Free Pattern – Mr. Sniffles

Free Pattern – Mr. Sniffles

It’s Mr. Sniffles. He’s the cold you want to catch. Mr. Sniffles is based on the microscopic view of the cold virus. At our house, we like to play Catch a Cold. (Hot potato with a cold virus). If you make him make sure to #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it and give you lots of love.

I have made other microbes; Mr. Sa – the MRSA super bug and Anthrax the cutest little biohazard along with Clem and Lydia Chlamydia, and Eggbert the Chicken Pox. Want to make Mr. Sniffles, but don’t have the supplies? There’s a kit for that.

Worsted Weight Yarn
I love this yarn – Blue Neon (100 yds)
18 mm Safety Eyes (2)
Size E crochet hook
Large Eye Needle

Gauge: is not important for this project

SC – Single Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

BODY – in Blue Neon

CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook.
Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Round 6: (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 7: (5 SC, INC) 6 times [42].
Round 8: (3 SC, INC, 3 SC) 6 times [48].
Rounds 9 – 20: SC in each stitch around for 12 rows [48 stitches per row].
Round 21: (DEC, 6 SC) 6 times [42].
Round 22: (DEC, 5 SC) 6 times [36].
Round 23: (DEC, 4 SC) 6 times [30].
Place eyes between rows 10-11 approximately 9 stitches apart.

Start stuffing here. Stuff firmly.
Round 24: (DEC, 3 SC) 6 times [24].
Round 25: (DEC, 2 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 26: (DEC, 1 SC) 6 times [12].
Round 27: (DEC) 6 times [6].

FO leaving a long tail. Thread tail through last 6 stitches and pull up tight to close hole.

Bumps – Make 8 in Blue Neon

CH 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Chain from hook
Round 2: (INC) 6 times [12].
Round 3: (INC, 1 SC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5-6: SC in each stitch around for 2 rows [24 stitches per row].

FO leaving a long tail. Pull to enlongate into an oval shape. Use tail to sew to body along the top of his head, center one between the eyes.

Place three more bumps on the top of the head.

This shows how you should do the placement.

The remaining ones should go directly underneath.

Voila – one cold virus.

5 Comments on “Free Pattern – Mr. Sniffles

  1. Hi Wendy, Thanks for sharing your pattern on Mr. Sniffles. As a biochemist, I think he is adorable!! The chart was easy to follow – the biggest challenge was to get the ‘vings’ symmetrically stitched onto the virus. I wrote about him on my blog – and linked to your blog for the details 😉

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