Snail by Little Conkers


July 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £2.65 GBP
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These little characters are perfect on a twig tree - or for yarn-bombing outdoors. They are also great fun to include in a wreath, floral centrepiece or fruit bowl!

Carefully designed with a realistic, asymmetrical shell that whorls in the most common direction, this pattern uses a wide range of crochet stitches to achieve the perfect shape, making it an unusual and rewarding project.

Clear instructions are included to make this snail in a range of sizes, and you only need a little yarn - great for using up oddments!

For example, for an approximately 8cm or 3⅛“ snail you will need double-knitting (DK, light worsted weight, Category 3) yarn in the following quantities:
-- 9m (9 yards) for the body; and
-- 13m (14 yards) for the shell.

You will also need:
-- a small quantity of stuffing material
-- a crochet hook to match your chosen yarn (details in pattern)
-- a yarn needle
-- sharp scissors

This 15-page pattern is fully-illustrated with colour photos and available in two versions: UK or US. Both files will be available to you on purchase and you can choose whichever you prefer to use.

The pattern comes with my full e-mail support! If you have any difficulties, please contact me. I am a real person and I’d love to hear from you and see pictures of your finished gastropods! :-)

Important features of my crochet patterns:
My crochet patterns include BOTH a detailed ‘tutorial-style’ set of instructions with colour photos, AND a succinct unillustrated pattern using standard crochet conventions.
I have developed this style because I find I like to see a lot of detail the first time I work a pattern, but if I then work the same piece again, I don’t need the pictures, etc, and indeed they can get in the way when I just want a quick reminder of what I’m doing. The PDF is also structured so that the succinct version, with an area for your own notes, is on a single page, making it easy to just take one sheet of paper with you if you have printed it out for quick reference on the move.

Once purchased, this pattern remains the copyright of Little Conkers. You may not reproduce all or any part of this pattern. Please do not sell items made from this pattern, without express prior permission (which is usually granted) and credit.