Cute Caterpillar by Dawn Finney
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Cute Caterpillar

Knitting
January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Before you know it, spring will be here with hungry baby chicks in the trees and hungrily munching caterpillars everywhere.

Nothing quite sparks children’s imaginations as a caterpillar - there’s not just the fun of the larval form in front of them but also the knowledge of the beautiful butterfly yet to come.

This big caterpillar (approximately 14 inches long) is a great gift to knit for the curious little explorer in your life as he’s a perfect size to waggle and wobble, munch and squash.

You can even pop toy bells or squeakers inside for extra fun!

ButterflyLove’s Cute Caterpillar pdf knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions and handy hints along the way.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter or beginner and, like all ButterflyLove patterns, is knitted flat.

You can also contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US2.5/3mm or size recommended by tension advice)
10g yarn for each of six colors
Oddment of black yarn
2 plastic safety toy eyes (9mm)
Toy bells and squeakers (optional)
Acrylic toy stuffing (polyfil)
1 tapestry needle for sewing up

Skills used: Casting on and off, Increasing and decreasing

Stitches used: Stocking stitch

Why not check out the rest of the ButterflyLove knitting pattern collection at:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ButterflyLove1?section_id=6641225

This pattern is made available on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.