Friday, March 28, 2014

Crochet Chick Peep Pattern

With Easter around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to publish my crochet peep pattern. I could never find a chick peep pattern that really looked similar enough to the real peeps, so I tried coming up with my own. It was not easy to get that shape, let me tell you!
I would rate the pattern difficulty as easy/intermediate. There are a lot of increases and decreases used to alter the shape that may be difficult for beginning crocheters. 
The pattern and chart are listed below after the jump, and you can download the PDF versions as well. All abbreviations and chart symbols are in U.S. terms. 

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Crochet Chick Peep
Designed by Amy Snow

This darling peep is a perfect decoration or gift for Easter, and, it’s healthier than the sugar version! It can be made larger or smaller by changing the yarn weight or the hook size. Enjoy!

Pattern Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate
·  Worsted weight yarn
·   Crochet hook (size F or H work well)
·   Yarn needle
·   Small amount of stuffing
·   Something to make eyes (beads, yarn, safety eyes, I used black mascara)
·   (Optional) thick paper/cardboard to place in bottom of peep

Ch – chain
St(s) – stitch(es)
Sl st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
Sk -- skip

Bottom of peep:
Round 1: Magic circle 6 sc. Or, ch 2 and 6 sc into the first st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc* around (18 sts)
Round 4: 2 sc, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, 4 sc, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc (28 sts)
Round 5: sc in each st around (28 sts)
Round 6: repeat round 4 (28)
Round 7: 4 sc, sc2tog, 3 sc in next st, sc2tog, 8 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog 2 times, 4 sc (25 sts)
Round 8: 6 sc, sc2tog, 6 sc, sc2tog 3 times, 1 sc, sc2tog 2 times (19 sts)
Round 9: 6 sc, sk the 7th st and sc into the next st (counts as 1 sc), 11 sc (18 sts)

Make a magic circle with 1 sc. Attach the beak on the head in the appropriate place and weave in ends.

Head/Upper Body of peep
Round 1: Magic circle 4.
Round 2: 4 sc around (4 sts)
Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc* around (6 sts)
Round 4: 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc (8 sts)
Round 5: sc2tog, 1 sc, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc in each st over the next 3 sts, 1 sc (12 sts)
Round 6: 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc  (15 sts)
Round 7: 8 sc, 2 sc in next st, 6 sc (16 sts)
Round 8: 1 sc, sc2tog, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc (19 sts)
Round 9: sc in each st around (19 sts). Sl st to finish off and leave a long tail for attaching to bottom.

Start with the top half: attach the beak to the face of the peep and add the eyes. Do not stuff the top half of the peep just yet.

Stuff the bottom half of the peep (if you plan to place cardboard in the bottom, place in bottom first). Sew the top half onto the bottom and when halfway around, stuff the top half and finish sewing together. Weave in ends. 

Pattern Chart

There is no chart for the Beak, refer to the written instruction above. Click images if you need to see them larger.

Peep Bottom

Peep Top

© Amy Snow 2014
You are free to sell any creations you make using this pattern, whether
for charity or profit. I do ask that you give a shout out and credit me for
the original pattern. Something as simple as my name and my blog will
do for credit. Thank you!

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