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Lovey - Little Caterpillar (+ rattle) - Crochet Pattern

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    • suitable for beginners
    • 15 pages of pattern
    • 24 pages of step-by-step instructions
    • lots and lots of pictures


    Lovey – Little Caterpillar (+ rattle)

    You're looking for a gift for a new baby? Then I've got a quick to crochet eye-catcher with smile-guarantee for you:

    A cute lovey in shape of a little caterpillar on its leaf.

    The little caterpillar can easily be made into a longer rattle-variant or toy for grabbing. The instructions are included within this pattern. :)

    The caterpillar and the leaf's structured fabric are beautiful for little hands and animate to touch and grab.

    The leaf can be made with or without the bite-holes.

    All steps are explained in detail in words and pictures, so this pattern is suitable for beginners as well. This pattern contains 15 pages of crochet instructions and 24 pages of detailed step-by-step instructions.

    Here single crochet, double crochet, increases and (invisible) decreases are used. The items are crocheted in continuous rounds/spirals (caterpillar), as well as back and forth in rows (leaf).

    From tip to stalk the leaf is ca. 25 cm long and 15 cm wide (with 3.0 mm hook and Puppets Lyric 8/4 yarn or Catania Originals). With aforementioned yarns the little caterpillar is about 8 cm long and the rattle-version about 12 cm long (with 2.0 mm & 2.5 cm hooks). For the leaf you'll need about 18 - 26 g of yarn. For the caterpillar/s about 15 – 19 g.

    With lighter/heavier yarn the figures will get smaller/bigger. The amounts of yarn needed change accordingly.

    Additional to the yarn you need 1 pair of 6 mm security eyes per caterpillar, and a 24 mm rattle-ball (with holes) for the rattle-variant.

    COPYRIGHT ✿ The pattern is mine. Do not (re)sell this pattern, including translations to other languages and modifications; do not redistribute, including publishing on the internet. ✿ The finished figure/item is yours. :) Feel free to sell the finished products, handmade by yourself (no mass production). I'd love it if you would refer to my pattern/shop when doing so. Thank you! :)

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    Materials you need at home:

    • yarn of your liking (i.e. ca. 18 - 26 g Catania Originals or Puppets Lyric 8/4 yarn)
    • crochet hooks (3.00 mm, 2.00 mm, 2.5 mm)
    • stuffing
    • tapestry needle , *scissors
    • two additional stitch markers (i.e. some pieces of scrap yarn)
    • 1 pair of 6 mm safety-eyes (per caterpillar)
    • for the rattle-variant 1 small 24 mm rattle-ball (with holes)