Knitted Fidget toy caterpillar

Fidget toys are popular at present. This little caterpillar can easily be carried around in the pocket and played with quietly.

He is a great project to use up small scraps of yarn and learn to knit tiny items in the round.


  • Yarn 8 ply acrylic
  • Needles 3.5mm addit crazy trio
  • four marbles
  • tapestry needle

Cast on 6 sts with a circular cast on. (See YouTube video below)


  • K – knit
  • K2tog – knit two stitches together
  • Kfb – knit into the front and back of stitch
  • Rnd – round


Rnd 1  kfb into each st (12)

Rnd 2 Knit

Rnd 3  (k2, kfb) rep to end of rnd (18)

Rnd 4 – 9 knit

Rnd 10 (k2, k2tog) rep to end of rnd (12)

Rnd 11 & 12 knit

Repeat rnd 3 – 12 four more times 

Repeat rnd 3 – 10

Last segment 

Rnd 1  knit

Rnd 2 (k2tog) (6sts)

Break yarn

Thread rnd through live stitches.

Make a long with me!

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