Baby Caterpillar with Leaf by Butterflylove1

Baby Caterpillar with Leaf

January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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This pattern is available for $3.00 USD
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Too cute!

A baby caterpillar happily nibbling away on its own little leaf!

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 baby caterpillar (approximately 5.5 inches long) and leaf 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 Baby Caterpillar with Leaf 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)
2 knitting needles one size larger (i.e. US3/3.25mm)
5-10g yarn for each of five colors
10-20g of green yarn
Oddment of black yarn
2 plastic safety toy eyes (6mm)
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

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