Today I decided to make my caterpillar pattern publicly available - for free even! You can download the pdf on Ravelry or see instructions below. The finished caterpillar measures about 6.5 inches. You'll need about 75 yards of worsted weight yarn, a set of US size 3 DPN's, stuffing, a tapestry needle, and a scrap of contrast color yarn for embroidering facial features.
HEAD Cast on 6 stitches, and distribute evenly among 3 needles. Join to knit in the round, and place marker to mark the beginning of the round. Round 1: knit all sts Round 2: *k2 m1* 3x’s (9 sts) Round 3: knit Round 4: *k1 m1* 9x’s (18 sts) Round 5: knit Round 6: *k3 m1* 6x’s (24 sts) Round 7: knit Round 8: *k2 m1* 12x’s (36 sts) Round 9: knit Round 10: *k9 m1* 4x’s (40 sts) Rounds 11-18: knit 8 rounds Round 19: *k8 k2tog* 4x’s (36 sts) Round 20: knit Round 21: *k1 k2tog* 12x’s (24 sts) Round 22: knit Round 23: *k2 k2tog* 6x’s (18 sts) Round 24: knit Begin stuffing. Round 25: *k1 k2tog* 6x’s (12 sts) Round 26: k2tog 6x’s (6 sts) Finish stuffing. Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight, and knot. Hide yarn tail inside.
LEGS (make 6) Cast on 6 sts, and distribute evenly among 3 needles. Join to knit in the round, and place marker to mark the beginning of the round. Round 1: knit Round 2: *k2 kfb* twice (8 sts) Rounds 3-6: knit 4 rounds Bind off all stitches, and stuff the legs, using a pencil to help.
ANTENNAE (make 2) Cast on 3 stitches, distribute between 2 needles. Round 1: kfb 3x’s (6 sts) Increase to 3 needles. Rounds 2-5: knit 4 rounds Stuff, using a pencil to help. Round 6: k2tog 3x’s (3 sts) Work 6 rows i-cord and bind off.
Sew all pieces together, and embroider facial features.