Hairy, scary monsters!

Hairy, scary monsters!

Hello fellow crocheters! Halloween is coming soon, so I was thinking, why not make some scary monsters!

 

When I look at the pictures, maybe mine doesn’t look so scary after all:)

I can’t seem to stop making amigurumis with loop stitches! If my loop stitch sheep or this hedgehog could`t convince you that loop stitches are worth looking into, then I am sure these hairy monsters can! These monsters won`t take up much of your time, one takes about 20-30 minutes to create and they are perfect for halloween!

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And now, let’s stitch up those monsters!

One monster takes about 20-30 minutes to make and you have to know how to do the stitches listed below.

Skill level: Advanced beginner

Abbreviations used:

ch – chain

yo – yarn over

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

loop Stitch –  lp st

loop Stitch Increase – lp st inc

loop Stitch Decrease – lp st dec

round  – rnd

repeat from beginning to the end of row/round *-*

 

Materials

Paris 100% cotton, 1 skein pr. monster.

Colors Opal green and dark turquoise for the body. Left over yarn in white for the eyeballs and teeth. Some pink or red for the lips

Yarn Group:  C (16 – 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted

Weight/yardage:  1.8 oz (50 g) = approx 82 yds (75 m)

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows

Crochet hook 4,5 mm and 5,00/US 7,5 and 8,00

Safety eyes

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Filling material

Notes: The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. I advise you to place a stitch marker to keep track of where you are. Place a stitch marker in the first single crochet and move it up as you finish the rounds. Do not join until instructed.

For the first 6 rounds we will be crocheting the bottom of the monster. After the first 6 rounds is completed, we will be crocheting the loop stitches to create a hairy look.

Body/head. Color opal green or dark turquoise. 5,0 mm crochet hook/ US size 8,00

Rnd 1) Work 6 sc in a magic ring.

Rnd 2) Work 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next. * Repeat from *-*( 18 sc)

Rnd 4) * 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next. * (24 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next. *(30 sc)

Rnd 6) Sl st in the first stitch, do 1 chain. turn your work  (so that the loops appears on the right side) and insert the hook trough the back loop of the single crochet.

For round 6, all the loop stitches will be crocheted in the back loop.

 

Turn work

and insert the hook in the back of the loop and do a loop stitch.

Don’t forget the stitch marker!

Rnd 7-17) Work in continuous rounds again. Insert the hook trough both loops, like normal. Do 1 lp st in each stitch around for 10 rounds. (30 lp s)

Rnd 18) *1 lp st in next 3 lp st, dec in next* (24 lp st) I advise you to crochet the decreases firmly to avoid gaps!

Rnd 19 *1 lp st in next 2 lp st, dec in next* (18 lp st)

Rnd 20)*1 lp st in next  lp st, dec in next* (12 lp st)

Start to stuff your monster here.

Rnd 21) lp st dec in each stitch around, repeat 6 times ( 6 lp st)

Sl st in the first stitch, cut the yarn but leave a long strand and sew the hole closed. I also sew up the gaps here if I have some. (they easily appears when you do the loop stitch decreases)

As you can see I made two different kind of monsters, the green one has an eyeball that stands out from the body. If you want this eyeball then follow the pattern for Eyeball 1

Eyeball 1. Color white, make 2, 4,5 mm crochet hook/ US size 7,5

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2 Increase in every stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) *1 sc in first stitch, 2 in next.* (18 sc)

Rnd 4) 1 sc in each stitch around for 2 rounds. (18 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in first stitch, dec in next.* (12 sc)

Fill your eyeball here with stuffing material here and fasten safety eyes.

Rnd 6) 1 dec in each stitch around. (6 sc)

Rnd 7- 21) 1 sc in each stitch around for 3 rounds. (6 sc)

Slip stitch in the first stitch. Cut the yarn, leave a long strand and fasten the eyeball on the top of the head.

 

Eyeball 2,  Color white, make 2, 4,5 mm crochet hook/ US size 7,5

Same pattern but stop after round 6. Fasten the safety eyes and fill the eyeball with some filling material

Sl st in the first stitch. Cut the yarn, leave a long strand and fasten the eyeball on the top of the head.

 

Mouth, color white and red/pink, 4,5 mm crochet hook/ US size 7,5

The green monster`s mouth: 

Row 1) Chain 9, turn, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, 1 HDC in the next 4 st, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in the last

Row 2) Yo with new color, chain 1, 1 sc in next 8 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in the next 8 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch ( here the chain 1 is)

The blue monster`s mouth.

Row 1) Chain 9, turn, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 4 DC in the next 4 st, 1 HDC in the next, 2 sc in the last

Row 2) Yo with new color, chain 1, 1 sc in next 8 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch 8 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch (where the chain 1 is)

 

Scroll for further explanation and useful tips.

We will be crocheting around the mouth to create the lips. Attach the new color (red/pink/orange)

When I am doing the last sc and there is a color change, I like to yarn over with the new yarn and pull trough, then the color switch appears smoother.

Like this.

I`m lazy, and hate to weave in ends. This why I but the strand of yarn from the previous color between the stitches and just crochet over them.

Just pull on the ends a little and grab your scissors and cut the yarn.
There you go, no weaving!

Sew the mouth on the monster. I sewed only with white yarn and only where the teeth are. Then the lips will stand a bit out.

Do you like this pattern? Then don`t forget to pin it!

 

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