Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Crochet Monsters - Peter the Mini Monster

 


Peter the Crochet Mini Monster

Peter was the second of the mini monsters I designed.   After making Quince, Oliver was most definite that he needed a mini monster too.   Luckily I had a good selection of Aldi Baby Yarn with me and lots of time to create.   I decided that as much as I love Quince and Frank, a more symmetrical version of this design would be great.    Therefore Peter was made almost identically to Quince but with only 2 of everything, 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 ears, 2 eyes and 2 wings.

Oliver chose the colours for Peter (as well as naming him) and he picked out grey glitter colour and a brown colour that actually looks quite gold next to the grey.   The  brown is actually made by James C Brett, but as its slightly thinner than the grey I doubled up on it so the monster didn't look too odd.   Peters limbs are made first and then joined as you go, except for the wings that are sewn on at the end.

I much prefer the 2 version of this monster as he is more symmetrical but the kids don't really seem to notice.   They have one of each of these monsters now, since I made more during the testing and video tutorial phase and I'm not sure they have even noticed there is a difference!

If you would like to make Peter, you can find his pattern and video tutorial here.  As Peter is so similar to Quince, this video only shows how to make his body and put him together.   If you need help with the limbs, ears and wings, then please see the video tutorial for Quince.   As usual please share any versions you make and have fun changing up the colours.   I had thought a rainbow monster using a different colour for each part might be fun.

Join me next week when we meet the next mini monster in the series, Paddy.

Vicky x

Peter 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   Gold

o   Sparkly 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

·        Hdc – half double crochet

·        Dc – double crochet

·        Trc – treble crochet

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

·        b/l – back loops

  

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

Arms – work in grey (make 2)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

( sc, sc inc) x 3

9

3-10

Sc around

9

11

(sc, sc dec) x 3

6

 

Sl st and cast off, stuff arm

 

 

Legs – work in grey (make 2)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

In b/l sc around

12

4

Sc around

12

5

4 sc, (sc dec) x 3, 2 sc

9

6

2 sc, (sc dec) x 3, sc

6

7

Sc around

6

8

(sc, sc inc) x 3

9

9

Sc around

9

10

(2 sc, sc inc) x 3

12

11-12

Sc around

12

13

(2 sc, sc dec) x 3

9

14

Sc around

9

15

(sc, sc dec) x 6

6

16

Sc around

6

 

Sl st, cast off and stuff legs

 

 

 

Ears – work in grey (make 2)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2-3

Sc around

6

4

(sc inc) x 6

12

 

Sl st and cast off, sew in ends

 

 

Wings – work in grey (make 2)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 2

 

2

3 sc in 1st ch, ch 1, turn

3

3

(sc inc) x 3, ch 1, turn

6

4

Sc inc, sc, (sc inc) x 2, sc, sc inc, ch 1, turn

10

5

Sc inc, 3 sc, (sc inc) x 2, 3 sc, sc inc, ch 1 turn

14

6

Sl st, (sc hdc, dc trc, trc dc, hdc, sc) x 3, sl st do not turn

 

 

Sl along base edge of wing, cast off and leave a long tail for sewing

 

 

Body – work in gold

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, 2 sc, attach ear with sc inc) x 2, (2 sc, sc inc) x 2

24

5

(3 sc, sc inc) x 6

30

6

(4 sc, sc inc ) x 6

36

7-10

Sc around

 

11

10 sc, attach arm with 3 sc, 9 sc, attach arm with 3 sc, 11 sc

36

12-20

Sc around

36

21

10 sc, attach leg with 3 sc, 9 sc, attach leg with 3 sc, 11 sc

36

 

Add eyes between rows 7 & 8 under each ear

 

22

(4 sc, sc dec) x 6

30

23

(3 sc, sc dec) x 6

24

24

(2 sc, sc dec) x 6

18

 

Stuff monster

 

25

(sc, sc dec) x 6

12

26

(sc dec) x 6

6

 

Sl st and cast off and sew in ends

 

 

·        Sew wings centrally on the back

·        Sew mouth and nose on the monster


 

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