Square #5: The Sneetch

20160309_130249_wmI love The Sneetches from Dr. Seuss. This story is definable one we all need to read to our children and learn from.

This character has been a challenge since the beginning. Trying to figure out the curves on him with the limited number of squares was not easy… Once I had the outline figured out coloring him in and finding those colors in yarn that had the same texture as Caron Simply Soft was not easy. I asked a few of my friends to send me pictures of their different colors of yellow so that I could get an idea of which colors to use. Then, as weird as this may sound, I started thinking of him as a blonde and the yarn color selection became easier. I took a few trips to Michael’s, Joann’s, and Hobby Lobby to find the perfect colors and I couldn’t be happier with my results!

I usually use Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft, but the colors I was looking for were not available in these brands. The yarn from Yarn Bee Soft Secret is thinner than the rest of the yarn so I had to do the same thing I did for Thing 2 and add a 4th hdc to each block to make the finished square look uniform,

The colors I used along with the code were:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Kelly Green (*) , White (N), Mint Blue (o), Black (l), Lemonade (S)
  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn – Yellowstone (F)
  • Yarn Bee Soft Secret Yarn – Cognac (M)

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If you decide to crochet them I hope you will join the Crochet-A-Long group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/478563402305870/ and share your version of this little guy. I can’t wait to see your creations!


The Graph for the Sneetch is 31×30 squares. I made mine in a HDC stitch using an I hook.

As previously mentioned… The pattern will need to be decoded. I’ve included both the graph and the written pattern in one PDF. Each character represents a block and a color. Odd rows are read from Left to Right and Even rows are read from Right to Left on the pattern. Please decode your pattern before you start crocheting so that you have an accurate pattern.


All the patterns in this Crochet-A-Long have TONS of color changes. Take your time when you are making them and refer to your graph as often as possible so that you know you are not making mistakes.  If the crocheted piece you are working on does not look like the area of the graph you are in it is possible you may have missed something…

***Feel free to share the link to this post or the watermarked photos. Do not copy or post any part of this post anywhere else in part or whole.   Please remember that Dr. Seuss characters are copyright protected and you may not sell them. No mass productions or farming out labor. ***


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