Thursday, 13 April 2017

Hungry Caterpillar

A easy to make version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar




If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 30g or 85m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • FLO - Front loop only. 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Body (Starting in light green):
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. 18sc (18)
  5. 18sc (18)
  6. 18sc (18)
  7. BLO - *1sc, dec* (12) - Colour change to dark green on the last stitch 
  8. FLO - *1sc, inc* (18)
  9. *2sc, inc* (24)
  10. 24sc (24)
  11. 24sc (24)
  12. 24sc (24)
  13. 6sc, dec x6, 6sc (18)
  14. BLO - 3sc, dec x6, 3sc (12) - colour change to light green on last st
  15. FLO - inc x3, 6sc, inc x3 (18)
  16. inc x4, 12sc, inc x2 (24)
  17. 24sc (24)
  18. 24sc (24)
  19. 24sc (24)
  20. 9sc, dec x6, 3sc (18)
  21. BLO - dec, 6sc, dec x5 (12) - colour change to dark green on last st
  22. FLO - inc x6, 6sc (18)
  23. 3sc, inc x6, 9sc (24)
  24. 24sc (24)
  25. 24sc (24)
  26. 24sc (24)
  27. 24sc (24)
  28. 6sc, dec x6, 6sc (18)
  29. BLO - 4sc, dec x6, 2sc (12) - colour change to light green on last st
  30. FLO - inc x3, 6sc, inc x3 (18)
  31. inc x4, 12sc, inc x2 (24)
  32. 24sc (24)
  33. 24sc (24)
  34. 24sc (24)
  35. 10sc, dec x6, 2sc (18)
  36. BLO - 6sc, dec x6 (12) - colour change to dark green on last st
  37. FLO - inc x6, 6sc (18)
  38. 3sc, inc x6, 9sc (24)
  39. 24sc (24)
  40. 24sc (24)
  41. 24sc (24)
  42. *2sc, dec* (18)
  43. BLO - *1sc, dec* (12)- colour change to light green on last st
  44. FLO - *1sc, inc* (18)
  45. *2sc, inc* (24)
  46. 24sc (24)
  47. 24sc (24)
  48. 24sc (24)
  49. *2sc, dec* (18)
  50. BLO - *1sc, dec* (12)
  51. FO
Head (red):
  1. MC (6)
  2. *Inc* (12)
  3. *1sc, inc* (18)
  4. *2sc, inc* (24)
  5. *3sc, inc* (30)
  6. 30sc (30)
  7. 30sc (30)
  8. 30sc (30)
  9. 30sc (30)
  10. 30sc (30)
  11. *3sc, dec* (24)
  12. *2sc, dec* (18)
  13. *1sc, dec* (12)
  14. FO leaving long yarn tail to sew to round 50 of body to join pieces
Eyes x2:
  1. Starting in green - MC (4)
  2. Colour change to yellow - *inc* (8)
  3. FO leaving yarn tail to sew 
Tentacles x2 (purple):
  1. MC (6)
  2. 6sc (6)
  3. 6sc (6)
  4. 6sc (6)
  5. 6sc (6)
  6. FO and close hole so the they narrow in at the point they attach to the head. Leave yarn tail for sewing 
Legs (dark brown) x4:
  1. MC (6)
  2. 6sc (6)
  3. 6sc (6)
  4. 6sc (6)
  5. FO leaving yarn tail for sewing to body
Nose:
This is just embroidered on using green yarn 

2 comments:

  1. Hi, thank you for this pattern! I am about to start on it, but out of curiosity, what are the final measurements?
    Thank you

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    1. He is approximately 19cm long and 6cm tall. I I do crochet quite tight though so you may find he comes out bigger. :)

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