What’s this? A crochet pattern? Why, yes it is. Not an awesome one… 😉
A few days ago, my daughter came to me talking about snakes. She wanted a snake. She wanted to go outside to find snakes right now. Snake this and snake that, everywhere a snake snake. I have no problem with snakes. I like snakes. Hold them? Sure. Reptiles and amphibians are my bag, baby. The only problem with this snake theory is that we live in the South, which I’ve come to realize is next only to Australia (where I think even the people are poisonous- no, not really) in its poisonous inhabitants. If we were in the Pacific northwest, I’d take the kids outside and hunt around for a garter snake. Here, though… No thanks.
So my bright idea, “Do you want Mama to make you a snake?” “Ok!” So I made a snake. It’s crochet, so it’s a little stiff. It looks kinda like a cross between an adult novelty toy (ahem!) and an eel. But *she* calls it a snake, which is the important part. I’m thinking I might track down a sewing pattern for a snake, simply so that it’s a little more floppy and coil-able.
I would have preferred to use felt for the tongue, honestly. So if you happen to have red felt laying around… Also, the body can be made longer by making more rows of sc in between 6-75. It’s 16″ long, as written. Stuff it loosely so it has some movement, and by “shape” I mean to flatten it out so that the circumference is more of an oval than a circle.
Body (stuff and shape as you go)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (9)
3) ch 1, *sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (12)
4) ch 1, *sc3, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (15)
5) ch 1, *sc4, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
6-75) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
76) ch 1, *sc4, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (15)
77) ch 1, *sc3, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (12)
78) ch 1, *sc2, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (9)
79) ch 1, *sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (6)
break yarn, finish off, sew closed
make 2 French knots on head
1) ch 69 (or 10 less than the rows of body), sc in 2nd ch from hook to end (68)
1) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook (1)
2-3) ch 1, turn, sc (1)
4) ch 4, join with sl st, ch 4, join with sl st
break yarn, finish off
Sew body stripe to top of body, starting at the tail and working towards the head. Sew tongue onto front of “face.”