This little chick makes a lovely gift or looks great dotted around the house for Easter celebrations. A looped ribbon can be easily added to make a hanging decoration or a rattle insert can be put in. Multiple chicks with loops can be attached to a length of cord which will make a pretty garland for a nursery or can be used to make a sweet mobile to hang above a crib.
You will need
Scissors (fabric and paper)
Circular object to draw around (diameter 7cm)
Felt fabric (yellow and orange)
Cotton thread (yellow and black)
Soft toy filling
First draw out your pattern. I would have done a downloadable one, if only I knew how to set that up! Anyway this way you get to do it all from scratch which is great because you can adjust and create patterns for different animals for future projects.
4. Draw a small triangle (approx 1.5cm sides)
5. Use the top of circular object to draw top part of a semi circle. Do the same on opposite side to create an oval that 7.5cm wide and 4cm high.
7. Draw a shape the same as the tail (you can trace it from the tail). Round it off to create the wing. It should be 4cm long and 2cm at the widest part.
I made three chicks and find it easier to cut all at once.
13. Place the opposite piece in place and stitch around leaving the top and front of the chicks head unstitched. (If you are making a garland, hanging decoration or mobile stitch in the loop/ribbon/ties at the top)
14. Using pen or knitting needle to reach the tail, begin to fill a little at a time, gently separating the filling to give a smooth finish. The children loved doing this (If you are making a rattle put the insert in with the filling)
A fun little project that the children can be involved and enjoy playing with.
Hope you will enjoy making these, tag my Instagram account chrissie_white I would love to see your finished pieces 🙂