Back in March when I was knee deep in monster birthday party planning, I came across fleece fabric at JoAnn’s that had little monsters on it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I went ahead and purchased 2 yards of it anyway. And its been sitting on my craft shelf ever since. When I found out this weeks One Crafty Contest material was fabric, I knew it was time to put the monster fleece to use! I don’t own a sewing machine nor do I know how to sew – Yes, there is something I can’t do :o) But I had recently learned how to crochet around fleece for the Project Linus Blanket Drive. I thought a blanket was too boring, but a monster lovely would be perfect!
First I cut a 10.5 x 12 piece of the fleece fabric. I created holes to crochet through with a skip stitch blade and a ruler as a guide. Holes should be made about a 1/2 inch from the edge. It is also helpful to cut the corners into rounded corners so it will lay down flat when you crochet the edge.
I purchase my skip stitch blade from the Project Linus website and you will need a
Here is the crochet pattern I came up. Remember that when following the patterns below, you can easily adapt them to make the head and limbs bigger by increasing the chain length and row length. Feel free to use this as a loose guide.
– Worsted weight yarn
– Size H (5.0) crochet hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Black Buttons
SC in second chain from hook, and in the next 16.
SC along other side of chain (17 SC)
Working in rounds, SC 16, 2 SC in next stitch, SC 16, 2 SC in next.
Continue SC around for 11 more rounds (SC 35), Leave a long tail
Sew on eyes, ears, teeth, etc before stuffing lightly with Poly-Fil
and sewing shut.
Arms (make 2):
SC in second chain from hook and in next 3
Sc along other side of chain (4SC)
Working in rounds, 2 SC in first SC, SC in next 3, 2 SC in next stitch,
SC 50, leave a long tail
Stuff with a small amount of polyfil and sew shut.
Leave the rest of the tail for sewing onto blanket
Feet (make 2):
Note: This is for the single large eye. For smaller eyes, start with less SC in your magic ring
With color #1:
Magic Ring, chain 1
6 SC in magic ring, pull tight and join, chain 1
2 SC in same stitch and in each stitch around (12 SC)
Join with white and chain 1
2 Sc in same stitch and in each around (24 SC)
Join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on.
You can use a black button for the pupil or for smaller eyes, use 12mm Solid Black Eyes
Slip Stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC in next, HDC in next
Leave long tail for sewing on.
Magic Ring, chain 1
3 SC in magic ring, do not join and continue to work in rounds
2 SC in next 3 (6 SC)
2 SC in next, 1 SC in next, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, 1 SC (9 SC)
SC in next 9 (9 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head
Tip: If you leave a long tail when starting your Magic ring, you can use it to stuff the horn.
Please Note: This pattern uses buttons and has small parts which could potentially become choking hazards if they come off. Please use caution if making this for a baby or if giving to a baby. If I was to make this for an infant, I would not use buttons and use black yarn instead.
Here are my little monsters snuggling with their new lovey blankets :o)
Oh, and did I mention how much I hate weaving in ends? Just look at this mess!
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