Julia Child knew a thing or two about chickens. Check this YouTube video out. You'll find that Ms. Child knew the different types of chickens and more importantly, she knew that a group of chickens was called a peep. But did she know how to truss a chicken like I do?
After following the directions for knitting the Chicken Egg Cozies, leave a very long tail (about 10-12") at the top for sewing.
Fold the knitting in half and neatly sew the seams together being careful to only catch one stitch on each side.
Weave in the loose ends.
Using a complementary color of felt, trace circles using a quarter for the beaks.
Cut out the circles, cut them in half, and fold them in thirds to create a cone for the beak.
Using thread the same color as the felt, overlap the circle in thirds and sew the cone.
Place the seam on the under side of the beak and sew the cone/beak to the body. Weave in loose ends.
Using remnant pieces of fingering weight yarn in complementary colors, crochet the coxcomb according to the directions. Weave in loose ends.
Using a hot glue gun, carefully attach googly eyes (one on each side).
Insert a plastic egg into your chicken and scare amaze your friends and family with your craziness craftiness.
You might want to limit the amount of yarn you purchase for making chickens as these little chickadees are very, very addictive. BTW, I finished nine other chickens... but ran out of plastic eggs. That should be a sign.