The beloved and highest-grossing stop motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run, makes a return just in time for Christmas in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget coming to Netflix on 15th December 2023.

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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

In this sequel, we return to find our favourite flock on a peaceful island sanctuary after escaping Tweedy’s farm. There’s a new addition in the hatching of Rocky and Ginger’s chick, Molly.

But back on the mainland, there’s a terrible new threat to the whole of chicken-kind. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk - this time, they're breaking in!

Plus, there’s an extra reason for crochet fans to get excited, as there’s a brand new pattern book to accompany the film!

Join us as we take a look inside this eggs-traordinary crochet book, as well as giving you the chance to win one of three copies in our competition.

That’s not all though, we’ve also got a free crochet Chicken Run pattern for you to try too.

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Im-peck-able Crochet Summary

  • 11 brand new and exclusive crochet patterns.
  • Published by Searchpress. RRP £14.99 / US $19.95
  • Available from or

About the author: Sarah-Jane Hicks

Sarah-Jane Hicks

The crochet designer behind this brilliant new book is Sarah-Jane Hicks, otherwise known as Flo and Dot.

Sarah-Jane has designed patterns for many craft and crochet magazines, and has previously written 4 books published by SearchPress such as Amigurumi Christmas and the Wallace & Gromit Cracking Crochet pattern book.

Sarah-Jane is also a long-standing designer for our own Simply Crochet magazine, as well as designing for Gathered. Take a look at her free witch hat crochet pattern or free crochet advent calendar pattern.

The Dawn of the Nugget – Im-peck-able Crochet Chicken Run pattern book review


The Im-peck-able Crochet Chicken Run pattern book contains eleven patterns to create crochet versions of characters from the film, in sizes ranging from 10.5 to 24cm (4½ to 9½ inches) tall.

You’ll be able to create your favourite crochet chickens Ginger, Bunty, Frizzle and Babs (complete with her knitting), as well as rooster Rocky and toddler & grown-up versions of new chick on the block Molly.

It’s not all crochet chicken patterns though, there’s also the rats Nick and Fetcher, plus two humans, Mrs. Tweedy and Dr. Fry.


Designer Sarah-Jane Hicks has perfectly captured the unique style of these Aardman animation characters. Extra attention has been paid to those little details such as the teeth and feather details which really capture the likeness of the characters with impressive accuracy.

There’s plenty of variation between the different characters to keep crochet fans entertained and the patterns feature a wealth of interesting techniques to help crocheters develop their skills.

All of the patterns in this book would make brilliant projects for those who would like to move beyond basic amigurumi and create crochet characters with intricate features and shaping.

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As well as detailed instructions, each pattern also features plenty of helpful colourful images from a range of angles, which come in handy when constructing and making up your characters.

Whether you’re nostalgic for the original film or are excited for this new adventure, Im-peck-able Crochet is a brilliant book to help you create crochet Chicken Run characters of your very own. They’d even make great gifts for Christmas!

Who is Im-peck-able Crochet suitable for?

Im-peck-able Crochet is a great choice for lovers of quirky crochet characters and fans of Chicken Run and Aardman creations.

The easy-to-follow patterns are all made up of basic crochet stitches and techniques, plus there are full colour guides on how to do some of the trickier parts like surface crochet and embroidery details.

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While the crochet techniques used have been kept simple, the characters are quite intricate and require some detailed finishing touches. As such we think this book is best suited to those who have a bit of crochet experience already, rather than complete beginners.

Being able to create neat stitches with an even and consistent tension will help to get your crochet Chicken Run characters looking their best.

Where to buy Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Im-peck-able Crochet

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Im-peck-able Crochet is available to buy in the UK from the 2nd November, and in the US from the 5th December.

Watch Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget on Netflix from 15th December 2023
TM/© Aardman Animations Limited, 2024. NetflixTM/© Netflix. Used with permission


Competition time – Win a copy of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Im-peck-able Crochet

To celebrate the release of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget on Netflix on 15th December 2023, we’ve teamed up with publishers SearchPress to give three lucky people a chance of winning the brand new Im-Peck-able Crochet pattern book.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply enter the competition below.

(If the competition doesn't automatically appear below, click on this link to enter).

Free Ginger crochet chicken pattern


If you just can’t wait for the new film to be released and have your copy of Im-peck-able Crochet ordered already (or want to try before you buy), the good people at SearchPress have kindly given us one of these fabulous new patterns to share with you!

Grab your DK yarn and a 2.5mm crochet hook, and download the free Ginger crochet chicken pattern.


Click here to download your free Ginger crochet chicken pattern

Check out even more crochet books

If you’re looking for more useful crochet literature, be it pattern books or stitch libraries, you can find loads to inspire you in the list of best crochet books from Gathered.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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