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How to Crochet the ABC Caterpillar & LIVE EVENT

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

I had an idea a few weeks ago to make something for teachers that they could use in their classrooms. Unfortunately it took me a little longer to get it done than I planned, but it's finally here!


I can't wait to tell you more about this Alphabet Caterpillar and all the different ways it can be made and used! You are going to LOVE how easy this is to make!

Good thing it is never too late to make something for a teacher. Not only does this work for a teacher's classroom but it works great for children's rooms, homeschools, preschools, and even children's church!


Now that it is finally done and ready to share with the world, I have decided to host a special event with this cheeky little Caterpillar.


In my Orchid and Bee's VIP group, I host an event once a month. For September, I have decided to host a "Random Act of Kindness - Education Edition" event using this ABC Caterpillar Pattern.


This is how it works:

  1. We will choose a teacher, child/student, school, or family to make this Caterpillar as a gift for.

  2. On Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. CST, Orchid and Bee's will be going LIVE in the VIP Facebook Group to kick off the event! Do not worry if you can't be there at that time -- you can definitely watch the replay and catch up.

  3. Come in your PJ's (or pajamas, or jammies, depending on what you call them haha), bring your hook and some yarn, and a cup of coffee or tea. We are going to crochet the Headpiece and the 1st Caterpillar Segment together on the LIVE Event!

  4. After the LIVE kick-off event, you can work at your own pace to finish your Caterpillar!

  5. You can either make the whole Alphabet or choose a child's name, teacher's name, or school's name to put on the Caterpillar.

  6. All participants will earn a copy of the Caterpillar/Alphabet Pattern from my Ravelry shop for downloading and printing at the end of the event. To qualify for this prize you will need to post a finished photo or progress photo in the VIP Facebook Group with the hashtag #RANDOMACTOFKINDNESS by September 30th.

  7. I will do a Grand Prize Giveaway for participation on October 1st! To qualify for this prize, you will also need to post a finished photo or progress photo in the VIP Facebook Group with the hashtag #RANDOMACTOFKINDNESS by September 30th.

How fun does this event sound?! We are going to do something kind for someone else, and I get to do something kind for you! I love opportunities to give!


The cool thing is that even if a teacher can't hang it on a wall because they are doing virtual school, they could use the segments on LIVE video to add a little extra fun to their lessons.


So let's talk a little bit more about this Caterpillar and the different options you have for creating this fun little creature.


This ABC Caterpillar can be made useful in so many ways! You can add some Mod Podge or Fabric Stiffener to the back and then use some command strips to hang it on a wall. Or, if you wanted to put it on a chalkboard, you could totally add magnets to the back!


Another option is to make all the pieces separately, put a clothesline on the wall, and then use clothes pins for children to rearrange the letters to practice their spelling or the alphabet.


Here are a few different ways to put your Caterpillar together for teachers, students, or parents to use:


For a Stiff Wall Hanging Piece, here is my recommendation:


Turn section face down

  1. With a sponge brush, dab Mod Podge onto the entire back.

  2. Let dry.

  3. Add second coat and/or third coat if desired to make it extra stiff!

  4. Hot glue your pieces together.

  5. Attach command strips or magnets to the back to hang up.

I did a total of 3 coats for extra sturdiness but you can get away with 2 coats. You can decide how much you want to add after each coat dries so it is totally up to you -- there is no right or wrong answer.


Below you can see how the backs of each piece dried when I tried it and how they looked:

The pieces can still bend, but they are stiff now and will not flop over like they would without the coating of Mod Podge on the back. You can see below how the antenna holds its shape when I hold it up in the air.

Here is how it looks from the front. You can't see the Mod Podge at all from the front! Super cool, huh?!

Even the sections of the body keep their shape and do not collapse when they are held upright.



Now I am able to help the Caterpillar keep its shape while it is hanging up. The surface that is created by Mod Podge allows for you attach something to hang it up with. If you want to get your Mod Podge delivered to your house by Amazon, here are some quick links to grab some!

 

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You could use command strips or hot glue magnets to the back, or even attach Velcro. The possibilities for hanging it are almost endless now!


I tested out a command strip, and so far it seems to be holding pretty well. I tried hanging it on my sliding glass door on my back porch so that I could show you how it looks from the front and the back. I am going to wait a few days to see how long it holds and will try to update the blog with the results.

