Mother Hen

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Mother Hen Pattern


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Knitting: Mother Hen
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch in the round on dpns
  • Knitting on dpns in the round
  • Picking up stitches
  • K2tog
  • Sewing together

Pattern Description:

This Mother Hen is cute and cuddly, but also proud, After all, she does have a magnificent comb on her head!

This pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which features the pattern for a baby chick as well as a pig, cow, sheep and duck

For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter because the construction uses short row shaping (explained in the pattern) and picking up stitches. The Mother Hen is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping. The neck and face are knitted in the round on dpns. Other parts of the Hen are knitted separately and then sewn on.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog this is mentioned in the pattern.


5 stitches and 10 rows in garter stitch = 1"


  • Approx 40 yds cream Worsted weight yarn
  • Approx 5 yds red Worsted weight yarn
  • Approx 5 yds orange Worsted weight yarn
  • US size 4 (3.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Fiberfill

Suggested yarn:

50 yards of Worsted weight

About Designer

About Designer

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by Natty-Knits
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US
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I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

My Mum taught me to knit when I was 7 years old, I thought I'd forgotten it but when I came back to knitting 7 years ago I discovered that it was all still there.

I love to knit in 3D and around ...

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