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.

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Copyright 2017, Jessica Doering, Neogurumi

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