Crochet Big Snail Pillow Pattern


Whether as a cozy pillow or fluffy playmate: children will love this little snail! With a little patience, the figure is easy to crochet. And, of course, the snail can also turn blue or green!

Snail Pillow and playmate

Length: approx. 90 cm, circumference: body approx. 80 cm, snail shell approx. 135 cm.

Lana Grossa Feltro (100% Virgin Wool, length 50 m / 50 g), 850 g Erika (Fb 69), 200 g Pearl Violet (Fb 74), 150 g Red Violet (Fb 22), 150 g Rose (Fb 17), 150 g pink (Fb 38), 50 g crude white (Fb 1) and a remainder dark gray (Fb 4); 1 crochet hook No. 8, 1 Pomponset by Lana Grossa, by PRYM: filling wadding art. 968210, 6 x à 250 g, 1 felting needle, art. 131 161, sewing thread in matching color, 1 sewing needle, 1 thimble net.

Fe M:
Start each round with 1 spiral air and close with 1 sl st in the spiral air.

Color Range : 4 Rd Pearl Violet, 3 Rd Red Violet, 2 Rd Pink, 1 Rd Pink, 4 Rd Erika, 2 Rd Pearl Violet, 5 Rd Red Violet, 4 Rd Pink, 3 Rd Pink, 2 Rd Erika, 3 Rd Pearl Violet = 33 Rd.

Stitch sample before washing:
Fe M with crochet hook No. 8: 9.5 M and 12 R = 10 x 10 cm.


Snail shell (2 x arb):
Put the thread loop in pearl violet, crochet 1 duff, then 8 dc in the thread loop. Close with 1 Kettm in the Luftm Rd. Contract the thread loop. Crochet R st in stocking st.
ROUND 1: DOT each sts = 16 sts
. Rd: Duplicate every other sts = 24 sts
. Rd Q: Duplicate every 3 sts = 32 sts
. Rm 5: Duplicate every 4th st = 40 sts.
ROUND 7: Double every 5th st = 48
sts. 9. Rd: Duplicate every 6 sts = 56
sts. 11. Rd: Duplicate every 7 sts = 64
sts. 13. Rd: Double every 8 sts = 72 M.
15 Rd: every 9 M double = 80 M.
17 Rd: double the 5th M, then double every 10 M = 88 M.
19th Rd: double every 11 M = 96 M.
ROUND 21: Duplicate 6 sts, then double every 12th st = 104 sts. 23. Rd: Double every 13th sts = 112
sts. 25. Round: Duplicate 7 sts then double every 14th st = 120
sts. 27th round: Duplicate every 15 sts = 128
sts. Rm 29: Duplicate 8 sts then double every 16 sts = 136
sts. Finish the 33rd round of work. 2. Crochet the snail shell as well. Crochet both snail shell slices with fe M in pink, do not crochet approx. ½ of the circular area but crochet the respective open edge with fe sts.

You start at the mouth and crochet to the tail tip. Put a big thread loop in Erika and crochet 42 dc in the ring. Do not tighten the thread loop!
1st – 5th Rd: Fe M.
Lap 6: double Every 7th M = 48 M.
8. Rd: doubling every 8 M = 54 M.
Lap 10: Every 9 M double = 60 M.
14 Rd: Duplicate every 10 sts = 66
sts. 18. Rd: Duplicate every 11 sts = 72
sts. 22. Rd: Duplicate 6 sts then double every 12th st = 78
sts. 26. Rd: Each Duplicate 13 sts = 84
sts. 30th round: Duplicate 7th sts, then doubles every 14th st = 90 sts
. 36th round: Double every 15 sts = 96 sts
. 37. – 66th round: No increases ,
67th round: Crochet every 15th and 16th st = 90 sts.
70th round: Crochet every 14th and 15th st each other = 84 sts. 74th round
: Crochet every 13th and 14th st = 78 sts. Round
: Crochet every other 12th and 13th sts = 72
sts. RS 82: Crochet every 11th and 12th st each other = 66 sts. 86th round
: Crochet every 10th and 11th st = 60 sts. 90th round
: Each 9th and 10th round . Crochet M = 54 sts. RS.
94: Crochet each 8th and 9th st = 48 sts. Rm
98. Crochet every 7th and 8th st = 42 sts.
Rd: Each 6th round Crochet 7th round = 36 sts. 106th round
: Crochet every 5th and 6th st = 30 sts. 110th round
: Crochet every 4th and 5th st = 24 sts
. 114. Rd: Crochet every 3rd and 4th st = 18 sts. 118th round
: Crochet every 2nd and 3rd st = 12 sts.
120th round: Crochet 2 sts in total = 6 sts. Pull the work thread through the remaining 6 sts and tighten the thread until the opening closes. Sew thread.

