How-To: Crochet a toy caterpillar for your child

How-To: Crochet a toy caterpillar for your child






It would be hard to find a better baby shower gift than this Colorful Caterpillar Toy. This easy crochet pattern is great for any expectant mother, including yourself! Babies will love snuggling with this over-sized toy. Rainbow colors make this perfect for boys and girls, but feel free to use blue and white yarn if it's for a boy, or pink and white for a girl.


Crochet Hook: L/11 or 8 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
MATERIALS
  • Bernat® Happy or any other super bulky weight yarn in a range of colors (100g / 3.5 oz, 97 meters / 106 yards)
    Color (MC)  Summer Sky or Blue Belles 1 ball
    Contrast A Robin's Egg 1 ball
    Contrast B Lily Pad 1 ball
    Contrast C  Sweet Peas 1 ball
    Contrast D Rosebud 1 ball
    Contrast E Daisy 1 ball
    Contrast F Freesia 1 ball
  • Size 8 mm (U.S. L or 11) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stuffing. 2 yds [180 cm] of white smooth worsted weight yarn for sewing. Sew on googly eyes.
NOTE: The colors of yarn pictured are made of Bernat Tizzy yarn, which was recalled because of unraveling. We have suggested another super bulky weight yarn for your use and safety.

MEASUREMENT
Approx 16" [40.5 cm] around x 36" [91.5 cm] long.

GAUGE
8 sc and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Dc = Double crochet.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
Sc = Single crochet.
Sl st = Slip stitch.
Sp(s) = Space(s).
St(s) = Stich(es).
Yoh = Yarn over hook.

INSTRUCTIONS
Notes: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc. Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.

First Section: With A, ch 3. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join. 9 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 3 times. Join. 12 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 3 times. Join. 15 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc) 3 times. Join. 18 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc) 3 times. Join. 21 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc) 3 times. Join. 24 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc) 3 times. Join. 27 sc.
9th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc) 3 times. Join. 30 sc.
10th rnd: Ch 1. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc) 3 times. Join. 33 sc.
11th and 12th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B at end of last rnd.

Second Section: With B, rep 11th rnd 9 times, joining C at end of last rnd.
Third Section: With C, rep 11th rnd 9 times, joining D at end of last rnd.
Fourth Section: With D, rep 11th rnd 9 times, joining E at end of last rnd.
Fifth Section: With E, rep 11th rnd 9 times, joining F at end of last rnd.
Sixth Section: With F, rep 11th rnd 9 times, joining MC at end of last rnd.

Seventh Section (Head): With MC, rep 11th rnd 6 times.
Stuff Caterpillar before continuing.

Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 6 times. Sc2tog. Join. 26 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Sc2tog. Join. 19 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc) 6 times. 1 sc in last st. Join. 13 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. 1 sc in last sc. Join. 7 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long end. Stuff rem of Caterpillar. Thread yarn through rem sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely. Weave white smooth yarn through each color changing rnd and tie tightly to define sections of Caterpillar as shown in picture. Fasten securely. Sew buttons for eyes.

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