Cuddly Caterpillars

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Cuddly Caterpillars

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These caterpillars are fun to play with and easy to crochet. A great gift for kids (or kids at heart).

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The materials for this project cost $6.73

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  • Single Size
Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] around x 19 ins [48 cm] long.


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Main Color (MC)

Handicrafter Cotton | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Contrast A

Handicrafter Cotton | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Contrast B

Handicrafter Cotton | White, 00001Edit Color
$3.98

Bamboo Handle/Silvalume Head Crochet Hooks 5-1/2"

Size G6/4mm Lavender
$2.75

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing. White and black felt for eyes. Craft glue.

The materials for this project cost $6.73

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] around x 19 ins [48 cm] long.

MATERIALS

Pink Version
Handicrafter Cotton
Main Color (MC) () 2
Contrast A () 2
Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz;73 m/80 yds)
Contrast B White (00001) 2
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. White and black felt for eyes. Craft glue.
Blue Version
Handicrafter Cotton
Main Color (MC) () 2
Contrast A () 2
Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz;73 m/80 yds)
Contrast B White (00001) 2
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. White and black felt for eyes. Craft glue.

GAUGE

15 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

First section: With MC, ch 3. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in next sc. 2 hdc in next sc. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in next sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th and 6th rnds: As 3rd and 4th rnds once more. 27 hdc.
7th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. (1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 2 hdc in next sc) 8 times. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. 36 hdc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Rep last 2 rnds 4 times more. Join A and place marker at end of last rnd.
2nd section: With A, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join B and place marker at end of last rnd.
3rd section: With B, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join MC and place marker at end of last rnd.
4th section: With MC, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join A and place marker at end of last rnd.
Head: With A, rep 8th and 9th rnds 5 times more. Stuff Caterpillar before continuing.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Draw up a loop in each of next 2 hdc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - Sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc) 8 times. Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. 27 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 sc in next hdc) 8 times. Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Complete stuffing of Caterpillar.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts tightly and fasten securely.
Finishing
Weave A through marked rnds and tie tightly to define each section of Caterpillar as shown in picture. Fasten securely.
Legs and feet: (make 12).
With A, ch 6, with MC, ch 8. Turn. 14 ch.
Next row: With MC, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. With A, 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Sew legs to body of Caterpillar, having 2 pairs each on sections 2, 3 and 4.
Cut black felt ¾ ins [2 cm] in diameter and 1 inch [2.5 cm] of white felt for eyes. Glue eyes to head as shown in picture.