Ssstuffed Sssnake- Free Pattern!

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I love playing around with yarns, and I love bright colors.  This snake pattern is very simple, and would look great using any colors of yarn or color combinations.

Ssstuffed Sssnake Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Economy:  1 skein each: Main Color (MC)- Turqua (#512); Contrasting Color (CC)- Blue Suede (#3945); small amount of black yarn for eyes.

small piece of red felt for tongue

4mm crochet hook

stitch marker

polyester fiberfill

small amount of thread to match MC for sewing in tongue

yarn needle

small sewing needle

Notes:

The snake is crocheted in the round. At the end of each color the round is fastened off, and then the next color is atached in the same stitch with a slip stitch. Stuff the snake as work progresses. To make him bend easily, stuff loosely.

Finished Length: approximately 25″

Abbreviations Used:

ch= chain

sc= single crochet

sl st= slip stitch

sc2tog= single crochet 2 together (watch this video tutorial- Back to Basics Crochet: single crochet increase and decrease)

Instructions:

Before beginning, cut a small a small strip of red felt, about 2″ long, then cut it in the shape of a forked tongue. Set it aside.

Starting at the head with MC:

Round 1- ch 2, make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)

Round 2- sc in ea sc around (6 sc)

Round 3- (1 sc, 2 sc in next sc), repeat around (9 sc)

Round 4- sc in ea sc around (9 sc)

Round 5- (2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (12 sc)

Round 6- sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

**now stick the felt tongue through the beginning opening of Round 1. Pull the beginning yarn tail tight, and with sewing thread make a few stitches through both the yarn and the tongue. Go over it a couple of times to ensure the tongue stays in place. Tie off the thread and continue on to the next round.

Round 7- (3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around (15 sc)

Round 8- sc in ea sc around (15 sc)

Round 9- (4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around (18 sc)

Round 10- sc in ea sc around (18 sc)

Round 11- (5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc) repeat around (21 sc)

Round 12- sc in ea sc around (21 sc)

Round 13- (6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (24 sc)

Round 14- sc in ea sc around (24 sc)

Round 15- (7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (27 sc)

Round 16- sc in ea sc around (27 sc)

Round 17- (8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around (30 sc)

Rounds 18-20- sc in ea sc around (30 sc) **after Round 20, sl st in next sc and fasten off.

With CC:

Rounds 21-24- sc in ea sc around (30 sc) **after Round 24, sl st in next sc and fasten off.

With MC:

Rounds 25-28- sc in ea sc around (30 sc) **after Round 28, sl st in next sc and fasten off.

Repeat Rounds 21-28, 12 more times.

Finishing/Tail End:

With CC-

Round 29- sc in ea sc around (30 sc)

Round 30- (3 sc, sc2tog) repeat around (24 sc)

Round 31- sc in ea sc around (24 sc)

Round 32- (2 sc, sc2tog) repeat around (18 sc)

Round 33- sc in ea sc around (18 sc)

Round 34- (1 sc, sc2tog) repeat around (12 sc)

Round 35- sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 36- sc2tog in ea sc around (6 sc)

Fasten off. Weave yarn tail through the last 6 sc and pull closed. Secure and tie in loose end.

With black yarn, stitch eyes onto sides of head.

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About Amanda Bryant

I've been crocheting since the early 2000's, self taught through books and online videos. I have a passion for Amigurumi, but enjoy all aspects of crochet. I also learned to knit at the age of 5, from my father, but crochet is still my priority.
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