The Community Champion from Morrisons in Lake Street Leighton Buzzard is calling for knitters again this year

The Big CLIC Easter Knit is back – can you knit? If yes please be as inventive as you like – chicks with hats, chicks with hair, or just plain knitted chicks. Last you you helped me raise £2,356. Drop your finished chicks to our Morrisons Customer Services marked up for Community Champion. Don’t forget to let me know your address so I can write and thank you.

THE BIG CLIC EASTER KNIT IS BACK FOR 2020

Knitted Easter Chicks
(To fit over a Cadburys Creme Egg)

You will need:
Any coloured double knit wool
A pair of needles UK size 11 (3mm)
Orange felt for the beaks
Black felt or thread of the eye
Cotton Wool Ball/ toy stuffing for head
Coloured Ribbon to finish off
Cadburys Creme Egg

Cast on 20 sts

Knit 1 row

Inc in 1st st, k8, inc into next 2 sts, knit to end (23sts)

Inc in 1st st, k9, inc into next 2 sts, knit to end (26sts)

Inc in 1st st, k11, inc into next 2 sts, knit to end (29sts)

Inc 1 st at the beginning of every row until 42 sts are on the needle

Cast off 11 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows (20 sts)

Increase 1 st at the beginning of the next 4 rows (24sts)

Knits 4 rows
K2, then k2tog to last 2 sts, k2 (14sts)

Knit 4 rows

K2, then k2tog to last 2sts, k2 (9sts)

Draw wool through rem 9 sts and pull tight

With that piece of wool, sew round the edge of work to the beginning st leaving the cast on edge open so that the egg can be inserted.

Stuff the head with a cotton wool ball, sew around the neck and gather in.

Sew 2 eyes with fine black wool and stick or sew a diamond shaped piece of orange felt for the beak.

Tie a thin piece of ribbon around the neck in a bow.

Fill with egg and check it doesn’t drop out when holding chick by head. Add extra stitches to tighten if required.

Please hand in your finished chicks to Morrisons Leighton Buzzard Customer Services marked Easter Chicks for the Community Champion by 31st March 2020

Please include a slip of paper with your Chicks with the following information so that we can thank you.

Name

Email Address

Address

No.chicks enclosed

Thank you for your support, all money raised will go directly to CLIC Sargent Young Lives vs Cancer.

Thank you last years Easter Knit raised an amazing £2,356!