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Topic: Stash busting Caterpillar (With Tutorial)  (Read 4845 times)
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snowflake
« on: May 04, 2005 06:26:54 PM »

I was in a stash busting mood and thought of making some toys out of it, and here it is!  I enjoy doing it and I think I'll make a few more for some kids.




It has got legs too, but I think they are too tiny...



OK, here's the tutorial:
Cast on 14 sts
Row 1: Increase (K1 f&b) into every sts  [now 28 sts]
Row 2 and every even number row: purl
Row 3: *knit 1 st, Increase (k1 f&b) 1 st* [now 42 sts)
Follow stockinette pattern for another 25 rows
Row 29: *k1, k2tog* [now 28 sts]
Row 31: k2tog till end [now 14 sts]
Do not cast off.  Join another color and follow pattern from row 1

For antena and legs, I've followed the pattern exactly from here:
http://www.spunmag.com/issue/0.5/caterpillar.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 06:41:41 PM »

Cute! I would love to make that since my mom is pregnant. You got a tut?
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chris_wass
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005 09:10:33 AM »

This looks like it would be fun and not too hard to make. I want to get into toy making, but i'm a little intimidated. Your caterpillar is really cute, please post a tute for us!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005 09:17:46 AM »

It's ADOREABLE!  I love it's little smiley face - too cute!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005 11:38:41 AM »

is this the one from Spun mag?  either way, it's totally cute.  I want one.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005 10:06:03 AM »

Thanks for the tute! I really like your modification of the original with the segment shaping, really nice. I think the antennea and face are really cute, but I agree that the legs could be thicker. Maybe a little length of 4-stitch I-cord instead of crochet? He kinda doesn't even really need legs, he can just be a colorful worm.
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leokandres
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005 02:49:13 PM »

oooohhhh...he's so cute!  I bet it would work with some polka dots or stripes, too.  Did you knit in the round or sew up a seam?  I have so many scraps of great yarn; what a great use for them!  Thanks
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005 04:23:47 PM »

ugh! so cuuute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2005 06:35:42 PM »

Hi leokandres , I knit is flat and sew it up.
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