Hi, how are you doing today? I’ve got something a little fun and tongue in cheek to share with you. I really wanted to come up with a commemorative project for the forthcoming King’s Coronation – and well all I could think of was coronation chicken…so that’s what I’ve made!
Meet Colin the Coronation Chicken, a eggs-traordinarily hen-some fellow who would make a great commemorative souvenir or gift for a royalty lover.
He’s im-peck-ably dressed for the occasion in a hen-semble of sash, crown and ermine trimmed cloak – aren’t my chicken puns just heir-larious!
I made Colin with a 3mm hook and some Ricorumi DK from my stash. I love Ricorumi DK especially for amigurumi as it comes in loads of different colours.
Made of 100% cotton this smooth-finished yarn comes in cute 25g [57.5 meters] balls just perfect for projects where you just want to use a small amount of a particular colour.
Colin’s crown, sceptre and orb are made from Rico Ricorumi Lamé DK – Gold (002) which is super sparkly yarn perfectly suited to royal accessories. It comes in 10g [50m] and is made from 62% polyester and 38% nylon.
The only other things you need to make Colin are 2 x 6mm black safety eyes, stitch markers, some black embroidery thread,a tapestry needle and some toy stuffing. His finished size is 16cm / 6.3 inches high from bottom to top of his crown.
The majority of this pattern is worked in amigurumi style, using continuous rounds, and then the parts are sewn together using the mattress stitch.
Of course if you didn’t want to deck him out in his finery then Colin makes a very cute rooster which could look great as part of your Spring or farmhouse style decor.
The written pattern for Colin the Coronation Chicken is now available in all of my pattern shops with 25% off for the next couple of weeks on Ravelry and Etsy (see code below):
The 6 page PDF pattern is available in either UK or US terms and includes explanations of all stitches and abbreviations. I would suggest it is suitable for an intermediate crocheter – though there is nothing to stop an adventurous beginner having a go!
If you fancy 25% off the pattern price just enter the coupon code: CORONATION on either Ravelry or Etsy until 23 APRIL 2023 to save.
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Other Crafting for the Kings Coronation:
Looking for more crafts for the Kings coronation to add a British touch to your crochet? Then you might enjoy these patterns:
Union Jack Square Coaster; this fun crochet coaster pattern is the perfect way to add a little red, white and blue to your home!
Play crown; don’t just use the coronation as the perfect reason to don a crown, they are perfect for fancy dress and birthday parties too!
Reginald the Royal Rat; this pattern has been quite popular recently – I’m guessing in the run up to the coronation. Commemorative toys are such a sweet way to celebrate the coronation.
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Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
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