Yarn: I used Caron Simply Soft in color limelight
Metal wire approximately 15 inches in length
7.5mm safety eyes
sc: single chain
MR: magic ring
sc2tog: decrease by working two sc together
All of this pattern is crocheted in a round.
With green yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] 6 times (24)
Rnd 6-7: 1 sc in each st (24)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in the next 6 st, 6 dec, 1 sc in the next 6 st (18)
Rnd: 9: 1 sc in the next 3 st, 6 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st(12)
Place safety eyes between rounds 5 and 6, 8 stitches apart. Make sure to place the eyes so the front of the head is where the decreases are.
Rnd 10-70 (60 rounds): 1 Sc in each st (12) ***
***You can crochet more or less rounds here depending on the length that you want your snake to be. Make sure you have enough wire if you decide to make your snake longer.
***I recommend stuffing as you go.
***I also recommend placing the wire after you have a few rows of the body done and start crocheting around it as you go. While it can be a little challenging crocheting with the wire in the way, I have found it easier than trying to place the wire after the body is done.
***Bend both ends of the wire and tape them (not shown) to prevent the wire from coming through the yarn once finished.
Rnd 71: [sc2tog, sc in next 2] 3 times (9)
Rnd: 72: 1 sc in each st (9)
Rnd: 73: [sc2tog, sc in next] 3 times (6)
Rnd 74: 1 sc in each st (6)
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to close end.
That is all there is to it! Now your snake is done. You can bend your snake into any shape you would like!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you do make a snake of your own, please tag me on Instagram @bratington. I would love to see it!