Here is the front view of this segment being attached to my back porch door:

And here is what it looks like from the back. Sorry for the glare -- it was a little trickier to take a picture from the outside with all the sunlight and reflections!


I might add a dot or two of hot glue between the strip and the Mod Podge layer for extra security. The particular strip I used did not seem like it was as sticky as I thought it would be and I do not have a whole school year at my disposal to test its full strength when applied to Mod Podge ha ha!



If you do not want to hang it on a wall or vertical surface and would rather turn this into a learning/educational tool you can do as follows:


For a Pull-Apart Caterpillar version, here is my recommendation:

  1. Make the head section, 26 body sections, and all 26 alphabet letters or letters of the word you want the kids to be able to scramble and arrange.

  2. Assemble the head.

  3. Attach the letters to the 26 body sections.

  4. Hot glue or sew Velcro to the sides of each body section. You will want the hook section of the Velcro to be under the back right side edge of the head and on all of the body section pieces and you will want the loop section of the Velcro on the top left side of all the body section pieces - this will allow them to stick to one another in any order. You can see in the photo below how they would connect.



If you would like to make a 3D "pillow/plush" type educational tool that kids and/or students can play with to spell words or practice their alphabet, here is my recommendation:

  1. Make one set of the eyes and mouth.

  2. Make two of the head pieces and two sets of the antennae.

    1. Sew the two sets of antennae together.

    2. Sew or glue the eyes and mouth onto one of the headpieces.

    3. Sew the two headpieces together leaving a small opening for Poly Fil or stuffing of choice. Sew shut once stuffed.

    4. Stitch antennae to the top of the head. *As an alternative you can leave an opening at the top of the head to tuck the antennae into and then sew everything shut.

  3. Make two of each of the body sections.

  4. Make the letters that you want to go on the body sections.

    1. Sew or glue the letters to one of each body section.

    2. Sew the matching body sections together leaving a small opening for poly fil or stuffing of choice. Sew shut once stuffed.

There are just so many different ways to make this guy! I can't wait to see how you make yours!


My testers loved this pattern! One tester has a special bedtime routine with her grandkids, and she put their last name on the Caterpillar to hang up to add to their little bedtime ritual they do together. Here is a little snippet of the story behind their bedtime caterpillar routine:



This is how her Caterpillar came out! It's adorable and I bet her grandkids will cherish this forever! I have a sneaking suspicion this might become a family tradition!




OK, now that we have established that there are a lot of creative ways to put this guy together and a lot of different ways to use it, let's get to the crochet instructions so that you can have fun making this for a special teacher, student, or family!


First I will share the pattern instructions for making the Caterpillar, and then I will share the instructions for the Alphabet. Since there are 26 letters I will make links to each letter so that you can jump to the letter you need more quickly each time you visit this blog post.


“ABC Caterpillar”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  1. Worsted Weight 4 yarn

    1. White for eyes

    2. Black for eyes/smile

    3. Colors of choice for body

  2. Hooks

    1. H or 5mm

  3. Scissors

  4. Hot Glue - optional for assembly

  5. Stiffening spray or Mod Podge - optional for assembly

  6. Command Hooks / Magnets - optional for hanging on wall

  7. Yarn Needle


Stitches:

  • MR - Magic Ring

  • Ch - chain

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Sk - skip a stitch/space

  • Sp - space

  • St(s) - stitch(es)

  • #st - complete # number of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces

  • ( ) - do all in the same stitch

Pattern Info - The Caterpillar sections are approx. 6 inches wide and about 7 inches tall. You can make as many body sections as desired to spell a name or make 26 to make an Alphabet.


Skill Level / Language - Beginner. If you are unsure of any stitches, Youtube is a great resource! Written in American Standard Terms.


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Pattern Instructions

Note: work first st of round in same sp as ch

Caterpillar Head:

  • Begin: With color of choice, MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: *2hdc* in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Hdc, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: *Hdc2, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: *Hdc 3, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (50st)

  • Round 6: *Hdc 4, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (60st)

  • Round 7: *Hdc 5, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, fasten off. (70st)

Inner Eye: Black - make 2

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (10st)

Outer Eye: White- make 2

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: *2hdc* in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. (20st)

Smile: Black

  • Begin: Ch 11

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 9, fasten off, tie the two tail ends together in a knot to give a more rounded finish. (10st)

Antennae: make 2

  • Begin: With color of choice, ch 17.

  • Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 3, sc 4, hdc 4, dc, 2dc, 2dc, (2dc, hdc, sc, sl st) in last ch, continuing around in the unworked side of the ch, sl st in next 15, fasten off. (37st)

Caterpillar Body (Sections/Segments): make 26 for alphabet or as many as you need to spell a name or word

  • Begin: With color of choice, MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: *2hdc* repeat *to* in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Hdc, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: *Hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: *Hdc 3, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (50st)

  • Round 6: *Hdc 4, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (60st)

  • Round 7: *Hdc 5, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (70st)

Note: switching to rows for 1st leg

  • Row 8: Hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 9 & 10: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *after last st of row 10 fasten off. First leg complete.

Second leg:

  • Begin: With new strand of yarn, skip 5 sts from the first leg, join, ch 1.

  • Row 1: Hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1, sl st around the entire body piece to give it a nice border, sl st to join to first sl st, fasten off.


Final Assembly:

Note: I assemble my appliques with hot glue, which is a fast and safe method. The glue adheres to the fibers quite well and the applique is very secure. The hot glue packaging that I use says it is non-toxic so it is safe, in my opinion, as well. In addition, you can machine wash on cold, and lay flat to dry or tumble dry/lowest heat setting. You may also use other fabric safe glue or use the traditional method of sewing your pieces together.

Note: see photos after step 7 for head assembly steps

How I assembled the Caterpillar:

  1. I lay out all my pieces to get the look I want first. You can use pins to hold it together if you desire and/or take a picture of your layout with your phone to reference as you are putting it together.

  2. First I attached the antennae to the top of the head in my desired position. I spaced mine about 1 inch apart.

  3. Next I attached the inner parts of my eyes to the left side of my outer eyes to make him look like he is looking to the left. You can choose any position desired.

  4. Next, I attached the assembled eyes to the left side of the head, about 2 inches below the antennae.

  5. To complete the head I attached the smile about 1 inch below the eyes.

  6. To finish the caterpillar I attached the body sections, each new section going under the back right side of the section in front of it. Note: If you are adding a name or the letters of the alphabet you will want to make sure you leave enough space to attach your letters on each section.

  7. If you are going to hang this on a wall, you can add a layer of stiffening spray or Mod Podge to the back and let dry. Add a second layer if needed. Then you can attach command strips, clothes pins or magnets to hang on the surface of choice! I personally use Mod Podge from Walmart! Have fun with it!


Now we will make the letters! To jump to a letter simply click on the letter needed below and it will take you straight there!



“Alphabet Letters”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  1. Yarn - worsted weight 4

  2. Hook - G 4mm

  3. Scissors

  4. Needle - if sewing together

  5. Hot Glue/Fabric Glue - if gluing together

  6. Pins to hold pieces together *optional


Stitches:

  • Ch(s) - chain(s)

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • St(s) - stitch(es)

  • Sp(s) - space(s)

  • St # - complete stitch in next number of spaces

Skill Level / Language - Beginner. American Standard Terms are used.


Gauge, Swatch, Sizing Info - Gauge:

  • 3 hdc = approximately 1 inch *they will fit just within a 1 inch box on the grid

  • 3 rows - approximately 1 inch


Swatch:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)


Pattern Info - Letters are approximately 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall. You can make them smaller or larger by changing your hook size. To make the letters all uniform in size I used a grid on my cutting mat to help line all the pieces up. You can see in some of the photos how I used the 1 x 1 inch boxes to help line the pieces up. You can use a ruler to draw out a 4 inch tall by 3 inch wide box and then make 1 inch boxes within the box, 4 vertically and 3 horizontally to help line your boxes. It should look something like this after its drawn out:

Important Pattern Notes:

*Beginning chains do not count as st

*Leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

*If hot gluing you can cut the tails leaving about 1/4 inch and glue the snippet to the back to make assembly faster.


Letter A:

Part 1 - sides of A

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 24: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 24


Part 2 - crossbar

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 5: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 5

Assembly:

Fold Part 1 in half. Using the grid, spread the bottom of the A to equal 3 inches wide. Attach the crossbar to the back at approximately the 5th, 6th, 7th rows from the bottom of each side. Put a dot of glue in the fold of the top of the A to help it keep its shape or use a needle and yarn and put 2 or 3 tack stitches in to help it keep its shape.


