Sss…slither the cold winter months away with this delightful free snake knitting pattern by Zoe Larkins. Cute and cool, you can wear this knitted snake as a scarf or it will also look good on display on a bed or sofa.
You Will Need:
- 8mm (US size 11) knitting needles
- 2 x 100g balls variegated yarn (we used Rowan Colourscape Chunky Ghost 435)
- Red, white and black felt
- Violet ribbon
- Toy filling
Free Snake Knitting Pattern:
1. Cast on 20sts using 8mm needles working in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) until required length is achieved.
2. When you have reached the desired length for your scarf, start decreasing your stitches following the pattern below:
Row 1: K3, K2tog tbl, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2tog tbl, K to end. (16sts)
Row 2: Purl to end.
Row 3: K2, K2tog tbl, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2tog tbl, K to end. (12sts)
Row 4: As row 2.
Row 5: K1, K2tog tbl, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2tog tbl, K to end. (8sts)
Row 6: As row 2.
Row 7: K1, Sl1, K2tog, psso, Sl2 knitwise, K1, psso, K1. (4sts)
Row 8: As row 2
Row 9: K1, P2tog, K1. (3sts)
Row 10: K3tog. (1sts)
Break off yarn and pull through. Sew up the sides of the scarf from the tail end, as though you are making a tube.
3. Approximately 20cm (8in) from the end, stop and stitch around the tube to gather in and make your snake’s ‘neck’.
4. Stitch from the head to the neck, leaving you with a pocket that you will fill with the toy filling.
5. Once the snake’s head is firmly filled, stitch the gap closed. Attach some felt circle eyes cut from white and black felt. Cut a tongue from red felt and stitch in place. Tie a smart ribbon bow around the snake’s neck to finish.