12 Unique and Playful Monster Patterns
Are you tired of crocheting the same old patterns? If so, it’s time to add some excitement to your crochet-time. What better way to do so than by crafting bizarre and delightful Japanese-inspired monsters?
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Title: Little Crocheted Monsters
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Publisher: GMC Books
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Little Crocheted Monsters
Discover the craze for crocheting the cutest characters from the far reaches of Japan! Little Crochet Monsters includes 12 bizarre and delightful creatures inspired by traditional legends of animals and humans transforming into something unexpected. Instructions are simply written in UK Crochet terms and accompanied by intuitive, easy-to-follow charts. Perfect for crocheters of all skill levels!
What is amigurumi?
The Japanese art of amigurumi is the crocheting or knitting of cute stuffed creatures. The word derives from the Japanese words ‘ami’ meaning crocheted or knitted, and ‘nuigurumi’ which means stuffed doll.Lan-Anh Bui and Josephine Wan (Little Crocheted Monsters)
Little Crocheted Monsters
- Hogaraga | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Kitsu | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Happimon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Hulahulamon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Kaibutsu | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Jinkou | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Hypnomon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Mokumon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Kumomon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Mono-mono | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
- Punkymon | Aran Weight Yarn  | 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook
See more of these adorable little crocheted monsters here.
Luckily, creating these delightful creatures doesn’t have to be difficult. With easy-to-follow instructions and intuitive charts, even beginners can jump right in and start crocheting. The patterns involve simple stitches and techniques, making them approachable for anyone to try.
Crochet Techniques and Stitches
All of the projects are written in UK crochet terms.
If you are used to following US crochet patterns, don’t let the fact that these are written in UK terms hold you back!
Since these patterns are for amigurumi, all you really need to know is that when the book indicates dc or dc2tog in US terms that is sc or sc2tog.
If you forget though, each stitch is explained in the Crochet Techniques section (pages 41 -47), with helpful diagrams, so it is easy to double check what stitch is being made.
Step-by-step written instructions and diagrams are provided for the following stitches:
- Chain Stitch (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Increasing and Decreasing
- Magic Circle Technique
- Working in the Ring
- Changing Colors
Sewing and Finishing Techniques
Finishing your amigurumi monsters is just as important as crocheting its parts. The sewing and finishing techniques section includes tips to making your project ‘picture perfect’.
- Hiding yarn tails
- Making hair
- Closing a hole
- Running stitch
- Blanket stitch
- Sewing up
The Abbreviations chart and conversions chart are located on page 48.
The yarn used for the Little Crocheted Monsters was:
- Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfibre, 12% Cashmere (98yd/90 m per 50 g)
Which Little Crocheted Monster is your favorite?
My favorite Little Crocheted Monster is:
- Mono-mono ( I love how one head is happy and one head is sad).
- Hulahulamon (This one makes me smile with it’s twirly skirt).
- Hogaraga (I love the long rainbow legs and long arms).
I personally love how different fibers and textures are being used together for these projects. Sometimes it is rather nice to have a toy that is not completely crochet.
Crocheting doesn’t have to be boring, and these Japanese-inspired monster patterns prove that. Little Crochet Monsters includes easy-to-follow instructions and you have endless possibilities for customization, just by changing the colors, felt shapes and buttons you use! Have fun making these little amigurumis and don’t forget to share your creations with other monster-loving crocheters!
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Discover the joy of crocheting with these unique and playful monster patterns. Inspired by Japanese legends, these creatures are unlike anything you’ve seen before. With easy-to-follow instructions and intuitive charts, this crochet book is perfect for anyone looking to add some fun to their projects.
This crochet book contains unique and playful patterns inspired by Japanese legends. Through easy-to-follow instructions and intuitive charts, it is the perfect opportunity for crocheters to add some personalities to their projects. With this crochet book, you can discover the joy of crocheting with these fun and creative monster patterns. What’s more, these creatures are unlike anything you’ve seen before – so get ready to embark on a creative journey!
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Let’s get creative! 🐉Blast off into the world of crochet with these monster-inspired patterns! 🤩🧶
These little Monsters are so cute!
These are the cutest creatures! Any kid would be happy to play with them!