This amigurumi knitted earthworm is the most adorable and ridiculous thing I have knitted thus far in my knitting career. I must say that I really, really enjoyed knitting this amigurumi earthworm! It is just so ridiculous but taught me so many things in knitting and was such a stress free project to work on to build up my confidence in knitting again after taking a year off of knitting.
This Amigurumi Knitted Earthworm was a fast project, and a challenging project.
The amigurumi knitted earthworm is a pattern from the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. The finished dimensions is 11′” long and 1″ wide. That is a giant knitted earthworm in relation to a regular size earthworm. I think what really sets off the size to look gargantuan is the girth of it. I stitched this on size 5/3.75mm needles with worsted weigh Wool-Ease yarn by Lion Brand in the colors Dark Rose Heather and Blush Heather. It It was so much fun to be challenged in my knitting with something so fun and without a huge investment in time.
This Amigurumi knitted earthworm pattern will ask you to cast on as well as know your knits and purls. It also requires you to wrap and turn for almost every row, pick up your cast on stitches, and to finish with a Kitchener stitch. I really gained confidence in my knitting skills like short rows and more advanced pattern reading.
I found that with the help of multiple youtube videos I was able to figure out how to wrap and turn and pick up cast on stitches for the first time. They really are not that scary once you start the process of knitting them. However, I found that removable stitch markers are definitely my friend!
You knit the body of the earthworm first. After that is completed you knit the lighter part of the earthworm you see in the picture, the cuff or as the author refers to it, the clitellum. Then you slide the cuff over the body of the worm. My oldest daughter loves that this is detachable! She said “oh yay mom that is just like doll clothes!” I love that she got excited that her earthworm was legit a toy that she can now play with.
The inspiration to knit this amigurumi earthworm was inspired by us needing to dig an outlet for our pond and the girls and I loved finding these really long earthworms. They thought they were so cool! It just so happened that the same week we pulled this book off my shelf to look at and found this earthworm pattern inside the Amigurumi Knits book. I thought this would be a great pattern to try and see if I enjoyed knitting amigurumi and I really do. I already have my next project picked out from another book and I cannot wait to share with you!
I will say, for me, this knitted earthworm looked like the easiest project in the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh is definitely a book geared towards the intermediate and even more so the experienced stitcher. This pattern can be done by any advanced beginner I am sure, with the help of the internet and some determination. It really is a lot of fun, I just wanted to say that in case you see this post and decide to purchase the book based off this project alone the majority of the projects are more advanced. The projects in the book are really fun and as I advance in my knitting skills I really cannot wait to try knitting more of the patterns inside this book.
I hope you enjoy this knitted earthworm as much as I do and that this inspired you to try something fun and new in your knitting :). To see a video of me knitting this as well as discussing my pattern review go ahead and watch here <3
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