#31 Chinese Zodiac Snake by Ana Paula Rimoli

#31 Chinese Zodiac Snake

September 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
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This pattern is available for free.

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Pattern Description from Knit.1, Fall/Winter 2008: โ€œAccording to legend, the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac cemented their stature by being the first to cross the finish line of a race presided over by Buddha. They represent the characteristics of each particular sign. Ana Paula Rimoliโ€™s playful stuffed toys, all made with Lion Brand Yarnโ€™s โ€˜Vannaโ€™s Choice,โ€™ are single-crocheted in the round. The snakeโ€™s body differs, as do the arms and legs of the snake and rooster; otherwise, the silhouettes for each are exactly the same, with species-specific features of felt and embroidery.โ€


  • Aran weight yarn in assorted colors
  • 9 mm plastic eyes with safety backings
  • Little pieces of craft felt
  • Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook
  • Black, brown, and pink embroidery floss
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill, or stuffing of your choice.

Pages: 22-23.

NOTE! The pattern for the main body parts was available in the magazine only. The free pdf from Knit.1 Free Extras gave instructions for making the tails, ears, muzzles, horns, and combs only.

The full pattern may now be downloaded at the Vogue Knitting Website. The full pattern is for all 12 zodiac animals. You will need to log in to download the free pattern.