How to Crochet a Beginner Amigurumi Chicken- Free Crochet Pattern

Do you want to know how to make the most simple amigurumi chicken ever? Follow this free chicken crochet pattern and full video tutorial to learn how.

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the Doxie Chicken! This sweet gal was designed back in 2016 when I first opened my Etsy shop and to sell finished stuffies.

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When I released a new stuffy design (I called it New Stuffy Monday), the first person to purchase it go to name it! The Doxie Chicken was purchased by my aunt and she decided to name it after my late great-grandmother because she raised and loved chickens.

So this one, like the Ava Bunny, has a little sentimental value with it.

Here’s what you will need to make your own Doxie Chicken

MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

– F (3.75) Crochet Hook
Scissors
– 3 colors of worsted weight yarn. One for the main body color, one for your feet/beak and one for comb (chicken mohawk). I will be using Dishe cotton yarn in the color Creme Brulee for my feet and beak, Linen for my body and Pomegranate for my comb.
15mm Safety Eyes
Tapestry Needle
– 3 Sewing Pins
Polyfil

*I have linked most of the supplies I used in the materials section above.

Finished Amigurumi Chicken is about 7.5″ tall and 4.25″ wide.

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

CH- Chain
SC- Single Crochet 
INC- Increase (in this case- 2 SC in the same stitch)
DEC- Decrease, in this case, invisible decrease (explained below)
HDC- Half Double Crochet
SLST- Slip Stitch
* To be repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Magic Circle –We will be using the Magic Circle method for this amigurumi chicken pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique please refer to the video that goes with this pattern
  • Invisible Decrease – invisible single crochet decrease – insert hook into front loop of next stitch, then insert your hook into the front loop of the following stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 remaining loops on hook.  
  • Continuous Rounds – This pattern is worked in continuous rounds without joining. After you finish the stitches of one round, start right on the next without joining between. I find it handy to use a stitch marker (or a piece of yarn) to mark the start of each round so you know when each round starts/ends.
  • Color Changes – change colors at the end of the round. Complete last single crochet of the round until the last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and pull through last step of the single crochet. So your single crochet will go like this: insert hook into last stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over with new color, pull through both loops on hook.  

BEFORE YOU START– IMPORTANT

If you do plan on selling these cuties in your shop (either online or at markets), And I hope you do, I would include a warning that it is made with small pieces and children under 3 should be supervised when playing with them.

The safety eyes are in there REALLY GOOD and they’re super hard to pull apart after you snap them shut, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Alternatively, you could stitch on the eyes of your Doxie Chicken, here is a cute embroidered eye tutorial from Grace and Yarn

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ok onward to the amigurumi chicken pattern!

Crochet Chicken Pattern: The Doxie Chicken

Starting with your first leg and using your feet color worsted weight yarn.

Round 1: SC 6 into magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: INC, SC* around 6 times (18)

Round 4: INC, SC, SC* around 6 times (24)

Rounds 5-6: SC in each stitch around (24)

Switch to body-color yarn to finish out your last SC in round 6. Rounds 7-13 will be made with your body color yarn.

Rounds 7-13: SC in each stitch around (24)

You can cut your feet color yarn now.

SLST into the next space and tie off. Sew in your tails.

Repeat rounds 1-13 for your second leg, but do not cut your yarn and tie off.

Sew in your tails you made when starting each foot.

We are going to start Round 14 working on the second leg- this will be the first round of our chicken body.

For extra help skip to the 11:00 mark in the video that goes with this post (linked at the top)

Round 14: SC 24 (leave in your stitch marker after the 24th SC.)

Grab your first leg and place a SLST in the SLST from where you tied off in Round 13 of leg 1.

SC in the same space where you SLST to tie off Round 13 from leg 1.

So you are slip stitching into a slip stitch- then putting a single crochet into the same space where the original slip stitch was. If this is confusing please refer to the video that goes with this pattern.

This is the best way I could get it where there wasn’t a hole between the two legs that would have to be stitched closed. If you prefer to stitch up a small hole that’s totally fine. The main thing is round 14 has 48 stitches total, 24sc for the first leg and 24sc for the second leg.

SC 23 more times around the leg. (48 stitches total in Round 14)

SLST into the same space as your 24th sc from Round 13 on leg 2. (where your stitch marker is.) CH 1.

None of the slip stitches count as a stitch, they’re just creating the desired shape of our chicken.

Round 15-31: SC around (48)

Before we start our decreases we’re gonna do a few things. Pull up a big loop from your working yarn so you don’t accidentally pull out any stitches.

Sew in all your tails using a tapestry needle. (I show how I do this on the video that goes with this pattern)

Stuff the bottom half of your chicken with polyfill.

Find the center of your chicken face to help you line up your eyes.

Tip: I like to use a piece of yarn to find the center of my chicken.

Position the Eyes centered and between Rounds 27 and 28. I usually have about 3-5 stitches between my eyes. Depending on which size eyes I have.

Ok back to our crochet chicken body!

Insert your hook back into the loop you left up and begin Round 32.

Round 32: SC 6, DEC* around 6 times (42) – remember I prefer the invisible decrease method here for a cleaner look.

Round 33: SC 5, DEC* around 6 times (36)

Round 34: SC 4, DEC* around 6 times (30)

Round 35: SC 3, DEC* around 6 times (24)

Finish stuffing your chicken.

Round 36: SC 2, DEC* around 6 times (18)

Add any more stuffing if necessary.

Round 37: SC 1, DEC* around 6 times (12)

Round 38: DEC around 6 times (6) Cut your yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Thread your tail onto a tapestry needle and close the top of your chicken by picking up the front loop of every stitch and pulling your tail through all the loops. (I show how to do this in the video that goes with this pattern)

Finish sewing in your tail.

Amigurumi Chicken Beak

Chain 7

Row 1: HDC 6. Ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 2: DEC HDC, HDC 4, DEC HDC. Ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 3: DEC HDC, DEC HDC. Ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 4: DEC HDC. Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. (1)

Pin your beak centered under your eyes.

Use the long tail and a tapestry needle to attach to your chicken with a whip stitch. Tie off and sew in your tail.

Chicken Comb (mohawk)

Make 3.

Using your red yarn and working in the round.

Round 1: SC 7 into a magic circle (7)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (14)

Round 3- 8: SC around (14)

SLST in the next stitch. Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching. Sew in your first tail.

Squish the first comb piece closed where the tail is in the back.

Line comb piece one up in the center of the chicken head kinda on her forehead.

Use pins to keep it in place so you can sew it on in a straight line.

Attach the comb piece by using the long tail you left and a tapestry needle.

I personally like to go up then back down so it’s “double attached” and really on there ;).

Repeat for all three comb pieces, lining them up, kinda touching each other, in a row across the top of your chicken head.

Tada!! Now you have a complete Doxie Chicken, isn’t she precious?

You can get creative and make these beauties in all sorts of different colors! I think brown or tan would be beautiful and I would love to see an “antique” looking chicken with linen, mustard, and rosy cheeks!

If you make one of these amigurumi chicken cuties I’d love to see. You can tag me on Instagram @acraftyconcept or use the hashtag #doxiechicken and ill see it! Thanks so much for hanging out today! Have an amazing day.

❤️ Ashley

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