Monday, 31 December 2012

Crochet Micro Miniature Snail Pattern

This pattern is an adorable little project to work on which children and adults alike will go mad for.

You can use any yarn and hook but for this snail shown the following materials were used.

- DMC Petra 3 in green
- DMC Petra 3 in white
- Scraps of thin black yarn
- 1.4 mm crochet hook
- Toy stuffing

W = white
G = green
B = black

Video tutorial variation above, using thicker yarn


Round 1.
Using W and a 1.4mm crochet hook, work 10sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Rounds 2 - 11
1sc in ea st around - (10)

Round 12
*1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * until end - (15)

Rounds 13 - 15
1sc in ea st around - (15)

Stuff your snail body at this point.

Round 16
*sc2tog* repeat from * until last st, 1sc in last st - (8)

Round 17
*sc2tog* repeat from * until end - (4)

Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew up remaining gap and thread remaining yarn through head to back of neck (see photo)

SHELL SIDE (make 2)

Round 1
Using G and a 1.4mm crochet hook, work 10sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
2sc in ea st around - (20)

Rounds 3 - 4
1sc in ea st around - (20)


Fasten off and sew your two shell sides together using remaining yarn, making sure to stuff your shell before you close.

Sew your completed shell onto your snail body making sure to wrap the body around the shell. The yarn you threaded through the head of your snail earlier can now be sew through the shell and out through the tail.

Using B, sew some eyes making sure to angle the eye slits downwards (upwards make him look a bit evil).

Using W, sew a short strand through each side of the snail head, cut to length to make the antenna.

And you're done!

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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.


  1. Thank you very much for this lovely pattern. I found it on Pinterest and have saved it on my pc.

  2. I love it! Thanks so much from spain;-)

  3. Quick question.. do you work in continuous rounds or do you "close" your rows with a slip stitch? Thanks.. PS.: Awesome work by the way!

  4. Could I sell this snail, because I have some people interested. If not do you have a place I can send them to?

    1. Yes! Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores or privately, no problem at all.

  5. Its a very lovely pattern i love it <3

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern for free! I've never made an amigurumi so tiny before (I've actually never used any of the tiny hooks my crochet hook set came with!)... This is next to do on my list. Thanks again!

  7. Don't know if my first post went through..Can you make a video on how to make this cute tiny snail?
    Directions are clear enough and are a bit confusing to me, Like say,
    Rounds 3 - 4
    1sc in ea st around - (20) what does the 20 stand for etc.And are these complete rounds are do you join with a slip st chain 3... {I'm new}

  8. Where is the US can I buy DMC Petra #3?