This crab is a lot of fun and wants to play and pinch you all day long! It will be a wonderful cushion in your bed or your kid‘s best friend. Make it from any yarn, sock weight for a pocket sized crab or thicker for cushion size, use up leftovers and mix and match colours as you like to make a unique companion. All pieces are knit in the round and can be knit on directly or knit separately and attached later, as you prefer.
Following techniques are used:
- knit in the round (on double pointed needles or cable needle)
- simple increases and decreases
- short rows (explanation and photo tutorial are given)
- grafting / kitchener stitch
- picking up stitches (optional. You can also knit parts separately and sew on later, if you prefer)
What you need:
- Depending on the size you want to achieve you’ll need either a handfull of sock weight yarn leftovers (about 40grams should do the trick) or more if you use thicker yarns. It is important, that you use the same yarn quality throughout the whole crab. I used 150g Marks & Kattens Flox cotton yarn (140m/50g). The crab in the picture measures about 40x45cm including limbs.
- Knitting needles (dpns or circulars, whatever you prefer) matching your yarn. You should use needles one size smaller than indicated on the yarn to prevent fiberfill from showing. I used 3mm dpns for my crab.
- Fiberfill depending on the crab’s size
- two stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
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This pattern includes two PDF files for the English version and the German version.