Saturday, 14 April 2012

Once upon a time there was a very hungry caterpillar

My T.O.U:
  1. Please honor my copyright
  2. Don't plagiarize
  3. Do not sell the tutorials and finished products unless it's for charities

Other practical information:
  1. Crochet tension: Loose stitches will create a fluffy effect.
  2. Hook size: 3mm
  3. Crochet terms: American terminology
  4. Writing style: I'm not a fan of writing the totals at the end of each round. I find it very confusing. Just repeat * until your round is finished.
Head in red
Round 1: magic ring 6 (6)
Round 2: increase all (12)
Round 3: *1sc, 1 inc*, repeat* until your round is finished (18)
Round 4: *2sc, 1inc*
Round 5: *3sc, 1inc*
Round 6 - 7 - 8 - 9: sc all
Round 10: *3sc, 1 decrease* repeat* until your round is finished
Round 11: *2sc, 1dec*
Round 12: *1sc, 1dec*
Round 13: Stuff the head and decrease all, finish off and leave a long end for sewing.
Body (make 6 in light green and 3 in dark green)
Round 1: magic ring 6 (6)
Round 2: increase all (12)
Round 3: *1sc, 1 inc*, repeat* until your round is finished (18)
Round 4: *2sc, 1inc*
Round 5- 6 -7 - 8: sc all
Round 9: *2sc, 1 decrease*
Round 10: *1sc, 1dec*
Round 11: Stuff the the body and decrease all, finish off and leave a long end for sewing.
Eyes (make 2 in yellow)
Round 1: magic ring 6 (6)
Round 2: increase all, finish off and leave a long end for sewing (12)

Pupil (make 2 in dark green)
Round 1: magic ring 6, finish off and leave a long end for sewing 
Paws (make 6 in brown)
Round 1: magic ring 6 (6)
Round 2 - 3: sc all

The sewing
1) Try to pin everything together until you're happy about the position. The colour combination of the body should be (head) 2 light green, 1 dark green, 2 light green, 1 dark, 1 light, 1 dark and 1 light. As you can see, I've pined mine in a wiggly shape.
Don't worry, your caterpillar will shrink in length because of the sewing. 

2) When you're done pining, it's time for sewing. We're going to take the parts apart, one by one and sew it on one by one. So let's start with the head, then the body and then the paws. 


3) Now take the head, thread the yellow thread of the eye and sew it on to the head and finish off. Do this with the other eye.
4) Take one light green ball, shape it first, pin it into the right position and sew it on the previous ball. When your done, make sure all yarn ends are on top of the back. Because we need the yarn to sew the spikes on.
5) Repeat step 4 but this time with the rest of the bodypart. 
The feeler/antenna in purple: 
- Chain about 5 or 6 cm. Take your crochet hook and push it in to A and push it out in B.

- Then grap your chains in purple and pull it through B and A. 
- Make a knot on one side and then on the other side.
- Make sure the antenna are equally in length and then sew A and B tightly. 

6) As you can see, all yarn ends are on top of the back. Now pin the paw and re-position it if needed.
7) Sew the paws onto the body and finish off.

8) Pin a straight line on the back. That's the position of the spikes.
9) Take 3 strands of yarn with the colour red, green and yellow, fold in in two.
10) Push your hook where the pin is and pull through.
11) Remove the pin and make sure it is a big loop so you can pull the ends of that strand of yarn through.
12) Take the yarn that was laying on the back and sew your spikes nice and tight on to the body and finish off. (Click on the picture above for more details)
13) Do this with all the rest of the body. But not the last past of the body.
14) Your caterpillar will look like a hairy beast But don't worry, we are going to give him a little haircut.

15) Take some strands and try to cut it in shape. Do not cut it too short or he'll be bald. ^^ And if it's too long you can still cut it a little shorter.

After the hard work your caterpillar is finished!
Why don't you post me your result! That would make me so happy!
Have a nice day!

37 comments:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for this pattern. I love the book and have been looking for a pattern to make so I can give it and the book as gifts.

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    1. You are VERY WELCOME Paula :)! Don't forget to show me your result when it's done ^^ X!

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    2. What a wonderful idea/creation! Love giving books as gifts. I only wish it was in a knitted pattern because I don't crochet. Thanks for the idea! Happy creating!
      Theresa

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  2. wauw, wat leuk, ik ben ook helemaal weg van rupsje nooitgenoeg! bedankt voor het delen....

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  3. WOW!!! Now that's just to cute!!! I have a friend that will just adore this!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Erin

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    1. Thank you dear Erin! I'm glad you like it and I hope your friend does too! XXX Yufang

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  4. gracias por tu comentario en mi blog.... quería poner el enlace del tutorial en mi blog, pero no fui capaz de volverlo a encontrar una vez que había terminado el trabajo, así que ahora mismo lo pongo.
    muchas gracias!!!!

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    1. Hehe ^^ Had to use Google translate for this one. No problem! You're very welcome! ^^ Xxx

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  5. Beautiful! Will definitely make this.

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  6. I love your Very Hungry Caterpillar!!! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us! Liz

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  7. Thank you so much for sharring this pattern! I was planning to give The very hungry caterpillar to my nieces first birthday next June. You inspired me to chrochet a caterpillar that perfectly goes with the book. Thanks again!

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    1. Aw thanks! :) I hope your nice will love your special gift! :) X

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  8. Thanks for sharing this oldie but a goodie! I am so excited to be featuring it this week! Come check it out, grab a button and share some of your other older gems!
    Nancy

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  9. What a beauty. I am from the netherlands. Can I translate it to dutch? Or do you have it? And can I place it on my blog: www.cute-amigurumi.blogspot.nl
    I am already making it for myself. So soon a photo on my blog. And I added you to my favorites sites!

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    1. Jup knock yourself out! En bedankt voor het vertalen en de link want ik bak er niets van in NL benamingen hihi!

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  10. You do very good. Goed gedaan hoor! Je bakt er wel wat van!

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  11. Hij staat op mijn blog!!!Als je de foto wilt zien kan je daar kijken: www.cute-amigurumi.blogspot.nl

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  12. dank je voor het delen. ik heb hem ook gemaakt was heel leuk om te doen.
    http://margrietjescreaties.blogspot.nl/2013/04/rupsje-nooit-genoeg.html

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    1. Met plezier! Ik heb hem gezien! Keischattig!

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  13. what stitch is used in rounds 1 an 2?

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    1. Hey! The whole tutorial is made out of single crochets. x

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  14. Dank je voor het delen. Ik hem hem ook gemaakt.

    http://poesmisty.blogspot.nl/2013/05/ruspje-nooitgenoeg.html

    Groetjes Sandra

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  15. Hi,

    I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

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    Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Rhelena

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    1. Hey Rhelena! Yes you have my permission! Check your mailbox for more info! Xxx

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  16. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing. My version can be found at http://haakblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/rupsje-nooitgenoeg/

    Suzanne

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Kind regards, Yufang