Here is my Pattern for Baby chicks in an Eggshell. It should be quite simple to follow, but if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-a bit of yarn in white and any other color of your choice for the actual baby chick and a bit of black for the eyes (note, I use Borroco comfort yarn. I like how soft it is, it comes in lots of colors, its machine washable and fairly inexpensive)
-size F crochet hook
-a bit of felt for the beak
note about technique.
I start off my crochet circles using a technique called “magic circle”. I find that once I learned how to do it (and it took a little practice) I would never go back to any other way of starting circles. It makes a solid start and no hole in the center. If you want to learn how to use it here is a youtube video (its how I learned).. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Egg Shells (make 2)
Rnd1 with white make 10 stitches in Magic Circle
Rnd2 Sc 1, sc 2 in next sc (15sc)
Rnd3 Sc 2, sc 2 in next sc (20)
Rnd4 Sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd5 Sc 3, sc 2 in next sc (25)
Rnds6-8 Sc in each sc around (25)
Rnd9 change to accent color Sc through back loops in each sc around
Rnd1 with same accent color as used on outside of eggshell make 5 stitches in Magic Circle
Rnd2 Sc 2 in each sc around (10)
Rnd3 Sc 1, sc 2 in next sc (15)
Rnd4 Sc in each sc around (15)
Rnd5 Sc 2, sc 2 in next sc (20)
Rnds6-11 Sc in each sc around (20)
Rnd12 Sc 2, sc2tog (15)
Rnd13 Sc1, sc2tog (10)
Rnd14 Sc2tog in each (5)
In Black make eyes on either side of face. Cut a diamond shape out of white felt and sew it onto face in the center of the diamond to make a beak. I made eggs in each color of the rainbow and put them into an old egg carton. And then you are finished!