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Mr Edison Watts – The Lightbulb Snake- Free pattern

Everyone who is following me on Facebook had the chance to get a preview of my latest make last weekend. I was on the search for a name and sooo many people came up with brilliant ideas so it was very difficult to choose one! (And there are now on another list of potential names for future makes :). So thank you so much for helping me out on that front. After being named I can finally post the pattern. Mr. Edison Watts is going to be my next contribution to the Craft Club yarnbomb attempt in August. I’ve got more of the lime green yarn left, which I’m going to turn into more woodland themed animals, just not sure yet what it’s going to be. Is there anything you would want to see in lime green?

Mr Edison Watts- The Lightbulb Snake

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

You’ll need:

  • DK yarn in lime and red
  • 4 mm hook
  • 2 wobbly eyes in the size of your choice
  • polyfill
  • tapestry needle

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Abbreviations

ch= chain

sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)

sc2tog= single crochet decrease (US term); double crochet decrease (dc2tog, UK term)

st= stitch(es)

In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.

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Let’s get started:

with green

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (dc) in magic ring. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc (dc) in each st around. (12 st)

Round 3: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next st*, 6 times (18 st)

Round 4: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 2 st*, 6 times (24 st)

Round 5: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 3 st*, 6 times (30 st)

Round 6: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 4 st*, 6 times (36 st)

Round 7: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 5 st*, 6 times (42 st)

Round 8-14: sc (dc) in each st around (42 st)

Round 15: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 5 st*,  6 times. (36 st)

Round 16: sc (dc) in each st around (36 st)

Round 17: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 4 st*,  6 times. (30 st)

Round 18: sc (dc) in each st around (30 st)

Round 19: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 3 st*,  6 times. (24 st)

Round 20: sc (dc) in each st around (24 st)

Round 21: *sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 2 st*,  6 times. (18 st)

Round 22: sc (dc) in each st around (18 st)

start stuffing Edison’s head here.

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

Round 23: sc (dc) in each st around (18 st)

draw up your last loop a little bit but don’t fasten off at this point. From now on we’re going to start Edison’s stripy bit

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

Round 24: sl st your contrast colour into the next st, 18 sc (dc) around, draw up your last loop again. As you can see in the picture you’ve now got two “working” loops. (If you’re unsure what I’m on about have a look at the tutorial I made for Grace, where I describe the colour change in more detail)

Round 25: Insert your hook into your lime working loop and sc (dc) around (18 st)

Continue with changing the colour like this, stuff along the way (make sure not to overstuff though, otherwise you won’t be able to bend it afterwards)

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

continue until you reached your desired tail length. I made 54 rounds of contrasting colour but that’s totally up to you and also depends on the yarn you’re using and your tension. The last round of your contrast colour will be a decrease round [*sc2tog (dc2tog), sc (dc) in next 1 st*,  6 times. (12 st)]. Fasten off your contrasting colour.

with green:

*sc2tog (dc2tog)*,  6 times. (6 st)

sc (dc) in each st around (6 st)

fasten off and sew remaining hole closed.

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

Nose:

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (dc) in magic ring (6 st)

Round 5: sc (dc) in each st around (6 st)

fasten off and attach to Edison.

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

Sew/Glue your wobbly eyes onto Edison.

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

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with contrast colour/red:

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 sc (dc) in magic ring. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 sc (dc) in each st around. (12 st)

Round 3: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next st*, 6 times (18 st)

Round 4: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 2 st*, 6 times (24 st)

Round 5: in backloops only sc (dc) in each st around (24 st)

Round 6-11: sc (dc) in each st around (24 st)

Round 12: in front loops only *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 3 st*, 6 times (30 st)

Round 13: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 4 st*, 6 times (36 st)

fasten off and sew onto Edison’s head (you can slightly stuff the hat if you want to)

Mr. Edison Watts - The Lightbulb Snake

I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own Edison and donate it to the yarnbomb. I would love to see how he turned out so please feel free to post a picture to my Facebook wall or link the project to your Ravelry account. And don’t forget to follow me on bloglovin to stay updated on what’s happening here.

Happy Crocheting!

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Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for resale so please do not sell it to other people. If you do use it and enjoy it, I’d be grateful for a link back to my blog and the pattern, but please don’t copy and paste it to your website or copy my pictures. You’re allowed to sell finished items created with the pattern, but please do give me credit as the designer (link back to the blog when selling online). Thank you!

8 thoughts on “Mr Edison Watts – The Lightbulb Snake- Free pattern

  1. This may be my first comment not posted really late at night… only because it’s PAST midnight here in the eastern U.S. That’s what happens when your busy :)

    This little guy is SO cute!! I love what you named him in the end :)

  2. Angélica Calvé Vicens says:

    You’ve been able to make a snake into a cute guy!
    With his name he even seems smart ;)
    Congrats! And thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Absolutely love this! I’m making it for my 1 year old nephew right now, he loves to drag things around and this will be a perfect substitute for the wires he tends to get a hold of

  4. Lennie Stegeman says:

    Very cute! I will try and make this for my grandson but I can’t figure out what is happening between round 22 and 41?

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