Pattern: Chinese New Year Rooster

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Meet Roy, Bruno, and Pip, our adorably sweet roosters that we crocheted to celebrate Chinese New Year!  Their fluffiness and larger than life personalities will melt your heart!

Chinese New Year Roosters

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Materials:



Note:

  • I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) unless otherwise indicated.
  • Complete comb and wattle before closing up head/body so that the ends can be more easily hid inside.
  • There is technically a “right” and “wrong” side of crochet when working in the round.  Read about this in my blog post HERE!  When working with the fluffy yarn, ensure the wrong side is facing outwards as this is the fluffier side!
  • When working with fluffy yarn, it will be difficult to see the stitches. You will need to “feel” for the next stitch by inserting your crochet hook by faith.  Fluffy yarn is also very forgiving as mistakes are not easily visible- don’t worry too much if you make a mistake!
  • I HIGHLY recommend using a stitch marker (I use these ones HERE) to help you keep track of the beginning of each round. You can also check the number of stitches when you reach the half way point (across from the marker).

Finished Dimensions: 3.5″/8.9 cm tall, 3.5″/8.9 wide

COMB

Using red yarn and 2 mm hook,

Row 1:

This is created in one continuous strip.  When slip stitching, work the stitches in the back “bumps” of the chains.

Chain 3, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 2.

Chain 6, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 4.

Chain 5, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 3.

Chain 4, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 2.

Comb Collage

Row 2:

Continue working underneath the Row 1 just created.

Chain 1, Sc 7.

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Comb collage

WATTLE

Using red yarn and 2 mm hook (leave long initial end to help with attaching),

Ch 3, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 2.  Fasten off.  Leave long end for attaching.

BEAK

Cut triangle out of orange felt.  When ready to add onto face, bend in half and place some glue along the midline.  Gently pinch part of it shut and trim excess sides according to how small you want the beak to be.

Beak collage

HEAD/BODY:

Using fuzzy white/brown yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Round 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring. (6 sts)

R2: Inc around. (12 sts)

R3: *Sc 3, Inc*, rep 3 times. (15 sts)

R4: *Sc 2, Inc*, rep 5 times. (20 sts)

R5-9: Sc 20

Eyes collage

Cut eye roundies out of white felt.  Insert teal safety eyes onto the bottom corners.  Insert eyes onto face so that bottom of eyes are about 2″ down from top of head, about 0.4″/1 cm apart. Or, place regular black safety eyes without eye roundies onto face about 1.25″ down from top of head, about 0.98″/2.5 cm apart.

Rooster Face

Attach red comb ontop of head, glue beak under eyes, and attach red wattle under beak.  If using regular black safety eyes, glue beak higher up, slightly between eye for a more kawaii look.

Begin stuffing head/body.

R10: *Dec*, rep 10 times. (10 sts)

R11: *Dec*, rep 5 times. (5 sts).

Finish stuffing head.

R12: *Dec*, rep 2 times and fasten off.  Weave in end.

Rooster face

WINGS (make 2)

Using fuzzy white/brown yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

R1: 5 sc in Magic Ring.  Do not close up circle so that semi-circle is created.  Fasten off and sew side edge of semi-circle to side of body.

Wings collage

FEET/LEGS (make 2)

We will begin crocheting the feet.  The feet are crocheted in one continuous strip.  When slip stitching, work the stitches in the back “bumps” of the chains.

Using yellow yarn and 2 mm hook,

*Chain 4, turn.  Starting from second bump from hook, slip stitch 3*, rep 3 times.  3 claws created.

Feet collage

Slip stitch to first chain to close up heel of foot.  Do not fasten off.

Feet collage

We will now begin crocheting the leg.

Chain 7.

Row 1: Starting in second chain from hook, Sc 6.

Leg collage

Slip stitch to stitch on foot where leg originated from.  Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

Leg collage

To make the leg stand up perpendicular to the feet, weave yarn needle in and out of the feet and leg as shown below:

Legs collage

Pinch leg slightly and whip stitch it to create a more rounded and sturdy leg.

Legs collage

Attach legs to bottom of body.

Leg position

Congratulations, your Rooster is complete!  Enjoy your sweet and fuzzy little amigurumi and have a great Year of the Rooster!  These little friends are quick to work up, so you can make a whole flock of them!  Feel free to pin this collage below to Pinterest to help remind you about this project and to let others know about it too!

Chinese New Year Roosters

This pattern is an original pattern by Stephanie Lau of All About Ami.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Stephanie Lau of All About Ami, and provide a link to my blog www.AllAboutAmi.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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  • LOL…this rooster is so cute!

  • Dianna smith

    my mother is a rancher…she will love this rooster…her kitchen is decorated with roosters and hens. thank you for the free pattern !

  • Laura

    You are amazing! Thank you for sharing these beautiful and creative patterns with the world. Your attention to detail is always so awe inspiring. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Audrina Chua

    Here’s my little fella! My mum is so excited to add to her zodiac collection. Thanks for the cute and easy design! Love the tiny legs. 😊😊☺️ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bd6fb2cac5d152081917090f54f7f7f15080823e7ed36d14df5e8904497fbe9c.jpg

  • Jenny Lai

    Thank you for the lovely design. Love the simplicity of everything just unsure how to attach crown but happy with final result.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7aa67a5f64955b6d57099019066eb90f0ae2f7f2a16c3c86953d4ce123689aa7.png

  • Jenni Crafter

    This pattern is super kawii!! Can’t wait to make a few.
    Also if you use buttons you can make cool colored eyes. Cut the center out of a four hole button and slid the post of the safety eye into the cut out center of the button. Here is a plushie I made With this technique.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c156d30781a3f76691378dae41eaa70ca69df6c5afbba61a3e386698cf5ebbf8.jpg

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