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Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Yarn

This Sunday, February 10, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This lunar new year celebration, which represents the Year of the Snake and year 4711 on the Chinese calendar, will continue for 15 days. If you're anything like me, those two weeks sound like the perfect opportunity to get creative and ring in the year of the snake, so I've rounded up some of the best snake patterns to knit and crochet.

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Crochet Sssandy the Snake Crochet Coral Snake

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Knit Snake Socks Knit Ssssssid the Snake Draft Dodger


Sssandy the Snake is a delightful amigurumi friend that will brighten up the day when crocheted in Vanna's Choice Baby. Check out her friends Phyl the Python and Salvadore Snake, too, which use the same pattern but different color schemes.

For a bolder looking snake, try the Coral Snake, which is made in Vanna's Choice and utilizes googly eyes and a pipe cleaner tongue to really look the part.

If someone you know has chilly toes, Snake Socks might be an even better option! Knit in Wool-Ease, these adorable slipper socks are a perfect festive addition to any Chinese New Year celebrations.

Cold draft coming in? Ssssssssid the Snake is here to help! Knit this draft stopper in Lion Cotton and keep the warm air in and the cold air out.

What patterns will you be trying your hand at in observance of the Chinese New Year? I'd love to hear from you!

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