Creating a crochet snake can be a fun and creative project! Here’s a basic free pattern and description to help you crochet a full-sized snake:

Crochet Full-Sized Snake Pattern

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your desired snake color(s)
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn (usually between 4.5mm to 6.5mm)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Safety eyes or embroidery thread for the eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • sl st: slip stitch

Snake Body: Start with the tail and work your way up to the head.


  1. Make a magic ring (adjustable loop).
  2. Round 1: 6 sc into the magic ring. Pull tight to close. (6 stitches)
  3. Round 2: 1 sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)
  4. Round 3: 1 sc, inc around. (9 stitches)
  5. Rounds 4-15: 1 sc in each stitch around. (9 stitches in each round)

Body: Continue working in rounds.

  1. Rounds 16-40: 1 sc in each stitch around. (9 stitches in each round)
  2. Stuff the snake body firmly as you go.
  3. If you want to create a striped pattern, you can change colors at any point by finishing the last stitch of a round in the new color.


  1. Rounds 41-42: 1 sc in each stitch around. (9 stitches in each round)
  2. Round 43: 1 sc, dec around. (6 stitches)
  3. Round 44: Dec around. (3 stitches)
  4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


  1. Thread the yarn tail through a yarn needle and weave it through the stitches of Round 44. Pull tight to close the head.
  2. Attach safety eyes or embroider the eyes using black or contrasting yarn.
  3. Stuff the head firmly.
  4. Use the yarn tail to sew the head securely to the body.

Congratulations, you’ve now crocheted a full-sized snake! Feel free to customize your snake’s appearance by choosing different colors, adding embellishments, or adjusting the length and thickness of the body.

Remember, this is a basic pattern, and you can get as creative as you like by adding additional details, such as a forked tongue, scales, or even different stitch patterns. Enjoy your crocheting journey!