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Rooster
Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Size: Measures 3 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches across
Materials: Size 30 crochet thread, white or other colour
Size 12 crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sk  skip
 p  picot
 lp  loop
 sc  single crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 dc  double crochet
 dc cluster  retain last lp of each dc on hook, thread over and pull through all lps on hook at once forming a cluster

Crochet this rooster to use as a decorative applique on linens or clothing. Not a pattern for beginners but a very detailed crochet piece.

Starting at the eye, ch 4 making the first st twice the usual size, 9 hdc in long st, sl st in top of ch 3. Ch 1, sc in next 2 hdc,
Comb: (ch 8, sc) twice in same st with last sc, (ch 8, sc) 3 times in next hdc, sc in next 2 hdc,
Beak: ch 3 and make a 2-dc-cluster in same st with last sc, ch 3, sl st in cluster for a p, ch 4, sc down in next hdc.
Wattle: ch 10, sk last 2 ch sts, 1 sc, 4 hdc and 3 sc on ch, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st.
Ch 26 for beginning of Back, turn,
sk last st, 25 sc on ch, sk 1 sc on head, sl st in next sc. Ch 1, turn,
sk sl st, sc in next 15 sc, (ch 4, sc in next second sc) 4 times, sc in 2 end sc. Ch 3, turn,
2 sc and 1 hdc in last ch 4 lp, (4 dc in next lp) 3 times, hdc in next 4 sc, sc in 7 sc, (sc in next 2 sc worked off together into one st for a decrease) twice, sl st in next sc on head. Ch 1, turn,
sk sl st, sc in next 16 sts, (ch 4, sc in next second st) 5 times, ch 4, 2 sc in end ch. Ch 4, turn,
2 hdc in last ch 4 lp, 4 hdc in next lp, (4 dc in next lp) 4 times, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in 8 sts, (sc in next 2 sts worked off into one st) twice, sl st in next sc on ring. Ch 1, turn,
sk sl st, sc in next 18 sts, (ch 4, sc in next second st) 8 times, sl st in next st. Ch 1, turn,
2 sc in last ch 4 lp, 4 hdc in next lp, (4 dc in next lp) 6 times, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in 3 sts, sl st in next st. Ch 1, turn,
sk sl st, sc in 11 sts, (ch 4, sc in next third st) 8 times, 1 sc and sl st to end. Ch 1, turn,
4 sc in last ch 4 lp, (4 hdc in next lp) 7 times, sc in next 15 sts, one sl st in each st to end, sl st in next sc on head.
Fasten off.
Tail: Join the 9th st from other end of last row, ch 9, sl st in next 8th (end) st of same row. Ch 1, turn,
9 sc on ch, sl st in next st on body. Ch 6, turn,
sc in last sc, (ch 4, sc in next second sc) 4 times, sl st in end of next row on body. Ch 16, turn,
sk 3 lps, sc in next lp, ch 17 turn,
sl st back in same row on body, making a double ch-lp. Ch 1, turn
and working over both chs make 19 sc. Ch 6, turn,
sc in last sc, (ch 4, sc in next third sc) 6 times, sc in next 2 rows on body. Ch 24, turn,
sk 5 lps, sc in next lp, ch 25, turn,
sl st back in same row on body, making a double ch-lp. Ch 1, turn,
28 sc over both chs. Ch 6, turn,
sc in last sc, (ch 4, sc in next third sc) 9 times, sl st in top row of body. Ch 28, turn,
sk 7 lps, sc in next, ch 29, turn,
sl st back in same row on body. Ch 1, turn,
34 sc over both chs. Ch 6, turn,
sc in last sc, (ch 4, sc in next third sc) 11 times, sl st in next 3 sts on top of body. Ch 34, turn,
sk 8 lps, sc in next, ch 35, turn,
sl st back in same st on body. Ch 1, turn,
49 sc over both chs. Ch 6, turn,
sc in last sc, (ch 4, sc in next third sc) 12 times, sl st in next st on body.
Fasten off.
Leg: Join to 15th st on body, counting from bottom of tail, * ch 22, sc in 9th ch st from hook for toes, ch 7, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, (dc in next 2 sts worked off together into one st) twice, * sk 3 sts on body, sl st in next 2 sts. Repeat from * to *. Sl st in next 4th st on body. Fasten off.
Base: Ch 7, turn rooster wrong side up, sc in first toe, ch 3, sc between toes, ch 3, sc in next toe, ch 3, sc in next toe, ch 3, sc between toes, ch 3, sc in next toe, ch 10, turn,
sk last 4 ch sts, 6 dc on ch, (1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch 3) 5 times, 1 dc in next sc, 7 dc on ch 7. Fasten off.

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