Sleepy Caterpillar

Sleepy caterpillar looks like he is having sweet dreams!

With his cute embroidered expression, Sleepy Caterpillar is safe for even the smallest child to hug. Once felted you can safely wash him on a wool cycle, making him a great bedtime toy for toddlers.

Quick and easy to make for new knitters, this cuddly sleepy caterpillar is knitted flat using stocking stitch and basic increases and decreases.

This project is easily knitted in pure wool, made up and then shrunk into soft huggable felt by washing it.

I used a self-striping yarn but you can just as easily use a single shade or create our own stripes with multiple colours. There is no need to weave in ends when changing colours just knot the neds together and keep knitting. Make sure the knot is on the back of the knitting, and it will disappear when you felt your toy.

The pattern includes a line by line pattern and fully illustrated instructions for sewing up, stuffing, felting and adding the features to your toy.

Every sleepy Caterpillar is slightly different after felting, and discovering each character is half the fun!

Felted Size Approx. 38cm /15” long


  • 5 page illustrated pattern
  • Suitable for Beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • Knitting needles- 8mm (UK 0 / US 11) , , *Recommended Yarn , Lana Grossa Feltro Spectra- 2 x 50gm/50m , , *Alternative yarns- , Rico Creative Filz print, Lana Grossa Feltro Spectra and Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi all produce lovely results
  • Approx. 100g of toy stuffing , , *A small amount of black embroidery thread or wool
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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