The Chicken Squish is a round and cuddly new pal, perfect for Easter, spring, and barnyard fun! Bernat Blanket makes this oversized amigurumi quicker than you'd think to crochet! Get the pattern below, right here on Moogly!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; materials provided by Yarnspirations.
Where will the Squishes end? Who knows?! I love making them, and I hope you do too. The Chicken Squish is the latest addition - a much-requested one! I had a lot of fun coming up with new details and features for this design. Every new one becomes a new favorite! I adore this guys tiny little wings and comb, with silly floppy toes!
As usual, this squish is filled with a microbead pillow ball. This one is a tight fit, so it might fool you - but I love the firm feel! If you like it a little softer, you can use fiberfill or the filling of your choice. Or add another round to each piece of the body before the round with the wings for a looser fit!
Big Amigurumi with Bernat Blanket
And of course, I've used Bernat Blanket for the Chicken Squish! Super bulky yarn make these round amigurumi animals quick to crochet, and ultra squishy and satisfying! You can switch yarn weights to change the size of the finished piece - just be sure to pick a hook size that gives you a nice sold fabric!
I've included lots of photos to help you every step of the way - if you have questions, be sure to drop them in the comments!
This crochet chicken pillow is fun to make – and pet and squeeze! I used safety eyes, but this pattern has not been tested for safety for children under 3 years of age. If you are crocheting it for a baby or toddler, you may wish to embroider on the face and make sure that the pieces are sewn on quite securely. If using it as a photo prop, be sure not to leave the toy with a baby unattended.
US - L, 8.0mm crochet hook - Susan Bates
220 yds Bernat Blanket (6 - Super Bulky; 100% polyester; 300g/10.5 oz; 201 m/220 yds)
A - Whipped Cream (most of 1 ball)
B - Crimson (approx 5 yds)
C - Gold (approx 15 yds)
24mm Safety Eyes
10" Round Microbead Pillow - Amazon or fiber fill
Gauge: 4"/10cm across after Rnd 3.
Size: approx 10" around excluding comb and fins
Helpful Tutorials and Links:
To Begin the Body: Octopus Squish Tutorial
All Body Rnds are worked in a spiral.
Do not ch 1 unless directed, and do not join any rnds with a sl st.
Move a stitch marker along the first st of each rnd as you work to keep track of your progress.
CHICKEN SQUISH INSTRUCTIONS
BOTTOM HALF OF BODY - COLOR A (White):
Rnd 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, ch 1, sc in the ring, 9 hdc in the ring. (10 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 5: *Hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around. (50 hdc)
Rnd 6: *Hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around. (60 hdc)
Rnd 7: Hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 9 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 4 sts rem, hdc in last 4 sts. (66 hdc)
Rnd 8: *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 10 sts; rep from * around. (72 hdc)
Rnd 9: Hdc in the next 8 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *hdc in the next 17 sts, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * until 9 sts rem, hdc in last 9 sts. (76 hdc)
Rnd 10 - 11: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Hdc in the next 17 sts, [2 dc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st], hdc in the next 35 sts, rep from [ to ], hdc in the last 18 sts. (84 sts)
Rnd 13: Sc in the next st, sl st in the next st, break yarn and seamless join to next st. Weave in ends and set piece aside.
TOP HALF OF BODY - COLOR A (White):
Rnds 1 - 11: Repeat Rnds 1 - 11 of Bottom Half of Body.
Rnds 12 and 13: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 14: Hdc in the next 17 sts, [2 dc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st], hdc in the next 35 sts, rep from [ to ], hdc in the last 18 sts. (84 sts)
Rnd 15: Sc in the next st, sl st in the next st, break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, and seamless join to next st. Set piece aside. Weave in first end (at magic circle). Set piece aside.
TAIL - COLOR A (White):
Row 1: Make a magic circle, ch1, sc in the ring, hdc in the ring, 3 dc in the ring; turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of the first 3 sts, sc in the last 2 sts; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (8 sts) Set piece aside.
COMB - COLOR B (Red):
Row 1: Ch 6, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next ch, *3 dc in the next ch, sc in the next ch; rep from * to end, turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Set piece aside.
BEAK - COLOR C (Yellow/Orange):
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, sc in the ring, 6 hdc in the ring. (7 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, seamless join to next st. (14 sts) Set piece aside.
FEET - MAKE 2 COLOR C (Yellow/Orange):
1 Weird Row: Ch 10, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next 7 chs, [turn, loosely sl st in first 3 sts, ch 5, skip the first ch, sc in the next 4 chs, sc in the next 3 sl sts, sl st in the next ch] twice; break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Set pieces aside.
- Sew the Comb to the center top of the Top Half of Body. Be sure to position it perpendicularly to the little wings on the sides.
- Add the Safety Eyes to the Top Half of the Body as shown, on the opposite side of the long tail.
- Sew the Feet to the Bottom Half of the Body, leaving the toes loose. Be sure to position them facing away from Rnd 13. Flip one over so that they are mirrored.
- Sew the Tail to the Bottom Half of the Body, at the end of Row 2 of the tail. Be sure to position it behind the feet, centered between the wings. Sew around Rnd 11/12 of the body.
- Use the long tail on the Top Half of Body to whip stitch the Top and Bottom together JUST OVER HALF WAY around. Be sure to match up the wings, and face the eyes and feet in the same direction. Stop just a few stitches past the second safety eye.
- Sew the Beak to the front, between the eyes, overlapping the seam. Push the beak out a bit while sewing to create a beaky shape.
- Insert the pillow ball or fill with fiber fill. Finish using the long tail on the Top Half of Body to whip stitch the Top and Bottom together.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
If the Chicken Squish pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
Follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and @mooglyblog on TikTok! Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the materials shown in this post. Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2023, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details.