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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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Skeletor Cat Plushie Pillow FREE Crochet Pattern


This cute and menacing Skeletor cat fella is about 14" from ears to the curve in the tail. It's easy but a lot of parts. I think he'd be even cuter scaled down a bit and maybe add some little feets. This was made for a commission based on a random Instagram post of a Skeletor cat that was not crochet. I couldn't find hide nor hair about the original online, so if anyone knows the origin, let me know so I can provide links, etc.

What You Need
  • size F crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • worsted weight yarn in purple, bright blue, yellow, and black
What You Do
Belly
With blue
  • Rnd 1: ch 2, work 7 sc into 2nd ch (7);
  • Rnd 2: inc around (14);
  • Rnd 3: * sc, inc, repeat from * around (21);
  • Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around (28);
  • Rnd 5: * sc 3, inc, repeat from * around (35);
  • Rnd 6: * sc 4, inc, repeat from * around (42);
  • Rnd 7: * sc 5, inc, repeat from * around (49);
  • Rnd 8: * sc 6, inc, repeat from * around (56);
  • Rnd 9: * sc7, inc, repeat from * around (63);
  • Rnd 10: * sc 8, inc, repeat from * around (70);
  • Rnd 11: * sc 9, inc, repeat from * around (77);
  • Rnd 12: * sc 10, inc, repeat from * around (84);
  • Rnd 13: * sc 11, inc, repeat from * around (91);
  • sl in the next st and break off.
Back
With purple, ch 16
  • Row 1: begin sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (15), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 2: sc in 2nd ch, sc 14, inc (17), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 3: sc in 2nd ch, sc 16, inc (19), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 4: sc in 2nd ch, sc 18, inc, (21), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 5: sc in 2nd ch, sc 20, inc (23), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 6: sc in 2nd ch, sc 22, inc (25), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 7: sc in 2nd ch, sc 24, inc (27), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 8: sc in 2nd ch, sc 26, inc, (29), ch 2, turn;
  • Row 9: sc in 2nd ch, sc 28, inc (31), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 10-35: work even (31), ch 1, turn;
  • Ear 1: sc 12, ch 1, turn;
  • Work the ear by dec at each end until 1 st remains, break off;
  • Ear 2: rejoin with 6 sts between and work in the same way.
Head
With purple, ch 2
  • Begin sc in 2nd ch and inc at either end until there are 30 sts
  • When you have 24 rows, work the ears in the same way as for the back
Face
With yellow
  • Rnd 1: ch 2, work 7 sc into 2nd ch (7);
  • Rnd 2: inc around (14);
  • Rnd 3: * sc, inc, repeat from * around (21);
  • Rnd 4: * sc 2, inc, repeat from * around (28);
  • Rnd 5: * sc 3, inc, repeat from * around (35);
  • Rnd 6: * sc 4, inc, repeat from * around (42);
  • Rnd 7: * sc 5, inc, repeat from * around (49);
  • Rnd 8: * sc 6, inc, repeat from * around (56);
  • sl into the next st, break off and leave a long tail.
Use a running stitch to join the face to the head. With purple and whip stitch join the head to the back. To make the ears curl, pull the yarn tighter when sewing the inner parts of the ears, knotting it at the tops of the ears and bases. Position the belly under the pointed part of the head, use a whip stitch to sew the parts together. Sew the head to the belly using running stitch. Stuff this before it is completely closed.

Straps
With purple, make 2
  • Ch 6
  • Begin sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (5), ch 1, turn;
  • Work a total of 11 rows.
Sew the straps coming from the bottom of the head to the belly with running stitch.

Tail
With purple, make 2, ch 8
  • Row 1: begin sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (7), ch 1, turn;
  • Rows 2-16: work even (7), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 17: sl 3, sc 2, hdc 2, ch 2, turn;
  • Row 18: hdc 2, sc 2, sl 3, ch 1, turn;
  • Rows 19-22: repeat rows 17-18 twice;
  • Rows 23-26: work even (7), ch 1, turn;
  • Rows 27-32: repeat rows 17-18 three times;
  • Rows 33-36: work even (7), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 37: dec at both ends (5), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 38: sc across (5), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 29: dec at both ends (3), break off.
Join the two sides of the tail with whip stitch and then stuff the tail pretty firmly before attaching to the bottom of the body.

Eyes
With black, make 2, ch 6
  • Row 1: begin sc in 2nd ch and across (5), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 2: dec, sc 3 (4), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 3: sc 2 dec, (3), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 4: skip 1st st, sc 2 (2), ch 1, turn;
  • Row 5: skip 1st st, sc (1);
  • Break off and leave a long tail for sewing to face.
Position and use a running stitch to attach the eyes to the face. The nose is stitched in black. The mouth is a ch of 10 attached with a running stitch, and then stitch the details.

Done!

Happy stitching, pals!

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