Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Pattern Day: Chickens

What do you think about urban chickens: do they make perfect pets, or noisy neighbors? Whether you raise them or not, chickens bring to mind sunny breakfasts in country kitchens.  Here are some free patterns, from flamboyant roosters to funky chickens.  This post was updated on December 3, 2015.

Weathervane wall quilt, free pattern by Debbie Busby at All People Quilt

Rise and Shine wall hanging, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring

Mr. Rooster, free pattern by Caroll at West Michigan Quilter

Cat's Rooster, free pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked

Jaunty Rooster, free pattern by Julie Lynch for Benartex

Birds of a Feather wall quilt by Cynthia Scott at Janome

Redwork Chicken Embroidery Pattern by Cheryl C. Fall for

Rise and Shine Placemat Tutorial by Vicki Welsh

Rooster Quilt Block, free pattern at How Stuff Works

Chickens in the Coop, inspired by “Birds of a Feather” from Kevin Kosbab, made by Laura Boehnke for All People Quilt 

Hen and Flowers wall hanging, free pattern at All People Quilt

Cocks Crow in the Morn, free pattern by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt

Note:  For free patterns for turkeys, see our Free Pattern Day: Thanksgiving.

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  1. you had me at the first rooster ;-)

  2. Chickens - I love chickens!! Hey my blog is "the polka dot chicken" - so of course I will be checking out all these patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great choice, thanks a lot for these patterns !
    I put a link to your post on my blog : in France too we love chickens, roosters and hens...

  4. I have fabric with chicken borders and one with various chickens. I would like to make placemats, NYONE Hs idea how to jc

  5. Can anyone tell me how to get the patterns to open up?

  6. Hi anonymous: check out the captions with the title of each quilt. The titles are hyperlinked to the patterns. Click on the hyperlink of interest to go to each site.

  7. I tried to go onto the Benartex web site to get the Jaunty Rooster pattern but it is no longer available. I even tried to google the pattern and got some web site where they want some kind of coins for the pattern. So I thought I would just ask....Did anyone get the pattern and if so are they abl
    e to share it? I would love to make this for my daughter-in-law.

    1. Hi Ginny, We fixed the link so the PDF is available. Also you can email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com and we will email you the pattern. Best wishes from Marina & Daryl Lynn

  8. Hi Ginny, Thanks for your comment! if you provide your email, we can send you the pattern. We also fixed the link, and it now points directly to the PDF. Let us know if you get the download! Best regards from Marina and Daryl Lynn

  9. The PDF file worked great and I now have the pattern. Thank you so much. She will love it.


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