Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Pay What You Want Patterns on Ko-Fi!

It's been a very long while since I made a blog post here! I've actually been focusing more on my Ko-fi page and hope to post even more content there in the future. This blog is going to remain here, of course, because it's home to so many of my free patterns from over the years. Future free patterns will be on my Ko-fi page though, so be sure to give it a follow.

My favorite thing about Ko-fi is that it offers a really cool shop option allowing customers to pay what they want. I get a lot of people asking me how they can "tip" me for my free patterns, and Ko-fi streamlines this, so I strongly encourage you to check it out.


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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Very Hungry Caterpillar FREE Crochet Plushie Pattern


I thought I had already posted this pattern seeing as I made it YEARS AGO but I guess I didn't. Here it is! Enjoy this Very Hungry Caterpillar plushie! It's very easy, but a lot of parts. You can customize your caterpillar how you want with different greens and arrange the segments differently. Please link on back to this pattern, my Facebook page, and/or my Etsy shop!

What You Need (AKA Tools + Materials)
• size F crochet hook
• stitch marker
• yarn needle
• worsted weight yarn in red, yellow, and several greens of your choice (I used 5)
• polyfill or other stuffing material

Gauge: 4 sts/in and 4 sc rows/in

Finished caterpillar measures approx. 12” from end to end, 6” from chin to top of antennae
(tallest part), and the head is about 3” in diameter. Feel free to change your hook size or
gauge to adjust the size to meet your needs.

Skills You Must Possess (and Abbreviations)
Crochet
• ch: chain
• sc: single crochet
• inc: increase
• dec: decrease
• st/sts: stitch/stitches
• rnd/rnds: round/rounds

PATTERN 
Total sts in rnd or row are in parentheses (). Place your first st marker accordingly and stuff the
pieces whenever comfortable before closing. Lightly stuff the body and tail segments in order
to give them the squished look pictured. I’ve included what I hope are helpful pictures
throughout to show how I attached the various parts. :)

HEAD
With red.
• Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6);
• Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12);
• Rnd 3: * sc, inc, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around around (24);
• Rnd 5: * sc 3, inc, repeat from * around (30);
• Rnds 6: * sc 4, inc, repeat from * around (36);
• Rnds 7-15: work even;
• Rnd 16: * sc 4, dec, repeat from * around (30);
• Rnd 17: * sc 3, dec, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 18: * sc 2, dec, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 19: * sc, dec, repeat from * around (12);
• Rnd 20: dec around (6), close and pull in tail

ANTENNAE (make 2)
With red, starting at top.
• Rnd 1: ch 2, sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook (5);
• Rnd 2: inc around (10);
• Rnd 3-4: work even;
• Rnd 5: dec around (5);
• Rnd 6-8: work even, break off and leave tail to join to head using preferred method.

EYES (make 2)
With green.
• Rnd 1: ch 2, sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook (5);
• Rnd 2: inc around (10);
• Switch to yellow;
• Rnd 3: * sc, inc, repeat from * around (15), leave tail to join to face.

MAIN BODY SEGMENTS (make 5 in assorted greens)
• Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch (6);
• Rnd 2: inc around (12);
• Rnd 3: * sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 5: * sc 3, inc, repeat from * around (30);
• Rnds 6-16: work even;
• Rnd 17: * sc 3, dec, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 18: * sc 2, dec, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 19: * sc, dec, repeat from * around (12);
• Rnd 20: dec around (6), close and pull in tail.

1st TAIL SEGMENT
With a green
• Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch (6);
• Rnd 2: inc around (12);
• Rnd 3: * sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 5: * sc 3, inc, repeat from * around (30);
• Rnds 6-12: work even;
• Rnd 13: * sc 3, dec, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 14: * sc 2, dec, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 15: * sc, dec, repeat from * around (12);
• Rnd 26: dec around (6), close and pull in tail.

2nd TAIL SEGMENT
With a green.
• Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch (6);
• Rnd 2: inc around (12);
• Rnd 3: * sc 1, inc, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around (24);
• Rnd 5-9: work even;
• Rnd 10: * sc 2, dec, repeat from * around (18);
• Rnd 11: * sc, dec, repeat from * around (12);
• Rnd 12: dec around (6), close and pull in tail.

FEET (make 6)
With red.
• Rnd 1: ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch, (5);
• Rnd 2: inc around (10);
• Rnd 3: work even, break off and leave tail for joining.

Begin joining the tail and body segments starting with the 1st and 2nd tail segments,
then begin adding the body segments in a staggered pattern (see pictures below).
When satisfied with segment and head placement, join the feet, positioning them as
shown.





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