Saturday, March 10, 2018

Chicken [Butt] Coasters - Free Crochet Pattern

You may remember back in April of last year (2017), I shared a little blurb about my Chicken Coasters that were featured in Happily Hooked Magazines Issue 36. Now, I am able to share this pattern with you, and I thought, what better time than Spring time, especially with Easter right around the corner? These coasters were be perfect on the table at an Easter gathering, or any Spring party. You could even work them up in fun, bright colors.

Originally, I made this along with a hen coaster as a birthday gift for my boyfriend's mom. I settled on the hen coasters, which you'll see here soon! My inspiration for these Chicken Coasters were my Cat Face Coasters, but after working up one, everyone laughed at them saying they looked like a chicken's butt. I wanted to put a beak on the front, but it was a little too bulky so I guess they could pass as a chicken's butt, and that's why I added that into the name.

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Materials:
     - 35 Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn Each Coaster - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Ecru [Cream], Red, and Yellow
     - I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
     - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Optional: Jewelry Pliers

Material Notes:
     Cotton yarn can sometimes be difficult to pull a tapestry needle though. I like to use a pair of jewelry pliers to act as my fingers in pulling the needle through. Be careful not to pull to hard and break your needle.

Time Spent:
     I worked up one coaster in just under half an hour.

Measurements:
     5.5" Wide by 6" Tall

Gauge:
     15 DC by 7 Rows = 4" by 3.75"

Abbreviations:
     HDC - Half Double Crochet    
     SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes: 
     Beginning chain does not count towards final stitch count.

Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain.

Crown is worked with split first and last stitches to help maintain a straight seam.

In Round 5, work over Ecru throughout color change.

For a more seamless color change, I like to work the last stitch of the color as normal, then pull my new color through, and pull the initial color tight. 

If you want more space in between your chicken's feet, you can change the seven single crochets after and before the comb to six each, and then add an extra two single crochet in between the feet.

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Pattern:
     Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 1. Work 10 HDC into the ring. Join. (10 HDC)

R2: Chain 1. HDC into the 1st HDC, 2 HDC into each of the next 9 HDC, HDC into the 1st HDC. (20 HDC)

R3: Chain 1. HDC into the 1st 2 HDC, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next HDC) 9x, HDC into the 1st HDC. (30 HDC)

R4: Chain 1. HDC into the 1st 3 HDC, (2 HDC into the next HDC, HDC into the next 2 HDC) 9x, HDC into the 1st HDC. (40 HDC)

R5: With Red, chain 5. Slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 7, slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch into the same stitch - switch to Ecru, SC into the next 7 HDC, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 7, slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch into the same stitch, SC into the next 7 HDC - switch to Yellow, chain 6, slip stitch into the 4th chain from the hook, chain 4, slip stitch into the 4th chain, chain 4, slip stitch into the 4th chain and the remaining 2 chains, slip stitch into the initial stitch, SC into the next 2 HDC, slip stitch in the next HDC, chain 6, slip stitch into the 4th chain from the hook, chain 4, slip stitch into the 4th chain and the remaining 2 chains, slip stitch into the initial stitch - switch to Ecru, SC into the next 7 HDC, slip stitch into the next HDC, chain 5, slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 7, slip stitch into the same stitch, slip stitch into the next stitch, chain 5, slip stitch into the same stitch, SC into the last 7 HDC. Join. 

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
Finger press the wings, comb and feet of your chicken after laying on table. 
Please feel free to make and sell your own Chicken [Butt] Coasters using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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7 comments:

  1. OMG!! I love these so much : ) Cheers. Thanks for linking up to the Friday frenzy--we appreciate you.

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  2. If this is not adorable, I don't know what is! Congrats on the magazine feature too! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Merry Monday.

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  3. So cute! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy!

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  4. They are the cutest! Thank you for sharing the pattern at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  5. These are so adorable and fun!

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  6. These are beautiful. What a lovely idea :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us today.

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