Lulu the Witch Halloween CAL


Halloween CAL
Lulu the Witch

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn in choice of 4 colors for the body, 1 skin tone, and 1 choice of hair color.- For my doll I used Caron Simply Soft in Black, Neon Green, Neon Pink and Iris for the outfit, Light Country Peach for the skin tone, and Silver Sparkle for the hair.- Hook size: 3.25mm (D) or appropriate hook size for yarn choice.- 2 x 12mm safety eyes.- Embroidery floss for eyelashes and mouth.- Yarn needle- Poly-fil
This doll is designed with a built in neck support so you will not need any additional materials for this.

Gather your materials this week so you're ready to go!

CAL Schedule:
Monday, October 1st: Arms & Legs
Tuesday, October 2nd: Body & Skirt
Wednesday: October 3rd: Head
Thursday, October 4th: Hair
Friday, October 5th: Vest & Hat
Saturday, October 6th: Share your finished doll!
The parts of the CAL will be posted here each day.
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Stitch abbreviations
Ch: chain
MR: magic ring
Slst: slip stitch
St(s): stitch(es)
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Dc: double crochet
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
(): repeat same stitches
FLO: crochet in front loop only
BLO: crochet in back loop only
Sk: skip
FO: fasten off

Special stitches used
5 dc bobble stitch:
·        Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw back through 2 loops. (2 loops)
·        Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 loops)
·        Step 3: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (4 loops)
·        Step 4: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (5 loops)
·        Step 5: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (6 loops)

·        Step 6: Yarn over, draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook.


*Pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless noted otherwise*
Part 1:


Arms
(Make 2 – starting in skin tone)
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (3 sc, sc inc) x 3 (15)
R4-6: 15 sc (15)
R7: 7 sc, bobble (see special stitches), 7 sc (15)
R8: (1 sc, sc dec) x 5 (10)
R9-16: 10 sc (10) Change to black on the last st of R16.
R17: 10 sl st BLO (10)
R18: 10 sc BLO (10)
R19-26: 10 sc (10)
FO.

Sleeves
Holding arm upside down, join green yarn to FLO of R18.
Stuff as you go.
R1: 10 sc FLO (10)
R2: (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 (12)
R3: 12 sc (12)
R4: (3 sc, sc inc) x 3 (15)
R5: 15 sc (15)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 3 (18)
R7: 18 sc (18)
R8: (5 sc, sc inc) x 3 (21)
R9: 21 sc (21) Change to purple on the last st of this round.
R10-11: 21 sc (21)
FO & weave in ends.
Legs
(Make 2 – starting in black)
Stuff as you go.
R1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, [sc x 3] in last ch. Working on the other side of the ch: 3 sc, sc inc (12)
R2: sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc x 3, 3 sc, sc inc x 2 (18)
R3: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R4: 24 sc BLO (24)
R5-6: 24 sc (24)
R7: 6 sc, hdc dec x 6, 6 sc (18) Change to skin tone on the last st of this round.
R8: 18 sl st BLO (18)
R9: 18 sc BLO (18)
R10: sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec x 3, 6 sc (14)
R11: 14 sc (14) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R12: 14 sl st BLO (14)
R13: 14 sc BLO (14)
R14: 14 sc (14) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R15-16: 14 sc (14) Change to green on the last st of R16.
R17-18: 14 sc (14) Change to black on the last st of R18.
R19-20: 14 sc (14) Change to green on the last st of R20.
R21-22: 14 sc (14) Change to black on the last st of R22.
R23: 14 sc (14)
R24: (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 (16). Change to green on the last st of this round.
R25-26: 16 sc (16)
R27: 9 sc OR until you reach the inside center st with the feet facing away from you. This is a partial round. (9)
FO the 1st leg but not the 2nd. Tomorrow you will join the legs and continue on to the body.

Shoe Straps
Start with a long tail, ch 8, FO with a long tail. Use the tails on either side to sew to the shoes.

