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Alastair the Caterpillar (or Inchworm) Crochet Amigurumi Pattern



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What You Get+-

Make a super easy caterpillar or inchworm. The pattern has both variations! This little caterpillar isn’t going to turn into a butterfly!

This is a digital pattern delivered instantly by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)


Alastair is 8.5 inches long and 6 inches tall when made with worsted weight yarn.

Want a bigger or smaller cutie? It can be crocheted with any weight yarn!

Tools & Supplies

To complete this pattern, you will need:


This is an easy pattern with minimal shaping and just basic stitches. It's great for beginners!

Skills required

  • single crochet
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • attaching parts

        The pattern is a pdf that contains step-by-step photographs, and you'll find videos at Shiny Happy World teaching all the skills you'll need. You’ll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing it right. :-)