Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from Simple Kids editor Kara Fleck while I take a little writing & publishing break.
I‘m excited to share this simple project with Simple Homemade readers today because it combines two of my loves: knitting and toy-making.
My four year old daughter has quite the infatuation with animals. She tells us all the time about the farm she is going to have when she grows up and all of the animals who will live there and be her friends. She’s going to have horses, cows, sheep, goats, kittens, dogs, and of course chickens.
To surprise her this Christmas I’ve decided to make her some knitted animals for her stocking, inspired by the book Toy Making with Children. This book has some great, simple patterns for knitted animals but the original chicken pattern doesn’t show the concept of family, which is another big part of my daughter’s playtime right now.
So I decided to come up with my own pattern, using the original as a jumping off point, that featured a rooster, hen, and chicks.