Fluffy Caterpillar Crochet Pattern

Black and White CaterpillarNaturally one of the fun things about crocheting is the endless number of things you can make.  After sitting in the sunshine one day reading a book, I spotted a little caterpillar shuffling along the stems of one of the herbs in my garden.  After gentling shifting him to a part of the garden that I’m happy for him to eat, I got thinking about how I could make a cute stuffed crochet caterpillar.

You can download a printable PDF version here:  Fluffy Caterpillar Toy Pattern

MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 10 ins [25.5 cm] around x 19 ins [48 cm] long.
US Stitches

MATERIALS
40gm Moda Vera 8ply 50g in White
40gm Moda Vera 8ply in Black
10g Moda Vera Flurry Black
10g Moda Vera Flurry Cream
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook
Stuffing.
2 x 7mm black buttons and white felt for eyes.
Black sewing thread.

ABBREVIATIONS
Beg = Beginning.
Ch = Chain.
Dc = Double crochet.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Yo = Yarn over hook.

How to incorporate the “Flurry” yarn into the Double Crochet stitch:

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INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd counts as dc.

First section: With Black 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 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next sc. 2 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last st. 1 dc in next sc. Join both yarns with sl st to top of ch 2.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th and 6th rnds: As 3rd and 4th rnds once more. (27 dc)
7th rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. (1 dc in each of next 2 sc. 2 dc in next sc) 8 times. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (36 dc)
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc 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 White yarns, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more.

3rd section: With Black yarns, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more.

4th section: With White yarns, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more.

Head: With Black yarns, rep 8th and 9th rnds 5 times more.

Stuff Caterpillar before continuing.

Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Sc2tog in next dc. 1 sc in each of next 2 dc. Repeat from *. 1 sc in next dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 27 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc 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 dc. 1 sc in next dc) 8 times. Sc2tog over next 2 dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Complete stuffing of Caterpillar.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Using hook draw end through rem sts, pull tightly and fasten securely.

FINISHING
Weave Black/White yarn through 5-6 stitches of first rnds of each section and tie tightly to define each section of Caterpillar as shown in picture. Fasten securely.

Feet – Make 12
Row 1: Ch 6, work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, 2 sc in last ch, ch 1, turn.(7 sc)
Row 2: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in each next 3 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 3 – 6: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.
Stuff firmly before closing and sew feet to body.
Stitch eyes to head as shown in picture.

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