• Elisa

Frankenstein Jr Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019



September has finally started and it's now time to start planning for the spookiest event of the year...HALLOWEEN!


I thought of coming in your help by designing one of the most classic Halloween icons

...Frankenstein...


This project is also a tribute to one of my favorite movies of all time... Young Frankenstein!


Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman in “Young Frankenstein” (1974)

The nice thing about creating this Creature is that you won't need anything else other than just a crochet hook and some yarn!


The finished doll is about 6.5" tall.


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Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/ Intermediate

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Black, Green, Purple, Grey and Red

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling; 6 mm Plastic Safety Eyes (2)

HOOK SIZES: E/3.50 mm; 2.75 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), decrease (dec), increase (inc,) fasten off (F/O).




INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed.


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HEAD (black and green yarn; 3.5 mm hook)

1) starting off with black yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

7) *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (42)

8) *6 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

9) sc even (48)

10) *2 sc with black yarn, 2 sc with green yarn*, repeat ** 6 times, switch to black, work 24 sc (48)

11) 1 sc with black yarn, 4 sc with green yarn, [*1 sc with black yarn, 3 sc with green yarn*, repeat ** 4 times], 1 sc with black yarn, 4 sc with green yarn, 22 sc with black yarn (48)

12) working with green yarn only, 48 sc (48)

13-19) sc even (48)

Place eyes between rounds #14-15; the 1st eye between stitches #7-8, the 2nd one between stitches #20-21.

20) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (40); start stuffing the head

21) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

22) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

23) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18); finish stuffing

24) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); F/O and cut the yarn


Embroider SCARS and EYEBROWS with black yarn.


Embroider the MOUTH with red yarn (between rounds #18-19).


Embroider the NOSE with green yarn (between rounds #15-16).


SCREWS (grey yarn; make two; 2.75 mm hook)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12); do not ch1

3) 12 sl st (12); ch1 and turn

4) 12 sc (12)

5) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (8)

F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the screw to the side of the head.


LEGS AND BODY (black, grey, purple and green yarn; 3.5 mm hook)

Make two:

1) starting off with black yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

3) sc even (10)

4) switch to grey yarn, sc even (10)

5-8) sc even (10); F/O and hide the yarn and stuff the leg


Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd leg, CH 2 INSTEAD.


Merge the two legs together:

9) join the yarn to the 2nd leg with a sl st, ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet around 9 sc, 1 hdc in each st between the two legs, keep working on the other leg, 10 sc, 1 sc in each st between the two legs (24)

10-11) sc even (24)

12) switch to purple yarn, sc even (24)

13-17) sc even (24)

18) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18); keep stuffing the body

19) working in FLO, sc even (18); F/O the purple yarn

20) join the green yarn in the BLO of the first st of round 19, sc even (18)

21) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the body to the head. Finish stuffing before attaching the body to the head.


ARMS (green and purple yarn; make two; 3.5 mm hook)

1) starting off with green yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

3) sc even (8)

4) switch to purple yarn, sc even (8)

5-8) sc even (8)

9) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (6); stuff the arm lightly

10) flatten the arm and crochet through both layers, 3 sc (3); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm to the side of the body.



I can't wait to see your version of my FRANKENSTEIN JR! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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