Easter Hen crochet pattern free

Easter Hen crochet pattern

Crochet Easter HenMeasurements

Approximately 27cm/10 1/2in tall measured from base to top of comb.

Materials

1 x 100g (280m) ball of DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton) in each of Blue (54518), Yellow (5745) and Green (5907).

Size 2.50 crochet hook; 2 beads for eyes; toy stuffing.

Abbreviations

Ch, chain; dc, double crochet; st, stitch; tr, treble; htr, half treble; dtr, double treble; htr2tog, [yarn round hook, insert hook in next st, yarn round hook and pull through] twice, yarn round hook and pull through all 5 loops on hook; slst, slip stitch.

Note

Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.

Body

1st round: With 2.50 hook and Blue, wind yarn round index finger of left hand to form ring, insert hook into ring, yarn round hook and pull through, 2ch (counts as 1htr throughout), 9htr in ring, slst in 2nd of 2ch, then pull end tightly to close ring - 10 sts.

2nd round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [2htr in each st] 9 times, slst in top of 2ch - 20 sts.

3rd round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in next st, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in last st, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 30 sts.

4th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 2 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 40 sts.

5th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 3 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 3 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 50 sts.

6th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 4 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 4 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 60 sts.

7th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 5 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 5 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 70 sts.

8th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 6 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 6 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 80 sts.

9th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 7 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 7 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 90 sts.

10th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 8 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 8 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 100 sts.

11th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, [1htr in each of next 9 sts, 2htr in next st] 9 times, 1htr in each of last 9 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 110 sts.

12th to 19th rounds: 2ch, [1htr in next st] to end, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

Shape top of body and head: 20th round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 9 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 8 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 100 sts.

21st round: 2ch, [1htr in next st] to end, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

22nd round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 8 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 7 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 90 sts.

23rd round: As 21st round.

24th round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 7 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 6 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 80 sts.

25th round: As 21st round.

26th round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 6 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 5 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 70 sts.

27th round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 5 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 4 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 60 sts.

28th and 29th rounds: As 21st round.

30th round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 4 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 3 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 50 sts.

31st and 32nd rounds: As 21st round.

Stuff body and continue to stuff as you go.

33rd round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 3 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in each of last 2 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 40 sts.

34th to 41st rounds: As 21st round.

42nd round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in each of next 2 sts] 9 times, htr2tog, 1htr in last st, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 30 sts.

43rd round: 2ch, [htr2tog, 1htr in next st] 9 times, htr2tog, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 20 sts.

44th round: 1ch (does not count as a st), 1htr in next st, [htr2tog] 9 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 10 sts. Fasten off.

Flatten top edge and join.

Comb

With 2.50 hook and Yellow, make 19ch, slst in first ch to form ring.

1st round: 2ch (counts as 1htr), [1htr in next ch] 18 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 19 sts.

2nd and 3rd rounds: 2ch (counts as 1htr), [1htr in next st] 18 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

4th round: 1ch, 1htr in base of 1ch, [work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, work 1htr, 1dc and 1htr in next st] 5 times, work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, 1htr in last st, slst in 1ch.

Fold comb flat, matching points on scalloped edge and with Yellow, work slst through both thicknesses along scalloped edge and down side to bottom edge. Fasten off.

Stuff comb slightly. Over sew bottom edge, place on top of head over seam with joined side edge to front, then sew in position.

Beak

With 2.50 hook and Yellow, make 3ch.

1st row: 2htr in 3rd ch from hook, turn - 3 sts.

2nd row: 2ch (counts as 1htr), 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in next st, 2htr in 2nd of 2ch, turn - 5 sts.

3rd and 4th rows: 2ch (counts as 1htr), 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in each st to last st, 1htr in 2nd of 2ch, turn - 7 sts.

Work 1 round of slst around all edges of beak. Fasten off.

Placing top edge of beak 9 rounds down from top of head and with centre lining up with comb, sew in position. Sew on beads for eyes.

Wings (make 2)

With 2.50 hook and Green, make 10ch, slst in first ch to form ring.

1st round: 2ch (counts as 1htr throughout), [1htr in next ch] 9 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 10 sts.

2nd round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in each of next 4 sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in each of last 4 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 12 sts.

3rd round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in each of next 5 sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in each of last 5 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 14 sts.

4th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in each of next 6 sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in each of last 6 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 16 sts.

5th round: 2ch, 1htr in base of 2ch, 1htr in each of next 7 sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in each of last 7 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 18 sts.

6th round: 2ch, 1htr in each of next 8 sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in each of last 8 sts, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 19 sts.

7th to 10th rounds: 2ch, [1htr in next st] 18 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

11th round: 1ch, 1htr in base of 1ch, [work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, work 1htr, 1dc and 1htr in next st] 5 times, work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, 1htr in last st, slst in 1ch.

Fold wing flat, matching points on scalloped edge and with Green, work slst through both thicknesses along scalloped edge. Fasten off.

Oversew edges at top of each wing and sew this edge to side of body.

Legs and feet (make 2)

Leg: With 2.50 hook and Yellow, make 10ch, slst in first ch to form ring.

1st round: 2ch (counts as 1htr throughout), [1htr in next ch] 9 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch - 10 sts.

2nd to 19th rounds: 2ch, [1htr in next st] 9 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

20th round: 2ch, [1htr in next st] 9 times, join in Green and slst in 2nd of 2ch.

Foot: Continue in Green.

21st round: 2ch, [1htr in next st] 9 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

22nd round: 2ch, [2htr in next st] 9 times, slst in top of 2ch - 19 sts.

23rd to 26th rounds: 2ch, [1htr in next st] 18 times, slst in 2nd of 2ch.

27th round: 1ch, 1htr in base of 1ch, [work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, work 1htr, 1dc and 1htr in next st] 5 times, work 1tr and 1dtr in next st, work 1dtr and 1tr in next st, 1htr in last st, slst in 1ch.

Stuff leg and foot. Fold foot flat, matching points on scalloped edge and with Green, work slst through both thicknesses along scalloped edge. Fasten off.

Sew tops of legs to base of body.

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