Dida & Didi Caterpilllars – Video tutorial in English, Italian and French



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Who doesn’t know the story of Eric Carle “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”?
First shown on a Saturday night, by the light of the moon, an egg lies on a leaf. When the egg hatches early Sunday morning, the newly born insect is revealed as a tiny and very hungry caterpillar. Soon, he begins to look for something to eat. He eats through increasing quantities of fruit for the following five days (Monday through Friday). First he starts with one apple on Monday, then two pears on Tuesday, then three plums on Wednesday, four strawberries on Thursday, and five oranges on Friday. Each of the days repeat the line, but he was still hungry. On Saturday, he eats a piece of chocolate cake, an ice-cream cone, a pickle, a slice of Swiss cheese, a slice of salami, a lollipop, a piece of cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, and a slice of watermelon. That night he gets a stomachache from overeating.
The next day (Sunday again) the very hungry caterpillar tries again and begins by eating one green leaf, and afterwards feels much better. Then, on the following day (Monday again) the caterpillar is no longer hungry, and is no longer little; he has grown in size (being a big, fat, caterpillar). The now-big caterpillar spins a chrysalis[a] around himself. Once inside, he stays inside for at least two weeks. After two weeks, the caterpillar nibbles a hole in the chrysalis and pushes his way out. Finally, he develops into a butterfly with large, gorgeous, multi-colored wings. Now a butterfly, the butterfly cycle starts again. The story follows a caterpillar’s actual life cycle: first eating leaves and growing into a big and fat caterpillar, then spinning a chrysalis, and finally metamorphosing into a butterfly.
I thought of illustrating the little caterpillar in my own way with the crochet hook, moreover I thought of it as a couple.
If you like it and want to crochet it, here are the links to my youtube channel CarmenCrochet:

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