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Amigurumi Rooster – Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi rooster is a great little project for improving beginners as well as seasoned crocheters. It’s ideal to practise crocheting with multiple colors and it comes with a video tutorial, in case you need some visual guidance! The rooster will be about 3 inches tall, if using the recommended yarn weight and hook size.

You can find the free pattern below, on this page. For those who prefer a printable pdf pattern, I created one for the whole chicken family. You can purchase it for a small fee on Etsy.

Die deutsche Version dieser Anleitung findest du hier.

Vous pouvez trouver la traduction française du patron sur le blog de Jennifer Une Laine Créative.

I got the idea from Jy who’s a subscriber of my YouTube channel. She suggested I design patterns for farm animals. I loved the idea and the second animal that came to my mind was a rooster for some reason. The first one was a cow, which is still in the making, so stay tuned for that one! 🙂

You can read the written pattern here on my blog, watch the video tutorial and crochet along with me or use both.

This pattern is written in US crochet terms. You can convert it to British terms using my conversion chart.

Crochet Conversion Chart

I would love to see your little amigurumi rooster! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

Amigurumi Rooster - Free Crochet Pattern |

Materials for the amigurumi rooster

DK/light worsted weight cotton yarn in green, blue, yellow, red and orange (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Racing Green (428), Royal Blue (441), Buttercup Yellow (423), Rose Red (414) and Blood Orange (420))

2.5mm/size B or C crochet hook

4mm (0.16″) safety eyes or black embroidery floss/yarn


16cm / 6.5″ long piece of pipe cleaner or craft wire

Yarn needle 

2 stitch markers



R = row

Rd = rd

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch = chain

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Sk = skip

Tog = together

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

(…) = stitch count once round is completed


Crochet the tail feathers in dark green

[ch 9, sc in next 8 ch (starting in 2nd ch from hook)] repeat 2 times,

[ch 17, sc in next 16 ch (starting in 2nd)] repeat 3 times,

[ch 9, sc in next 8 ch (starting in 2nd ch from hook)] repeat 2 times

Crochet the legs and lower part of the body in navy

Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring (6)

Rd 2: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 2 times (8)

Fasten off.

Repeat rd 1 and 2 for the second leg. This time don’t fasten off. Continue from here:

Ch 1

Rd 3: Sc in next 8 st, sc 1 in ch, sc in next 8 st, sc 1 in other side of ch (18)

Rd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)

Rd 5: Sc in all 24 st (24)

Rd 6: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30)

Rd 7: Sc in next 29 st, sc in next stitch changing to yellow yarn (30)

Rd 8: [sc in next 4 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (36)

Rd 9 to 11 (3 rds): Sc in all 36 (36)

Insert and shape the feet with a 16cm/6 1/2 inch long piece of pipe cleaner or craft wire. The easiest way to learn how to do this, is to watch the video tutorial starting at minute 24:07

If you find the pipe cleaner feet too fluffy, you can trim some of the fluff off, like I did in the end of my video.

Start filling the body with fiberfill. Press both sides of the body together to determine the front and back. Divide the round in 21 stitches in the front and 15 stitches in the back. You can watch how I did this from minute 27:50 of the video.

Continue with the smaller round of 15 st:

Rd 12: Sc in next 14 st, sc in next st changing to green yarn (15)

In rd 13 we will crochet on the tail feathers. The number of stitches you make before crocheting on the feathers may vary depending of how tightly or loosely you crochet. 

The feathers should be facing downwards with the “wrong” or left side up. I recommend you watch this part of my video tutorial. Please go to minute 34:08 to watch rd 13 from the beginning. I wrongly call it rd 15 in the video. My apologies for the confusion.

Rd 13: Sc in next 2 st, sc base chain of the tail feathers together with next 7 st, sc in next 6 st (15)

Add more fiberfill.

Rd 14: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 5 times (10)

Rd 15 & 16 (2 rds): Sc in all 10 st (10)

Fill with some more fiberfill, if necessary.

Rd 17: Dec 5 times (5)

Fasten off the round.

Join yellow yarn at the beginning of the front round of 21 stitches, leaving a long yarn tail for closing the small gap between neck and tail later on. Go to minute 46:36 of the video, if you need help with this.

Rd 12 & 13 (2 rds): Sc in all 21 st (21)

Rd 14: [sc in next 5 st, dec] repeat 3 times (18)

Rd 15: Sc in all 18 st (18)

Fill the body with fiberfill.

Rd 16: [sc in next 4 st, dec] repeat 3 times (15)

Rd 17: [sc in next 3 st, dec] repeat 3 times (12)

Rd 18: Sc in next 11 st, sc in next st changing to red yarn (12)

Rd 19: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 3 times (9)

Fill with more fiberfill, if necessary.

Rd 20: Sc in all 9 stitches (9)

Attach safety eyes or embroider the eyes. 

Crochet the comb and wattle

Please go to minute 59:35 of the video, if you need help with this.
Sc in next 2 st or until you reach the center back of the head.

