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A First – Free Crochet Snake Pattern

This is today’s second project of my big crochet idea, but it’s certainly a JJCrochet first.  If you follow my blog, you know I tend towards wearable items (most of which are geared towards girls).

But what better way to “shed my skin” then with this latest project.  Prompted by Juliana’s post on JJCrochet’s Facebook page, I designed and crocheted a reptile.

Yes, you read that correctly, a repitle.  A snake, to be exact.  It’s kinda cute… right?

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Juliana’s request: “That is really nice of you! Ok, I know there are lots of patterns for snakes, but I have some leftover wool-ease thick and quick in greys that would make a cool snake. Do you think you could give me direction (or pattern) for a snake using thick and quick (since all the patterns I’ve found use thin yarn). Or maybe using thick and quick for a snake wouldn’t work? It was just a thought!” 

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

I had some Wool-Ease Thick & Quick here with me and thought this would be a fun crochet project so I began. Free pattern below so you can make your very own snake.  I hope you enjoy yours, Juliana!


Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook

50 yards super chunky yarn.  I used Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Grey Marble”

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Starting at snake tail: Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hds), Work 1 hdc in each chain (8 hdc). Join with sl st to first hdc

Rounds 2 – 25: Ch 2, do not turn. Hdc in the FLO (front loops only) of each st around (8 hdc).  Working in only the front loops of each stitch will give the snake a “textured”, scale-y look.  

Repeat Round 2 for as long as you want your snake to be.

Begin working the snake’s head.

Round 26: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each the FLO of each stitch (16 hdc).

Rounds 27 – 28: Ch 2, do not turn. Hdc in the FLO (front loops only) of each st around (16 hdc).

Round 29: Decrease Round. Ch 2, hdc 2 tog in next two sts and in each st around (8 hdc).

Rounds 30 – 31: Ch 1, sc in each st around (8sc).

Fasten off.

Whip stitch the bottom and top of your snake together.

Textured Snake Skin
Textured Snake Skin

Snake Eyes

Size J (6.0mm) hook

Worsted Weight black yarn

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: ch 1, work 9 more sc into ring (10 sc).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the snake’s face.  Make two eyes.  Sew onto the snake’s head.

Snake’s Tongue

Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in “Cranberry”

Think of making the snake’s split tongue like a Y

Chain 8, fasten off. (the straight long part of the “Y”)

Join yarn at the end of where you fastened off, Chain 4. Fasten off (one “prong” of the “Y” made)

Join yarn at the same point where you fastened off, Chain 4. Fasten off (the other prong of the “Y”).

Weave in ends.

Sew tongue to your snake face.  Enjoy?

Crochet Snake Pattern

Free Crochet Snake Pattern