Say hello to Esmeralda the Cinnabar Moth! With her bright and vibrant colours, she is the perfect beginner project for anyone looking to learn the double crochet stitch. Did you know that cinnabar moths are often mistaken for butterflies, but their bright colours are actually a warning to predators that they are poisonous – which is a side effect of them eating ragwort plants as caterpillars. They are predominantly nocturnal but can also be spotted during the day in open grassy habitats. Luckily for you, this woolly version can come out at any time of day and won't fly away!
This cute crochet project forms part of the ever-expanding 'Edward's Menagerie' collection of amigurumi crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. This amigurumi crochet kit contains our luxurious pure wool DK yarn and an easy-to-follow downloadable pattern with video links for all the techniques.
THIS KIT CONTAINS: 75g of TOFT's luxury DK pure wool in the colours of your choice.
Shown here using:
Main colour (body): 50g Steel
Contrast colour: 25g Orange
1 pair Black safety eyes
The crochet pattern is provided digitally in .pdf format. You can download this from a link that will appear at the bottom of your order confirmation email and in your MY TOFT library. You can log in and re-download the pattern at your convenience.
YOU WILL NEED: To complete your Cinnabar Moth you will need a few added extras including a 3mm crochet hook, toy stuffing and a wool needle. Find everything you need in our haberdashery section or upgrade to a complete kit which includes all of the above!
MEASUREMENTS: When finished your Butterfly will be approximately 17cm long from antennae to end of abdomen and with a 20cm wingspan.
SKILL LEVEL 1: This kit is suitable for beginners.
IT WILL TAKE: Approximately 5-10 hours crochet time.
All orders are hand-picked and packed by our team in Warwickshire into our fully recyclable and reusable packaging.