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Teeny Crab

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • instructions for making the crab and photos
  • a list of abbreviations and materials.
  • The pattern is 2 pages and written in English.



This little crab is a fun project that is quick to knit and doesn’t need a lot of yarn, so it is a super pattern for using up any odds and ends of yarn in your stash. If you don’t have any toy filling, you could use a cotton wool ball to stuff your crab’s body.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: The crab is approximately 3cm tall and 8cm wide (with claws outstretched).

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight) in pink and white
  • A small amount of toy filling
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