One of the easiest projects for crochet has got to be my cute little chain stitch snake. You can’t mess it up. And it’s a great way to practice your chain stitching, helping you feel confident in your crocheting, producing something that resembles a real thing!
Crocheting a Chain Stitch Snake
Follow along with my pattern below. Sssssss…
- yarn, any color or weight. A medium gauge is best for beginners.
- crochet hook, any size – mine is a letter I pictured below
1. Make a slip knot with your yarn onto your hook, leaving a 3-4 inch tail.
2. Chain stitch 50 chains.
3. Turning back, single crochet (sc) back 4 stitches.
4. Turning again, in a circle for the snake’s head, single crochet (sc) 4 more stitches.
5. Stitch a slip-stitch into the end of your work (yarning over and pulling your yarn through both loops) to form the circle. Cut the end, about 3-4 inches, and slip it through the loop all the way to tie it off.
6. Trim the end of your tail about 1-2 inches to create the snake’s tongue. Spread the yarn apart to make it slithering.
7. I also tied 3 knots in the back tail of the snake for a rattlesnake look.
Now you’ve got your snake. Sssssssee? So easy! And even if you only sort of follow my instructions, you’ll still end up with something similar and you’ll have yourself a fun playful snake. I love to make these on the plane and give them out to little ones who need a small toy to play with on the plane.
You’ll be making them all over the place. Snake families!
The kids will love playing with them. Or making them along with you! My daughter has been making these too, getting better and better at using a hook. We’ve also made finger crochet snakes that are super fun to make as well.
Have fun with crochet!
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Oh my gosh, these are the cutest things EVER! There is a new roller coaster opening this summer at an amusement park new my house with a copperhead theme. I’m going to surprise my queue line buddies with a little souvenir! Thank you so much!!
I have a question what do you mean by turning?
So silly & cute. My 6 yo is going to love these!
Oh! I’ll be making some of these for my reptile-fanatic friends :D Maybe adding in some googly eyes would be cute too! These remind me of the twisted-yarn critter bookmarks my great gran used to make for me every year ~ I went through dozens of bookmarks and she loved to indulge both my passion for books and for animals :D
Yes, this snake definitely needs a couple of googly eyes!! Perfect addition :)
I’ve made one for each of my boys with some scrap yarn. I love this so much. As someone who’s been crocheting for a couple of weeks only, it’s cool to have something so quick & easy to “show off”. Thanks!
Hooray! Happy to see you having success! Have fun with crochet.
That would be a cute bookmark…
Oh, Michelle, that is the cutest Idea! I’ll have to do that :)