This is a review of the Mabel Chicken crochet pattern designed by Oak & Marlow. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Jessica with Nice and Knotty.
When I selected this crochet pattern, it was because I was tagged in a photo of it on Facebook and I thought, “That’s so cute!” and “I know several people with backyard chickens that would get a kick out of this as a little gift!”.
But as I was finishing up my project, I saw several people referring to this specific pattern, asking how much others are charging for their Mabel chickens. I had no idea this was going to blow up so fast but it’s no surprise: The pattern is great, and the chicken is absolutely adorable!
Looking for something to go with your chicken? How about a nest full of Quick & Easy Eggs?
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED TO CROCHET a CHICKEN?
- Super Bulky #6 Yarn – I used Loops & Threads Black & White Tweed Yarn
- Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Red Heart Super Saver Lemon, Cherry Red and Black
- Optional: 10 mm Black Safety Eyes
- Size L11/8mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- Mabel Chicken, Paid Crochet Pattern from oakandmarlow on Etsy
For the eyes, you can use 10 mm Black Safety Eyes, felt circles or do like I did and use black yarn to embroider the eyes.
This yarn does call for Super Bulky #6 Yarn for all parts of the chicken, but I didn’t have it in Red, Black and Yellow so I used three strands of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn held together. The pattern does say that you can use a different weight of yarn, but it will change the size of the finished chicken. I opted for using three strands together to more closely imitate the bulk of the size 6 yarn.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET a CHICKEN?
The chicken took me a total of 45 minutes to make. It is a very quick pattern so you can make yourself a whole flock of chickens in an afternoon!
The measurement for the finished chicken is approximately 5.5 inches tall. It nests nicely in the palm of your hands.
There is no gauge given for this pattern. This pattern is worked in a continuous round. My personal gauge is 6 single crochets, increasing for 5 rounds for a 3.5 inch diameter.
The Mabel Chicken pattern is fun, fast and as cute as they come! This is one of my top favorite patterns. I love how quickly and easily it works up and using bulky yarn leaves you with a snuggly little chicken!
There are so many color options for these and size variations you could do. I also thought putting a little bag filled with some rice in the bottom would give it some nice weight for displaying your creation!
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