Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hooked On: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I have a fun new project. My sister's preschool class is about to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and she enlisted me to create some props. If you're unfamiliar, the very hungry caterpillar eats various fruits and other foods before he becomes a (spoiler alert!) beautiful butterfly.
I've already made a few of the fruits, although there's much more to go — it was a very hungry caterpillar.
  • Apple — I only have to make one but so far this my favorite pattern. It shapes up beautifully.
  • Pear — I need to make two and I'm debating whether to make them both the same color.
  • Strawberry — I was too lazy to change hook size, so this one turned out way bigger than expected. I suppose it would be realistic to have varying sizes of strawberries.

If anyone has any pattern suggestions for the other fruits, please leave me a link in the comments! 
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  1. This is a GREAT idea! (Especially for knitting baby gifts.)

  2. This is so fun! What a great sister you are!!

  3. What a great idea, can't wait to see the cherry pie!

  4. This is just adorable!! What a great idea!