Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Colin Caterpillar




Here's my pattern for an easy Colin Caterpillar with I-Cord anntenae - please leave me comments if you spot any errors - thanks and happy knitting!


Tools:

4 x 3.75DPN's

Stitch Marker

Yarn scraps - DK is great

Ribbon

Darning Needle for sewing up

Stuffing

Noise makers (if desired)


Abbreviations:

K - knit

K2TOG - Knit two stitches together to make one

M1 - Knit through the front and back of the stitch to increase from one to two stitches


Bottom

~Cast On 15 stitches and split evenly onto 3 DPN's, you may like to place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round to help later.
~Knit 3 Rounds.
~Increase Round - M1 into every stitch, you should now have 30 stitches, 10 on each needle.
~Knit 5 Rounds.
~Increase Round - M1 into every stitch, you should now have 60 stitches, 20 on each needle.


Body bump 1

~Knit 10 Rounds.
~Decrease Round - K2TOG from start to finish until you have 30 stitches.
~Knit 3 Rounds.
~Increase Round - M1 into every stitch, you should now have 60 stitches, 20 on each needle.


Body bump 2

~Knit 10 Rounds.
~Decrease Round - K2TOG from start to finish until you have 30 stitches.
~Knit 3 Rounds.
~Increase Round - M1 into every stitch, you should now have 60 stitches, 20 on each needle.

Head

~Knit 10 Rounds.
~Decrease Round - K2TOG from start to finish until you have 30 stitches.
~Knit 5 Rounds.
~Decrease Round - K2TOG from start to finish until you have 15 stitches.
~Knit 3 Rounds.
~Decrease Round - K2TOG 7 times until last stitch, K1.


Making Up

~Cut off yarn leaving a 20cm tail and thread this tail through the 8 stitches, drawing tight to close off head.

~Stuff body and add any noise makers.

~Tie ribbon around bumps to help define them.

~Attach two short lengths of I-Cord to the head

~Embroider a smile and eyes

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