Saturday, June 29, 2024

Metamorphosis 1 | Caterpillar Play Pad | Free How-To Videos Live on YouTube

Metamorphosis 1 - Caterpillar Play Pad
Videos are Live!

A couple more rows are done on the Caterpillar Play Pad.

Unfortunately, it's slow going due to pain in my right wrist up to my elbow... 
overuse, perhaps. πŸ™

I don't know when I'll finish, but in the meantime if you would like a go at this pattern
 then check out the following "how-to" videos are now available for free on YouTube:

Caterpillar Play Pad | Video 1 of 7 - Intro

Caterpillar Play Pad | Video 2 of 7 - Start a Row and Change Colors

Caterpillar Play Pad |  Video 3 of 7 - Back Side Joins

Caterpillar Play Pad |  Video 4 of 7 - Back Rows

Caterpillar Play Pad |  Video 5 of 7 - Sew One Side

Caterpillar Play Pad |  Video 6 of 7 - Stuff and Join Other Side

Caterpillar Play Pad |  Video 7 of 7 - Little Feet Border

So gather up your yarn, a 4 mm hook, a tapestry needle, 
and a bag of fiberfill, and let's get started with these videos.

I used the following 16 colors, but if you use 10 of these and make the pad 10 x 10 rectangles then you will need only one skein of each color and an extra skein of green for the little feet.

Yarn in this order:
SSDK = Stylecraft Special DK
YSCDK = Yarnsmiths Create DK

SSDK Shrimp
SSDK Blush
SSDK Soft Peach or YSCDK Peachy Pink
SSDK Candy Floss
SSDK Fuschia Purple
SSDK Magenta
SSDK Wisteria or YSCDK Lilac
YSCDK Sky Blue
YSCDK Hydrangea Blue
SSDK Turquoise or YSCDK Light Turquoise
SSDK Sherbet or YSCDK Glacier Blue
SSDK Aspen
SSDK Spring Green or YSCDK Hint of Mint
SSDK Grass Green
SSDK Citron
SSDK Lemon

I've organized my yarn in a box I picked up from the Wine Store. πŸ˜‰πŸΎ

Pictured are the first three sections/rows. 
At least seven more sections will be joined for a playpen pad, a floor pad, a reading pad, 
a pet bed, or simply a squishy soft pad to play upon! 
Easily customizable to your size and your colors.

See how the colors are lined up in the color wheel order? 
And then the colors go diagonally across the pad as well. 
Makes me happy! 
This has been such a fun and easy project. 
The puffy rectangles are crocheted together all in one piece vertically and 
then sewn together horizontally, but there will be more about that later on 
with strategically placed yarn ends.
We'll start with just the basic stitch, then a color change, 
then the very cool joining of the same color on the other side. 
And how about those little caterpillar feet as a border?

Astri Elisabeth

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