Feeler (2 x): Cast 20 lb with crochet hook No. 8 in Erika and crochet 1 R Kettm over.

Make 2 solid pompoms in raw white with the Pomponmaker, Ø 4 – 5 cm.

Put the pompoms in the laundry net. Wash and felt all parts as described. After washing, pull it into shape and stretch. Lightly stuff the snail shell and body with the filling cotton. Pull out feelers, forming pompoms between the palms of the hands into balls. After drying, replenish the screw body with a portion of the remaining filling wadding. Close the opening on the worm body by placing and sewing the upper half of the opening, = upper worm body, over the lower half. Now replenish the shell with the rest of the filling wadding. With the open sides in each case both. Sew on the screw body and reload before finally closing the suture. On the pompoms melange the pupils in dark gray with the felting needle. Sew 1 pompon on each probe. The feelers bid. sew on the head. Melt the mouth as a line along the seam at the mouth of the snail body in dark gray with the felting needle.

Felting in the washing machine with “Feltro” by Lana Grossa

How to do it

First, make a stitch and felt test at the indicated wash temperature of the model.

The stitch test:
Suggest at least 4, better still 6 M more, as indicated for 10 cm after washing for each object. Also at height you should knit about 6-8 R more than indicated for the stitch test. First place the measuring tape or a mesh counter under the mesh before washing and count the stitches in the range of 10 cm, next to the stitches to count the rows to 10 cm. It is important not to put the measuring tape on the edge, but in the middle of the knit, the edge stitches distort the result.

Since you can count after felts no more stitches, measure now also the outer edges of the knitted fabric in height and width and note down to the entire stitch and row number.

After felting, pull the sample bob into shape and measure the length and width. Now you can calculate the number of stitches to 10 cm: divide the total number of (knitted) M by the width of the felt lobe, z. B. You have 37 sts, the patch is felted 22 cm wide = 37: 22 = 1.68 = rounded 1.7 sts per centimeter = 17 sts on 10 cm in width. In the amount you expect the same, z. For example, you had 46 R notes, the lobule is 20 cm high: 46: 20 = 2.3 R per centimeter = 23 R on 10 cm in height.

Felting in the machine:
As a rule, the temperature is set to 40 degrees; parts that are washed at 60 degrees are explicitly indicated (the felt becomes denser and firmer). Put an old towel and some tennis balls to the fabric in the washing machine and choose a normal wash cycle (eg for shirts) with spin cycle and a simple heavy-duty detergent. The washing machine should be filled to a maximum of 2/3.

Number of washings:
Some models are even washed twice in a row instead of once. You will always find the hint in the line “After Washing (2x)” in the parenthesis. 2x means to wash 2x, if there is a 1x in the bracket, the model is only washed once.

Factors Affecting Felting:
Now you can compare both the mesh size before and after washing. Basically you can say that the sample is the same before washing, then it is the same after washing. Provided you use the same yarn and the same color, these are factors that significantly affect the result.

The degree of entanglement is on average 30-40%, but, as the wool is a natural product, it is significantly influenced by the following factors: 1. The starting material of the raw wool is different. 2. The coloring of the wool causes a different entry = shrinkage during felting. 3. Washing processes take place differently in the different machines, also the washing powder is decisive. 4. The individual knitting influences the result.


Do a stitch test! Knit a 12 x 12 cm piece in the pattern of your chosen model. Then count out stitches and rows in the range 10 x 10 cm. If there are fewer stitches than indicated in the instructions, knit harder or take thinner needles (1/2 to full needle size). Have you counted more stitches: Try to knit more loosely or use thicker needles.

Please note: knitting works differently. Therefore, the stitch-sample data on the banderoles of wool should not be considered as binding. Moreover, these are always created on the basis of smooth right. For a perfect job, therefore, the stitch test in the desired pattern is a must. So that your desired model not only looks nice, but also fits!

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