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Monarch Caterpillar and Chrysallis


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I decided to design a simpler version of my monarch caterpillar pattern. Whilst still aiming for a very realistic caterpillar, this one is much easier to knit. It is knitted on 2 needles, and I think because I have used garter stitch, looks even more like the real thing. I love creating little critters, and since I have already made a monarch butterfly, it only seemed sensible to knit a chrysallis as well. So this pattern contains the instructions for both the caterpillar and chrysallis. The instructions are very straight forward, and I include stitch counts at the end of rows. The making up instructions for the chrysallis also includes photographs. If you look in my pattern store you will also find my pattern for a Monarch Butterfly. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting and a Little Embroidery SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS caterpillar 10 - 12 cm chrysallis - 6 cm

Supplies Needed

  • 4ply wool - green, black and white
  • Knitting Needles 2.5mm or 3mm
  • chrysallis coloured wool

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Ginx Craft
The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs. Often my projects start from something very personal: my own house or my husband's first car. Then I develop them into something that I think will be appealing. I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school. My own children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.