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Christmas Snake

A pattern by Yanina Kamyshan

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The pattern is for personal use only. Publishing (placing the pattern on websites or in
print media), distributing or selling the pattern partially or completely is prohibited!
You can give or sell the finished toy on the assumption of authorship’s mention

(Yanina Kamyshan).

I used “Jeans” by YarnArt (55% cotton, 45% acrylic, 50g/160m) and 1.75 mm crochet
hook. The length of the snake depends on you – the more rounds you will work, the longer
the snake will be.
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Work in continuous spiral unless otherwise stated. I recommend using a stitch marker for
each round/row (for example contrasting color thread).

Materials and tools:

• main color yarn;
• small amount of red and white color yarn for the scarf, hat and tongue;
• matching crochet hook;
• two buttons for the nostrils;
• false eyelashes (optional);
• wire for the wire frame;
• fabric tape to work up the wire;
• stuffing;
• tapestry needle.

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• ch - chain;
• sc – single crochet;
• inc - increase (2 sc in one stitch);
• dec – decrease (2 sc together);
• sl st – slip stitch;
• Rnd – round;

• ()хN – repeat instructions in brackets N times.

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Ch 8, from 2nd st from the hook:

Rnd 1: 6 sc, 3 sc in last st, turn and work on the opposite side of the chain: 5 sc, inc
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Rnd 2: inc, 5 sc, 3 inc, 5 sc, 2 inc (22)

Rnd 3: 1 sc, inc, (2 sc, inc)x2, (1 sc, inc)x2, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 1 sc, inc (30)

Rnd 4: 30 sc

Rnd 5: (14 sc, inc)x2 (32)

Rnd 6: 32 sc
Rnd 7: (15 sc, inc)x2 (34)

Rnd 8: 34 sc

Rnd 9: 1 sc, (3 sc, dec)x3, 2 sc, (3 sc, dec)x3, 1 sc (28)

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Rnd 10: 1 sc, (2 sc, dec)x3, 2 sc, (2 sc, dec)x3, 1 sc (22)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Head and tail (as one piece)

Ch 2, in 2nd st from the hook:

Rnd 1: 6 sc

Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc)х6 (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc)х6 (24)

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Rnds 5-9: 24 sc

Rnd 10: 6 dec, 12 sc (18)

Rnd 11: 3 dec, 12 sc (15)

Take a piece of wire for the wire frame (the length will depend on your snake’s final
length) and work it up with fabric tape. Insert the frame into the piece.

Rnd 12: 1 sc in each st around (15)

Repeat Rnd 12 as many times as you need to get the length needed working around

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wire frame.

When you get the length needed, start working the tail, making 1 dec in each round
till the opening is closed up.

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Work with white color yarn. Ch 18 and join with a sl st to form a circle.

Rnd 1: 18 sc

Change to red color yarn.

Rnd 2: 18 sc

Rnd 3: (4 sc, dec)x3 (15)


Rnd 4: (3 sc, dec)x3 (12)


Rnd 5: (2 sc, dec)x3 (9)

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Rnd 6: (1 sc, dec)x3 (6)

Fasten off and close up the opening. Make a pompom and sew it onto the top of the

Chain as many sts as you need to get the length needed and work one row of sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

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Sew the snout onto the head. Glue or sew the eyes onto the head. You can glue false
eyelashes if you like. Sew the buttons for the nostrils. You can embroider them instead.

I worked the tongue using two strands of yarn: ch 2 leaving a small tail at the
beginning of your work and fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Trim the tail you have
left at the beginning of your work to imitate the forked tongue. Thread your needle with

the tail for sewing and insert it in the point where the tongue should be. Pull the needle
out somewhere at the top of the head and cut off.

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I hope you enjoyed the pattern. Please don’t forget to mention the author – I would be very
happy! Sincerely yours, Yanina Kamyshan.

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