Free Reversible Caterpillar Crochet Pattern – Flippy Friends

The free reversible caterpillar crochet pattern works up really quickly with scrap yarn. Believe it or not, there’s very minimal sewing too! The crochet caterpillar plush is a little different from the other Flippy Friends. His body pops to create fun different colours and makes a fun, interactive fidget toys kids will love!

Free reversible caterpillar crochet pattern - Flippy Friends amigurumi
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How to crochet a reversible caterpillar

The reversible amigurumi caterpillar toy is a great way of using up leftover super bulky blanket yarn. The free crochet pattern is easy to make and suitable for advanced beginners too. The caterpillar plushie is made using the single crochet stitch and using only a small amount of toy stuffing for the bugs head. There also very minimal sewing with this amigurumi pattern.

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Free Reversible Caterpillar Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern info


  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Blanket yarn
  • Toy stuffing
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • 12mm safety eyes x 2



USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • ch – Chain
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Round/Row
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sc2tog – sc 2 together (decrease)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Sizes & Gauge

  • 4” x 4” gauge swatch = 8 rows of 8 sc
  • Finished size – Width 4” x Length 20” x Height 3”

Pattern notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in the next space”.
  • Use tapestry eyes only for babies or young children.

Safety Disclaimer

This item is entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from its use. It is the crafters responsibility to adhere to local safety regulations.

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way. Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced i.e. factory scale). Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online. If sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.

Lets crochet a free reversible caterpillar …

Caterpillar Head

Round 1
  • Use green yarn
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

8 sts

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Round 2
  • 2sc x 3
  • ch x 4 then start in 2nd ch from the hook, sl st x 3
  • 2sc x 2
  • ch x 4 then start in 2nd ch from the hook, sl st x 3
  • 2sc x 3
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 3
  • Pull antennae forward as you pass them
  • sc x 16
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Rounds 4 – 5
  • sc x 16
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

2 rounds

Caterpillar Face
  • Insert safety eyes between R1 & R2, 2 sts between them
  • Make a tapestry mouth between R1 & R2
  • Fill with toy stuffing#
Round 6
  • sc2tog x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 7
  • sc2tog x 4
  • sl st to first st, fasten off & sew closed

4 sts

Caterpillar body

Make 8 body parts in various colours.

Round 1
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Do not weave in MR tails

8 sts

Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Rounds 3 -5
  • sc x 16
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Fasten off after R5

3 rounds

Caterpillar legs

Make 4

Round 1
  • With two body pieces inside out, tie the magic ring yarn ends together
  • Fold one body over the other body
  • Use green yarn
  • Join both bodies by working in inside loops of both pieces (BLO & FLO)
  • *sc x 6
  • ch x 3, sl st in 2nd & 3rd ch from the hook
  • sc x 2
  • ch x 3, sl st in 2nd & 3rd ch from the hook*
  • Repeat between *’s
  • sl st to first st & fasten off

16 sts

Caterpillar Assembly

  • Sew the head and body pieces together
  • Weave in all ends

You made it!

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