Free Patterns Rowan Cotton Glace Yarn in Shoot, bleached, winsor, and poppy

Published on March 14th, 2013 | by Serena


Free Easter Pattern – Rowan Love Heart Chicks

It’s getting closer to Easter and so we thought we’d share a free pattern that’s perfect for the holiday. These chicks by Rowan were originally designed for Valentine’s Day but our in-house knitter extraordinaire Natascha has recreated them as Spring Chickens – here’s a few words from Natascha about bringing the chick band together.

“I have to admit to not being much of a toy knitter so this was a new experience. The pattern is fairly straightforward: the fair isle is only over a few rows so even if you’re new to colour work it’s not too daunting.  As the pattern is to knit the chicks flat, the purl side was a little fiddly. So I decided to knit the second one in the round. I drew out a little chart for the repeat, which enabled me to knit a lot quicker and chicks 2 and 3 were created in no time. It’s not much of a chart, I’m sure you could do better!

chart for the repeat

The crochet legs, comb, and beak and stitched eyes really bring the chicks to life; the slightly wonky sewing gives them a bit of personality. So here they are: Edward, Fender, and Marshall.”

Rowan Easter Chicks free knitting pattern download


Natascha used Rowan Cotton Glace, in Shoot (814) for Edward, Bleached (726) for Fender and Winsor (849) for Marshall with the accent colour of Poppy (741) for all three.

Rowan Cotton Glace Stitch

Rowan Cotton Glace yarn is available in 30 vibrant eye-popping shades!

We took the Spring Chickens out for a walk at lunchtime…

Rowan easter chicks free knitting pattern download


download free easter chick knitting pattern

(Click to view or right click and ‘save link as’ to download – don’t worry if it takes a while, it can be a bit slow)

Happy knitting!


About the Author

Serena loves sunshine, strawberries and Great Danes. She has gone from non-knitter to yarn obsessive in under two years, and is determined to drag the rest of the world along with her.

Last updated: November 26th, 2014.

4 Responses to Free Easter Pattern – Rowan Love Heart Chicks

  1. Pam says:

    these are gorgeous and quirky!!! Thank you

  2. Marie Hill says:

    I tried to download this file, but am getting an error message from Adobe saying “This file is damaged, unable to repair” Any ideas?

  3. Marie Hill says:

    Thanks, but I visited the Rowan website and downloaded it from there. I have the very latest version of Adobe loaded on my laptop as I use it all the time. Not sure what the problem was when I tried to get it from you 🙂

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