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If you’re a fan of Amigurumi, you’ll love this adorable, no-sew chick crochet pattern. Not only you will have tons of fun crocheting these chicks, but you will have a perfect, quick Easter and Spring project to make.

You can use these cute chicks as Easter basket stuffers, decorations, and party favors. Or simply make them as gifts for any other occasion. I am sure kids will love the little surprise inside the egg that opens. 

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Chick Crochet Pattern

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Adorable Crochet Chick

Crocheting a chick is fun and easy for beginners. In this article, you’ll learn how to crochet your very own cute chick and an egg that opens. Additionally, you’ll have instructions to crochet an egg.

I’ll first give you the instructions on how to crochet the wings. Then, you’ll learn how to make the chick’s body, as well as how to embroider his beak and feet. 

Lastly, I’ll show you how to crochet an egg that opens and can be used as a little storage case for the chick. 

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  • Yellow and White Yarn: Medium Weight (more on the yarn below)
  • Small amount of orange crochet thread for the feet and beak
  • 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook for the chick
  • 3.75 mm (US F) crochet hook for the egg
  • Stitch Marker
  • Stuffing fiber
  • Stuffing tool, I use a hemostat
  • Tapestry needle
  • 5mm or 6mm safety eyes
  • Eyes placement tool for Amigurumi (optional, but very helpful)
  • Scissors
  • 1 small button for the egg closure
  • Sewing needle and sewing thread to attach the button

What Yarn is Best?

My choices for the yellow and white yarns were 100% Cotton Worsted weight (#4). But feel free to use any other yarn you like. Since this chick crochet pattern is such a small project, it’s great for using your yarn scraps as well.

Here are the specific brands and amounts I used:

Stitches & Techniques 

This no-sew chick crochet pattern is beginner friendly. But before you get started, make sure you know the basics to make Amigurumi. Here is what you’ll need to know:

  • Magic circle (mc)
  • Single crochet (sc) in continuous rounds.
  • Single crochet increase (inc): this is used to make the increases to shape the chick.
  • Single crochet decrease (dec): preferably the invisible decrease.
  • US Crochet terms: you need to know how to read patterns in US terminology.
  • Other things to know: Fasten off, weave-in ends, basic embroidery.
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No-Sew Chick Crochet Pattern

Pattern Notes

  • This chick crochet pattern uses US terminology.
  • Level of difficulty: Easy.
  • You’ll crochet the chick using the Amigurumi technique, bottom up in continuous rounds of single crochet stitches.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the first or last stitch in each round, moving it up as you go. This is the best way to keep track of your stitches and rounds.
  • Stuff the chick firmly as you go, but do not overstuff or it.
  • If you’re making this chick for a young child, please refrain from using safety eyes as they can be a chocking hazard.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • approx.: approximately 
  • blo: back loop only
  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • flo: front loop only 
  • inc: increase (2 sc in next stitch)
  • dec: invisible decrease (two single crochet together)
  • FO: fasten off
  • mc: magic circle
  • rep: repeat
  • sl st: slip stitch 
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • sc: single crochet (yarn under sc)
  • ( ): repeat instructions within parenthesis as many times as directed
  • [ ]: stitch count in a round
  • *: repeat instructions after asterisks as directed.
  • x: a number followed by a “x” means how many times you’ll repeat the instructions within parentheses.


Gauge is not crucial for this chick crochet pattern. But if you’re making both the chick and the egg, make sure you use a hook at least one size bigger for the egg. The first 6 rounds of the chick’s pattern (with the 3.5 mm hook) will be approximately 2” (5 cm) in diameter, measured across the center.

Finished size

The chick will be approximately 3” (7.5 cm) tall and 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide, without the hair with the recommended yarn and hook size.

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Size: about 3” (7.5 cm) tall and 2.5” (6.5 cm) wide

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Before you get started, please make sure you have read the pattern notes, material list, and other important information above. With no further ado, let’s crochet this cute chick.

Step 1: Wings

With the yellow yarn, crochet 2 small circles.

Round 1: in a mc, crochet 6 sc.

Round 2: inc 6 x [12]

FO. Cut the yarn. Set aside to attach later.

Hand holding yellow yarn
Make the wings

Step 2: Chick

Use the yellow yarn and the 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook.

Round 1: in a mc, crochet 6 sc.

Round 2: inc 6 x [12]

Round 3: (inc, sc) 6 x [18]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 x [24]

Round 5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 x [30]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 x [36]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 6 x [42]

Round 8-15: sc around [42]

Attach the wings, wrong side facing down, in next round with 3 sc sts each.

