The Entomologist by Christina Hadderingh

The Entomologist

December 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in sc
3.0 mm
109 - 164 yards (100 - 150 m)
both US and UK
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Free Pattern also available for free: info in notes
This pattern is available for €2.49 EUR
A free version is also available.
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Free blog pattern
Please note you can find the free blog pattern here. But if you want to work from a PDF or support me as a designer, you can purchase a PDF, which also includes a printerfriendly version.

A bonus pattern for the 2020 Scheepjes CAL d’Histoire Naturelle
This pattern is designed as a bonus pattern for the 2020 Scheepjes CAL d’Histoire Naturelle. When you have bought an official kit, there usually is yarn left over, so this pattern is using the leftovers of the kits. But please note it can occur that you might not have a particular color left over.
If you are working this pattern without a kit, you will need small amounts of several colors in either Scheepjes Stone Washed/River Washed or Scheepjes Colour Crafter, usually less than 5 grams per color. It is therefore the perfect pattern to use up small amounts of leftover/stash yarn.

Start your own museum
The blanket design is inspired by the National Natural History Museum of Paris and the book All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Read more here.
As a bonus pattern, you can start your own museum collection by working three different insects; a beetle, a bee and a butterfly or moth, to be displayed in a picture frame with a foamboard inside. Of course you can mix and match colors and insects as you wish, depending on what yarn you have left over. You can potentially make 10 different insects with this pattern! If you used a kit, please go to the yarn schedule (see photo’s) corresponding to your kit and see which specific colors you need to make the insects.

About the pattern
The pattern is available for free on my blog OR you can purchase a PDF through Etsy or Ravelry for a small fee. Your purchase will include the full pattern as well as a printerfriendly version to save paper.
The pattern comes in a written format (UK and US terms) with pictures to help you along the way.
The pattern uses the following stitches (US terms): ch, sc, hdc, sc2tog, hdc2tog.


  • 3mm hook or other size to obtain gauge
  • Leftover scraps of yarn or stuffing to stuff the insects where needed
  • Darning needle and thread clipper
  • Markers, if needed to attach parts to body
  • Split eye beading needle or sewing thread and sewing needle
  • Toho beads size 8/0: 6 beads in color 83 (brownish gold), 6 beads in color 86 (oil slick) and 4 beads in color 710 (iridescent green) or any other beads of your choosing
  • Display case or frame with foam inside with measurements of at least 21x30cm/8.4x12in
  • 13 or more stainless steel headless pins
  • A small piece of (thick) paper, a pencil to write the insect names and scissors to cut out the names

Beetle: 7cm/2.8” long body
Bee: 5cm/2” long body x 8cm/3.2” wingspan
Butterfly/Moth: 4.5cm/1.8 long body x 16.5cm /6.6” wingspan at its widest point x 10cm/4” high at its tallest point, measured from the upper wing across to the lower wing (not including the tails).

The pattern was tested in English. The Dutch version was not tested, so little typos may occur. Please contact me through email if you have found a mistake, or if you need help with the pattern.