After looking over the pattern I realized that it would be a snap to covert to crochet. Isn't it something what a difference a year makes? How cool that I would be able to make these available to anyone who wants to make them!! Now no one has to be left out! As it happens, they are very easy to make no matter which technique you use. I made both of these and the egg in one evening. The ribbing on the knit version is snugger (is that a word?) so, to make the crochet ribbing tighter I ran a basting stitch around the bottom and pulled it in a little. Problem solved!
Embellishing them was fun too. At first I wasn't sure what to do. Since I don't have chickens the picture that came to mind was Fog Horn Leg Horn (we're big Looney Tunes fans here!) Anyway, I found this fuzzy, furry yarn (which I've could never figure out what to do with), and sort of stitched it in loops. I think the effect is great! I'm not crazy about the beaks though. In fact the knit chick had a "beak job" because the original one made her look like some sort of prehistoric monster chick, okay I'm overreacting a bit but it did look funny. Next time I might try a piece of felt instead. You really can let your imagination run wild or go for the simple look and make them in your favorite colors. No matter what you do, I'm sure that they will look terrific.
I love that they sit atop the eggs. For me that's why I found them so endearing. I'm not sure what it is about little "surprises" like that make me say, "aaawwwhh", but I can't help myself! They're a perfect fit for the crochet eggs, or you can fill a plastic egg with candy for a super sweet treat.
I'm including a downloadable PDF of the crochet pattern that you might find useful as well as the egg pattern. I didn't bother to write out the knit pattern. I was able to follow the diagram, and I'm sure you can too. With any of them, please let me know if you have questions. I'm new to pattern writing, and apologize in advance for any mistakes or confusing instructions!
Well my friends that's all for today. Have fun with your creations! I'd love to see pictures of your lil' chickies. You can post them on my Facebook page and we can all "aaawwwhh" them together.
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me.
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