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Mrs. Chicken Free Crochet Pattern!

Updated on November 10, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

No Clucking, This Pattern Is Fun!

Mrs. Chicken will undoubtedly have lots to cluck about when she observes all the goings-on in your kitchen! I've designed her just as a kitchen trivet for now, but I've given directions for turning her into a double sided potholder in a separate lens (see arrow link below). She'll be so pretty hanging around in your kitchen, along with the series of other kitchen accessories I'm planning to add in the chicken theme!

If you can do Single and Double Crochet, you can easily do Mrs. Chicken.

If you've always wanted to learn to crochet, I've included YouTube tutorials below to help get you started.

I hope you'll enjoy making Mrs. Chicken as much as I did!

Please also see my lens, the Mrs. Chicken Potholder, where we turn Mrs. Chicken into a double sided potholder! Just check for the link below.

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating! 3/Intermediate

What You Will Need

Small amounts of Red, Black, White, Cream 100% Cotton worsted weight yarn, i.e. Peaches n' Creme for front of potholder.

About 1/2 ball desired color for back layer.

Yellow Embroidery Thread small amount

Clover Soft Touch Hook size G or your preferred

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A Word About Yarn & Thread Selection...

You may use different yarns such as scrap yarns or threads with good results! Just make sure to keep them similar in weight and thickness so as not to throw off the pattern.

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Let's Make The Magic!

A Crochet Pattern By SheilaSchnauzies

Pattern and all content SheilaSchnauzies 2013

Please do not distribute this pattern anywhere internet, email, real world or otherwise.

You may sell items made personally by you from this pattern. Thank you!

What You'll Need

Small amounts each of Red, Cream, Black and White cotton worsted yarn (i.e. Peaches n' Creme)

Clover Soft Touch Touch size G

Small amount choice of color embroidery floss OR large black bead, felt circle, etc. for eye

Embroidery Needle

Special Stitches

5-Double Crochet Popcorn (5-DCP)

Work 5 DC in specified stitch. Remove hook from loop. Insert hook from front to back through the first DC of popcorn, grab dropped loop and pull through firmly. Chain 1 tightly to close.

Reverse 5-Double Crochet Popcorn (R5DCP)

Exactly the same as the 5-DCP except that you insert your hook from back of work to front in the first DC, grab the dropped loop from the front side of work and chain 1 tightly to close. This puts the "puff" on the opposite side where you want it to be.

Directions (Make Two)

With Cream, Chain 28.

Row 1

DC in 4th chain and in each chain across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2

Work a Front Post DC (FPD) around the 2nd DC in previous row and in the next 3 DC. Work Back Post DC (BPD) around back of post of next three DC. Continue alternating 3 FPD and 3 BPD across row, ending with a DC in the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3

Repeat Row 2.

Rows 4 & 5

Work a BPD on 2nd DC in previous row and in the next 3 DC. Work a FPC around the front post of next 3 DC. (See the basket weave forming?) Ch 2, turn.

Rows 6-10

Repeat Rows 2-5. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Row 7 (Creating spaces for Ribbon Row)

Attach Red to where you left off… *Ch 3, skip 3 DC, SC in next DC. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 8 (Creating spaces for Chicken Row)

*Ch 3, SC in next SC. Repeat from * across.

"Lace" Basket Border

Row 9

Slip stitch into first ch 3 space. *Ch 2, work 6 DC in ch 3 space. Slip stitch into next ch 3 space. Repeat from * across ending with slip stitch at left edge of row. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ribbon Trim

Attach White in next-to-top row at side of potholder. Make a chain long enough to weave in and out over to about 3/4 of the way across. Fasten off.

Do the same thing on the other side of the row. Weave it through the row and tie ends together in bow.

Chicken

Row 9

Attach White in first ch 3 space of Row 7 (you will skip row 8 and work in behind it) . Ch 2, work 2 DC in space. DC in next SC. *3 DC in next space, DC in next SC. Repeat from * across ending with 3 DC in last space. Ch 2, turn.

Row 10

DC in each stitch across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 11

2 DC in first DC, DC in each remaining stitch across, work 2 DC in last DC. Ch 2, turn.

Row 12

DC in each DC across, ch 2, turn.

Row 13

Work 5-DC Popcorn in each of first 4 DC. DC in next 7 DC. Work 5-DC Popcorn in next 3 DC's. DC in next 7 DC (Change to Red by pulling Red through last draw through of 7th DC). With Red, work 5-DC Popcorn in last 3 DC's. Ch 2, turn.

Row 14

Work Reverse 5DCP (R5DCP) (still with Red) in stitch between first two popcorns. Work R5DCP in between next two popcorns. Work R5DCP in DC after last popcorn. (Three R5DCP's). On last draw through change back to White. DC in next 5 DC. Work R5DCP in each of next 5 DC. DC in next 7 DC. (Work R5DCP in between next two popcorns) three times. DC in last DC. Ch 2, turn.

Row 15

(Work 5DCP in between next two popcorns) three times. DC in next 7 DC. Work 5DCP in DC before next popcorn. (Work 5DCP in between next two popcorns) four times. DC in next 6 DC, changing to Red on the last DC. Work 5DCP on top of next Popcorn. (Work a 5DCP in between next two popcorns) twice. Drop Red and fasten off.

Row 16

With White, work R5DCP on top of Popcorn and in between each of next two popcorns. DC in next 14 stitches. Work R5DCp on top of next popcorn and another one over next popcorn. DC in next 9 stitches. Work R5DCP over each of last two popcorns. Ch 2, turn.

Row 17

Work a 5DCP in between popcorns. DC in next 9 stitches. Work 5DCP over next popcorn. DC in next 17 stitches. Work 5DCP over next two popcorns. DC in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 18

Work 5DCP in base of ch 2 just made (increase). (Work 5DCp in between next two popcorns) 3 times. Ch 2, sl st in next stitch and slip stitch across to stitch before next popcorn. Ch 2, work 5DCP in next popcorn. Ch 2, slip stitch in next stitch and next 6 stitches. Ch 2, work 5DCP in stitch before last popcorn. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach Red to right hand popcorn of chicken's head. Ch 2, work a 5DCP in that stitch, and (work 5DCP in between next two popcorns) twice. Work a 5DCP in last popcorn. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Chicken Beak

Attach Yellow held together with a strand of yellow embroidery floss (it adds dimension and color) to the left side of the second row above the Red. Work SC, HDC, DC, HDC and SC. Slip stitch in same stitch. Fasten off.

Chicken Eye

Cut a string of Black yarn about 2 feet long. Put a loop on the end as usual, pull it through from back to front in the space where you want the eye to be. Draw yarn through the loop to fasten tightly. Ch 1, work a 3-SC Popcorn in a stitch on the potholder. Slip stitch to potholder. Draw end thru to back and fasten off.

Basket

Ribbon Trim

Ruffle Border

Mrs. Chicken In Black!

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A Note From Your Designer...

Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at Craftsy.com to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.

Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.

I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?

So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila

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