Free Crochet Snake Pattern

 

Free crochet snake pattern, Amigurumi snake

This free crochet snake pattern is an ideal project to start with for any Amigurumi beginner out there! Although snakes are known as cold blooded creatures, Sammy is warm at heart and would make a great gift to play with. You just need to follow a few easy instructions and voila…you are done! 🙂 And if you wish to adjust the length of your snake, just add or remove a few rounds to make it your own.

Free Crochet Snake Pattern – Notes

Skill level: basic crochet skills and knowledge

Finished size – length: 92cm / 35.5 inches

Finished size – height: 6cm / 2.5 inches

 

Free Crochet Snake Pattern – Materials and Equipment

Yarn I used:

– Fine Sport #2 = 4 ply

– 55% cotton and 45% acrylic

– 1x ball of green yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 29 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of purple yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 72 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of yellow yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 35 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of blue yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 76 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of orange yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 23 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of pink yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 42 – (50g/160m)

– 1x ball of red yarn – YarnArt Jeans – colour 66 – (50g/160m)

 

I like to purchase my YarnArt Jeans from Amazon HERE or from Etsy HERE. If you would like to check some great substitutes for YarnArt Jeans then have a read of my Best Yarn for Making Amigurumi tutorial. You can find the substitutes towards the end of the article.

Or just simply use any 100% cotton that will work just as well. You can also use 100% acrylic if you prefer to work with this type of yarn.

Other materials used: polyester fibre fill

Crochet hook: I used 3mm = C/2, if using different weight of yarn then refer to hook size recommendations on the yarn but go one size smaller. I highly recommend this ergonomic crochet hook set from Amazon as it comes in a stylish case and with other accessories such as stitch markers etc.

Other equipment used: scissors, yarn needle, pins with large heads, stitch marker or thin yarn to use instead, 8mm safety eyes

Choking hazard warning: the use of safety eyes or buttons poses a choking risk for children under the age of 3 therefore I recommend using embroidery instead.

 

Free Crochet Snake Pattern – Abbreviations Used

This pattern is written using US crochet terminology

MR: magic ring – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

ST: stitch

SC: single crochet stitch

HDC: half double crochet stitch

DC: double crochet stitch

CH: chain stitch

SL: slip stitch

INC: increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch

L INC: large increase = three single crochet stitches in the same stitch

INV DEC: invisible decrease = insert the hook into the front loop of the first stitch (two loops on hook) and immediately insert it again into the front loop of the next stitch (three loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook (two loops on the hook). Yarn over and draw through the two loops on the hook to finish your invisible decrease. Watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

BLO: back loops only

FO: fasten off

(…..) x 6: repeat the pattern inside the brackets by the given number (in this example, repeat the pattern in the brackets 6 times)

{…}: number shown inside these brackets equals the number of total stitches at the end of each round

 

Free Crochet Snake Pattern – Let’s Get Started!

You may find these Amigurumi tutorials handy before you get started with this free crochet snake pattern. And don’t forget to watch my step by step video tutorials for extra help with my patterns.

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How to Crochet the Head and the Body

Starting from the front of the head to the tail.

R1: MR – 6 x SC into the ring {6} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet a magic ring for Amigurumi

R2: INC in each ST around {12}

R3: (SC in next ST, INC) x 6 {18}

R4: SC in each ST around {18}

R5: (SC in next 2 ST, INC) x 6 {24}

R6: (SC in next 3 ST, INC) x 6 {30}

R7: (SC in next 4 ST, INC) x 6 {36}

R8: SC in each ST around {36} – leave your marker in at the start of R8 in order to place the eyes later on

R9: (SC in next 5 ST, INC) x 6 {42}

R10-R12 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {42}

R13: (SC in next 12 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {39} – watch this step by step video tutorial on How to crochet an invisible decrease for Amigurumi

R14: SC in each ST around {39}

R15: (SC in next 11 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {36}

 

You can now place the eyes:

– stuff the head well first

– place eyes between rounds R8 and R9

– first eye – count 12 stitches from your marker at the start of R8 and place the eye between ST12 and ST13

– second eye – count 22 stitches from your marker at the start of R8 and place the eye between ST22 and ST23

– it helps to use pins with large heads to first mark the spots where the eyes will be placed – you can make a decision whether you are happy with the placement and if it looks symmetrical before you insert the safety eyes; the safety eyes usually make a large hole in between the stitches so it is not recommended to change the placement of the eyes once they are in

