Updated: Nov 9, 2022
We have finally said goodbye to Winter and welcomed Spring... and I cannot wait to start making my home and backyard ready for the warmer days to come!!
...a little friend here got ahead of time and worked hard on her little house to make it beautiful and inviting!
Everyone, meet ABIGAIL the Snail! Isn't she the cutest?
Her tiny house has everything she was dreaming of...a cute red roof, a big door and beautiful flowers on the front!
So are you ready to work on this cute little creature? Grab your yarn and hook and join me in this fun project!
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Here's the FREE pattern to create ABIGAIL!
YARN: Light (3) in Pink, Light and Dark Gray, Red, Green; Cotton Thread in Black, White
MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling
DIMENSION: H. 4” x W. 4.5”
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.
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BODY (pink yarn)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)
Rnd 4 - 5: sc even (18)
Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 7 - 11: sc even (24)
Rnd 12: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)
Rnd 13 - 16: sc even (28); start stuffing the body
Rnd 17: 17 ch, work 1 sc inc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc inc into the next st, 14 sc, keep working on the main body, skip 1st st of rnd #16, 26 sc, skip last st of rnd #16, go back working on the foundation chain, 14 sc, 2 sc inc (62)
Rnd 18: 2 sc inc, 58 sc, 2 sc inc (66)
Rnd 19: 2 sc inc, 62 sc, 2 sc inc (70)
Rnd 20: sc even (70)
Rnd 21: 21 sc, [(5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep four times], 21 sc (66)
Rnd 22 - 24: sc even (66)
Rnd 25: 1 sc dec, 29 sc, 2 sc dec, 29 sc, 1 sc dec (62)
Rnd 26: working in BLO, sc even (62); F/O and leave a 10” long tail of yarn to close up the bottom part of the body.
Insert the needle with the pink yarn into the FLO of 1st st of rnd #26, pull the yarn, then insert the needle into the FLO of the st on the opposite side of the round. Work the entire length of the body until you close the bottom. Stuff as you sew it close.
BORDER OF FOOT (pink yarn)
Rnd 1: holding the snail upside down, insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st st of rnd #25 of the body, join the pink yarn, ch1, work 2 hdc into each st around (124); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
EYES (pink yarn; make two)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2 - 3: sc even (8)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (6)
Rnd 5 - 6: sc even (6)
Rnd 7: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (4); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Do not stuff the eye, sew it to the top of the head, between rnds # 1-2.
Embroider the PUPIL between rounds # 2-3 of the eye with black cotton thread.
Use some white cotton thread to embroider the LIGHT REFLECTION.
Embroider the MOUTH between rounds # 5-7.
HOUSE (light gray and red yarn)
Row 1: starting off with light gray yarn, 11 ch, 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 9 sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 2: 10 sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 3: 10 sc (10); ch 1 and turn Row 4: 10 sc (10) Rnd 5: start working in round; 2 sc into the same st (corner st), 2 sc, 3 sc into the corner st, 8 sc, 3 sc into the next corner st, 2 sc, 3 sc into the next corner st, 8 sc, 1 sc into the last corner st that already contains 2 sc, join with a sl st and ch 1 (32) Rnd 6: working in BLO, sc even (32)
Rnd 7 - 16: working in both loops now, sc even (32)
Rnd 17: switch to red yarn, sc even (32)
Rnd 18: working in BLO, sc even (32); start stuffing
Rnd 19: working in both loops now, (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)
Rnd 20: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (18)
Rnd 21: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (12)
Rnd 22: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (10)
Rnd 23: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep twice (8); finish stuffing
Rnd 24: sc dec around (8)
F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Let’s complete the roof of the tiny house…
Rnd 1: insert the hook into the FLO of the 1st st
of rnd # 18 of the house, sc even (32)
Rnd 2: working in both loops now, (7 sc, 1 sc inc)
rep around (36); F/O, and cut the yarn.
DOOR (dark gray and red yarn)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: [1 sc, (1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc) into the next st] rep 4 times (12 sc, 4 ch)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 1 sc into the next st, (1 sc, 1 ch, 1 sc) into the chain space, 1 sc into the next st] rep 4 times (20 sc, 4 ch)
F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the door onto one side of the house.
Embroider the DOOR HANDLE with some red yarn.
Embroider the FLOWERS using green strand of yarn for the stems and pink strands of yarn for the petals, and a yarn needle. The flower is created with French Knot embroidery technique.
Insert the needle with the pink yarn connected, wrap the thread around the needle two or three times. Gently pull the thread so that the wrapped thread is tightening against the needle. Insert the needle near the point where needle came out. Hold on to the thread wraps with your left hand and pull the needle to the back. A knot is left behind which looks like a flower blossom.
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
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