Round 16: (sc 3 with wing, sc 18) 2 x [42]

Round 17: (dec, sc next 5 sts) 6 x [36]

Round 18: sc around [36]

Round 19: (dec, sc next 4 sts) 6 x [30]

Round 20: sc around [30]

Round 21: (dec, sc next 3 sts) 6 x [24]

Round 22: sc around [24]

Tip: it’s better for placement to attach the eyes before you stuff the chick.

Place the eyes between rounds 18 and 19, 6 sts apart. And make sure they are centered between the wings. Now, it’s also a good time to add stuffing fiber to your chick crochet pattern and keep stuffing as you finish it.

Round 23: (dec, sc next 2 sts) 6 x [18]

Round 24: (dec, sc) 6 x [12]

Round 25: dec 6 x [6]

FO. Cut the yarn.

yellow yarn
Crochet the chick

Step 3: Hair

With yellow yarn, create a small bunch of yarn and then attach it the top of its head.

  1. First, wrap the yarn around two of your fingers 5 times and release it.
  2. Next, cut a strand of the same yarn, about 5” (12.5 cm) long. 
  3. Then, tie the bunch you just created tightly in the middle and trim the ends to make it even.
  4. Lastly, use the yarn ends to attach it to the top of the chick’s head. Use the needle tip to fuzz or separate the yarn plies to make it more hair looking. FO. 
Hand holding yellow yarn
Make the hair

Step 4: Feet and Beak

  • First, thread the needle with the orange yarn long enough to embroider the beak centered in the row below the eyes, making it 3 stitches long and as thick as you like. 
  • Then, using the same strand of orange thread, embroider the feet with three toes between rounds 4 and 7. Aim each foot straight below the eye line. FO.
hand holding yellow yarn

Step 5: Egg

Make a chick crochet in an egg set with this step. Use the white yarn and the 3.75 mm (US F) crochet hook.

Round 1: in a mc, crochet 6 sc.

Round 2: inc 6 x [12]

Round 3: (inc, sc) 6 x [18]

Round 4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 x [24]

Round 5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 x [30]

Round 6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 x [36]

Round 7: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 6 x [42]

Round 8: (inc, sc in next 6 sts) 6 x [48]

Round 9-14: sc around [48]

Round 15: 8 sc, ch 40, sk 40 sts. [48]

Round 16: sc in next 8 sts, sc in next 40 chs, make sure chs are not twisted. [48]

Round 17-19: sc around [48]

Tip: Before you go too far in your chick crochet egg, keep trying on the egg on the chick to make sure it fits. It should have a close fit, but not too tight.

Round 20: (dec, sc next 6 sts) 6 x [42]

Round 21: sc around [42]

Round 22: (dec, sc next 5 sts) 6 x [36]

Round 23: sc around [36]

Round 24: (dec, sc next 4 sts) 6 x [30]

Round 25: sc around [30]

Round 26: (dec, sc next 3 sts) 6 x [24]

Round 27: (dec, sc next 2 sts) 6 x [18]

Round 28: (dec, sc) 6 x [12]

FO. Cut the yarn. Thread the needle with the tail, whip st in blo of each st around, pull to cinch and close.

Hand holding white yarn
Make the egg

Step 6: Finish off

To finish off, make the loop for the button to close the egg. Start by attaching the white yarn to the top cap in the front of the egg, ch 8 and sl st in same st you started to form a loop. Cut the yarn. FO. 

Then, thread a sewing needle and attach the button in the bottom cap of the egg aligned with the loop. 

And there you have your chick crochet pattern and egg all done. Whether you chose to make it for decoration or for gifts, I hope you enjoyed it. Keep scrolling for more patterns and ways to share you project with me and to keep in touch.

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Can a beginner crochet a chick?

Certainly! This chick crochet pattern is suitable for beginners that have basic knowledge of the Amigurumi technique. You’ll need to know how to single crochet and do simple embroidery to complete this project. Additionally, it’s an easy, no-sew small pattern.

What is no-sew Amigurumi?

No-sew means that there is no hand sewing involved to attach parts to your projects. Such as arms and legs. In this specific pattern, the wings will be attached with the crochet hook as you go.

Can I use a thicker yarn?

Yes! You can use any yarn thickness you like. But keep in mind that the thicker the yarn, the larger the chick will be. Refer to the material list in this chick crochet pattern for the specific yarn used.

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Chick in an egg

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