Percival the Phoenix by Cilla Richards

Percival the Phoenix

March 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in sc in the round
2.5 mm
25 - 27 yards (23 - 25 m)
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This egg-shaped amigurumi Phoenix is a quick make, which also requires minimal sewing as some of the assembly happens as you crochet. This is an ideal fun animal egg crochet project for Easter.

While you do need a little bit of crocheting experience to make the Percival the Phoenix, you don’t need to be an expert. Beginner crocheters should also be able to pick this pattern up and get started right away as long as they know the basic crochet stitches.

The pattern is available for free on my blog here. However, if you’d prefer the ad-free version as a PDF download, this can be purchased from my Ravelry store.

Materials Needed

  • DK chenille yarn in two colours of your choice. For reference, I used Rico Design Ricorumi Nilli Nilli. The colours I used are: Red (7 grams = 18.2 m / 20 yds) and Yellow (2 grams = 5 m / 6 yds)
  • Crochet hook size 2.5 mm (US B or C)
  • Stuffing
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stitch marker
  • Safety eyes 6 mm


Gauge is not required for this pattern, however keep tension consistent throughout. For reference my gauge was:
6 sc stitches on 2.5 cm / 1 “
6 rows on 2.5 cm / 1 “

Additional Information

  • Pattern language: English
  • Pattern terms: US terms
  • Stitches used: Magic circle, sc, hdc, dc, tr, sl st, increases and decreases
  • Yarn: The yarn choice is completely up to you, and you can change the yarn weight, material, and colours based on your own personal preference. Just be aware that the weight of your yarn may impact the hook size you need to use and also the size of your final make.
  • Hook size: I recommend using a smaller hook size than recommended on the yarn label. This will stop the stuffing appearing through your stitches.
  • Eyes: Please note that safety eyes are a choking hazard and are not suitable for children under 3 years of age. As an alternative, you can crochet or embroider the eyes.
  • Working in rounds: All parts within this pattern are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.
  • Stitch marker: Use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round/row to keep track of the number of stitches.
  • Decreases: I recommend using the invisible decrease method for all amigurumi pieces throughout.
  • No-sew: The feet and beak are attached to the body while you crochet. Therefore, you will need to crochet the feet and beak before you crochet the body. This is explained clearly throughout the pattern, and a step-by-step photo tutorial is also included in the PDF pattern.
  • Copyright: You are more than welcome to sell your crocheted creations using this pattern on a small scale. However, the pattern itself cannot be reproduced, sold, or redistributed in any way without the designers’ consent. For more information, please read the full copyright notice at the bottom of this page. Sharing your makes

The best part of crochet designing for me is seeing other people using my patterns and of course, seeing their makes!

If you do decide to crochet this Easter crochet pattern, Percival the Phoenix, I would absolutely love to see your make and share it with the community. Simply share your make on social media using the hashtag #CillaCrochets and by tagging me @cillacrochets. You can also upload a project with a picture to Ravelry linking to this pattern, and I can view it this way (I do often take a look!).

Pattern Support & Thank You

Thank you so much for checking out one of my crochet patterns.

If you do decide to make Percival the Phoenix and have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at any stage.

I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time, happy crocheting,

Cilla x

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