Unnamed Crochet Monster Pattern With Video



The Unnamed Monster,
Do you recognize this little guy? I thought you would! I designed him while looking at Maurice Sendak's book "Where The Wild Things Are". I added my own spin on things and tried to keep the parts as simple as possible. He stands about 9.5 inches tall to tip of horns.

How To Print This Pattern,
Use the  Print Friendly found here.


Video tutorial,

The video tutorial follows along with the written pattern. The fuzzy cap, horns and face all need to be put together in the order given in the assembly section below.

How to crochet all the parts video tutorial here
If you'd rather just the sewing it together tutorial then click here

Translations available,
Available in German courtesy of Melanie Wonka.
Also available in French courtesy of A'Hooka






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

 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.
Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row.

Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort worsted weight acrylic yarn ~ If you can't get Red Heart Comfort or Super Saver then use an acrylic, worsted weight yarn in similar colors and choose the appropriate hook size.

Body color ~ 3167
Hair and Tail ~ 3191
Shirt ~ Bright Yellow 3182
Shirt Stripe ~ Tango 3232
Horns ~ White

4.00 mm hook use a smaller hook if you see gaps in your stitches
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
steel pet brush or a stiff brush
scissors
100% polyester stuffing
felt for teeth and eyes
fabric glue
optional ~ 4 pipe cleaners for the tail

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

Starting with body color at the top of the head 
1) magic circle  with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (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)
stuff the head. Shape while you stuff. Continue stuffing over the next few rows
22) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st, switch to stripe color on last st (30)
23) sl st first st then 1sc in next 29st (30)
24) 1sc in each st, switch to shirt color on last st (30)
25) sl st first st then 1sc in next 29st (30)
26) 1sc in each st, switch to body color on last st (30)
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)
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 row
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. 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.

Head Cap: with brown
1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (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) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8-15) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Brush the entire cap with a pet brush, hair brush or whatever you can find that will brush up acrylic yarn. It will take a lot of brushing to make it really fuzzy. The horns should be sewn to the cap before the cap is sewn to the head. Read the assembly section below.

Tail: with brown
1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3) 1sc in each st
4) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
5) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
6) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (14)
7-18) 1sc in each st for 12 rows
19) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (12)
20) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
21-23) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff tail. You can add in some pipe cleaners if desired to make the tail a bit poseable.



Horns: with white make 2
1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) 1sc in each st
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
4) 1sc in each st
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (10)
6) 1sc in each st
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (12)
8) 1sc in each st
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.

Nose: using body color
I used a 4.5mm hook to make the nose so it came out slightly larger and also easier to shape
1) magic circle  with 6sc (6)
2) 3sc in the first st then 1sc in next 2st (10)
3) 1sc in each st
4) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (8)
sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff and shape

Arms: using body color make 2
1) magic circle  with 6sc (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 - after you sew the arm into the sleeve you can add a thumb by inserting yarn and adding 2dc. Use the yarn tail to shape the thumb then hide yarn tails inside arm.

Sleeves: Starting with main shirt color make 2
1) magic circle with 6sc (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 11st, switch to stripe color on next st (12)
4) sl st first st then 1sc in next 11st (12)
5)1sc in next 11st then switch colors on next st (12)
6) sl st first st then 1sc in next 11st (12)
7-9) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Knot off all color change pairs.
Push arm into sleeve and add in a few stitches to hold it in place. If you add thumbs make sure that all color jumps will be facing towards the body once you sew the arms to the body.

Legs: with body color make 2
1) magic circle with 6sc(6)
2) 2sc in each st (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.

Face Pieces are in part 2 of the video tutorial

Fuzzy Piece around the front of the face:
Make a chain that reaches across from one side to the other. The number of chains will vary, for me it was 18. Make sure the chain has to stretch a bit to reach across as you don't want it to overlap onto the cap. Again, the video explains this part.1) ch18 begin with a long yarn tail that you can sew into the head
2-3) 1sc in each ch starting with the 2nd ch from the hook
f/o leaving a tail for sewing
Mouth: You can make the mouth completely different as far as the type of smile if desired. Just play around with it and see what looks best to you. I gave him a closed mouth with 8 teeth showing and for that I made a chain of 18 using the body color with the end yarn tails long enough to sew into the head. Cut 8 triangular shapes from felt. The rest of the instructions are in the assembly instructions below.

