May 10, 2013

Striped Silly Round Monster




     This  funny little Monster isn't here to scare you. He just wants to make you smile!



Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     Green worsted weight yarn
     Blue worsted weight yarn
     White worsted weight yarn
     Black worsted weight yarn
     Red worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Lion Brand FUN 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
     ftlp(s) --- front loop(s)
 

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move your stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- When changing colors, DO NOT cut the yarn; carry the unused color inside the piece as you work.
 




~Pattern~ 

Body:
     Rnd 1: with Green, ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Attach and change to Blue.
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 7: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 9: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 10: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 12: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 13: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 14: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Body.
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Change to Blue; fasten off the Green yarn.
     Rnd 16: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Body.
     Using the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
 





Legs (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Blue, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 4: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Attach and change to Green.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnd 7: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion, Rnds 1-5.
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 9 & 10: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 12 & 13: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 14: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 15 & 16: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 17: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green, fasten off the Blue yarn.
     Rnd 18 & 19: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.
 




Arms (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Green, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Attach and change to Blue.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnd 7: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 8: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Hand portion, Rnds 1-5.
     Change to Blue.
     Rnd 9 & 10: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Green.
     Rnd 11: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Change to Blue, fasten off the Green yarn.
     Rnd 12 & 13: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off: leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Arm portion unstuffed.
 




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


Assembly & Finishing:
     Sew the Eye onto the Body.
     Using the Black yarn, stitch a pupil onto the Eye.
     With the Black yarn, sew a silly smile onto the Monster's face. Accent with Red yarn, if desired. 




     Position the Legs on the bottom of the Body; sew in place.
     Position the Arms at the sides of the Body; sew in place.
     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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