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Sylvia Leake on craftsy.com
Buckinghamshire, England

I have a passion for designing knitwear for babies and children, I then write up the designs as patterns to share with other knitters. Inspiration comes from the countryside near where I live and my ...

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The Chicks

from Sleake Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Chicks
The Chicks
The Chicks
The Chicks
The Chicks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

These cute chicks are freestanding and quick to knit. Change the yarn weight to change their size, tension/ gauge is not an issue!


Will vary depending on your choice of yarn. I suggest you use needles approximately 2 sizes smaller than suggested by the yarn company so that the toy stuffing does not show through your finished fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Using DK/8ply yarn - 5.5cm/21/4in high, 4.5cm/13/4in wide (diameter of base)
  • Using 4ply/sport - 4.5cm/13/4in high, 3.5cm/11/2in wide (base)


  • Knitting needles
  • Black beads
  • Yarn
  • Toy Stuffing
  • Tapestry needle