Available in my book: Knit for Kitties
This cute crustacean is knit in the round with short rows shaping the curved back. Purl stitches divide its shell into sections, and the tiny legs and long antennae really make it come alive. It measures 7 inches (uncurled).
This pattern is available only by purchasing my book, Knits for Kitties. Most of the 25 patterns in it can be completed in just a couple of hours, and with yarn you already have in your stash. There are patterns for every skill level from beginner to advanced, and each one has lots of options and ways to personalize it. These patterns were designed to be cat toys, but they make great human toys too!