Part 2:


Body
Change color to BLACK - continue from where you left off on the 2nd leg.
Stuff as you go.
R1: Ch 2, 16 sc around the 1st leg, sc in ch 2, 16 sc around the 2nd leg, sc in the other side of ch 2 (36)
R2-6: 36 sc (36)
R7: 7 sc, sc dec, 16 sc, sc dec, 9 sc (34) Change to purple on the last st of this round.
R8: 34 sl st BLO (34)
R9: 34 sc BLO (34)
R10: 34 sc (34) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R11: 34 sl st BLO (34)
R12: 34 sc BLO (34)
R13: 10 sc, sc dec, 15 sc, sc dec, 5 sc (32) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R14: 32 sc (32)
R15: 10 sc, sc dec, 14 sc, sc dec, 4 sc (30) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R16: 30 sc (30)
R17: (8 sc, sc dec) x 3 (27) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R18: 27 sc (27)
R19: (7 sc, sc dec) x 3 (24) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R20: 24 sc (24)
R21: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18) Change to black on the last st of this round.

It's easier to add the skirt and ruffles BEFORE you join the arms. So stop here and do the skirt if you'd like, then continue. (See skirt instructions below this section)

R22: Join arms: 8 sc (or until you reach the correct arm position, adjust if necessary, then continue as written), 10 sc around the 1st arm, 9 sc, 10 sc around the 2nd arm, end with 1 sc (38)



R23: 38 sc (38) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R24: 6 sc, sc dec, (4 sc, sc dec) x 5 (32)
R25: (2 sc, sc dec) x 8 (24) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R26: sc dec x 12 (12) Change to skin tone on the last st of this round.
R27: 12 sl st BLO (12)
R28: 12 sc BLO (12)
R29: 12 sc (12)
R30: 12 sc BLO (12)
R31-34: 12 sc (12)
Stuff the neck firmly.
R35: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO with long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO and pull tight to close. Hide ends.

Skirt
Join black yarn to FLO of R7.
R1: 34 sc (34)
R2: (16 sc, sc inc) x 2 (36)
R3: 36 sc BLO (36)
R4: (8 sc, sc inc) x 4 (40)
R5: 40 sc BLO (40)
R6: (9 sc, sc inc) x 4 (44)
R7: 44 sc BLO (44)
R8: (10 sc, sc inc) x 4 (48)
R9: 48 sc BLO (48)
R10: (11 sc, sc inc) x 4 (52)
R11: In FLO, 3 dc in each st around (156)
FO & weave in ends.

Skirt ruffles
Ruffle 1: Join purple yarn to FLO of R8, 3 dc in each st around (144)
FO & weave in ends.
Ruffle 2: Join pink yarn to FLO of R6, 3 dc in each st around (132)
FO & weave in ends.
Ruffle 3: Join green yarn to FLO of R4, 3 dc in each st around (120)
FO & weave in ends.
Ruffle 4: Join black yarn to FLO of R2, 3 dc in each st around (108)
FO & weave in ends.

Part 3:

Head
Join skin tone yarn to FLO of R29.
Stuff as you go.
R1: 12 sc (12)
R2: sc inc x 12 (24)
R3: (2 sc, sc inc) x 8 (32)
R4: (3 sc, sc inc) x 8 (40)
R5: (4 sc, sc inc) x 8 (48)
R6: (7 sc, sc inc) x 6 (54)
R7-16: 54 sc (54)
Insert safety eyes between R12-13, 8 sts apart.
R17: (7 sc, sc dec) x 6 (48)
R18: (6 sc, sc dec) x 6 (42)
R19: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R20: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30)
R21: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
R22: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
R23: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
R24: sc dec x 6 (6)

FO with long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO and pull tight to close. Hide ends.

- Add eyelashes to using black embroidery floss.
- Stitch a nose between R10-11 of the head.

- Embroider a mouth between R8-9 of the head.

























Part 4:



Hair cap
(Make 1 – in hair color)
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8: (6 sc, sc inc) x 6 (48)
R9: (7 sc, sc inc) x 6 (54)
R10-19 (or until the hair cap fits as desired): 54 sc (54)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Move on to attach hair to the hair cap.

Below are photos of one way I like to add hair to a hair cap. 

Start with 2 cut lengths of yarn. Double knot them together. Insert hook into the top of the hair cap, and pull one strand of yarn through until the knot stops it from coming any further. Then insert hook into an adjacent hole between sts on the the hair cap, and pull another strand through. Repeat 2 more times so you now have 4 strands of hair in 4 holes. This method will prevent the hair from ever coming out of the hair cap.