Sc 2 st on opposite sides of the head together (leaving out the last stitch you made at the back of the head), ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook,

sc next 2 st on opposite sides tog, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook,

sl st next 2 st on opposite sides tog, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook,

sl st next 2 st on opposite sides tog

Do not fasten off! Continue to crochet the wattle:

Ch 7, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch,
ch 7, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch

Fasten off and use the yarn end to attach the wattle at the left side of the head. Weave in the yarn end.

Crochet the beak in orange

Ch 2, leaving a long enough end to attach the beak, sc in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off, leaving a long enough end to attach the beak.

Attach the beak between the yellow and the red part of the head, on top of the wattle. You can tie or weave in the yarn ends on both sides of the body where the wings will cover them.

Crochet the wings (make 2)

If you’d like visual guidance on how to crochet the wings, please go to hour:minute:second 1:09:21 of the video tutorial.

The wings are crocheted in rows. 

Ch 3 in yellow 

R 1: Sc in next 2 ch (starting in 2nd from hook), ch 1, turn (2)

R 2: Inc in both st, ch 1, turn (4)

R 3: Inc in next st, sc in next 2 st, inc in next st, ch 1, turn (6)

R 4: Sc in all 6 st, ch 1, turn (6)

R 5: Sc in all 6 st, join navy yarn in a ch, turn (6)

R 6: Sc in all 6 st, ch 1, turn (6)

R 7: Sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 2 st, sk next st, sc in next st, join green yarn in a ch 1, turn (4)

R 8: Sc in all 4 st, ch 1, turn (4)

R 9: Sk next st, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st (2)

Do not fasten off. From here we crochet all around the wing.

If you need help with this, please go to hour:minute:second 1:13:55 of the video.

Sc in the side of each R (8 sc ), inc in 2 base ch at beginning of wing, sc in other side of first 7 R (7 sc), inc in side of R 8, sc in 2 st of R 9

Fasten off with an invisible finish, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Weave in the yarn ends or hide them under the wing when sewing them on.
Use the long yarn end to sew on the wings on each side of the body. You can use the same yarn end to stitch down the tail feathers.

Rooster Free Amigurumi Pattern |

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this little amigurumi rooster pattern here for later.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive some compensation if you click a link and purchase something that I have recommended. It doesn’t cost you anything if you click and purchase through those links, however it helps me to maintain this site and allows me to keep creating free patterns for you. Thank you for your support!

You are welcome to create products to sell on a small scale using this pattern. If you wish to do so, please refer back to my blog for the pattern.

Happy creating!


  • Chitra Sampath

    Most beautiful cute pretty Rooster and it’s free pattern! You are so generous Stellasophia. I have already completed your Rooster. I don’t know how to post it . Thank you. I am from India!

    • stellasophia

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Chitra. I’m glad you enjoyed my pattern. 🙂 If you have an Instagram or Facebook account, you can share a picture of your rooster there and tag me with @stellasyarnuniverse, so I can find it. I believe on Facebook the post should be public, so Facebook allows me to see it. Alternatively you can email me your picture to This would also give you an entry to my monthly giveaway of a pattern from my Etsy shop. 🙂

      • stellasophia

        You could make it a bit bigger by using a larger hook size and heavier yarn. Let me know if you have any questions. 🙂

        • Desiree Hood

          so I really love how this pattern looks, but I can’t seem to get the feet. I’ve tried using 1 pipe cleaner, two pipe cleaners, and a few different twists/ folding. But the feet don’t seem to be able to hold up the little bit of crocheting I’ve already done, so I don’t want to continue if the feet won’t be able to support the weight. Is their any particular way to get them together to support the weight? Or is it better when stuffed?

          • stellasophia

            Hi Desiree, for me the pipe cleaner feet supported the body well from the beginning. If they don’t now better not to continue with them. Maybe your pipe cleaner isn’t as strong. Do you have stronger craft wire you could use? Or fine wire that you could use multiple layers of? These are two other options I use for bird feet, like in this pattern for example:
            I hope this helps. Let me know anytime if you have any more questions. 🙂

          • Desiree Hood

            With help of some craft wire and pipe cleaners me and my sister worked it out. Thank you for your help.

      • stellasophia

        Hi Diana,
        thank you so much for using my cow pattern. I’m sorry for getting back to you so late. I wasn’t able to crochet amigurumi for several months, but thankfully I’m back now.

        I finally added the next farm animal, which is a sheep. I just have to warn you, it turned out the same size as the cow. 😀 It was difficult to make it any smaller with the fluffy yarn I used. But if the cow is made with a 3.5mm/E-4 hook they may match size wise. Anyway, the rooster is giant too. XD

        I’ll be adding more farm animals over time. xx

  • Jo

    Thank yo so much for the pattern. I made one for my friend’s mum as she loves roosters, and she was delighted with the one that I for made her.
    Now both my kids and mum want one of their own as they’re so cute. 🙂

  • Kelly Kroslakova

    So sweet! I can’t wait to gift it to my friend. I wish I could post a photo. Anyway, my only thing was the wire legs. Once you get them in and have to finish up they are so fiddly.

    • stellasophia

      Hi there, the hen is just under 3 inches tall and the chicks are about 1 inch tall. I will add this information to the post. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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