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little monster amigurumi | free crochet pattern

Little monster amigurumi

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about creating my own amigurumi patterns. (I think that’s a dream that most crocheters are sharing…) So, a few weeks ago I decided to give it a go and made some sketches having a little monster in mind. After spending many hours experimenting, crocheting and starting all over again, I finally finished a few! And now it’s time to share the first one I made with you. Oh, I’m so superexcited 🙂 I hope you will like this little monster amigurumi just as I do! Have fun!

To make this little monster amigurumi, you will need
– Cotton yarn (or any yarn you like) in 5 colours:

(A) and (B) for socks, (C) for body, a small amount of a) black for mouth and eye and b) white for teeth and eye (I used 100% Cotton yarn, 50g/125m | 1.75oz/137yds)

– crochet hook (I used 3mm – UK: 11 / US: 2-3)

– stitch marker or a thread of yarn, whatever works for you

– scissors

– tapestry needle

– soft toy stuffing

Notes

– This little monster is worked in a spiral (continuous rounds without joining). So, don’t forget to mark your rounds!

– You’ ll start from the legs and continue upwards. Stuff firmly as you go.

– First make the teeth and the eye to have them done when it comes to sewing them to the body.

– Finished size depends on the yarn and hook you are using. To give you an idea, this one is about 19cm (7 1/2 in) tall and 5cm (2 in) wide.

Abbreviations (US terms)

mr : magic ring

ch : chain

sc : single crochet

dc : double crochet

incr : increase: crochet 2 sc in same stitch

decr : decrease: crochet 2 sc together as 1 (*Tip: do this by working only in the front loops!)

rnd(s) : round(s)

(…) : number in () = number of stitches crocheted in this round

[…] x … : repeat instructions in [] x … times

 

Little monster amigurumi

Legs (*Make 2. Don’t cut the yarn when you finish the 2nd leg!)

Rnd 1. With yarn (A) work 5 sc in mr (5)

Rnd 2. (incr) x 5 (10)

Rnd 3. – 7. (5 rnds) 10 sc (10)

Rnd 8. Change to colour (B), 10 sc (10) *Start stuffing

Rnd 9. 10 sc (10)

Rnd 10. Change to colour (A), 10 sc (10)

Rnd 11. 10 sc (10)

Rnd 12. Change to colour (B), 10 sc (10)

Rnd 13. 10 sc (10)

Rnd 14. Change to colour (A), 10 sc (10)

Rnd 15. In front loops of previous rnd work 10 sc (10)

Rnd 16. Change to colour (C) and work in back loops of rnd 14: 10 sc (10)

Rnd 17. – 27. (11 rnds) 10 sc (10)

1st leg: fasten off and weave in ends

2nd leg: don’t cut the yarn, continue to rnd 28

Body

Rnd 28. [Joining legs] 6 ch, join legs with 1 sc in 1st leg, 9 sc around 1st leg (total of 10 sc in 1st leg), 6 sc in one side of the chain, 10 sc around 2nd leg, 6 sc on the other side of the chain (end of round). Place stitch marker. (32)

Rnd 29. – 50. (22 rnds) 32 sc (32)

* Embroider mouth between rnds 8 and 9 of body (36th-37th round). Sew teeth.

** Sew eye 4 rnds above mouth.

Rnd 51. [14 sc, decr] x 2 (30)

Rnd 52. [3 sc, decr] x 6 (24)

Rnd 53. [2 sc, decr] x 6 (18)

Rnd 54. 18 sc (18)

Rnd 55. [1 sc, decr] x 6 (12)

Rnd 56. [decr] x 6 (6)

Fasten off and close the remaining 6 stitches by weaving through the front loops of the stitches. Pull to close the hole.

Eye

Rnd 1. With black yarn work 6 sc in mr (6)

Rnd 2. [incr] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3. Change to white yarn and work in back loops of previous rnd: [1 sc, incr] x 6 (18)

Rnd 4. 1 sc, incr, [2 sc, incr] x 5, 1 sc (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

Teeth (*make 2)

Rnd 1. With white yarn chain 4.

Rnd 2. Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc, 1 dc, then 1 sc in last ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

Hair

Cut 1 little thread from every colour you used to crochet the little monster amigurumi. They should have the same length. Attach them to the head by pulling them with the hook through the last round. Make a knot. Cut the yarn to the preferred length.

If you wish, you can split (gently) every thread with your tapestry needle to make the hair look more curly.

 

Hair of little monster amigurumi

And… your little monster is ready!

If you decide to make this little monster, I would be excited to see it! So, if you want to share it on Instagram, don’t forget to mention me @iwannabehara 😉

*Please keep in mind that I really love what I’m doing and that’s why I’m putting a lot of effort and time to share this for free. So, allow me to mention that this pattern can not be sold! You can sell the finished item made from this pattern under the condition that it is handmade by yourself, in a limited number and you give credit to the designer. You can share this pattern only with a link to this post.

Thank you for respecting my work!

Happy crocheting 🙂

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