– you can now insert the safety eyes and if you are happy with the way they look then pull the stuffing out and put the safety backs on

– stuff the head well again and continue crocheting R16

 

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R16: SC in each ST around {36}

R17: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {30}

R18: SC in each ST around {30}

R19: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 6 {24}

R20-R238 (219 rounds): SC in each ST around {24}

Change colour to:

– Purple after ST2 in R23

– Yellow after ST4 in R33

– Blue after ST7 in R44

– Orange after ST8 in R51

– Pink after ST10 in R61

– Green after ST13 in R74

– Purple after ST16 in R83

– Yellow after ST17 in R94

– Blue after ST18 in R99

– Orange after ST20 in R112

– Pink after ST21 in R119

– Green after ST23 in R127

– Purple after ST2 in R140

– Yellow after ST6 in R158

– Blue after ST10 in R171

– Orange after ST12 in R180

– Pink after ST15 in R191

– Green after ST18 in R205

– Purple after ST19 in R215

– Yellow after ST22 in R222

– Blue after R233

R239: (SC in next 6 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {21}

R240-R242 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {21} – change colour to orange after ST1 in R242

R243: (SC in next 5 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {18}

R244-R246 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {18}

R247: (SC in next 4 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {15}

R248-R250 (3 rounds): SC in each ST around {15} – change colour to pink after ST3 in R249

R251: (SC in next 3 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {12}

R252-R253 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {12}

R254: (SC in next 2 ST, INV DEC) x 3 {9}

R255-R256 (2 rounds): SC in each ST around {9}

R257: (SC in next ST, INV DEC) x 3 {6}

R258: SC in each ST around {6}, close the hole with a needle and FO

 

How to Crochet the Tongue

Step 1: Chain 10 (Pic T1)

Step 2: Slip stitch into 3 chains (starting from 2nd chain from the hook) (Pic T2)

Step 3: Chain 4 (Pic T3)

Step 4: Slip stitch into 3 chains – from the new chain (starting from 2nd chain from the hook) (Pic T4)

Step 5: Slip stitch into the remaining 6 chains from the original chain (Pic T5 & T6)

Step 6: FO and leave a long tail for sewing

Step 7: Sew the tongue to the head through the MC

 

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Free Crochet Snake Pattern – Your Finished Crochet Toy:

You have now finished your crochet toy. I hope you found my free crochet snake pattern easy to follow and enjoyed making the snake!

I would very much welcome your feedback so please do leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this page. And don’t forget that I love to see your finished toys so please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #cuddlystitchescraft

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More Free Amigurumi patterns for you to enjoy:

Free Whale and Narwhal Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Guinea Pig Pattern
Free Crochet Cow Pattern

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Love this pattern. Can’t wait to get started. I am thinking of using yarn that is self stripped or variegated Like Jeans Tropical or Jeans crazy. How many balls of yarn should I get? thanks

    Reply
    • Hi Marilou, I think YarnArt Jeans Tropical and Crazy will look really nice. I used them both before. To make the snake I think you will need 2-3 balls (50g each).
      I hope this helps!
      Love, Petra 🙂

      Reply
      • thanks so much. I will probably make several of your patterns. great job!

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        • Hi Marilou,
          Thank you so much for your lovely comment! 🙂 I hope you enjoy my patterns!
          Love, Petra 🙂

          Reply
  2. How did you make your snake bendable? I stuffed the body lightly, so I’m wondering if I should use something like hair curlers for flexibility? Thank you for the pattern, by the way!

    Reply
    • Hi Jane,
      thank you for your comment. The snake needs to be really long to bend and also it helps to stuff it quite well as it keeps the shape better that way.
      And of course you can use hair curlers or craft wire if you wish.
      I hope this helps but please let me know if you have more questions.
      Love, Petra

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      • Thank you so much!! I noticed that the longer it gets, the more bendy it becomes, so that helps out! Have a great day! 😁

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        • Hi Jane, that’s great. I am really pleased the snake is now more flexible. Thank you and have a nice day also!
          Love, Petra 🙂

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  3. I am very new to crochet and I wanted to thank you for not only a free pattern but also a very well written, easy to follow, pattern! Again Thank You!

    Reply
    • Hi Heather, thank you so much for your lovely comment! 🙂 I am very happy you liked the pattern and found it easy to follow being new to crochet!
      Love, Petra

      Reply

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