Friday, August 29, 2014

Yarny Monsters Pattern and Video


I love my yarny monsters!

These have been an absolute joy to design. Most of the design came from a drawing my daughter did a few years ago. I wrote up a blog post about it here  I think the first time I made this guy his head was a bit too small and the smile was wrong but with a few minor tweaks I'm pretty happy with the look now. What a difference small details like the color of felt can make!

Now a big thank you to my wonderful and creative daughter who is to credit for the design, I just yarnified everything. I love you Gracie, you make me smile :)

I put together a video tutorial as well so you'll have lots of help getting your monster made. Please read the supplies list as well as the *read me* sections on
the way down to the pattern



Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

Read me  ~>  Work in continuous rounds, do not join.
Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~>  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row.

Supplies:
worsted weight
acrylic yarnRed Heart Comfort or  Red Heart Super Saver
4.00 mm hook *use a smaller hook if you  see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
100% polyester stuffing
small pieces of  felt,
buttons or safety eyes
fabric glue

This pattern uses the following stitches:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
BLO = back loops only
f/o = finish off

using 2 colors 
body color ~ your choice
shirt color ~ your choice
*How to crochet all the parts video tutorial is here
*If you'd rather just the sewing it together tutorial then click here 


Start with body color at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
9) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
10-15) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
16) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
17) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
18) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
20) 1sc then 2tog * switch to shirt color on last 2tog (12)
21) 2sc in each st (24)
22) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30) *stuff the head. Shape while you stuff. Continue stuffing as need over the next few rows
23-26) 1sc in each st for 4 rows * switch to body color on last st
27) in the BLO 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
28-29) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
30) 1sc in
next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
31) 1sc in each st for 1 row
32) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
33) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30) *stop here. Using shirt color add a row of sc to the outer loops of row 27 then sl st the last st to the first st when done. Bring the yarn tails inside the body and knot together. Cut up a bit shorter and leave them tucked inside the body
34) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
35) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
*stuff body and continue stuffing over the next few rows as needed
36) 1sc then 2tog (12)

37) 1sc then 2tog (8)

38) 2tog twice (6)

f/o and leave a long tail for sewing and adding in belly button. Weave in and out the remaining stitches and pull to close up the gap. Bring the yarn tail up and out where the belly button will go. Make a french knot and bring the yarn tail back down and out where you f/o the body, pull on the yarn take to suck in the tummy a bit. Repeat the same steps again if you want the belly button to be bigger. (see video at 14:57 for belly button) Remember to pull on the yarn tail to suck in the belly. When finished knot the yarn tail off where you f/o the body then hide yarn tail inside body.

Horns:
with body color make 2
*UPDATE 10/10/2014 see new horn pattern written below this one

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 5st (5)

2) 1sc in each
st for 1 row (see video at 25:40 on tips for making this row easier)
3) 2sc in first st then 1sc in next 4st (6)
4) 2sc in first st then 1sc in next 5st (7)
5) 2sc in first st then 1sc in next 6st (8) * for the small horns f/o at the end of this row
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
8) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (14)
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the horn. Use a stuffing stick to get the stuffing into the tips. After you sew the horns in place bend the the tips down to give them a curved look.

I have re-written the horns to make them a bit easier for the beginner:

Horns:  make 2
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
41sc in each st
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
6) 1sc in each st
71sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
8) 1sc in each st
9) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (14)
finishing off is the same as the horn pattern written above

Tail: with body color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)

2) 2sc in each (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) 1sc in the next 2st then 2tog (9)
* stuff tail. Stuff in a bit more after the next row if needed
6) 1sc then 2tog (6)

7-16) 1sc in each st for 10 rows * do not stuff the tube part of the tail, stuff the round part only
f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Brush out the ball end of the tail using an old toothbrush, pet brush or a nail brush then sew to the back of the body.


Arms
with body color make 2
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st the 2sc in next st (8)
3-10) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
f/o and tuck yarn tail inside arm. Do not stuff arms.
*optional
add a thumb using 2dc. Use yarn tail to shape the thumb then hide yarn tails inside arm. (see video at 20:16 for thumbs)
Sleeve with shirt color make 2
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3-9) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.
Push arm into sleeve and add in a few stitches to hold it in place.


Legs:
with body color make 2
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)

3) In BLO 1sc in each st for 1 row
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stretch out and shape leg before stuffing. Stuff then use lots of pins to hold the legs in place then sew in. (see video at 28:09)


After the monster is all put together then the fun part is doing the face! I show a few different ways on how to do the face in the video at 38:28 and the nose is added at 51:56. Enjoy this part and take your time. Experiment and try out different looks :)

The mouth outline is done with crochet chains with or without one strand of yarn
tongue and teeth are pieces of felt.
I used fabric fusion (glue) to attach the pieces.
and buttons for eyes.
The small blue monster has 9mm safety eyes that have been glued in place.
The nose is done with 1 or more dc



And now you're done. I hope you enjoyed the pattern! Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.

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Copyright Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved

My hope is that you have enjoyed this pattern. You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it.  

 

10 comments:

  1. Such a beutiful monster... Thank só much for your kindness, after doing my crochet yosh i'll start one of these monsters.

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    1. thank you so much, I'm glad you like the monsters :)

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  2. Thank you for the pattern they are so cute

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  3. So cute!! I love your monster and all your blog!!
    Thank you very much!!

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  4. these are sooooooo cute! Thank you s o much for the pattern!!!!

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  5. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna

    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you so much for creating such fun whimsical friends and sharing with the world free of charge you my friend are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ty ty ty ty

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    1. yay!!
      You're welcome and thank you so much, I appreciate that :)

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  7. Hello, mu name is Virginie, from France. I would like to know if is possible to share this pattern on my blog after translate in french.
    Of course, i'll add a link and a special thank you if you are ok.
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

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    1. Hi Virginie, you can translate it, let me know when you are done then I can add a link here to you as well
      Sharon

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