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Hello! Today I’m happy to bring you the second addition to my mini farm animal series! This one is Cooper the Rooster! Some of you might be familiar with Cooper already as he was part of my 100 amigurumi countdown a couple years back AND he was also the first pattern I ever released! Now, since he’s part of the farm animal series, I’ve decided to give his pattern away for free!
So meet Cooper, the cutest (and certainly the most huggable), rooster in the coop! Cooper is a little bit shy, but in spite of that, he still loves to spend time with his friends. (That means YOU!)
Dimensions: 4 in. (10 cm.) tall
Difficulty: Easy! This pattern is perfect for beginners.
– Size F (3.75mm) crochet hook (I use Clover Amour HERE)
– Worsted weight (4 ply) yarn in yellow, black, orange, red, and kelly green (I used Hobby Lobby’s brand, “I Love This Yarn” in “Yellow”, “Black”, “Red”, “Orange”, and “Jelly Bean”. )
– 7.5mm (you can purchase them HERE)
– Polyfil (or your stuffing or choice)
– Tapestry/yarn needle
– Stitch marker (I highly recommend these HERE)
Head (using gold yarn)
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (you can use the magic circle if you prefer as it won’t make a difference in the end.)
R2: *Inc 1* rep 6 times (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc 1* rep 6 times (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, inc 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, inc 1* rep 6 times (30 sts)
R6-11: Sc around (6 rounds total)
R12: *Sc 3, dec 1* rep 6 times (24 sts)
Insert eyes between R10 & 11, about 6 sts apart.
R13: *Sc 2, dec 1* rep 6 times (18 sts)
R14: *Sc 1, dec 1* rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stop and begin stuffing
R15: *Dec 1* rep 6 times (6 sts)
Finish off. Finish stuffing head firmly and use tail to sew up hole then weave in your end.
Beak (using orange yarn)
R1: Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2: 1 sc in each sc around (4 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the beak on right between the eyes.
Comb (using red yarn)
Loosley ch 10, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, *3 dc in next ch, sl st 1* rep 3 times, 3 dc in next ch, sc 1 in last ch
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the comb on top of head. The front of the comb should be sewn onto R5 of head and stretch back to R5 of head (see pic. #2). When there’s more than one yarn tail on any given piece, usually when you’re working in rows, I like to weave both ends into the body or head. That way there aren’t any ends popping out or fraying like they do when you just cut them.
Large wattle (using red yarn)
Ch 3, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 1, sl st in last ch
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the wattle underneath the beak, slightly toward the right side (when facing you).
Small wattle (using red yarn)
Ch 2, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 1
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew this small wattle right next to the large one.
Body (using black yarn)
R1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2: * Inc 1* rep 5 times (10 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc 1* rep 5 times (15 sts)
R4-6: 1 sc in each sc around (3 rounds total)
Switch to gold yarn
R7: 1 sc in each sc around (15 sts)
R8: *Sc 1, dec 1* rep 5 times (10 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly and sew it to the head using the long tail we left and your tapestry needle.
Wings (Make 2 using gold yarn)
Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Don’t sl st into the first sc to finish off, instead just ch 1. This way we’ll have a flat edge for sewing. Sew the wings on either side of the body, directly under head, that would be R8 of body..
Legs (Make 2 using orange yarn)
Leave a long starting tail for his right leg as you’ll need this later to sew his leg on.
Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 1, sl st in each of remaining 2 chs
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew legs onto R3 & 4 of
Tail feathers (using green yarn)
*Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st1, sl st in each of remaining 3 chs* rep 4 times. When you’re done you should have 4 tail feathers. Refer to pic. #6 if you’re having trouble figuring this out.
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the tail feathers to the back of the body on R3.
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