Easy Crochet Snake Pattern

Looking for a mindless amigurumi project that’s perfect for keeping your hands busy while watching TV? This easy crochet snake pattern is it!

A hand holding a soft, blue, crochet snake plushie with small colorful spots and a pink tongue.

This pattern came about as I had some leftover yarn that I wanted to use up and I thought the little pops of colour would be perfect for a crochet snake.

I never thought I’d say this about a snake, but… it turned out so cute!

This is a great beginner friendly amigurumi project as it allows you to practice some of the basics while still creating something fun.

A blue plush toy snake with colourful specks, black eyes and a pink tongue, coiled in a circle on a white background.

About the Pattern

The pattern is worked from head to tail and the length can be easily adjusted to make a longer or shorter snake.

I used approximately 38g of Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky Pom Pom for my crochet snake and I left the body unstuffed for maximum flexibility.

You can really make this snake your own by playing with different colours/yarns, add stripes or use a self-striping yarn.

The addition of the tongue is optional and to be honest it looks just as cute without it.

A blue plush toy snake with colorful specks and black eyes loosely coiled on a white background.

Why You’ll Love This Crochet Snake Pattern

  • Beginner friendly: Uses basic stitches with minimal sewing.
  • Crochet cruise control: Doesn’t require much focus.
  • Adjustable: Easily size adjustable and customisable.

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  • Super bulky yarn in your choice of colour/s (I used 38g of Premier Yarns Parfait Chunky Pom Pom in Electric Blue)
  • Optional: DK weight yarn for the tongue (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Blush Pink)
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished snake measures approximately 19.5″ (49.5cm) long not including the tongue. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
  • The length of the snake is easily adjustable by adding more single crochet rounds.

Pattern Instructions

Snake (4.5mm hook, super bulky yarn)

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc] x12 (12)

R4: [3 sc, inc] x3 (15)

R5: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x2, 2 sc (18)

R6-7: [Sc] x18 (18) 2 rounds

R8: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

Insert safety eyes between R5 and R6, 6 sts apart.

R9: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x2, sc (9)

Stuff the head.

Note: I did not add stuffing to the body. However, you may stuff it lightly if desired.

R10-67: [Sc] x9 (9) 67 rounds

Tip: For a longer or shorter snake, add or subtract rounds until you reach your desired length.

R68: Invdec, 7 sc (8)

R69: Sc, invdec, 2 sc, invdec, sc (6)

R70: [Sc, invdec] x2 (4)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loops only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the snake.

Optional Tongue (2.5mm hook, pink DK weight yarn)

Leave a longer starting tail for sewing.

Ch 6, sl st in second ch from hook and next ch, ch 3, sl st in second ch from hook and next ch, sl st in remaining 3 chs of starting ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Sew the tongue on R1 of the snake using both yarn tails.

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