Love Monster


Love Monster! Perfect Valentine's gift for your little monsters <3 

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Materials needed:
Worsted weight yarn – 100 yards dark pink (MC), 20 yards pink, scrap amounts of black & white
Suggested yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton in Rose Bud, Rosey II, Black & White
Suggested hook size: 3.25mm (D)

Other Materials Needed:
Black & White embroidery floss
Yarn needle
Poly-fil

Size: 6” tall when made with the suggested yarn and hook size.

Stitch abbreviations 
Ch: chain
MR: magic ring
Slst: slip stitch
St(s): stitch(es)
Sc: single crochet
Inc: increase
Dec: decrease
BOB5: 5 dc bobble
(): repeat same stitches
FLO: crochet in front loop only
FO: fasten off

Special stitches used
5 dc bobble stitch (BOB5):
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.

Arms
Make 2 – starting in dark pink.
R1: Ch 8, join with a slst to form a circle (8)
R2-3: Sc x 8 (8)
R4: (Sc x 3, sc inc x 1) x 2 (10)
R5-6: Sc x 10 (10)
R7: (Sc x 4, sc inc x 1) x 2 (12)
R8-9: Sc x 12 (12)
R10: (Sc x 5, sc inc x 1) x 2 (14)
R11: Sc x 14 (14)
R12: (Sc x 6, sc inc x 1) x 2 (16)
R13: Sc x 16 (16)
R14: (Sc x 7, sc inc x 1) x 2 (18) Change to pink.
R15-17: Sc x 18 (18)
R18: Stuff arms leaving the top of the arm unstuffed, then working across both sides: sc x 1, (BOB5 x 1, sc x 1) x 4, slst same st (9)
FO & weave in ends.

Legs
Make 2 – starting in dark pink.
R1: Sc x 7 in MR (7)
R2: Sc inc x 7 (14)
R3: (Sc x 1, sc inc x 1) x 7 (21)
R4: In dark pink sc x 7, (in pink BOB 5, in dark pink sc x 2) x 2, in pink BOB5, in dark pink sc x 7 (21)
R5-8: Sc x 21 (21)
FO the 1st leg but not the 2nd. Continue to the body.

Body & Head
Make 1 – in dark pink. Continue from the 2nd leg.
R1: Sc x 6 (or until you reach the inside center st with the feet facing away from you), ch 1, sc x 21 around the 1st leg, sc x 1 in ch 1, continue sc x 15 around the starting leg. (43)
R2: Sc x 6, sc in the other side of the ch 1, sc x 16, (sc inc x 1, sc x 3) x 3, sc inc x 1, sc x 9 (48)
R3-5: Sc x 48 (48)
R6: Sc x 17, sc dec x 1, sc x 12, BOB5 (belly button – make sure it is centered, adjust if needed), sc x 12, sc dec x 1, sc x 2 (46)
R7-8: Sc x 46 (46)
R9: Sc x 17, sc dec x 1, sc x 23, sc dec x 1, sc x 2 (44)
R10: Sc x 44 (44)
R11: Sc x 22, (sc dec x 1, sc x 3) x 3, sc dec x 1, sc x 5 (40)
R12: Sc x 40 (40)
R13: Join arms: sc x 18, insert hook into both sides of the top of the arm and then into the next st on the body & sc together, repeat 3 more times in the next 3 sts on the top of the arm and the body, sc x 14, repeat sc x 4 crocheting the 2nd arm to the body. (40)
R14: Sc x 4, sc dec x 1, sc x 6, sc dec x 1, sc x 26, (38)
R15: (Sc x 17, sc dec x 1) x 2 (36)
R16: Sc x 36 (36)
R17: (Sc x 7, sc dec x 1) x 4 (32)
R18-21: Sc x 32 (32)
R22: Make the 1st ear: sc x 5, skip 23 sts, sc x 4 (9)
R23: Sc x 9 (9)
R24: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 3 (6)
R25: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 2 (4)
FO, leaving a tail for sewing. Close up the ear and hide ends.
Make the 2nd ear:
R1: Starting in the back of the head, count over 8 sts from the 1st ear. Sc x 9 (9)
R2: Skip the middle sts, continue around the ear sc x 9 (9)
R3: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 3 (6)
R4: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 2 (4)
FO, leaving a tail for sewing. Close up the ear and hide ends.
Stuff the body, head & add some stuffing to the ears also. Once finished, sew across the head in a straight line to close.

Eyes
Make 1 – starting in black.
R1: Sc x 7 in MR (7) Change to white.
R2: Sc inc x 4 (8) Partial round.
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Add a white highlight to each eye then sew to the head.

Tail
Make 1 – in MC
R1: Sc x 6 in MR (6)
R2: (Sc x 1, sc inc x 1) x 3 (9)
R3-6: Sc x 9 (9)
R7: (Sc x 1, sc dec x 1) x 3 (6)
R8: Stuff tail, leaving the top unstuffed, then working across both sides, sc x 3 (3)
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to the back of the doll.

Heart applique
Make 2 – in MC
R1: In MR, ch 2, dc x 1, hdc x 1, sc x 1, ch 3, sc x 1, hdc x 1, dc x 1, ch 2, slst x 1.
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Pull the MR closed and then sew to the front of the doll.




You're done!
I hope you have enjoyed making your monster as much as I enjoyed designing him. Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance with this pattern.

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