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Summer is on the way! Lovely weather and all those beautiful colors outside. This cute caterpillar will fit right in don’t you think?In this blog post you’ll find a free pattern to crochet him yourself!
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Materials:

  • Light blue yarn (~18m)
  • Dark blue yarn (~18.5m)
  • Grey yarn (20m)
  • Pink yarn for the nose
  • Black yarn for the mouth
  • Safety eyes (4 or 5 mm)

Lets start!
Are you ready? Lets start crocheting.

Body, large balls
(Make 5: 2 in light blue, 2 in dark blue and 1 in grey)
R1: 6sc in a magic loop                                    (6)
R2: 6 x inc.                                                           (12)
R3: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                       (18)
R4: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                      (24)
R5-R8: 24sc
R9: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                       (18)
R10: {1v, 1 x min.} x 6                                     (12)

Fill up the ball.

R11: 6 x dec.                                                         (6)
Finish off and leave a tail to be able to sew the balls together later on.

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Head
(grey yarn)
R1: 6sc in a magic loop                                    (6)
R2: 6 x inc.                                                           (12)
R3: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                       (18)
R4: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                      (24)
R5-R8: 24sc
Place the safety eyes between R3 and R4 with about 3sc in between.
R9: {2sc, 1 x dec.} x 6                                      (18)
R10: {1sc, 1 x dec.} x 6                                    (12)
Fill up the head.
R11: 6 x dec.                                                        (6)
Finish off and leave a tail to sew the head to the body later on.

Feelers
(Make 2 of these in light blue yarn)
R1: 4sc in a magic loop                                   (4)
R2-R3: 4sc
Fasten off and leave a tail to attach them to the head.

Tail, small ball
(grey yarn)
R1: 6sc in a magic loop                                   (6)
R2: 6 x inc.                                                          (12)
R3: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 6                                      (18)
R4-R6: 18sc
R7: {1sc, 1 x dec.} x 6                                      (12)

Fill up the ball.

R8: 6 x dec.                                                          (6)
Fasten off leave a tail to attach the tail to the body later on.

Tail, mini ball
(Dark blue yarn)
R1: 6sc in a magic loop                                   (6)
R2: 6 x inc.                                                          (12)
R3-R4: 12sc
R5: 6 x dec.                                                          (6)
Fill up the ball, fasten off and leave a tail.

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Putting the caterpillar together.
Sew the caterpillar together. First you attach the five balls of the body to each other.  Then you can sew on the balls for the tail. Then the head with the feelers.  Now stitch on a nose with the pink yarn and a sweet little mouth with the black yarn.

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And you’re done! Wasn’t that fun? Go make another one in an other happy color!

Have fun crocheting!

Love Irene