Hermit Crab by Hansi Singh

Hermit Crab

March 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
250 yards (229 m)
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Knit your own sweet hermit crab with this original hansigurumi design! This lovely creature makes an unusual plush collector’s item or a charming toy for a child. Make a special gift for someone you love or just pamper yourself!

This pattern includes detailed instructions for knitting your little friend, complete with full-color photographs and helpful technical notes. Additional assistance is also available through e-mail consultation.

Required techniques include knit, purl, short rows, increases (K-fb, M1), decreases (SSK, K2tog), Kitchener stitch grafting, picking up stitches, and small diameter circular knitting (performed with either double-pointed needles or two circular needles). This pattern is recommended for the intermediate- or experienced-level knitter.