Sure, here’s a basic crochet snake tutorial for beginners, along with a simple free pattern. This pattern will help you create a cute and charming crocheted snake that you can use as a decoration, a toy, or even a fun accessory.
Crocheted Snake Tutorial for Beginners:
- Worsted weight yarn in desired colors (main color for the snake’s body and additional colors for accents)
- Crochet hook suitable for the yarn weight (usually around 4.0 mm or as recommended on the yarn label)
- Fiberfill or stuffing material
- Safety eyes or yarn for embroidering eyes
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: increase (work 2 sc in the same stitch)
- dec: decrease (work a sc2tog)
- sl st: slip stitch
- st: stitch
Snake Body: Using the main color yarn, start with a magic ring (or ch 2 and work into the first ch). Round 1: 6 sc into the magic ring. Pull the ring tight. (6 stitches) Round 2: Inc in each st around. (12 stitches) Round 3: [Sc, inc] around. (18 stitches) Round 4: [Sc in the next 2 stitches, inc] around. (24 stitches) Rounds 5-12: Sc in each stitch around. (24 stitches in each round)
Change to Accent Color: Rounds 13-15: Sc in each stitch around using the accent color. (24 stitches in each round)
Change back to Main Color: Rounds 16-20: Sc in each stitch around using the main color. (24 stitches in each round)
Stuff the Snake: Before closing the body, stuff the snake firmly with fiberfill or stuffing material to give it shape.
Closing the Body: Round 21: [Sc in the next 2 stitches, dec] around. (18 stitches) Round 22: [Sc, dec] around. (12 stitches) Round 23: Dec in each st around. (6 stitches)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing. Thread the tail through a yarn needle, sew through the front loops of the remaining 6 stitches, and pull tight to close the hole. Weave in the ends.
Eyes: You can use safety eyes if you have them, or you can embroider the eyes using black yarn or embroidery floss. Attach the eyes between Rounds 9 and 10, leaving a few stitches between them.
Congratulations, you’ve completed your crocheted snake! Feel free to experiment with colors, sizes, and even different types of yarn to create a variety of snakes. This pattern is perfect for beginners looking to practice their crochet skills and create something adorable in the process.