Amigurumi Caterpillar Free Crochet Pattern

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Also I’m sharing new amigurumi free patterns every day.
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Caterpillar
I want to give you some informations about this pattern;


The very hungry caterpillar can be made in the colors and yarn of your choice. It is important to choose your hook size accordingly to your yarn. If you tend to crochet loosely, use a smaller hook than recommended to prevent the stuffing from escaping.

Mine was crocheted with Scheepjes Catona, using a

2,20 mm. hook. It measures approximately 16 cm long.

– Yellow = 208

– Red = 516

– Purple = 396

– Green 1 = 512

– Green 2 =212

– Green 3 = 395

You will also need:

– Stuffing

– Yarn needle

– 8mm safety eyes


mr : magic ring

ch : chain

sc : single crochet

slst : slip stitch

inc : single crochet increase

dec : invisible single crochet decrease

dc : double crochet

hdc : half double crochet

R : round/row

(xx) : the number of stitches at the end of your round/row

{xx} : instructions between {} must be done in the same stitch

This pattern is written using US terminology and is worked in continuous rounds (unless otherwise stated).


In yellow – make 2

In a mr make : 1{sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc, 1hdc, 1dc,

1hdc, 1sc}

Tighten your magic ring and fasten off invisibly.

The Head

With Red, start 6 sc in a mr.

R2 : 6 inc (12)

R3 : (1sc, inc) x6 (18)

R4 : (1sc, inc, 1sc) x6 (24)

R5 : (3sc, inc) x6 (30)

R6 : (2sc, inc, 2sc) x6 (36)

R7 to 12 ( 6 rounds) : sc around (36)

R13 : (4sc, dec) x6 (30)

R14 : (3sc, dec) x6 (24)

Insert the eyes through the yellow patches first and then in

the head, between rounds 10 & 11, 8 stitches apart.

Start stuffing firmly and continue as you go.

R15 : (2sc, dec) x6 (18)

R16 : (1sc, dec) x6 (12)

R17 : 6 dec (6)

Cut the yarn and weave it through the front loops or round 17. Pull tight.

Body balls

Make 3 with Green1 / 3 with Green2 / 2 with Green3

They will all be stuffed and sewed later.

R1 : Make 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

R2 : 6 inc (12)

R3 : (1sc, inc) x6 (18)

R4 : (2sc, inc) x6 (24)

R5 to 8 (4 rounds) : sc all around (24)

R9 : (2sc, dec) x6 (18)


In purple, make 6

R1 : Make 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

R2 : sc all around (6)

R3 : sc all around (6)

Legs are not stuffed.


In purple – Make 2

Ch7, 3sc, 3 slst

Attach them on round 2 of the head.

Tail ball

Make 1 with Green3

Will be stuffed and sewed later

R1 : Make 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

R2 : 6 inc (12)

R3 : (1sc, inc) x6 (18)

R4 to 5 (2 rounds) : sc all around (18)

R6 : (4sc, dec) x3 (15)

How to assemble ?

There is no right or wrong way to assemble. You can make your

caterpillar look however you like! You can even add body balls if

you want it longer or remove some and make a short caterpillar.

But for the record, this is how I did mine:

Before assembling, I laid down all the balls and head in the desired shape and took a picture. I stuffed the first ball and

attached it to the head. I laid down everything again, took a second pic, stuffed the second ball, attached it to the rest

and so on…. I took a pic and laid down the balls after each one because the sewing can sometimes make you original

shape move, so you can adjust each ball. And of course, I attached the tail ball last.

I made sure that all my balls were all lining up, but you can decide to not line them up. I also made sure that at least 2

balls were touching ground, to fix 4 legs on them. But it’s also optional. Fix the legs where you want! The assembling is

totally up to you, but it should be fun!

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