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Snake Pen

© Becky

Supplies

Size F crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in green or variegated “snake” colors (I used Caron© Jewel Box Yarn in Quartz color)
One stick pen (Non-clickable type)
One pair of jiggle eyes
One pipe cleaner (chenille stem)
Yarn needle
Glue or Glue gun

Instructions

Note: Work is done in continuous rounds throughout

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join first sc to form a circle. (6 chains in total)

Rnd 2: sc in each sc around. Note: At about the third or fourth row, you can pull it “right-side-out” (as it tends to start out as being “inside-out” at first).

Continue until it is as long as your pen. (You will have to test your length by sticking your pen into the crocheted “tube”. Just be sure to take out pen when you crochet.)

Once you have reached the length of the pen, continue around for another three rounds. Stuff into this top part above the pen some fluff batting, (if you have it), or just some cut up pieces of yarn from the other end of your skein. This is to prevent the pen from wanting to slip up into the rest of the snake body as you write. Don’t be stingy. Just jam it in real tight using the other end of your hook.

Now you will continue to make the rest of the snakes body and tail. Decrease the round by one chain so you have a total of 5 chains going around.

Take yor pipe cleaner, fold in half. This will be inserted into the rest of the crocheted “tube” of the body so you need to check the length as you work around just like you did with the pen, until you have reached the desired length.

Insert the pipe cleaner. With a yarn needle, close the end opening nicely. Fasten off and weave the end into the body of the pen.

Twist snake body where the pipe cleaner is into a coiled shape like photo.

Glue on jiggly eyes in appropriate area.

Final Product

Snake Pen (1)

Snake Pen (2)

Credit

Becky’s pattern was taken with permission from geocities.com/quibblerscribbler.

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