Easy Crochet Chick Applique Pattern + Video Tutorial

Today, I’m excited to share my cute crochet chick applique pattern! It’s a fun little project that’s perfect for adding decorative elements to anything you like, such as hats, bags, or even blankets.

There are so many different ways to use these cute chicks! So, grab your crochet hook and some yarn, and let’s get started on this cute project! The free pattern and full video tutorial are below.

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Free Crochet Chick Applique Pattern

My chick applique pattern is great for beginners! I designed it to be simple and easy to follow, so if you’re just starting out with crocheting, this is the perfect project for you.

With clear instructions and basic stitches, you’ll have fun creating this cute chick, while you practice your crochet skills. Plus, with the step-by-step video tutorial I’ve included for you, you’ll have extra help whenever you need it.

PDF Version

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn in yellow, orange, black, and a bow color.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Crochet Chick Applique Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. My crochet applique patterns are designed using basic stitches. 

Finished Size

My chicks measured 5.25 inches long and also 4.5 inches wide.


Gauge is not important for this pattern. 


  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: medium yarn weight
  • Notions: stitch markers & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • The head is worked in the round.
  • The body is worked in rows.
  • This pattern starts with a magic circle (magic ring).
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 


  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • yellow yarn
  • 1-4 are worked in the round (head).
  • 5-10 are worked in rows (body)

Chick Head

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 8 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (8 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (32 stitches)

Chick Body

Begin row 5 where you left off at the end of round 4.

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc in 5 sts, turn (10 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog x 5, turn (5 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (5 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends.


  • Use orange yarn.

You will be making the feet in the first and last stitches of row 10 of the chicken body. 

Join your yarn. Ch 2, make a hdc and then repeat for the other foot. Fasten off and then weave in your ends.


  • Use yellow yarn.
  • For both wings to face the correct way, you will need to make one wing with the right side of your work facing you and make the other wing with the wrong side of your work facing you. 

On the right side of your work, join your yarn to the second row of the chicken body.

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, and in the rem chs work: hdc, hdc, dc, dc, join to the first row of the chicken body.

Repeat with the other side of your work facing you. Fasten off and then weave in your ends.

Eyes & Beak

Sew eyes with black yarn and also a beak with orange yarn onto the head.

Hair Curl

  • Use yellow yarn.

Join your yarn to the centermost stitch at the top of the head.

Row 1: Ch 4, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, join to the same st, (9 stitches)


  • Use a yarn color of your choosing.

Ch 4, in the 4th ch from the hook work: dc, dc, ch 3, join the ch 3 with a sl st, repeat to make the other half of the bow. 

Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail and then wrap the tail around the center of the bow. 

Sew the bow to your applique either as a bow tie or as a hair bow. 


Fasten off and then weave in all of your ends.

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Looking for more Free Patterns?

You may also like these crochet appliques that also include video tutorials: bunnypeepsegg, and frog appliqué crochet patterns.

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

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