Chick in Egg Crochet Pattern from Woman’s Day March 27, 1978

Growing up one of five children, I learned plenty about creativity and resourcefulness from my mother; she was a stay-at-home mom who was always cooking up something in an effort to save our family a buck, stretch a dollar and make something out of nothing so that we always had everything we needed. For Easter one year, she took a crochet pattern that appeared in Woman’s Day magazine on March 27, 1978 and not only made all of the children in our family unique Easter basket gifts, she crocheted and sold hundreds of these Easter chicks and eggs, custom made to-order!

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My mom’s cleverness served our family well then and the lessons I learned from her craftiness and cleverness remain with me today. When I shared this photo of the crocheted chicks inside eggs on my Facebook page, there was an immediate demand for the pattern, but I figured folks were out of luck- who saves these things for over 30 years? Imagine my shock when my mother called to say she had actually savedthe original crochet pattern! Please feel free to download the pattern and make some memories for the little ones in your life, courtesy of Grandma Chicken Chick. ♥

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Margaret Pengelly
Margaret Pengelly
2 months ago

I have been looking for this pattern for years. I made it for my son when he was too young for Easter eggs and he had it into his teens. I wanted to make some for his little ones. Thank you so much.

Maria
Maria
1 year ago

Thank you so much for posting this! I also made these for my kids for Easter when this first appeared on the magazine. They loved the chick in the egg, and they will forever be known as ‘chickie baby’! Now I will make them for my grandkids!

Glenn
Glenn
1 year ago

Wow, thanks for posting this. I made these chicks in eggs from the original pattern when I was a kid and sold them to all the neighbours. 40 years later and my wife hangs one we saved on our Christmas tree each year while everyone has a laugh about it. Now she’s telling me I should learn crocheting again and make a bunch for our kids lol.

Sharon
Sharon
2 years ago

Thank you so much, made these for my kids and was looking for the pattern to make them for my grandchildren.

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