Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monster Pattern

Hello, I don't know about you but sometimes I feel like just being a lazy crocheter....and creating a fairly easy pattern. So I whipped up this little gal in a couple days, and thought I would share it with you.
It would of just been one day to complete her but I started her really late a few nights ago and was to sleepy to finish her. Plus I decided to give her hair as well which was a little time consuming.

You can enter my draw for a chance to win her in my previous post....here!Okay on with the pattern!Oh wait...actually I wanted to share how my notes look when I am creating an ami, now there are not many notes because this is a very basic pattern but here is a quick pic of my process when making an ami.
For this pattern you can use scrap yarn ...I used part of a green ball of worsted weight yarn and a 3.5 hook.But really you can use any yarn or hook the only thing that will happen is the size of your critter will change.

Pattern Abbreviations
ch~chain
sc~single crochet
hdc~half double crochet
dc~double crochet
sl st~slip stitch
sk st~skip stitch
invdec~invisible decrease
fo~fasten off

Monster Pattern~ Body and Legs:
Ch 28
Sc in second ch from hook and the remaining chains
Ch 1 turn sc across (do this round 5 times in total)
Now place your stitch marker,you will now be single crocheting around the entire piece like single crocheting in the round
Sc around the entire piece (do this round 20 times in totaln and move the st marker up with every round)
Now sc to the middle of the back of you ami, you can choose either side that is up to you.
Skip the next 33 st, and then you will sc in the next 32 stitches (this will be the first leg)
Now sc x 120, place your stitch marker
(Invedec, skip st) for the entire round
Invdec around, fo and sew in ends

Second Leg
Insert hook and pull up loop on other side of the body...ride beside the leg you were just working on
Then sc x 31 around
Sc x 120, place your st marker
(invdec,skip st) around
Invdec around, fo and weave in ends

Face
Ch 24
Sc in second ch from hook and remaining chains
Ch 1, turn, sc across (do this round 11 times in total)
Fo leave a long tail

Arms (make 2)
6 sc in ring
2 sc in each st
Sc x 35
(sc, ivdec) x 6, fo leave a long tail

Now you sew the face on your stuffie....weave in all ends stuff him. Add your eyes, maybe some hair a bow or flower or whatever you want. This is a basic pattern but could be changed into maybe a kitty just add ears. It's nice and easy when you don't feel like doing a big pattern. I hope you like her.

*Special Note*
Being a fellow crafter you know how hard we work to make our creations... so please remember to share the love and give proper credit if posting your creations elsewhere made from my pattern and link back. Please do not post my patterns anywhere without my permission, but feel free to share my link. Make as many items as you wish for personal gifts or charitites. Just click on the "Contact Me" tab at the top of the page and send me an email if you have any questions.Happy Hooking!

40 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! :)

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  2. Man I wish I could crochet :-( I want to make ami's BOOOOOO :-P haha I love this one! I especially like the little bow!!

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  3. I need a big fat crochet hook like that! Seems comfy to use

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  4. Not even going to pretend I understand that pattern - and that's a reflection on me not you *g*

    Loved, loved, loved the peek inside your sketchbook - love nosying at other peoples work *g*

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  5. Very cute! New Foloower here.
    http://poshpoochdesignsdogclothes.blogspot.com/

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  6. pattern is confusing starts with ch 2 and then tells you to ch in 2nd ch from hook and remaining chs and there aren't any. In the pic from notebook it says to ch 28 and you should have 27 sc in the row.

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  7. Hello Anonymous,
    I am so sorry you are correct.....I forgot to add the 8. It is chain 28. Thank you for catching that, I have changed it in the pattern. Thanks again :)

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  8. Your welcome, love the pattern!

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  9. You're welcome. I love your patterns!

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  10. This is so dang cute! I just stumbled across your blog via pinterest and I love it! Thanks for the lovely pattern :)

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  11. Hai there. I was actually having a hard time understanding your pattern. After I had sc on the first 5 rows, the pattern said to sc around the entire pattern 20 times right? So, how many stitches will it be for every row? I mean, I tried, and every row should be 60 stitches around altogether, and keep repeating it for 19 more rows. Did I understand it correctly?

