Alastair the Caterpillar from FreshStitches is an cute plush toy guaranteed to not turn into a butterfly. Alastair features adorable bug eyes and antennae. Having a stuffed caterpillar is one of the only ways to see these cuties all-year-round!
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: 6" tall × 8.5" long
Hook: Size H
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic Wool (WEBS does not carry); MC- Green 50yds, SC- Orange 40yds, AC- White 10yds
This pattern can be used with any weight yarn! Just use the hook receommended on the ball band, and adjust as needed. For a bigger, super-cuddly animal, try a bulky weight yarn. Keep in mind that you’ll use more yardage than recommended. The sample is crocheted in worsted weight yarn.
Other Materials: tapestry needle; two 12mm black animal eyes; stuffing
Gauge: Pattern doesn’t specify gauge. It’s a stuffed animal, and you don’t need to be too picky about exact sizing. The most important thing is that you use a hook size that creates a nice looking fabric for your yarn. If you use the recommended hook size, and your fabric looks very loose (so that stuf?ng would show through), then you will want to use a smaller hook.