Toddler Snake Scarf by Mel
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Toddler Snake Scarf

by Mel
September 2005
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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This was designed so someone (like me), who hates the idea of knitting what is essentially a 3-foot+ long tube wouldn’t have to. The scarf is knit flat, with a mixture of garter and st st. The st st rolls up nicely and creates the effect without actually having to knit a tube. The pattern has been rewritten and test-knit, and includes charts for the head and tail as well as a template for the tongue.

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  • Bulky yarn (approx. 110 yards) or 2 strands of worsted (220 yards) held together.
  • Straight knitting needles size US10.5, or size to yield preferred gauge


  • Sew-on “google” eyes or safety eyes (for younger children)
  • Scrap red felt
  • Yarn needle
  • Needle & thread and/or glue (for affixing eyes and tongue)

15-16 stitches to 4” (st st) - row gauge not relevant.

Skills needed

  • Long-tail cast on
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl Stitch
  • Increase: K1FB (knit into front and back of stitch)
  • Decreases: K2tog & SSK
  • Bind off