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Amigurumi Caterpillar

Updated: Jan 29


Crochet Caterpillar

I'm so hungry...



You will need:

Cotton yarn in six different colors for the body and head

Cotton yarn in black color

Crochet hook 3.5mm

Needle for sewing

Fiberfill

Safety eyes

Pipe cleaner/ iron wire


Stitch guide:

CLICK FOR BASIC CROCHET STITCHES

chain (ch): Yarn over and pull through loop.

Single crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Slip stitch (slst): Insert hook in stitch yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Single crochet increase (inc): 2 single crochet in the same stitch follow the instructions.

Single crochet decrease (dec): insert hook in front loop of the next 2 stitches. Yarn over draw through 2 loops.


Notes:

This pattern is worked in a continuous spiral without closing off each round. Please mark the first stitch of each round and move the marker up as you work.


The pattern:



Body and Head

One ball in each color, total of six balls

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (12)

Rnd 3: (sc in next 1 stitch, inc) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 stitches, inc) repeat 6 times (30)

Rnd 6-10: 30 sc, 5 rounds (30)

Assemble the safety eyes in the head ball, between round 8-9, while leaving 4 stitches between the eyes

Rnd 11: (sc in next 3 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (24)

Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (18)

Rnd 13: (sc in next 1 stitches, dec) repeat 6 times (12)

Rnd 14: dec, repeat 6 times (6)

Fasten off and fiberfill firmly, leaving yarn for sewing.




Antennae (make 2):


With black color

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (10)

Rnd 3: 10 sc (12)

Rnd 4: dec, repeat 5 times (5)

Rnd 5-8: 5 sc, repeat 4 rounds (5)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.


Legs (make 8):



With black color

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (MR)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc across (10)

Rnd 3: 10 sc (12)

Rnd 4: dec, repeat 5 times (5)

Rnd 5-6: 5 sc, repeat 2 rounds (5)

Fasten off leaving yarn for sewing.



Assemble the body and the head parts



Assemble the legs



Assemble the Antennas

Insert pipe cleaners or iron wire in the antennas, it will stabilize them.



Embroider the caterpillar lips with red yarn and eyelashes with black yarn :




Finished 🐛🐛🐛


So adorable!




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