Cecropia Moth Caterpillar by Jenna Wingate

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Crochet
November 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
4.0 mm (G)
1515 - 1530 yards (1385 - 1399 m)
38” inches long, 27” around
US
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This listing is for a crochet pattern, not a finished product

This is a crochet pattern to make a large Cecropia Moth Caterpillar (Hyalophora cecropia Linnaeus). It is relatively simple crocheting with a lot of pieces and detail work, so time consuming but suitable for any intermediate-level or higher crochet level.

American Crochet Terms in English only
25 page pattern with 54 photos
Includes diagram for tubercle placement
Includes many step-by-step photos
Intermediate+ Skill Level (see note at bottom)
Finished Size: 38” inches long, 27” around
Gauge: 18st x 16rows = 4 x 4 inches
///Gauge is not essential, though will affect yardage

BONUS: I have included a printable checklist to help you keep track of the many small pieces that adorns this caterpillar.

Materials:
#4/medium weight yarn in:
(GREEN) Medium Green – 780yards
(BLUE) Medium Blue – 380yards
(YELLOW) Yellow – 200yards
(RED) Red – 25yards
(BLACK) Black – 120yards
(WHITE) White – 10 yards
G/6 4.00mm crochet hook
Stitch markers
Tapestry Needle
Long Straight
32 ounces of Polyester Stuffing
Clear-drying glue or Fray Check (optional) SEE PATTERN FOR OPTIONS

This pattern uses basic crochet stitches + a bobble stitch and a puff stitch as well as some non-standard methods of shaping, but any crocheter with confidence in following written instructions and resourcefulness at learning new skills will have no problem completing this pattern. It is super important to read the pattern carefully, including notes, and utilize the pictures provided for clarity. Pattern assistance is available via email only.