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The Hungry Caterpillar Crochet Pattern

Free Hungry Caterpillar Crochet Pattern With Written and Video Instructions.

The Hungry Caterpillar is my go to make when someone near and dear to me has a baby. I love gifting this to the near arrival along with a copy of the book.


-MATERIALS -

· DK yarn in red, brown, 3 varieties of green, yellow, purple, black, and blue

· 3.5mm crochet hook

· Toy stuffing

· Embroidery needle

· Scissors


-ABBREVIATIONS-

· Magic Loop (I chain two and crochet into first loop to create ring)

· CH – Chain

· ST – Stitch

· SL ST – Slip stitch

· SK ST – Skip stitch

· SC – Single crochet

· HDC – Half double crochet

· DC – Double crochet

· SC2TOG – Single crochet two together

· JOIN and FO – SL ST into next ST, chain one, cut yarn

· FO- Fasten off

· T – Turn


-PATTERN NOTES-

· Hook stitch – Insert your hook into stitch, pull the middle of a piece of yarn through about 2cm, pass the tails of the yarn through the loop you have created and pull tight.

· Pattern written using American terminology.

· Video tutorial can be found at the end of written pattern.

· The completed doll measures 12” long.


Head and body – begin with red yarn.

1. CH2, 6SC into the 2nd CH from hook {6}

2. 2SC into each ST around {12}

3. (SC1, 2SC into the next ST) 6 times {18}

4. (SC2, 2SC into the next ST) 6 times {24}

5. (SC3, 2SC into the next ST) 6 times {30}

6. (SC4, 2SC into the next ST) 6 times {36}

7-10. SC around {36}

11. (SC4, SC2TOG) 6 times {30}

12. (SC3, SC2TOG) 6 times {24}

13. (SC2, SC2TOG) 6 times {18}

Change to any green yarn.

14. 2SC into each ST around {36}

15-17. SC around {36}

18. (SC4, SC2TOG) 6 times {30}

19. (SC3, SC2TOG) 6 times {24}

20. (SC2, SC2TOG) 6 times {18}

Change to a different green yarn.

21. Repeat rows 14-20, 6 more times changing to a different shade of green yarn each time after row 20. This will give you a total of 7 green segments. On the last segment do not change colour and continue with the rest pf the pattern below.

22. (SC1, SC2TOG) 6 times {12}

Join and FO.

With yarn tail sew hole closed by picking up the front loop only of the remaining 12 stitches in order, and then pull tight to close.


Feet – make 6 with brown yarn.

1. CH2, 6SC into the 2nd CH from hook {6}

2. 2SC into every ST around {12}

3-4. SC around {12}

5. SC3, (SC2TOG) 3 times, SC3 {9}

6-7. SC around {9}

Join and FO.

Stuff foot.

Sew 2 feet onto the 1st and 2nd green segments, and 2 feet onto the 5th green segment.


Eyes – make 2 begin with dark green yarn.

1. CH2, 6SC into the 2nd CH from hook {6}

Change to yellow yarn.

2. 2SC into each ST around {12}

Join and FO.

Pin and sew into place on face.

Sew a nose onto face with black yarn beneath eyes.


Ears – make 2 with purple yarn.

1. CH2, 6SC into the 2nd CH from hook {6}

2. 2SC into each ST around {12}

3-5. SC around {12}

6. (SC2, SC2TOG) 3 times {9}

7-9. SC around {9}

10. (SC1, SC2TOG) 3 times {6}

11-13. SC around {6}

Join and FO.

Stuff ears.

Pin and then sew ears into place on top of head.


Body hair.

To make the ‘hair / fuzz’ on the top of my caterpillar, I cut 4” strands of yellow, blue, red and green yarn. I then hook stitched them into place along the back of the caterpillar. Once I was happy with the amount, I then trimmed all the ends to the same size.

-VIDEO TUTORIAL-



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