Yarndango Finished Project 18 – Fly for Your Venus Fly Trap

It’s that time again!  Yarndango time!   LOL.   I was so late with last week’s project that I think the other Yarndangoers have lapped me so now it looks like I’m alone.  LOL.

Anyway, this week, I needed to get back to the Venus Fly Trap.  I couldn’t leave it as is.  He’s got to eat, after all!  So FEEEEED him!  Make him a big, juicy, one of these:

Fly Pattern for the Venus Fly Trap Finger Puppet

This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.

Copyright 2012 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

Materials

Sport or Fingering Weight Black Yarn
Worsted Weight Brown Yarn
Hook Size 2.25mm

Hook Size 1.8mm

Small amount of white bedspread weight cotton thread

Black Fabric Paint

Sewing Needle and Invisible Thread
Piece of White plastic Bag from grocery store (the crinkly thin kind)
Small bit of polyester fiberfill

 

Directions

Body

With black yarn and 2.25mm hook:

Rnd 1 – Make 6 SC in magic circle

Rnd 2- 2 SC in each, (12)

Rnds 3-4 – SC around (12)

Rnd 5 – Decrease 4 times, 2 SC in each of last 4 SC (12)

Rnds 6-8 – SC around (12), stuff.

Rnd 9 – Decrease around (6).   Finish off

Eyes (Make 2)

With 1.8mm hook and bedspread cotton:

Rnd 1 – Make 6 SC in magic circle

Rnds 2-3 – SC around (6) Finish off.  Stuff lightly.  Attach to head, using tail to sew.

Use fabric paint to make pupils.  Allow to dry completely.

Wings

Cut a piece from the plastic bag.  Fold in half and cut a teardrop shape about an in long, with narrowest part at the fold.  Insert crochet hook into body on back of fly, wrap wings around hook and pull through body to form wings.

Legs

Use black yarn and cut three equal lengths.  Pull through body of fly.

Installing in Terrarium with Venus Fly Trap

Use invisible thread and sewing needle to sew straight through a hole in the plastic container, through the body of the fly from head to tail, and through the mouth of the venus fly trap, then back out a hole in the back of the plastic container.  Knot and tie off ends.   Alternately, you could just attach the fly to the invisible thread and suspend him with a stick so you can play with the finger puppet and make him “catch” the fly.

He doesn’t look scared, does he?

 

 

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5 comments for “Yarndango Finished Project 18 – Fly for Your Venus Fly Trap

  1. December 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I LOVE IT! I love that there is an installation section! GREATNESS!!!!!!!!!!

    LOL! I love when you comment here – it gets me all happy because I catch your excitement! I wanted to explain how to get it look like the fly is floating there in front of the plant – got that idea from you, my friend! Thank you! 🙂 <3

  2. Linda
    December 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    He is to cute to be dinner.

    LOL! Thanks, Linda. I love the sparkly yarn on him. It’s the same one I used on my spider. He will never truly be eaten though. But unfortunately, he will always be in perpetual fear of being eaten. Poor little guy!

  3. December 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Awwww…such a cute little fly!

    THanks, Pumpkin! Makes you almost feel bad for him? 😉

  4. December 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I will hopefully have something up for Yarndango next week…was trying to get it done for this week and got sick, again. Twice in a month now and this time is worse! Anyway…I am hoping to have a project done next week.
    I had one of Matthew’s friends go buy his own loom and he asked me to teach him how to use it. He caught on very quickly and was very excited to make a baby hat to donate to charity for Christmas. I was very proud of him!

    No worries! I’m sorry you were sick again. You must be running yourself down! Need to find some relaxation time for yourself so you won’t be sick over the holidays! That is so cool that you now have Matthew’s friends interested in looming! It’s always so nice to see people get interested in it and want to learn! Good for you and yay for him! 🙂

  5. December 11, 2012 at 3:10 am

    ohmygosh, this is so cute! I love his expression!

    LOL – Thanks, Laura! I wanted him to look a bit goofy so I wouldn’t feel bad that he’s about to get eaten. But now I think I feel worse for him than I would if he were more realistic looking! 😀