Scrappy Snake Free Pattern:
Like me, you probably have lots of little yarn “scraps” or left-over yarn from past projects that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away, but it’s not enough for another full project. After a while, we are left with lots of small “scraps” of yarn. I came up with this pattern so that we can use up our yarn scraps. Meet Scrappy Snake! You can make him as long as you like, and he is soft and great for kids! My son LOVES his Scrappy!
All the scrap yarn you have!
4 US size 5 double-pointed knitting needles.
Tapestry needle for weaving
C3F- Cable three stitches toward the front (6 stitch cable). Slip three stitches on a cable needle and hold toward the front of the work, knit the next three stitches, then slip the stitches on your cable needle back onto the left hand needle and knit.
KFB- Knit in the front and back of a single stitch
K2together- knit two stitches together.
Beginning at the head.
CAST-ON 9 stitches and spread those 9 stitches evenly over three needles. There should be three stitches on each needle. Place a stitch marker at your slip knot. This will be the beginning of each round.
REMEMBER- stuff with poly-fill as you go along.
Round 1- K
Round 2- K1 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles.
Round 4- K2 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles
Round 5- K
Round 6- K3 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles
Round 7- k
Round 8- K4 (KFB into remaining stitches on the needle) Repeat for the next two needles
Round 8- K
Round 9- K3 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the next two needles
Round 10- K until the head measures 2 inches total.
Change colors (I will have a video for this ASAP)
(Repeat these steps at the beginning of each color change. You can add as many links as you wish! Each color link will measure about 2 1/4 inches long!)
Round 7- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle K
Round 8-10- K
Round 11- Knit on the first needle, the second needle (k1, C3F, K1), third needle
Round 12-18- K
Round 1-6: K
Round 7- K2 (k2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles
Round 8-10- K
Round 11- K1 (K2together until the end of the needle) Repeat for the remaining two needles
Round 12-14- K
Cut a length of tail and weave it onto a tapestry needle. Weave the tapestry needle through the remaining stitches and close the hole tight.
(Note: the cables are the back of the snake, so when you are adding eyes, make sure the cables are on his back!)
On the face, pick up two stitches (leave a long piece of yarn for weaving through the tongue later) and work in i-cord until the tongue measures 2 inches. Cut your yarn (leaving a tail) and weave the tail through a tapestry needle. Weave the needle through the two stitches on the end and pull. Weave the other tail (at the beginning) through the tongue to the tip. Tie the two tails together so that the tip of the tongue has a V-shape. Trim