March 22, 2008

Crocheted Caterpillar

I made a few changes - the decreases on the tail were more cat-like than caterpillar-like, so I shortened that a little. For the center, you're supposed to fill a stocking with kitty litter to give it weight and help it absorb the cold. Not having any stockings available, I used an old knee high and filled it with kitty litter. It shed a lot of dust, so I stuffed it in a tube sock and sewed the end closed. After stuffing the sock into the caterpillar, I sewed the ends of the sock to the ends of the caterpillar with some of the microspun yarn. I embroidered the the face with microspun, too.
I think I have entirely cured myself of wanting to work with Fun Fur. I don't like knitting with it, and I don't like crocheting with it, either.
Enjoy the pictures!
~Sarah

Complete with antennae and legs.

5 comments:

Ginny said...

He's soooo cute!!

Love,
Mom

Sarah said...

Mom- the cuteness is worth all the trouble I had with the yarns. :)
~Sarah

Sarah Jane Meister said...

Oh, so cute! Wow, I admire your patience to work with such things. I could never do it!

Sarah said...

Sarah- if it hadn't been entirely single crochet, I probably wouldn't have done it. :)
~Sarah

Sarah Jane Meister said...

Heehee, I had a dream last night that I could crochet. I saw myself doing it and really believed I had finally 'got it' when I woke up. Alas. I didn't. :(