Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Crochet Monsters - Drop the Mini Monster

 



Drop the Mini Monster

Drop is the last of the Mini Monsters and is perhaps the most different of them all.   I created Drop for my Nephew Ethan, who is 9 months and definitely at the stage of throwing everything of the floor for you to pick up.   Since he was too young to name his monster, I called him Drop as that is what we spend a good deal of time doing with him once he was made!

Drop has no arms of legs and I guess is a bit slug like in design, with his eyes on stalks raised over his head, although made in the Easter Egg colours of Aldi's Baby Yarn, Drop is much more colourful and fun than a regular slug.   Drop's eyes are made first and then joined to his body as he is made.   He is actually made in 2 parts, with the base of the crochet monster being made separately and attached at the end just prior to stuffing him.   I sewed Drops eyes down a little in the original design as I didn't want the baby to be able to put them too far into his mouth, however, if you are making him for an older child (or yourself) then you can leave them sticking up.

Drop is slightly larger than Paddy and takes a little more time to make but is definitely worth it.  You can find the written pattern and the video tutorial for Drop here.  Please feel free to share any mini monsters you make on Cosy Crochet's Social Media Channels which you can find to the right of the post.   I you haven't' already done so then please subscribe to the blog or you tube channel to enable me to continue making patterns and video tutorials for you.

Join me next week for the start of a new project for you that I have been working hard on for a while, the Horse Stable Bag.

Vicky x


Drop the Mini Monster

 

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this hat

·        Aldi So Crafty Baby Yarn– 100g balls in any colours you choose – I used the following colours;

o   Easter egg surprise (purple, blue and yellow variegated)

o   Small amount of grey

·        6mm hook

·        Stuffing

·        2 15mm safety eyes

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors

·        Stitch marker

 

2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Sc inc – sc increase

·        Sc dec – sc decrease

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

  

3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        There is no specific gauge for this monster, just work as tightly as possible.

·       The monster is made using join as you go techniques.  (see You Tube Video for more information)

 Pattern

Eyes – work in variegated yarn (make 2)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

( sc inc) x 6

12

3

Sc around

12

4

(sc, dec) x 6

6

5-7

Sc around

6

 

Sl st and cast off

 

 

Attach eye between rounds 2 & 3

 

 

stuff

 

 

Body – work in variegated yarn

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(attach eye with 3 sc, sc inc, attach eye with 3 sc, sc inc, (3 sc, sc inc) x 4

30

6

(4 sc, sc inc) x 6

36

7-15

Sc around

36

16

2 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 28 sc

42

17-18

Sc around

42

 

Sl st and cast off

 

  

Monster Base – work in variegated yarn

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

( sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

(2 sc, sc inc) x 6

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc ) x 6

30

6

(4 sc, sc inc ) x 6

36

7

(5 sc, sc inc) x 6

42

 

Hold base over open end of monster and sc base to the monster.   About ¾ of the way around stuff the monster.  Sl st to finish and cast off and sew in ends

 

 

·        Sew mouth and nose on the monster

  

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