Teapot Hermit Crab by Maffers

Teapot Hermit Crab

by Maffers
August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $4.80.

Traditionally, hermit crabs live out their days scuttling around in a discarded snail shell, filtering through grit for scraps. If they’re lucky, they may happen upon a fisherman’s boot nestled amongst some kelp and make a home of it, munching on the surrounding seaweed. In fact, most hermit crabs dream of such a life. But not Tetley.

Tetley travelled to England when he was just a young crab and paddled up the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament. There he met Earl Grey, who took him in and gave him a home in a small milk jug. Tetley soon outgrew it, and Grey rehoused him in a teacup. Now an adult, he lives quite contently in his teapot, spending his days sipping on Chai and snipping custard creams with his claws.

This listing is for the .PDF crochet pattern to make your own Teapot Hermit Crab. No advanced knowledge of stitches is required. All that you need is a 4mm (G/6) crochet hook, a large-eye sewing needle, DK weight yarn in three colours of your choice, toy stuffing and two safety eyes (approximately 15mm). The patten provides row-by-row, written guidance, alongside pictorial guidance for assembly.

You may not redistribute this pattern. However, you CAN sell toys made from this pattern, but you must include a reference to mrfox.etsy.com and a link to the pattern page within item listings. Text for the referral is provided below:

Created from a crochet pattern by Maffers at mrfox.etsy.com, available at https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/200025216/teapot-crab-her...