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Snail - Doorstop - Crochet Pattern

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    • 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


    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

    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! :)

    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! :)

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    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)
    • stuffing
    • scissors
    • colored pins
    • tapestry needle/s
    • heavy filling (gravel, sand, marbles...)
    • 1 freezer-bag & some tape
    • 2 pipe-cleaners, each 50 cm long
    • optional a strand of black embroidery thread