Three French Hens
Three French Hens
Three French Hens
Three French Hens
Three French Hens
Three French Hens

Three French Hens

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These adorable French Hens are the perfect size to sit on a windowsill or, better yet, to fit lovingly into the small hands or pocket of a child. They have a fun, smooth, and slick construction with lovely results. This completely seamless design makes for a fun and fast knit. In fact. knitting the hens can be somewhat addicting. You may end up wanting to knit an entire brood!

Finished Measurements: 
Each hen is 3.5” (9 cm) tall and 3” (7.5 cm) long

Barrett Wool Co.’s Home Fingering Weight (100% American Wool; 370 yards 338 m / 100 grams). 1 skein each in Picket Fence, Red Flannel, and Peppercorn

Hen #1: 
Main Color (MC—background): Picket Fence 
Contrast Color 1 (CC1—base): Red Flannel 
Contrast Color 2 (CC2-woven lines): Peppercorn

Hen #2: 
MC: Peppercorn 
CC1: Red Flannel 
CC2: Picket Fence

Hen #3: 
MC: Red Flannel 
CC1: Peppercorn 
CC2: Picket Fence

One set of 4 double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 2 2.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge

7.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1” 2.54 cm in stockinette stitch

Notions & Materials 
Detachable stitch marker 
Scrap yarn to hold stitches 
Tape measure or ruler 
Tapestry needle 
Poly-Pellets stuffing beads, optional (A note of caution: these are a choking hazard for small children.) 
Polyester fiberfill 
Black embroidery floss