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    1. Hello Aida!
      Yes that is correct you will sc arond the entire piece. I do not count the stitches, I just use a stitch marker and then keep crocheting around the entire piece. This is creating the body :)

      I hope this helps, if not you can always send me a message as well at scrapoholic@telus.net

      Happy crocheting :)

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    2. hello. just found your pattern and am so so so excited to make it for a gift. but i am a little confused. for the sc around 20 times, Aida above says it is 60 sts around altogether - but i am getting a total of 64 around the entire piece. 27+27+5+5...am i doing something wrong? >_<

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  12. I don't understand this: "Sc x 120, place your st marker" ...120 sc, where??? Please Help!!!

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    1. Hello,
      This is the round you were having trouble with.....

      Now sc x 120, place your stitch marker.

      [Now what I did was I just single crocheted 120 times. This will be the legnth of your leg then you start to decrease before you eventualy fasten off. I did not count rounds, I counted stitches. Maybe this is where you are having trouble?]

      I hope this helps. Happy crocheting :)

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    2. Now,I understand it. Thanks a lot!!! I love this pattern!

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    3. Your welcome, and I am happy that you like the pattern :)

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    4. I don't understand how you can skip 33 sts when there are only 28 sts. help.

      Thank you

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  13. Thank you so much for this FREE pattern. Can't wait to do it.

    Jojos from Québec, Canada. :) :)

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  14. Soooooo.....do you crochet 5 rows then around those 5 rows 20x? sorry I feel like a tard. Thanks =]

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    1. Hello,
      So you will be single crocheting back and forth 5 rows.

      Then you will be single crocheting around the entire piece as a whole, around all sides 20 times.

      I hope this helps :)

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  15. Oh wow a free pattern for monster what a treat. I can't wait to try this out. Thanks.. I am a new follower:)

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    1. Hello SnuggleBunnie! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the pattern :)

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  16. Hi there!

    I love your monster, and I'm trying to work through it myself. I have finished the first 5 rows, but I don't understand what you mean by single crochet around 20 times. Am I going to join the two ends of my 5 rows, or do I single crochet literally around the edges of my 5 rows 20 times to create a large square? When I join the two ends the piece seems very small, so I want to check before I keep going.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ashley!
      You are correct, you will now single crochet around the entire piece to make a large square :)

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  17. Monster crochet... I love it! Hope you won't mind me linking up this week at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this fun project! :)

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  18. I wrote a large post and in the process, figured it out...mostly. How do you invisible decrease? Could you tell me exactly how you did it?

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPnIYYNC1oU

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    2. Thank you for posting the link Amanda :)

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  19. Making this adorable little guy right now! I was a bit confused when I got to the leg but I figured it out! I think I must have put a few extra stitches in when I made me first "round" after the 5 rows! So What I did was instead of skipping the 33 sts I sc to the middle and folded the piece in half and sc directly on the other side! Then I did 4 rounds instead of 120sc! It's turning out great! I will post a link to the picture when done! Thanks for the FREE pattern!!

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    1. ohhh I would love to see your monster! And I am happy you liked the pattern :)

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  20. Hi,

    I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

    You can find more information on this page: http://crochetpatternbonanza.com/submit-your-links.html

    Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Rhelena

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    1. Hello Rhelena,

      Sorry for the late reply. And yes feel free to use my photo to link back. Thank you for adding it to your site :)

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  21. May I sell a completed monster (to a friend) if I cite it as your pattern and link to you/this page -- and use only MY photo vs any of yours? Haven't made it yet, just checking w/you first.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. Sometimes I do not get notifications :(

      And yes feel free to sell your completed monsters, I just ask that you credit the pattern as an Amidorable Pattern :)

      Thanks!

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  22. This is really really cute :) Can't wait to try

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    1. Thanks, and I hope you like the pattern :)

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  23. Here is mine. I got a little mixed up around the second leg so this is what I ended up with...Thank you for the pattern! Deborah https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151944290530973&set=a.10151566025495973.1073741837.594295972&type=3&theater

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    1. Hi Deborah,

      For some reason it won't let me see the link....maybe your settings are too high? I would love to see him though. And I am glad that you liked the pattern :)

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