TIP - When adding hair, always fill out the front and the middle top of the head, and then space out each 4 strands of hair by 3-4 sts as you go around the head. If you add too much hair the head will be too heavy. If you need to, you can always go back and fill in later.

Once you have added enough hair, sew the hair cap on to the head. Trim up and neaten the hair.









Part 5:

Vest
(Make 1 – starting in pink)
R1: Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 23 sc, ch 2, turn (24)
R2: dc inc x 24, ch 2, turn (48)
R3: 4 dc, ch 2, sk 13, 14 dc, ch 2, sk 13, 4 dc, ch 2, turn (26: 22 + 4 ch)
R4-8: 26 dc, ch 2, turn (26)
R9: Using black, sc around the vest, working on the top and bottom and the sides to add the black edging.

FO & weave in ends.

Hat
(Make 1 – starting in green)
R1: 4 sc in MR (4)
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x 2 (6) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R3: 6 sc (6)
R4: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R5: 9 sc (9)
R6: (2 sc, sc inc) x 3 (12) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R7: 12 sc (12)
R8: (3 sc, sc inc) x 3 (15) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R9: 15 sc (15)
R10: (2 sc, sc inc) x 5 (20) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R11: 20 sc (20)
R12: (3 sc, sc inc) x 5 (25) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R12: 25 sc (25)
R13: (4 sc, sc inc) x 5 (30) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R14: 30 sc (30)
R15: (5 sc, sc inc) x 5 (35) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R16: 35 sc (35)
R17: (6 sc, sc inc) x 5 (40) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R18: 40 sc (40)
R19: (7 sc, sc inc) x 5 (45) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R20: 45 sc (45)
R21: (8 sc, sc inc) x 5 (50) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R22: 50 sc (50)
R23: (9 sc, sc inc) x 5 (55) Change to purple on the last st of this round.
R24: 55 sl st BLO (55)
R25: 55 sc BLO (55)
R26: (10 sc, sc inc) x 5 (60) Change to black on the last st of this round.
R27: 60 sl st BLO (60)
R28: 60 sc BLO (60)
R29: In FLO, sl st 1st st, ch 2, (5 dc, dc inc) x 10, sl st join to 1st dc (70)
R30: Ch 2, (6 dc, dc inc) x 10, join to 1st dc (80)
R31: Ch 2, (7 dc, dc inc) x 10, join to 1st dc (90)
FO & weave in ends.

Finishing
- Add details to the face if you haven't yet.

- Using pink yarn, add a buckle to the belt and to the hat.






The photographs and pattern contained in this document are property of
© Jessica Doering & © Neogurumi.
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Copyright 2018, Jessica Doering, Neogurumi

Melvin the Monster


Melvin the monster is an easy amigurumi crochet pattern perfect for the Halloween season!

You can purchase a printable PDF version of this pattern with helpful progress photos HERE.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn – Approx. 80 yards orange, 80 yards green, small amount of yellow.
  (I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in the colors Neon Orange, Cool Green and Sunshine.
- Suggested hook size: 3.25mm (D)
- Poly-fil
- Yarn needle
- 12 mm safety eyes
- Black and white embroidery floss

Melvin measures approximately 12” tall or 7.5” sitting when made with the above materials.

You can use any weight yarn or thread that you are comfortable using, just adjust your hook size accordingly.

Stitch abbreviations:
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
Sl st: slip stitch
Ch: chain
BLO: back loops only
MR: magic ring
FO: fasten off

Special stitches used
5 dc bobble stitch:
·        Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw back through 2 loops. (2 loops)
·        Step 2: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 loops)
·        Step 3: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (4 loops)
·        Step 4: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (5 loops)
·        Step 5: Yarn over, insert hook into same st, yarn over again & pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops (6 loops)
·        Step 6: Yarn over, draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook.

**Pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless noted otherwise.**

Body & Head
(Make 1 – starting in green)
Stuff as you go.
R1: 6 sc in MR (6)
R2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 sc, sc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R8: (6 sc, sc inc) x 6 (48)
R9-12: 48 sc (48) Change to orange on the last st of R12.
R13-16: 48 sc (48)
R17: (6 sc, sc dec) x 6 (42)
R18: 42 sc (42)
R19: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R20-21: 36 sc (36)
R22: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 (42)
R23: 42 sc (42)
R24: (6 sc, sc inc) x 6 (48) Change to orange on the last st of this round.
R25-26: 48 sc (48)
R27: (6 sc, sc dec) x 6 (42) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R28: 42 sc (42)
R29: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 (36)
R30-31: 36 sc (36)
R32: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 (30) Change color to orange on the last st of this round.
R33: 30 sc (30)
Insert safety eyes between R26-27, 8 sts apart.
R34: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 (24)
R35: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 (18)
Finish stuffing.
R36: (1 sc, sc dec) x 6 (12)
R37: sc dec x 6 (6)
FO with long tail for sewing. Whip stitch FLO and pull tight to close. Hide ends.

Legs
(Make 2- starting in orange)
R1:Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 chs, 3 sc in last ch; then working on the other side of the ch, 5 sc, sc inc (16)
R2: sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc x 3, 5 sc, sc inc x 2 (22)
R3: sc inc x 2, 6 sc, sc inc x 5, 6 sc, sc inc x 3 (32)
R4: 32 sc BLO (32)
R5: 11 sc, (bobble, 1 sc) x 4, 13 sc (32) (See special stitches for 5 dc bobble instructions)
R6: 32 sc (32)
R7: 9 sc, hdc dec x 6, 11 sc (26)
R8: 7 sc, hdc dec x 5, 9 sc (21)
R9: 7 sc, sc dec x 3, 8 sc (18)
R10: sc dec, 14 sc, sc dec (16)
R11: 16 sc (16) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R12-15: 16 sc (16)
R16: (6 sc, sc dec) x 2 (14) Change to orange on the last st of this round.
R17-20: 14 sc (14)
R21: (5 sc, sc dec) x 2 (12) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R22-25: 12 sc (12)
R26: (4 sc, sc dec) x 2 (10) Change to orange on the last st of this round.
R27-30: 10 sc (10)
R31: 3 sc or until you reach the side of the leg, stuff, then pinch closed and sc x 5 across. (5)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to either side of the body at R3-6.
Arms
(Make 2- starting in orange)
Stuff the arms as you go, leaving the top of the arm unstuffed.
R1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, [sc x 3] in last ch, then working on the other side of the ch, 3 sc, sc inc (12)
R2: sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc x 3, 3 sc, sc inc x 2 (18)
R3: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 (24)
R4-7: 24 sc (24)
R8: 12 sc, bobble, 11 sc (24) (See special stitches for 5 dc bobble instructions)
R9: (4 sc, sc dec) x 4 (20)
R10: (2 sc, sc dec) x 5 (15) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R11-14: 15 sc (15)
R15: (3 sc, sc dec) x 3 (12) Change to orange on the last st of this round.
R16-19: 12 sc (12)
R20: (2 sc, sc dec) x 3 (9) Change to green on the last st of this round.
R21-24: 9 sc (9)
R25: (1 sc, sc dec) x 3 (6) Change to orange on the last st of this round.
R26-29: 6 sc (6)
R30: Pinch arm closed and sc x 3 across (sc over if necessary before closing the arm so that the thumbs are facing forward). (3)
FO, leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to either side of the body at R19-20.

Spikes
(Make 3 – in yellow)
R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: (1 sc, sc inc) x 2 (6)
R3: 6 sc (6)
R4: (1 sc, sc inc) x 3 (9)
R5: 9 sc (9)
R6: (2 sc, sc inc) x 3 (12)
R7: 12 sc (12)
R8: (3 sc, sc inc) x 3 (15)
R9: 15 sc (15)
FO with long tail, stuff and sew to the top of the head as pictured.

Finishing
- Embroider mouth at R22-23 using black embroidery floss.
- Embroider teeth using white embroidery floss.
- Add whites to eyes using white embroidery floss.

You're done!
I hope you have enjoyed making your monster as much as I enjoyed designing him.

No unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this pattern or content, in whole or in part, is permitted. You are free to sell anything you have made with this pattern, but please give credit when doing so. A link back to the pattern page is appreciated.

Any additional questions regarding the use of the pattern publication please send an email to neogurumi@gmail.com

Copyright 2017, Jessica Doering, Neogurumi