Snail - Doorstop - Crochet Pattern

Snail - Doorstop

Out with the stuffy winter air, in with the freshness of spring! This beautiful doorstop-snail helps you gladly with that.

It also makes an awesome toy. Please fill it with something soft then though... ;)

As reinforcements: cute butterflies!

As usual this doorstop has a handle, too. With this snail you can even pick the side on which you want to put it. When you want to make a stuffed toy just skip the handle.

The pattern for the butterflies is included, of course.

Optional: put a mouth on your snail. That's also described in great detail within the pattern.

Skill Level: easy to medium

Size: The size depends on your gauge, chosen type of yarn and crochet hook size. I'm using Puppets Lyric yarn (8/8, DK/Light-Worsted) from Coats and a 3 mm hook. With that I get the following size/s: 13 cm tall & 20 cm long

used Techniques * magic ring * chain * single crochet * half double crochet * double crochet * slip stitch * increase and (invisible) decrease * crocheting in front loops (instructions included) * crocheting in back loops (instructions included) * crocheting back and forth in rows * crocheting in continuous rounds (rounds are not joined) * changing yarn-color (instructions included) * basic sewing (sewing on body-parts, closing openings etc) * basic embroidery (i.e. eyes, mouth etc)

The pattern is very detailed. Almost every single step/stitch is explained in words and pictures. Special characteristics are explained step-by-step (i.e. sewing the spirals to the body). You see, nothing can go wrong! :)

Copyright: 1) 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. 2) 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! :)


  • basically suitable for beginners (you need to count the stitches a few times so that everything will fit in the end)
  • 17 pages of pattern
  • 40 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • lots and lots of pictures

Materials you need at home:

  • yarn (weight doesn't matter, as long as you use the same weight throughout the whole project)
  • crochet hook (one or two sizes smaller than recommended for your chosen type of yarn)
  • stitch marker (use a paper clip or piece of scrap-yarn)
  • soft stuffing
  • scissors, tapestry needle & some colored pins
  • heavy filling (gravel, sand, marbles...)
  • 1 freezer-bag & some tape
  • 2 pipe-cleaners, each 50 cm long
  • optional a strand of black embroidery thread
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patterns by steph


I'm Stephanie, mother of three and I live with my family in Germany.

I've been crocheting for a while now. My kids got me to it. When there's no merchandising on the market for the current favorit comic figure you just have to make it yourself. That's how my first crocheted figure came to life. And with that my crochet addiction. :)

My patterns are for beginners and advanced crocheters alike. Stuffed with photos and detailed step-by-step instructions (I think you could call them photo-tutorials). I learned crocheting by myself and often found it quite frustrating to get stuck in the middle of a pattern just because some key-information was simply missing (as a beginner pretty much everything is key-information). That's why in my patterns almost everything is explained with words and photos.

I'm currently converting my older patterns into a new layout. Here on Makerist you can find all the patterns that already have the new layout plus all my new creations.

Have fun browsing through my patterns and happy crocheting!

  • Steph :)

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