Shellby the Snail by Amanda Berry

Shellby the Snail

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
The snail is approximately 7cm tall and 10cm long.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


Shellby is a quick to knit little snail. He would come in handy as a pincushion, or you could knit a group of snails (an escargatoire!) and hide them in the garden and have a treasure hunt with the kids!

THE PATTERN INCLUDES: Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the snail and photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 3 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. This pattern just uses 4 stitches: knit, purl, a kfb increase and a k2tog decrease. You will also need to know how to knit stripes (i.e. changing colour at the end of a row).


  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in brown, pink and blue
  • Buttons to decorate
  • Toy filling

Copyright © 2015 Amanda Berry
All rights reserved

I have no objection if you wish to make these snails to sell to raise funds for charity. However please do not reproduce or sell this pattern.