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Topic: Amigurumi Caterpillars, WITH PATTERN  (Read 64606 times)
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« on: March 16, 2007 03:05:51 PM »

I made these little caterpillars for a swap with peachcake and quickly became addicted!  They are very easy and so, so cute  Wink  Scroll down for the pattern- please post pics if you make one!  I'd love to see them  Cheesy

You will need:

yarn for the body (I used Bernat Satin)
size G crochet hook
about 1 foot of fine craft wire for the antenae (you could also use pipe-cleaners)
a contrasting yarn for the antenae
a small amount of felt
embroidery floss and sewing needle
yarn needle
puffy paint or embroidery floss for the face

Abbreviations used:
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
inc = increase (do 2 single crochets in one stitch)
dec = decrease ( insert hook into first stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through the two loops on your hook)


The body is made from three identical balls.  You could make it bigger by adding more balls.  It's up to you Wink  They are worked in spirals, meaning rounds are not joined.

Rnd 1:  Ch 2.  Sc 6 into the second st from the hook.
Rnd 2:  sc twice into each st (12 sts)
Rnd 3:  *sc one st, sc twice in next st, repeat from *  (18 sts)
Rnd 4-7:  sc around
Rnd 8:  *sc one st, sc2tog (dec), repeat from * (12 sts)
Rnd 9:  *sc2tog (dec), repeat from * (6 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave the tail through the remaining stiches and pull tight.

Antenae: (make 2)
I braided three pieces of yarn together with a 6" strand of wire, then fastened off the ends by wrapping the wire around the yarn.  To make the top part, I cut out a rectangle of felt, folded it around the beginning of the braid, and sewed it in place.  Take the ends of the yarn and use them to sew the antenae to whichever ball you want to be the head. 

Use the tails to sew the balls together.  I sewed mine slightly off-center so that the caterpillar would be curved.  Its up to you how you want your caterpillar shaped.   You might want an extra-long,wiggly little buggy  Wink  Use puffy paint to work the face, or embroider it, if you'd prefer. 

Voil!  A lovable little bug!  Let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to help  Grin Grin


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007 03:25:43 PM »

Thanks for the pattern, these are so cute, and springy! I can't wait for spring to get here.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007 03:28:22 PM »

awh. they are soo cute
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007 03:30:08 PM »

Now those I wouldn't be scared of but the real ones *eww*. Your caterpillars are so cute.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007 05:00:21 PM »

These are so cute! Just one more item to support my recent crochet addiction...

I'll be making a bunch of these...

Thanks for the pattern!

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007 05:08:28 PM »

Aww, they're adorable! Thanks for the pattern!

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007 06:58:50 PM »

Adorable Cheesy  You could always make them really really long and make a scarf out of them.  Wink


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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2007 09:37:09 PM »

they look so little
how long are they?
has anyone else noticed the generosity and kindness of these great craftsters?
thank you for the sweet little caterpillar pattern  Roll Eyes
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007 03:38:01 AM »

omg. My house will be crawling with those very soon.
thanks for the super cute pattern!

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007 04:54:53 AM »

Those are adorable! So simple and charming -- my favourite type of crochet creature. Thank you very much for sharing!

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