Letter B:

Part 1 - left side of B

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12


Part 2 - right side bumps of B

Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 26: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 26

Assembly:

Attach one end of Part 2 to the top of Part 1. Fold Part 2 at about 2 inches towards Part 1. Fold Part 2 again at about 2 inches more away from Part 1. Finish by folding the last section left of Part 2 towards Part 1 and connect it to the bottom of Part 1. Put glue dots on the inside of each fold or put 2 or 3 tack stitches in the folds with a needle and yarn to hold the shapes of the bumps in place.


Letter C:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 3: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 5: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 6 - 17: Repeat rows 4 & 5

  • Row 18 - 20: Repeat Row 2. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 20

Assembly:

Massage C slightly to get the desired shape within the 3 x 4 boxes.


Letter D:

Part 1 - left side of D

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - ride side curve of D

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 23: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 23

Assembly:

Attach one end of Part 2 to the top of Part 1. Fold Part 2 and attach to the bottom of Part 1. Put a dot of glue on the inside of the fold or with a needle and yarn put a couple tack stitches in to hold its shape. The curve may be slightly over the edge of the 3 inch box width.


Letter E:

Part 1 - left side of E

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12


Part 2 & 3- top and bottom bars of E - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 8


Part 4 - middle bar of E

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 6: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 6

Assembly:

Attach one end of each Part 2 and Part 3 to the top and bottom of Part 1. Attach Part 4 to the back center of Part 1.

Letter F:

Part 1 - left side of F

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - top bar of F

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 8

Part 3 - small bar of F

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 6: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 6

Assembly:

Attach one end of Part 2 to the top of Part 1. Attach Part 3 to the back center of Part 1.


Letter G:

Part 1 - curve of G

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 3: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 5: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 6 - 17: Repeat rows 4 & 5

  • Row 18 - 20: Repeat Row 2. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 20

Part 2 - small bar of G

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 7: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 7

Assembly:

Attach Part 2 to the bottom opening of the “C” shape of Part 1. Massage the curve of the G slightly if needed to get the desired shape.


Letter H:

Part 1 & 2 - sides of H - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 3 - middle bar of H

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 8

Assembly:

Attach Parts 1 & 2 to the ends of each side of Part 3.

Letter I:

Part 1 - center of I

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 & 3 - top and bottom of I - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 9: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 9

Assembly:

Attach Part 2 to the top of Part 1. Attach Part 3 to the bottom of Part 1.

Letter J:

Part 1 - top of J

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 9: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 9

Part 2 - bottom of J

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 9: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 10: Turn, sl st, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 11: Turn, dc, hdc, sl st, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 12 - 17: Repeat rows 10 and 11. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 17

Assembly:

Attach Part 1 to the top of Part 2. Part 2 “hook” should be facing to the left.


Letter K:

Part 1 - left side of K

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - top right Bar of K

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 11: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 11

Part 3 - bottom right Bar of K

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 7: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 7

Assembly:

Attach Part 2 at an angle to the lower back side of Part 1 (about an inch from the bottom). Attach Part 3 at an angle to the back side of Part 2 (about an inch and a half from the top of Part 2).

Letter L:

Part 1 - left side of L

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - bottom bar of L

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 9: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 9

Assembly:

Attach Part 2 to the bottom of Part 1.

Letter M:

Part 1 & 2 - sides of M - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 3 & 4 - middle sections of M - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 6: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 6

Assembly:

Lay the pieces out first to get the right look and angle before gluing or sewing. Space the sides (Parts 1 & 2) 3 inches apart. Attach Parts 3 & 4 at an angle pointing downwards. Attach the tops of Parts 3 & 4 to the top back sides of Parts 1 & 2.

Letter N:

Part 1 - 3 - sides and middle of N - make 3

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Assembly:

Lay the pieces out first to get the right look and angle before gluing or sewing. Space the sides (Parts 1 & 2) 3 inches apart. Attach Part 3 to the top back side of Part 1 and to the bottom back side of Part 2.


Letter O:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 2: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 5 - 22: Repeat rows 3 & 4. (3st)

  • Row 23: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, fold letter in half so that the top and bottom rows meet and sl st together, fasten off.

Assembly:

Massage the letter slightly to get the 3 inch wide and 4 inch tall shape.


