Chicken Birb Amigurumi

Louie's Loops

Medium difficulty

Medium

2 hours

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In this lesson we’ll be crocheting a Chicken birb! I call these guys ‘Birbs’ because they’re secret agents disguised as different kind of birds! We’ll be learning how to make all the pieces of the chicken, including how to make it magnetic and how to make it lay and egg!

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What you'll create

What you'll learn

What you'll need

Cotton Yarn

Weight

Colors

Red (Comb and Waddle)
Beige (Head)
White (Eyes)
Yellow (Beak and Feet)

Crochet Hook

G6 / 4.00 mm

Safety Bead (x2)

6 mm

Stuffing

Darning Needle

Small Magnet

Abbreviations

ch

Chain Stitch

st

Stitch

slst

Slip Stitch

sc

Single Crochet

inc

Increase

dec

Decrease (Sharp)

invdec

Invisible Decrease

FLO/BLO

Front / Back Loops Only

dc

Double Crochet

hdc

Half-Double Crochet

tr

Tripple (Trebble) Crochet

mbo

Mini Bobble Stitch

sbo

Spiky Bobble Stitch

Other Useful Info

Gauge

5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 3” tall

Worked

In the round: Body and head
Flat: Wings, tail, and feet

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The Pattern

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01Wings

[All in Grey]
Magic loop leaving a long end

Row 1: Working into the magic loop, sc 1, hdc1, dc 1, ch 1, slst 1, ch 2, dc 1, ch 1, slst 1, ch 2, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1 (7 not including chs and slsts)

Cut the yarn, and pull through. Don’t ch. Use the two ends to sew these onto the body and butt.

02Tail

[All in White]
Magic loop leaving a long end

Row 1: Working into the magic loop, sc 1, hdc1, dc 1, tr 1, ch 2, slst 1, ch 3, tr 1, ch 2, slst 1, ch 3, tr 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1 (9 not including chs and slsts)

Cut the yarn, and pull through. Don’t ch. Use the two ends to sew these onto the butt.

03Waddle

[All in Red]
Magic loop

Row 1: Working into the magic loop, sc 1, slst 1, ch 1, sc 1 (2 not including chs or slsts)

Cut the yarn, ch 1 and pull through. Sew under the beak.

04Comb

[All in Red]
Ch 3

Try to work into the BLO of the chs.

Row 1: skip 2 chs, hdc 1, ch 3, skip 2 chs, hdc 1, ch 3, skip 2 chs, hdc 1 (3)

Cut the yarn, and pull through. Don’t ch. Use the two ends to sew these onto the top of the head.

05Feet

[All in Yellow]
Ch 3

Step 1: Skip 2 chs, pull tight to make a point, slst in 3rd ch

Step 2: Ch 2, pull tight to make a point, slst in same ch as step 1.

Step 3: Ch 2, pull tight to make a point, slst in same ch as step 1.

Ch 1, cut the yarn, and pull through. Use the two tail ends to sew onto the body after Rnd 10.

06Birb Beak (Optional)

[All in Yellow]
Ch 3

Hdc 1 in the 3rd ch from the hook.

Ch 1, cut the yarn, and pull through.

07Head

[Starting in Beige]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 into the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: inc in each st (12)

Rnd 3: [sc 3, inc 1] 3 times (15)

Rnd 4: sc in each st (15)

For the next Rnd, I’ll be adding bobble stitches in White to make eyes. These can make things a little difficult and are optional. For additional help on these and other ways to customize your eyes, check out the tutorial at ClubCrochet.com/EYES

Spiked Bobble Stitch (sbo)
Step 1: Work 2 double crochet into one stitch, leaving the last loop of each on the hook.
Step 2: With the loops still on the hook, work a mini picot (ch 2, sl.st into the 2nd ch from the hook)
Step 3: Work 1 more double crochet into one stitch, leaving the last loop of each on the hook.
Step 4: Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.

Rnd 5: mbo 1 [White], sc 1 [Beige], sbo 1 [Yellow], sc 1 [Beige], mbo 1 [White], sc 10 [Beige] (15)

Rnds 6-8: sc in each st (15 x 3)

Rnd 9: Working into the FLO, [ch 1, slst 1] in each st (15 slsts)

Add eyes into Rnd 5 into sts 1 and 5.

Sew a bump on over the beak in White or Black.

To make the head attached to the body instead of a Birb underneath (secret agent bird), change to Grey and continue from Rnd 6 on the Body, working in the BLO from Rnd 10.
To make the head separate, slst 1, cut the yarn, pull through and hide the end. Continue on with the body.

08Birb Body

[All in White]
Magic loop

Rnd 1: sc 6 into the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: inc in each st (12)

Rnds 3-4: sc in each st (12 x 2)

Rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 3 times (15)

Rnd 6: [sc 4, inc 1] 3 times (18)

Rnd 7: sc 11, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc (21)

Rnd 8: sc in each st (21)

*Skip the following if you made the head attached.
Sew on the Birb beak in Rnd 4 using the tail ends into st 3 and 5.

Add the eyes 1 st away from the beak, into sts 2 and 6.

Using the tail end pull through the very center of the head and cut close to create a little tuft of hair at the top.

Rnd 9: sc 11, invdec, sc 2, invdec, sc 2, invdec (18)

Rnd 10: [sc 1, invdec] 6 times (12)

Sew the wings onto the side of the body into Rnd 8.

Sew the tail onto the back into Rnd 9.

Sew the feet into Rnd 10.

To make your chicken lay eggs use the finger puppet method before Rnd 11! Find the tutorial at ClubCrochet.com/PUPPET

Rnd 11: dec in each st (6)

Stuff fully, add in a magnet before stuffing closed so that your pigeon can attach to anything metal!

To make your Pigeon “pooping“ use a long strand of white yarn with knots on both ends pulled through the Birbs body, through the head, and hidden under the fake head. Pull the end coming from the butt to make him poop!

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6 thoughts on “Chicken Birb Amigurumi”

  1. Thought free patterns on ravelry were free not have to have additional access . I have been a member for years and not had this problem before

  2. Absolutely obsessed with this pattern!! I’ve already made three chickens today, and they’re so cute! I made one each for my brother and my girlfriend, and they both love them as much as I do! (The third one is for me. Lol!) I’d highly suggest swapping the colors for different browns and neutral colors, as it can make really fun and unique individual chickens! Thanks for the pattern, Louie!

  3. I got the chicken in the monthy kit ( I am a pro member and proud of it:)) and I absolutely loved it! Just the right amount of challenge for me, but wasn’t overwhelming. The video was very useful! Super cute, and now my chicken birb is spying on my family members

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