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Little Monster Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019




If you know a kid fascinated by monsters this spooky little one will be a great addition to his or her toy box!


Two long tentacles with eyes on their tips and a big long mouth make it looks a bit funny, don't you think?!


It's such an easy and quick crochet project that you'll want to make more than just one little monster!

Use different colors, yarn and hook sizes to create an army of spooky monsters!



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Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Red and White

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling, Two 10 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes, White Felt

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), back loop only (BLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).


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


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EYES AND BODY (red yarn; 3.5 mm hook)

Long eye:

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3-6) sc even (16)

Cut a round piece of felt and create a hole in it with your scissors, then insert the safety eye between rounds #3-4. Glue down the felt to the crocheted eye.

7) sc dec around (8)

8-17) sc even (8); F/O, cut and hide the yarn; stuff the eye

Short eye:

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3-6) sc even (16)

Cut a round piece of felt and create a hole in it with your scissors, then insert the safety eye between rounds #3-4. Glue down the felt to the crocheted eye.

7) sc dec around (8)

8-13) sc even (8); F/O, cut and hide the yarn; stuff the eye

Merge the two eyes together:

Place the eyes side by side. Secure the position inserting a stich marker into the side stitches.

1) facing the back of the eyes, join the yarn into the right marked stitch with a sl st (short eye), then join the left marked stitch with a sl st (long eye), ch1 and sc in the same st, crochet 7 sc, keep working on the short eye, crochet 8 sc, close the round (16)

Make sure, once joined together, the eyes are pointing to the same direction

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24); keep stuffing as you go

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

4-5) sc even (32)

6) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

7) sc even (40)

8) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

9) 16 sc, 19 sc in BLO, working in both loops now, 13 sc (48)

10-17) sc even (48)

18) *6 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (42)

19) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (36)

20) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30); keep stuffing

21) working in BLO, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

22) working in both loops now, *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18)

23) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); finish stuffing the doll firmly

24) sc dec around (6); F/O and cut the yarn.


TEETH (white yarn; 2.75 mm hook)

1) join the white yarn in the first FLO of round #8, work 1 sl st, *1 sc and 1 hdc in the next st, 1 ch, 1 hdc and 1 sc in the next st*, repeat ** 6 times (6 teeth); F/O and hide the yarn


ARMS (red yarn; 3.5 mm hook; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2-9) sc even (6)

10) flatten the arm and work through both layers now, 3 sc (3)

F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the arm between rounds #9-10 of the body.


LEGS (red yarn; 3.5 mm hook; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3-4) sc even (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the leg underneath the body.

Stuff the leg as you sew it.


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



Elisa

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