Letter P:

Part 1 - left side of P

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - ride side curve of P

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 16: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 16

Assembly:

Attach one end of Part 2 to the top back side of Part 1. Fold Part 2 at about the 6th row and attach it at an angle to the top side about 5 rows from the bottom of Part 1. Put a dot of glue in the fold of Part 2 to help it keep its shape or with a needle and yarn put a couple tack stitches in to hold it.


Letter Q:

Part 1 - O section of the Q

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 2: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 5 - 22: Repeat rows 3 & 4. (3st)

  • Row 23: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, fold letter in half so that the top and bottom rows meet and sl st together, fasten off. (See Letter O photos for assistance)

Part 2 - bottom right bar of Q

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 8

Assembly:

Massage the letter slightly to get the 3 inch wide and 4 inch tall shape. Attach Part 2 at an angle to the bottom right of the O section to form a Q.


Letter R:

Part 1 - left side of R

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - ride side bump and stick of the R

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 25: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 25

Assembly:

Practice your folds before securing to get the look you want. Attach one end of Part 2 to the top of Part 1. At about Row 7 of Part 2 fold it back towards Part 1 then away from Part 1 pointing down to make the right “stick” section below the hump of the R. Put a dot of glue in the folds or use needle and yarn to put tack stitches in to hold the shape of the R.

Letter S:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st) *this is the top of the S

  • Row 2: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 5 - 20: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 21: Turn, hdc 3, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 22 - 25: Repeat rows 3 & 2. (3st) *fasten off after the last stitch of row 25.


Assembly:

Practice your folds before securing to get the look you want. With the top pointing to the right fold at about Row 7 (down and to the right). About 2 inches from the first bend in the S fold to the left. Put a dot of glue in the folds to hold the shape or use a needle and yarn to put tack stitches in the folds to hold the shape.


Letter T:

Part 1 - bottom of T

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 2 - top of T

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 9: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 9

Assembly:

Attach Part 2 to the top of Part 1.


Letter U:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 9: Turn, sc, hdc, dc, ch 2. (3st)

  • Row 10: Turn, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 11 - 16: Repeat rows 9 & 10. (3st)

  • Row 17 - 24: Repeat Row 2. (3st) *fasten off after the last stitch of row 24


Assembly:

Massage the letter slightly to get the 3 inch wide and 4 inch tall shape.

Letter V:

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 24: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 24

Assembly:

Fold Part 1 in half. Using the grid spread the top of the V 3 inches apart. Put a dot of glue in the fold or use a needle and yarn and put a couple tack stitches in to help it hold its shape.


Letter W:

Part 1 & 2 - sides of W - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 12: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 12

Part 3 & 4 - middle sections of W - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 6: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 6

Assembly:

Lay the pieces out first to get the right look and angle before gluing or sewing. Space the sides (Parts 1 & 2) 3 inches apart. Attach Parts 3 & 4 at an angle pointing upwards. Attach the top of Parts 3 & 4 to the bottom back sides of Parts 1 & 2.


Letter X:

Part 1 & 2 - Make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 13: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 13

Assembly:

Cross Parts 1 & 2 so that the tops and bottoms are 3 inches apart and attach in the middle with hot glue or yarn and needle.

Letter Y:

Part 1: long section of Y

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 13: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 13

Part 2: short left side section of Y

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 8: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 8

Assembly:

On the left side of Part 1 at about Row 6, attach Part 2 at an angle on the back side of Part 1. Make sure your top pieces are about 3 inches apart.

Letter Z:

Part 1 - 3 - make three

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 13: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st) *fasten off after last stitch of row 13


Assembly:

Attach Part 2 to the right back side of Part 1 angled down and to the left. Attach Part 3 on top of the bottom of Part 2.


Whew! We made it the end haha! Thank you so much for visiting Orchid and bee's and checking out not only these two patterns but the Event we are doing together!


From here I will be doing all the updates and prize giveaways in the VIP group so I will stay in touch in there! I look forward to seeing your progress photos and reading your stories in there!


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The next pattern I am (fingers crossed lol) planning to share with you on the blog is the Walker Pocket pattern that is super beneficial to senior citizens! This will make a great gift and/or donation this holiday season so be sure to subscribe to the website so you do not miss out on its release!

Have a great week and I will see you again soon!


Blessings,

Karen E.

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