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Snail - Doorstop - Crochet Pattern

by patterns by steph
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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