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Tutorial Time! - The Very Hungry Caterpillar - A Book Prop

How to knit a newly hatched caterpillar book prop

What you need: Red DK yarn Two different shades of green DK yarn (preferably a dark and a lighter green DK yarn) Light blue DK yarn Yellow yarn Toy filling 3.25mm (UK) knitting needles 2.75mm (UK) knitting needles Darning needle Sewing scissors
Caterpillar head Using red DK yarn with 3.25mm (UK) needles, cast on 4 stitches Row 1: knit into front and back of each stitch (8 stitches) Row 2: knit Row 3: knit into front and back of each stitch (16 stitches) Row 4: knit Row 5: knit into front and back of each stitch (32 stitches) Rows 7-17: knit Row 18: k2tog across (16 stitches) Row 19: knit Row 20: k2tog across (8 stitches) Row 21: knit Row 22: k2tog across (4 stitches)
Thread yarn through 4 remaining stitches, cut with sewing scissors, leaving a long strand for seaming Seam, leaving opening for filling Add filling Seam to close opening Shape
Caterpillar body requires 6 (3x dark green DK yarn, 3x lighter green DK yarn) Using green DK yarn with 2.75mm (UK) needles, cas…
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Over this weekend, good news regarding the very first book props was shared with me. I posted not too long ago that I donated the first book props to accompany The Very Hungry Caterpillar to an early years childcare setting.

I was informed that photos of the book props have been included in the childcare setting's news letter, including web page and will also be placed on their website. 

How amazing is that?

I am over the moon! I shall also receive a copy of the news letter and will most definitely be framing it. I shall also share it here! And on all the social network sites I use to promote behind the crafty door book props.

Thank you


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