2017 The Year of the Fire Rooster

Ok so I had all the intentions to release a free crochet pattern for Chinese New Year again this year. But it kinda snuck up on me! Embarrassingly I thought I still had buckets of time. I was expecting New Year’s in mid – late Feb. Like it usually is.

But as the Chinese Year follows the cycle of the moon it landed on the 28th of Jan instead! Doh! 🤦‍♀️

So you can imagine how surprised I was when I woke up to New Years messages from my family in South Africa.

Even though I’ve totally missed the deadline I’m still going ahead with the project!

2017 Marks the year of the Fire Rooster  🐓

And my idea for my Rooster Pattern this year is to create a modular design. Think graphic pattern that you can use across various products (cushion, top and wash cloth etc.)

Here’s my doodle 👇


And here's my graph pattern. It’s worked over 100 stitches and 100 Rows 👇


Feel free to download my graph here. And rock the year of the Rooster! Crochet awesome gifts for everyone you know. Especially if they’ve got something to celebrate between 28 Jan 2017 – 15 Feb 2018.

(Please Note: I’ve not tested this graph yet so have no idea how it’s gonna turn out. )

I’ll be creating my own piece and share it with you as soon as it’s done 

And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @onebymeforyou I’d love to see what you’re making.

P.S. Here’s a cool video explaining the myth about the animals in the Chines Zodiac. Enjoy 

P.P.S. Last year was the year of the Monkey. Check out my free monkey pattern here.