FREE Caterpillar Knitting Pattern

FREE Caterpillar knitting pattern knitted soft toy easy simple

This little knitted caterpillar is quick and easy. Use any colours you like, in any order you like. Make it as long as you like too !

Made with oddments of white and green knitting yarn. Small amount of toy stuffing. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 22cm long with 4 sections and a head when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

Body & Head – Make 1

Starting at the tail of the caterpillar, with your first colour, cast on 10 sts
** The repeat begins here for each section **
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)

Change to the next colour
Repeat the sequence again from ** The repeat begins here for each section ** at the beginning of the pattern. Do this repeat the number of times you like, once for each section to make the caterpillar as long as you want. Stop repeating when you get to the head.

HEAD
Change to the head colour
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2, inc1) to end (40 sts)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 13 rows

Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (30 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Gather the cast on stitches. Sew down the row ends, add stuffing as you go and seal up.

To finish, sew two black eyes the front of the face. Add green eyebrows, a smile and two horizontal stitches for the nose.

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FREE Caterpillar knitting pattern knitted soft toy easy simple

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5 thoughts on “FREE Caterpillar Knitting Pattern

  1. Mary Dilks says:

    I love your pattens free or bought so easy the instructions. Have knitted some bigger than I was expecting. now knitting one of the cuddle baby blanket with animal head for my daughters friend who is having a baby soon.

  2. Janet Crofts says:

    Just had my first email from you, love the caterpillar will have to have a go at knitting him. Can’t wait for the patterns to arrive that I have ordered

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