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Caterpillar Cuddle Buddy

Caterpillar Cuddle Buddy

Your kids will love snuggling up at night with a Caterpillar Cuddle Buddy. This plush toy are good for boys and girls to have as pillow pets and endlessly hug while they're sleeping. It's a free easy crochet pattern that makes for a great baby or child's room decoration and as a crochet toy. Work up one of these for a baby shower and the mother to be will be thrilled. You can make these in any color, but we do have a soft spot for pastels when it comes to baby gifts.

Easy

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge15 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]

Finished Size: Approx 10 ins [25.5 cm] around x 19 ins [48 cm] long.

Materials:

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz/73 m/80 yds)
  • or Bernat® Satin (100 g / 3.5 oz/149 m/163 yds)
  • PINK VERSION
    • Main Color (MC) (Dk Pink) 122 m/134 yds
    • Contrast A (Lt Pink) 122 m/134 yds
    • Contrast B (White) 122 m/134 yds
  • BLUE VERSION
    • Main Color (MC) (Blue) 122 m/134 yds
    • Contrast A (Mint) 122 m/134 yds
    • Contrast B (White) 122 m/134 yds
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
  • White and black felt for eyes
  • Craft glue

Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Ch = Chain
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s.
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

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Instructions:

Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
First section: With MC, ch 3. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 6 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. *1 hdc in next sc. 2 hdc in next sc. Rep from * to last st. 1 hdc in next sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th and 6th rnds: As 3rd and 4th rnds once more. 27 hdc.
7th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. (1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 2 hdc in next sc) 8 times. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. 36 hdc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
9th rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. Rep last 2 rnds 4 times more. Join A and place marker at end of last rnd.

2nd section: With A, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join B and place marker at end of last rnd.

3rd section: With B, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join MC and place marker at end of last rnd.

4th section: With MC, rep 8th and 9th rnds 6 times more. Join A and place marker at end of last rnd.

Head: With A, rep 8th and 9th rnds 5 times more. Stuff Caterpillar before continuing.

Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Draw up a loop in each of next 2 hdc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - Sc2tog made. 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc) 8 times. Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. 27 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. (Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 sc in next hdc) 8 times. Sc2tog over next 2 hdc. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Complete stuffing of Caterpillar.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts tightly and fasten securely.

Finishing
Weave A through marked rnds and tie tightly to define each section of Caterpillar as shown in picture. Fasten securely.

Legs and feet: (make 12).
With A, ch 6, with MC, ch 8. Turn. 14 ch.
Next row: With MC, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. With A, 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Sew legs to body of Caterpillar, having 2 pairs each on sections 2, 3 and 4.
Cut black felt 3/4 ins [2 cm] in diameter and 1 inch [2.5 cm] of white felt for eyes. Glue eyes to head as shown in picture.

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These are so cute. I don't understand any one having a problem with it. The directions are very simple and easy to follow. I have twin baby grand sons that would really enjoy playing with this. But of course I will have to make two of them. No catapiller wars in grandmas house!

I've started this pattern three times, but I can't match the number of stitches it says you should have at the end of row 6. I've finally given up and will look for another caterpillar pattern.

Hi dkg, I've double checked this pattern with the version that's on Yarnspirations' site, and they match up. If you're having more questions, I would suggest contacting their customer service through their site - it's possible that there's an error on the pattern that they have to correct. Thanks, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

This crochet toy pattern is so stinking adorable... is it wrong to make one for myself? I'm going to make one for my bed, and when the grand kids come visit I'll let them play with it.

These caterpillar cuddle buddies are so adorable and easy to make. Great project to do with my 10 year old granddaughter.

I can't find where to print this out???

Hi marysimpson, To print out this pattern you can highlight the text you want and then hit Ctrl+P on your keyboard to bring up the print menu and only print what you have highlighted. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I love love this, but I'm struggling to print the pattern...I'm getting everything (pictures) except the text....is it my printer or have others had the same problem....-(

Love, love love it. I am looking for easy quick cute things to make for babies and this is perfect. I have to make two of everything since this is a set of twins so I do appreciate this. I am going to put some bells inside them and put on safety eyes and that will do it. Thank you so much for sharing this.

This is really sweet. have been looking for a pattern like this for a while. now I have it. whoop whoop. Can't wait to make it.

This would be such a wonderful decoration for a nursery! And when they grow up they have a big caterpillar toy to play with. Can't wait to try this pattern!

I can't wait to try this pattern either, Kate! This is so fun since you could customize it to match their room or the recipient's favorite colors! My daughter would play with this every day, I think I'm going to try this pattern this weekend!

I think this pattern would make a whimsical "comfort" pillow for someone who has had breast surgery - lumpectomy, mastectomy, and/or node biopsy. The one of the suggested yarns, Bernat Satin, is extremely soft and comes in a multitude of colors appropriate for adults. Caron Simply Soft would probably work as well. I would make it with just 3 segments for a more compact length. If stuffed properly, it could be easily tucked between the arm and the surgical site to keep pressure off the incision. I'm going to suggest it to the Patient Navigator office at my local cancer treatment center. The pattern looks reasonabl straight forward. I'll make a sample for them to evaluate.

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