Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day! If you didn’t know May 14th was National Dance Like a Chicken Day, now you do!

And if you need a chicken to dance with, check out Mrs. Chicken designed by Vicki Square from Knit & Crochet Toys 2017! This chicken is quick to make, with a cute crochet purse and moveable arms. She can dance with everybody in the family!

There’s a great story behind Vicki’s adorable design: Her son Alex once had the pleasure of caring for a small flock of chickens. One of the pretties was a black and white Wyandotte. Quite a character, she would come up to the sliding glass door, peck it hard, and then sidle up to the glass to see if Alex would come let her in. Of course he would! He would slide the glass door open, and she would hop in like she’d come for tea. She particularly liked the view from the back of the sofa, where she often fluttered up to take her perch. Alex dubbed his little friend Mrs. Chicken, and Vicki’s design is an homage to her. Suitable for ages 8 and up without pins.

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Skill Level Easy

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size About 18” circumference and 10” tall.

Yarn Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted (100% washable wool; 200 yd 183 m/3½ oz 100 g): #SW150 stonewashed denim (A), # SW05 onyx (B), #SW11 white frost (C); 1 skein each. Small amounts of #SW01 red wing (D), small amounts of DK and worsted for hair and handbag.

Hook Sizes G/6 (4 mm), K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Polyester fiberfill; small piece of fabric to cut 2 x 6” circles; handful of pebbles (or something for weight); two 7/16” half round black shank buttons for eyes; beads; st markers (m); yarn needle, scissors.

Gauge 20 sts and 20 rnds = 4” in sc.

If you live with chickens of your own, check out this BeWeave It! post! What do you think of Mrs. Chicken’s dance moves? Will you make your own? Let me know in the comments!

-Sara Dudek
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet

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