February 20, 2013

Love Monster



     Everybody could use a some love. This little monster is just perfect for the job =>




Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Petal Pink worsted weight yarn
     Antique White worsted weight yarn
     Lavender worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     scissors
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
     Rnd (s) --- round(s)
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round. 





~Pattern~

Body:
     Rnd 1: with the Pink yarn, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 7-9: 1sc in each st around - 36sts

     DO NOT fasten off.




First Leg:
     Work 1sc in each of the next 15sts.
     For st 16, join to the other side to form a ring - 16sts



     * Work in Rnds without joining for the remainder of the pattern.
     Rnds 1-7: 1sc in each st around - 16sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Body and the First Leg.



     Rnd 8: sc2tog; repeat to end - 8sts
     Finish firmly stuffing the First Leg.
     Rnd 9: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Fasten off.





Second Leg:
     Leaving 2sts unworked (one on each side), work 1sc in each of the next 15sts; join as before with st 16 to form a ring.

      * Work in Rnds without joining for the remainder of the pattern.      
     Rnds 1-7: 1sc in each st around - 16sts


     Finish firmly stuffing the Body and begin stuffing the Second Leg.
     Rnd 8: sc2tog; repeat to end - 8sts
     Finish firmly stuffing the Second Leg.
     Rnd 9: Sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Fasten off.





Eye (make 1):
     Rnd 1: with the Antique White yarn, ch 2; 5sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.



 
 


Finishing:
     Using the Petal Pink yarn, sew the opening in the bottom of the Monster closed.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the Eye onto the Face.

     With the Lavender yarn, sew a pupil onto the Eye.


     Using the Lavender yarn, stitch a smile onto the Monster's face.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.


        

     
     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.




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