KristieMN

Snail

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My neighbor boy wanted a green snail...so here you have it!

This uses the body of the ladybug for the shell.
The snail stands about 2 1/4 inches tall.
(the snails are pictured next to my Diva ladybug... she has black sequence and red beads sewn on her!)

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Snail

Shell
At the end of each round, join with a slip stitch to beginning sc.
Chain 2, (starting at top of bug body)
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15 sc)
4) ch 1, (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat around (20 sc)
5-7) ch 1, sc in each sc around.. DO NOT FINISH OFF...
Embroider the shell swirl now. See picture for help.
8) In BLO, ch 1, sc-dec around (10 sc)

STUFF
9) ch 1, sc-dec around (5 sc)
FO leaving long tail. Use tail to sew hole shut on bottom
Weave in ends


Head

At the end of each round, join with a slip stitch to beginning sc.
Ch 2
1) 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)
3) ch 1, sc in each sc around
4) ch 1, (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around to last sc, sc in last sc (7 sc)
5) ch 1, sc-dec around to last sc, sc in last sc (5 sc)
FO leaving long tail


Body

The rounds are not joined. The body is done in one continous spiral
Starting at tail and working up,
Ch 2
1) 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook
2-3) sc in each sc around
4) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat (6 sc)
5) (2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc) repeat (8 sc)
6-11) sc in each sc around
12) sc dec around (4 sc)
Slip stitch to next sc
FO leaving LONG tail.

Sew body to snail shell. Leave a bit of the tail sticking out behind shell.
Body goes under shell, and come about half way up shell front.
Sew head to snail where body stops.


Eyes
Join yarn with slip stitch where you want one eye to be.
Using both strands of yarn (from starting tail too) chain 2.
FO and knot ends.
Snip down
Glue google eyes on top of eyes
Viola!

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Thanks for the cutely snail pattern!!

 

Leave off the shell and you have a slug! :lol 2 animals from 1 pattern!

 

-Stine

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How cute!! Thank you for sharing. They are perfect for gracing the top of a 'puter monitor!

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What an adorable little snail! I have a weakness for crochet creepy-crawly-slimies. :hookNot the real ones, though. :devil

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Kristie they're awesome, love the little ladybug too, she does look like a diva....:manyheart

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Another awesome design. I'm going to make a snail this weekend. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful patterns.

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Kristie: I have for a while been wanting to tell you how I love your patterns. It isn't just the patterns, its the way they transform into wonderful things. The animal patterns are so darling and any child or adult! would enjoy them. You are one of the most talented members of this forum.

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Kristie: I have for a while been wanting to tell you how I love your patterns. It isn't just the patterns, its the way they transform into wonderful things. The animal patterns are so darling and any child or adult! would enjoy them. You are one of the most talented members of this forum.

 

 

:blush :blush :blush

Thank you! I am truly flattered!

I love shaing my work. I sit and think up what I can come up with next.

Thank you very much!

 

A tidbit about my next project, it is a halloween set.

This is not a pattern you can buy though.... it is giong to be an exchange of sorts... a pattern for a toy.

More info in a few days!!

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Its going to be a really SAD day when you run out of animals to create. You do such lovely and imaginative work.

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