In just about an hour you can crochet the most adorable gift for the chicken lover and sewing enthusiast in your life. This chicken pin holder is so cute and will keep your favorite seamster or seamstress company while they work. And the bonus is that you can make it the same day you need it!
How to Crochet a Chicken Pin Holder
This little chicken pictured above is 2.25″ in diameter and 2.25″ tall, and the cutest crochet chicken pin cushion around! In addition to using it as a sewing pin holder, this cute pin cushion can be used as a hat pin holder — just use larger yarn if you need a bigger pin cushion!
“Wing It” Pattern
If you are a seasoned crocheter, you will have no problem making this little guy without a proper pattern! You will need some yarn, 6mm safety eyes (these can be embroidered if you’d like to do that instead), mercerized cotton thread or embroidery floss in red and yellow (or your choice for variation), a G hook, a C hook, and an embroidery needle. You will need to know how to crochet a ball, but if you don’t, here are instructions for that all over the internet.
I used cotton yarn, but you can use any kind of yarn that works for you, just keep in mind that different fibers behave differently and may not produce what you see in my photos. This will also happen if you choose to use larger yarn to make a larger pin holder. (In this case you will need to consider getting using larger eyes and yarn instead of thread for the embroidery, depending on the finished size.)
Here are some quick instructions to follow:
- Crochet about 3/4 of your ball
- If using safety eyes, add them about 1 stitch apart, and about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom (your starting point)
- Stuff your chicken
- Finish crocheting, fasten closed and secure. Weave in or “bury” end of yarn.
- With red, crochet a small circle with scalloped edges for the comb and two smaller circles for the wattles. Sew larger circle on top, and smaller circles about 3 rounds down from the eyes.
- With yellow, crochet a triangle for the beak. Sew onto the face between eyes and above wattles.
- With yellow, embroider feet about 2-3 stitches over from the wattles on each side.
- That’s it! Weave in ends and gift it to yourself or your favorite seamster or seamstress!
BONUS TIP: Make this adorable little crocheted nest
to sew to the bottom of your pin cushion!
Need More Instruction? Grab My Pattern!
This pattern uses basic crochet stitches. Single crochet is the star here, so if you know how to do that in the round, you’re pretty much golden!
I spent a lot of time creating this pattern, and I know you will love it enough to use it again and again.
Make a bunch of different colors and give it as a flock of chickens for your favorite little homesteader to play with!
Some of the really cool features to this pattern:
- Easy to make! Uses very basic crochet skills: sc + some hand stitching and simple embroidery
- The yarn doesn’t pill, making the product look more finished and neat.
- Takes less than two hours for sure, maybe even one hour if you are a faster crocheter
- It’s a quick gift, and usually less than a dollar to make
- This pattern doubles as a toy pattern for the little chicken keeper in your life!
Equipment needed to make your own chicken sewing pin holder:
- G hook
- C hook
- Cotton yarn in the color you desire
- Mercerized cotton thread or embroider floss two colors (for comb, wattles, beak and feet)
- embroidery needle
GRAB THE PATTERN NOW ON ETSY
After making a few of these pin holders, I can attest to how quickly these little guys can come together even with the detail involved!
This chicken takes way less than a skein of yarn, so you could I’m sure make many from one skein of cotton yarn! And if you already have the materials, this adorable pin holder would cost you nothing but time!
Crochet Chicken Sewing Pin Holder Pattern
This little stuffed chicken is great gift for many occasions, and for anyone who loves chickens, sewing, or both! This project is crocheted in the round and uses very simple crochet and stitching techniques, which means it is easy enough for an adventurous beginning crocheter.