Knitted Kids Snake

Knitted Kids Snake

Surprise your kids by making this knitted kids snake.

What you need

4mm No8
knitting needles
Toy Stuffing


Start at the tail end and cast on 4 sts.

1st row Knit, increasing 1 stitch at beginning and end of row.

2nd row Purl whole row.
Repeat these 2 rows 12 times until there are 28 stitches on your needle.

25th row Knit whole row.

26th row Purl whole row.

Repeat rows 25 and 26. changing colour every 12.5cm. (5in) until work measures 17cm. 6 3/4inch less than the length you want the snake to be.

Shaping head end

Continue in stocking stitch until last color segment measures 8.7cm.

3 1/2inch. Decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every knit row until only 10 stitches remain on needle.

Cast off.

Underneath of head
Cast on 10 stitches. Work in stocking
stitch, increasing 1 stitch at both ends
of every knit row until there are 28
stitches on the needle.
25th row Knit
26th row Purl
Continue in stocking stitch, decreasing;
1 stitch at both ends of every 4th row
until 10 stitches rermain
cast off


With the wrong sides together and using matching colored wool, start sewing the two long edges together, starting from the tail.

If you join just two segments at a time, and then stuff these before sewing up the next bit of seam, you will find it easier to get the snake’s body an even thickness.

Make sure the tail is well pointed and stuff it firmly.

When you come to the head, join in the under head to it, sewing all round. Sew the straight edge of the under head piece to the straight edge of the last segment.


  1. I’m 27 and not knitted in a few years… Think I’ll start again by kniting this project.

  2. chinchilla_chilieboy says

    cute,i might make one for my friend austin and (maby) his dog…he doesnt usually like the things i knit for him,but maby he’ll get some use out of this one….love josie

  3. Very interesting. I’m a kid and I like it! A great project for a mum and child to do together.

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