Friday, 1 April 2016

Easter chick cover for a Creme Egg - Tutorial.

Ok, so it is way too late for Easter this year, as in ..."Zoom, where did it go"... but Creme Eggs are nearly here all year around and you could get started for next year, after all, I am sure it will be back around pretty quickly!

Anyway, here is a tutorial to make these little cuties.  Please link back to here or my Facebook page if you make and share, credit is always appreciated  :)


BODY - Round 1. CH 2, then work 6 x DC's into the 2nd CH from your hook. (6 stitches)
Pull up a length of scrap yarn into the last stitch (to use as a stitch marker)
Round 2. CH 2, DC in same stitch (DC 1 into next stitch, then work 2 x DC's into the next) Repeat all the way around (9 stitches)  Pull the scrap yarn up through the last stitch on every row from now on.
Round 3. CH 2, DC in same stitch (DC 1 into next 2 stitches, then work 2 x DC's into the next) Repeat all the way around (12 stitches)
Round 4. CH 2, DC in same stitch (DC 1 into next 3 stitches, then work 2 x DC's into the next) Repeat all the way around (15 stitches)
Round 5. CH 2, DC in same stitch (DC 1 into next 4 stitches, then work 2 x DC's into the next) Repeat all the way around (18 stitches)
Round 6. CH 2, DC in same stitch (DC 1 into next 5 stitches, then work 2 x DC's into the next) Repeat all the way around (21 stitches)
Round 7-12. CH 2, DC into the next 20 stitches  (21)
Round 15. CH 2, DC into the next 4, DC2tog, **DC into the next 5, DC2tog, repeat from ** one more time and break off yarn.

WINGS (Make two) - Row 1. CH 2, then work 2 x DC's into the 2nd CH from your hook. (2)
Row 2. CH 2, DC into the same stitch, then work 2 x DC's into the next stitch. (4)
Rows 3-4. CH 2, then work 1 DC into each stitch. (4)
Row 5. CH 2, DC2tog, then DC into the last stitch. (3)
Row 6. CH 2, then DC into the next stitch then SS into the last.

BEAK - Row 1. CH 2, then work 6 x DC's into the 2nd CH from your hook.   Break of yarn with a tail for sewing.  Fold in half ready for assembly.

ASSEMBLY - First sew the wings in position, next the beak and finally the eyes. Pop a Creme Egg in and there you go!

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