Sunday, October 9, 2016

Henny Penny & Cocky Locky?

Last week when I posted the picture of the crocheted chicken potholder I couldn't help but think it looked more like a proud rooster than a clucky hen.  The pattern (link found here) said it was a hen, so I called it a hen.  But deep inside I couldn't help but think of it as a rooster.

Then I got to wondering...  could I maybe make this just a tad smaller - maybe with a smaller comb and wattle and maybe it would look more like a hen?  Referring to some pictures I found online I refitted the pattern slightly and made me a demure hen to go with my cocky rooster.  What do you think?
I don't know if these two felt any attraction for one another, but for me it was love at first sight.

So then I had to make another pair:
These two are vintage-y.   Kind of old fashioned.

And then...  before I knew it, I was making another pair:
I think I'm getting the vintage-y look down...

And then finally...  before I got all chickened out, I made this cute little pair:
These might just be my favorites!

Am I nuts or what?  It seems I couldn't stop until I had nearly a whole flock!  But they were such fun to make.  In fact, truth be told, something inside me wants to make another pair.  For what purpose, I haven't a clue, but there is something a little bit addictive about making these.

I wish I could say these are all original, but only the first pair is remotely so - and only because I think that amber color on the back wings is possibly obsolete.  I don't know that the girls look all that much different from their fella's but it's nice having these as pairs - whether I'm using them myself or wanting to gift them to someone.

So...  One pair goes into my "Potholders for Posterity" collection, one pair will be used by me, and another pair is going to a friend as a gift.  I sort of love them all and can't decide at the moment which pair goes where.

Dare I ask...  do you have a favorite?

To see what other Yoppers are up to, visit our thread this week on Ravelry.


  1. I love the flock!!!!!! Really makes me miss crocheting!!!!!

  2. They look like such fun to make. I think my favourites are the original pair you made. Have a lovely week xx

  3. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite! I love them all and how cute that you made one of each and paired them up...such a lovely gift.

  4. I think my favourite would be the third pair, but they are all delightful.

  5. I can see why you are in love with all your chicks. Lots of pun blogging available. I love love love the black and white pair. Makes the combs and waddles really stand out.

  6. Oh yes I definitely see a rooster and a more demure hen. I think my favourite hands down is the last black and white pair, they are fantastic!

  7. love love your chickens. these are fun to make.

  8. they are all fantastic. I think I like the last pair best, and the first pair....and well, darn it, they are all so cute. And that first pair? Definitely love at first sight.

  9. My favourites are the pair in the top photo. But they are all lovely. The females definitely look more feminine than the males.

  10. I love them all!!! Especially the last couple :) They look so smug :)

  11. Hahaha! Those are brilliant, love them.

  12. The last pair is my favorite. They remind me of our lone barred rock and the boyfriend she found and brought home.


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