Eyebrows: using body color
1) ch7  begin with a long enough yarn tail that you can sew into the head
2) starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, 1sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc, 1sc, sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. View video for outlining. Please do not outline the eye if unsure as it looks just fine without it. And please don't stress over the eyebrows if you struggle with working in chains. You can also just ch7 and sew that over the top edge of the eye and it'll look just fine.

Eyes:
I cut eyes from felt and colored them with chalk since I didn't have any yellow felt that I thought would look good. More instructions are in the assembly section below

Assembly:
part 2 of the video tutorial is here. It would be best to watch that first for the best results, especially for the face parts.

1) sew on the legs first then the arms
2) sew horns to cap then stitch part of the cap on leaving the front top edge loose without stitches until after the eyes are done.
3) sew on the fuzzy face part
4) (starting at 15:11 in the video I show every detail on making the face. It would be helpful to watch that before starting the face) Pin the mouth, nose and eyes in to make sure of spacing. Once you know where everything will go, remove it all except for the nose. Add lots of pins to hold the nose in place then sew it in.
5) assemble the felt eyes with the eyebrows to be sure that they look best as they are. Remove the eyebrows then glue the eyes in. Sew the eyebrows in
6) now you can glue or sew the rest of the cap in place
7) assemble the mouth. Pin a black piece in then place the chain over to be sure they look best as they are. Remove the chain. Remove the black strand of yarn leaving the pins in as markers, then sew in the black strand leaving long yarn tails hanging on each side of the head. Sew in the mouth chain now leaving the yarns tails hanging on each side of the head. Pull the chain up and out of the way. Assemble the teeth over the black strand with a bit of space between them. Leave the teeth where they are and then glue them in starting at one end working across to the other end. Now add a bead of glue along the underside of the mouth chain, lay it over the top edge of the teeth then pull the mouth chain yarn tails until it is in place. Knot off the yarns tails, cut them up shorter then push the knots inside the head to hide them.
8) sew the tail in














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Comments

  1. he is so cute I love him

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  2. Thank you so much for making this pattern free. I can't wait to make one of these!

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  3. These were some of my children's favorite books. They would love it if I made one for them. Thank you for your creativity and generosity in sharing your wonderful patterns.

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  4. 've Just discovered your blog. They are all beautiful creations. You have golden hands.
    Regards, Tinne

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  5. I love this monster!!! Loved the book, so will definitely give it a go. Is it possible that I can't find the video tutorial part 2? You refer to that part for the face and brushing of the tail and head, but I can't find it anywhere?

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    1. thanks :)
      yes part two is right in the Assembly section. The word "Assembly" is in red and it right under that.
      It's also linked inside the description box of part one on youtube and also at the end of part one itself.. I come on the video and say, "click here for part two"

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  6. I love this wild thang! Lol Thank you!

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  7. I would like to have all your patterns in german :-D

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  8. I just finished my own monster! Thanks for the pattern, I love it. :)

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  9. My daughter is having a baby shower with the theme of Where the Wild Things Are. I am excited to do your monster tutorial you made, but do you have a Max tutorial?

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  10. I love these they remind me of my boys being so young 😍 I am not any good at amigurumi I can't get the symmetry right 😁
    These really are great ! I seen Agnes somewhere but can't find her she is amazing too . And my sister wants me to try to make her the dontcarebear lol

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  11. Thanks for the free pattern! I am only on the head so far but I love the way it is written :)

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    1. you're welcome! I'm so glad you are enjoying the pattern :)

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  12. How do you feel about us selling them?

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    1. I have no restrictions or conditions on anything made from my patterns.

      have fun and good luck in your sales :)

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  13. This says 'video' at the top of the page, and in the body, it references that you have uploaded the video, with many glitches, but I do not see a link to the video. Am I missing something?

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    1. yes, scroll up to the start of the pattern where it says in red "Starting with body color at the top of the head working down to bottom of body" , just above that are the 2 video links

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  14. Do you sell monsters already made? Soon cute! Live the furry embellishments!

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  15. Thank you for sharing this fun creature with us. It's much appreciated.

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  16. Hi, Sharon! So many cute things? If I translate this pattern to portuguese, would you mind to post the traduction here?

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