have it! You are now the proud owner of this adorable chick lovey. I hope you guys liked this pattern, and if you did, let me know. This is a great gift for youngsters this spring and Easter season. It makes for a cute little buddy for them to carry around and play with. As I said, I hope to start posting here more often again and hope to see you guys soon. Have a great day. I’ll see you next time. Happy crafting.

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I'm a 19-year-old crochet artist, blogger, and designer!

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