Roosters to wake you in the morning

By on 3-09-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

I love this rooster from two McCall’s Needlework & Craft Magazines. The pattern is from the Fall-Winter 1970-71 magazine. They used it for two mosaics, one made with beans and seeds and the other from nails and brads. I chose to use it as a quilt pattern. The edges of each of his feathers were left raw to give him a better “feathery” feel and a mother -of-pearl button turned to the back was used for his eye. My little rooster is hanging at the back door entry wall and greets everyone who enters through my door. He would also make a great cook book cover, or maybe painted onto a bread box or planter. It’s time to redo him and this time I think I will try different patterned fabrics for his feathers.


A 316kb pdf rooster pattern is here : McCall’s Magazine Rooster Pattern


  1. Love your Chicken pattern. Thank you for Welcome T9 Cotton Art Boutique.

  2. Kove the roosster pattern. Thank You

  3. Does anyone know where I can find the supply list of nails and brads that correspond to the letters on the pattern?

  4. Dawn … this pattern is over 40 years old so no, I do not have a supply list if you want to do the version with the nails … basically you could print off the image and take it with you to find an approximation … or use whatever nails you want …. these patterns were not meant to be copied but used in your own way to celebrate the designers. I’d love to see what you do with it if you decide on the nail version.

  5. thank you

  6. Commenting am going to make this for a friend of mine that loves roosters . Thank You so much for the pattern.

  7. How can I get this pattern?

  8. Right click and ‘save as’ …. 🙂

  9. Love this rooster, I have made one!

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