Mother Hen

I love the animals on the farm. Chickens are one of my favorites! Growing up, I had a chickens and enjoyed a few freshly laid eggs from them. I no longer have chickens but I often remember my favorite Hen, Chicken Noodle. She was the only hen in the flock to actually lay eggs and hatch baby chicks! This pattern is in tribute of my favorite childhood chicken. Noodle. A Mother Hen. If you would like your very own Printable PDF Pattern with detailed pictures and tips included, please purchase from my Etsy Shop in the link below. Thanks for supporting my business!

Mother Hen Pattern

Materials

  • Size 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • Size 4 yarn in contrasting colors
  • Poly-fiber stuffing
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 12 mm safety eyes

Abbreviations

  • SC: Single Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • TR: Treble Crochet
  • DEC: Decrease (2 SC together)
  • INC: Increase (2 SC in same stitch)
  • SL: Slip Stitch


Head/Body

WithBody Color

Round 1: 1 SC into Magic Circle (6)

Round 2: INC into each stitch (12)

Round 3: 1 SC into next stitch, INC (18)

Round 4: 1 SC into next 2 Stitches, INC (24)

Round 5: 1 SC into next 3 stitches, INC (30)

Round 6: 1 SC into next 4 stitches, INC (36)

Round 7: 1 SC into next 5 stitches, INC (42)

Round 8: 1 SC into next 6 stitches, INC (48)

Round 9: 1 SC into next 7 stitches, INC (54)

Round 10-21: 1 SC into each stitch around (54)

Switch toContrasting Color.

This is wherethe head will begin. Count around 36 stitches. Using stitch marker or safetypin, pin both sides together or attach your hook through both stitches.Separating the 36 stitches from the rest of the back part of the body.  (see pictures for reference)

Round 22: 1 SC into next 36 stitches (36)

Round 23: DEC, 1 SC into next 34 stitches (35)

Round 24: DEC, 1 SC into next 33 stitches (34)

Round 25: DEC, 1 SC into next 32 stitches (33)

Round 26: DEC, 1 SC into next 31 stitches (32)

Round 27: DEC, 1 SC into next 30 stitches (31)

Round 28: DEC, 1 SC into next 29 stitches (30)

Round 29: DEC, 1 SC into next 28 stitches (29)

Round 30: DEC, 1 SC into next 27 stitches (28)

Round 31: 1 SC into next 3 stitches, DEC, ending with 1 SCinto last 3 stitches (23)

Round 32: 1 SC into next 2 stitches, DEC, ending with 1 SCinto last 3 stitches (18)

Round 33: 1 SC into next stitch, DEC, ending with 1 SC inlast stitch (12)

Fasten off and stuff the doll. Sew head shut

Body Continued—–

Round 1: The unfinished section will now becomplete by working 16 SC into back section of the doll. Attach your hook andyarn to complete 1 SC. Then work the rest of the SC until the end to start nextround. (16)

Round 2: 1 SC into each stitch around(16)

Round 3: DEC, 1 SC into next 5 stitches, 3DEC, 1 SC into next stitch, DEC, 1 SC into next 2 stitches (12)

Round 4: 1 DEC, 1 SC into next 3 stitches,DEC, 1 SC into last 5 stitches (10)

Fasten off andsew the back shut after stuffing.


Attach the new yarn here. Both of those stitches will now become 1 SC. 1 SC around the remaining 35 stitches and join to the next round as you would normally. Be sure to use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.

Attach the yarn to the back side of the chicken and work in rounds to finish off the tail end of the chick. Use stitch markers to keep track of round.

Beak

Witha Contrasting Color

Round 1: 6 SC into Magic Circle (6)

Round2: 1 SC into each stitch around (6)

Round3: 1 SC, INC (9)

Round4: 1 SC into each stitch around (9)

Round5: 1 SC into next 2 stitches, INC (12)

Round6: 1 SC into next 3 stitches, INC (15)

Round7: 1 SC into each stitch around (15)

Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing. Donot stuff.

Wings (Make 2)

WithContrasting Color Same as the Head

Round 1: 6 SCinto Magic Circle (6)

Round 2: INC eachstitch around (12)

Round 3: 1 SC,INC (18)

Round 4: 1 SCinto next 2 stitches, INC (24)

Round 5: 1 SCinto next 3 stitches, INC (30)

Round 6: 1 SCinto next stitch, CH 3, 1 SC into next stitch. (Repeat until end of round) (30)Fasten off and long tail for sewing.

Fold in half and sew onto body.

Crest

Witha Contrasting Color

CH.12. 1 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. 4 TR into next Stitch, skip 1 CH, 1 SCinto next stitch, 4 TR into next stitch, skip 1 CH., 1 SC into next stitch, 4TR into next stitch. (Repeat until end ofrow) (4 TR shells)

Working on other side of CH. Work 1 SC into next stitch, 4 TR into nextstitch, skip 1 CH, 1 SC into next stitch, 4 TR into next stitch. (repeat until end of round.) (3 TR shells)

Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

Gobbler (Make 2)

In Same Contrasting Color as Crest

Round1: 6 SC into Magic Circle (6)

Round2: IC in each stitch around (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew both together. Fold inward and attach to the chicken directly under the beak.

Neck Feathers

In Contrasting Color of the Head. Hold dollupside down.

Round1: 1 SC into the next 36 stitches. (Crochet directly onto the chicken at thecolor change) (36)

Round2: BLO 1 SC into each stitch around (36)

Round3: 1 SC, Skip 1 stitch, 7 DC into next stitch, skip 1 stitch. Repeat

TailFeathers

In Contrasting Colors Same as Head and NeckFeathers

AttachYarn to back of chicken. CH. 20. Attach to the chicken into stitch same stitch.SL 1 Stitch over. CH. 20. Repeat 3 more time. See Pictures. Total should be 5Loops.


There will not be a clear place to attach stitches. Just work around the tail end of the body and use each loop on the body as a stitch

There you have it! A finished Mother Hen! I hope you had a great time stitching up this chicken. It will make an awesome gift or decoration.

Happy Stitching!

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