How sweet is this Amigurumi Crochet Snail Pattern! Amigurumi Crochet is very easy to perfect once you learn the basic techniques and tips and we know you’ll get totally ‘hooked’.
It’s a technique used to make small stuffed toys and the word ‘Amigurumi’ is a Japanese term, based on a traditional old Japanese art. We actually have a post that is the ideal introduction.
It teaches you the basics of Amigurumi Crochet. They make beautiful handmade gifts too. Make your family and friends their favorite critters and creatures in miniature form. Some of the crochet ideas on our site are made in this form.
Today we introduce you to ‘Sofie the Snail’. Is she the cutest thing you ever did see! The pattern shows you how the make all 3 sections – the Antennae, Body and of course Sofie’s Shell!
You can make this super cute Snail including the spots and swirls on the shells, in your favorite colors.
If they’re a Baby Shower gift, you might like to make them in Pink or Blue for respective girl or boy.
Since we love learning new things, we thought we’d share some fun facts about snails with you so read on, we will even reveal what a group of snails are called .. do you know?
- Snail is a common name for gastropod molluscs that can be split into three groups, land snails, sea snails and freshwater snails.
- Snails can have lungs or gills depending on the species and their habitat. Some marine snails actually can have lungs and some land based snails can have gills.
- Snail-like animals that do not have a shell are usually called slugs.
- Most snail species have a ribbon-like tongue called a radula that contains thousands of microscopic teeth. The radula works like a file, ripping food up into tiny pieces.
- The majority of snails are herbivores eating vegetation such as leaves, stems and flowers, some larger species and marine based species can be predatory omnivores or even carnivores.
- The giant African land snail grows to about 38 cm (15 in) and weigh 1 kg (2lb).
- The largest living sea snail species is the Syrinx aruanus who’s shell can reach 90 cm (35 in) in length and the snail can weigh up to 18 kg (40lbs)!
- Common garden snails have a top speed of 45 m (50 yards) per hour. Making the snail one of the slowest creatures.
- As they move along snails leave behind a trail of mucus which acts as a lubricant to reduce surface friction. This also allows the snail to move along upside down.
- Depending on the species snails can live 5 – 25 years.
- The common garden snail is regarded as an agricultural and garden pest as it eats the leaves and stems of crops.
- The snail is a delicacy in French cuisine called escargot. The snail is also eaten in many other countries of the world, often as a fried meal.
- In English, the expression “a snail’s pace” is a term used to describe a slow, inefficient process and “snail mail” is now commonly used when referring to sending regular mail rather than that sent by email.
- A group of snails can be referred to as a rout, walk or escargatoire of snails. The word snail is used for thousands of animal species in the gastropod mollusk family.
Now that you are up to speed on all things Snails, we’ll get back to the Patterns. The Snail Patterns that we have shared above for you come from a non-english site. We have however translated to English for you. This Snail Crochet Pattern above is in English and you can find the free Crochet Pattern on the Ravelry Site in PDF form. Simply download for your convenience. You can find the details further down our page. We suggest that you begin by watching the video below.
Crochet Snail Pattern Video Tutorial
We have included a video tutorial for you to follow along with. Click Play above to watch now ^
The original Snail Amigurumi Crochet Pattern that we’ve found for you to try here. It includes a Video Tutorial as shown above.
Get Free Crochet Pattern —> Snail Crochet Pattern
This easy to follow Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern and Tutorial includes a beautiful Toadstool setting with flowers. Doesn’t it look amazing!
What you’ll need for Snail Crochet Pattern
- A tin screw cap for canning (the basis of the needle bar);
- green yarn plus yarn of different colors for mushrooms;
- thin yarn for leaves and flowers
- Beads (midway for flowers);
- piece of cloth. The blogger recommends that it’s better to take an average density of the fabric, green or neutral colors (I used flax);
- monofilament thread or thin yarn in tone;
- PVA glue
- universal glue
Get the free patterns here
Here’s another cute Crochet Snail complete with rainbow shell. Get free pattern here
All our patterns above are Free Crochet Patterns but this little guy is so sweet we just had to include him, even though it’s a paid pattern. The pattern includes 10 step by step photos.
The Snail is made using a 2mm Crochet hook and the Yarn is Hanna Cable, Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi). You can adjust the pattern easily for various sizes. Get the pattern from Etsy here
Shelley the Snail looks so happy to be here! The pattern can be made as 8 inch (20 cm) tall or a smaller snail: 5″ (13 cm) tall. It is another Paid Pattern available from Etsy. You can view all the details here
Crochet Snail Granny Square Free Pattern Here
Crochet Snail Doorstop pattern here
Crochet Snail Doorstop pattern here
While you’re here be sure that you check out our Crochet Toadstool Houses too. You will find lots of cute ideas that will be the perfect backdrop for your Snails. You can view all the great ideas here