Free Knitting Pattern

Knit Easter Chick Basket

March 2, 2018

Knit Easter Chick

Looking for something cute to spruce up your Easter decor? This Knit Easter Chick Basket is easy and fun to make! It’s knit flat (entirely in Garter Stitch), so it’s perfect for beginners.

The basket has a small opening so it’s perfect for holding candy. This little chick would also make a great addition to a kid’s Easter Basket (I wouldn’t recommend this for very small children because of the button eyes).

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Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in Yellow

Needles: Size US 8 single point

Also needed: 2 black buttons (7/16 inch), yarn needle, needle and thread, orange felt and fiber fill

Gauge: not important for this pattern

Knit Easter Chick Basket Knitting Pattern

(makes 1)

Cast on 38 stitches.

Knit 12 rows in garter stitch

Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 6 rows (44 stitches)

Cast off 12 stitches of the beginning of the next 2 rows (you will be left with 20 sts)

Knit 12 rows.

Break yarn leaving a 10 inch tail. Thread through remaining stitch and pull to tighten.

How to assemble the Knit Easter Chick Basket

Knit Easter Chick Basket

This is what the piece looks like when you are finished knitting.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Fold the piece over as pictured.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

To make the head- sew the back seam, but stop before you reach the “flat” part. This is the opening for the basket.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Using a yarn needle, sew the bottom and side seam closed.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Sew the button eyes on.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

To make the beak- cut a diamond shape out of felt that’s approximately 1 1/4 inches tall from top to bottom point.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Fold the felt in half and stitch along the edge. This creates the beak shape. Sew the beak on to the chick. Lastly, stuff the head and the bottom with fiber fill.

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Knit Easter Chick Basket

Knit Easter Chick Basket

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  • Cathy O
    March 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Hi! These are adorable!! What size is the finished chick?

    • ginamichele
      March 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks! The chick is approximately 6 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches tall (top of head to bottom)

  • Natasha
    March 4, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Super adorable and so easy, too! I might need to make a couple modifications (yarn for eyes instead of buttons, for example) and make a couple as Easter gifts for my baby girl.

  • Elizabeth
    March 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I am 86 and still knitting but this has me befuddled. I knit 12 rows and if I add a stitch to the beginning of the next 6 rows I will have 18. What am i thinking wrong.

    • ginamichele
      March 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Elizabeth-
      You cast on 38 stitches. Then knit for 12 rows in Garter stitch. Then, you cast on 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 6 rows which will give you 44 stitches. I hope this helps!

  • Lisa Ogilvie
    April 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Love them! I am having difficulty with the instructions to stuff the head and bottom, why would I be stuffing the bottom, if I’m filling it with candy?

    • ginamichele
      March 21, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Lisa-
      Sorry, I realized that the directions might be a bit misleading. If you are filling the basket with candy, you don’t need to stuff the bottom. If you are using the chicks as decorations, then the bottom needs to be stuffed so they stand upright.

  • Kris
    March 17, 2019 at 2:45 am

    So cute, I understand stuffing the head, but the bottom? Please help. Thank you

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