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Happy Amigurumi Monsters

Hey everyone we are Kristina and Millie from 2CrochetHooks! Please let us extend a huge Thank you to Rhondda for inviting us over to share some fun crochet patterns with everyone today here at Oombawka Design Crochet!

Kristina was looking at a pile of scrap yarn and trying to think of a great way to reduce the pile, when these adorable ami critters popped into her head. Knowing everyone has scraps and loves ways to use them, here are three fun ami’s easy crochet patterns to make and love!

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First up: Boxy!!

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Materials:

Scraps of Size 4 yarn in your choice of colors (alternate sizes will work)

Size F hook (or size needed for yarn choice)

Please embellish, customize and make them your own using felt, buttons, etc.

The Pattern:

Ch 16

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (15 sc)

Row 2 – 14: Repeat row 1 for a total of 14 rows, this makes the first square.

Choice: You can make 5 more squares and sew the 6 squares to make the cube. Or:

Row 15: Using FLO – Repeat row 1

Row 16 -28: continue with sc in each sc across for a total of 28 rows.

Row 29: ch 16, sc in 2nd ch and across to start of last row, using flo sc across to other side, extending the arm by crocheting a foundation sc for 14 more stitches

(great tute here: http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/3/tutorial-foundation-single- crochet.aspx )

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Row 30 – 42, sc even (42) pictured with changing color at row 40 for “hair”

Row 43: SS over 14, sc in flo for 14 stitches, leave rest unworked, ch 2 and turn

Row 44 – 56 sc even , finish off and sew together into a cube, add features as desired

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Square marked 1 is the top of the monsters head. Square 3 will be the little monsters face. Square 6 will be the bottom of the monster with Square 4 becoming the back of the head. Squares marked 2 and 5 are the sides of the cube monster.

Sew the top side of square 2 to the left side of square one. Next sew the top of square 5 to the right side of square one. The bottom of side 2 sews to the left side of square 6. Now you can sew the bottom of square 5 to the right side of square 6. You should now have a cube, stuff and then fold box 4 to close the cube and sew all the way around. Your cube monster is now ready for a face!

Next up : Legz!

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Materials:

scraps of Size 4 yarn in your choice of colors (alternate sizes will work)

Size F hook (or size needed for yarn choice)

Please embellish, customize and make them your own using felt, buttons, etc.

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For the Body:

Row 1: Ch 22,

Row 2: single crochet in the second ch from hook and even across (20 sc)

Row 2 – 26: turn, ch 1, sc in same stitch, single crochet in each sc across for a total of 26 rows

Customize options: Chain longer for a fatter monster, chain shorter for a thinner monster, add rows for a taller monster, remove rows for a shorter monster.

Fold piece in half and crochet or whip stitch the ends together, f/o. Flip the body sideways so the seam in the back of your critter. So one of the open ends together – this will now be the top of the critter.

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Legs (Make 2):

Ch 7

Row 1: sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across (6 sc)

Row 2 – 16: Turn, ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each sc across for a total of 16 rows

Customize options: Chain longer for wider legs (don’t go wider than the base of your monster) chain shorter for thinner legs, add rows for longer legs, remove rows for shorter legs.

Sew the legs up length wise, stuff as you go. Sew the top and the bottom of the legs closed. Stuff the body and sew the bottom shut sewing the legs in place as you go

Ears/hair: hold 3 strands of yarn, fold in half and pull through the monster from front to back creating a loop where the fold is. Tuck the yarn ends through the loop and pull tight.

Eye lids: ch 7 pull both ends tight and tuck tails. Glue on over felt eyes. (or any type of eyes you like).

Play around with your monster, do you want to add horns? More eyes? Less eyes? Arms? Your imagination is the limit, play around and have fun.

Finally we have my fav: Dropz!!

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Materials:

Size 4 yarn in your choice of colors (alternate sizes will work)

Size F hook (or size needed for yarn choice)

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch, join in top of ch 2

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join in top of first sc. (12)

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same sc, twice, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from *, join in top of first sc (18)

Round 4: ch 1, work 2 sc same stitch, *sc in next sc two times, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from *, join in top of first sc.(24)

Round 5: ch 1, work 2 sc in first sc, *work sc in next three sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join in top of first sc (30)

Round 6: ch 1, work 2 sc in first sc, *work sc in next four sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join in top of first sc (36)

Round 7: ch 1, work 2 sc in first sc, *work sc in next five sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join in top of first sc (42)

Round 8: In back loops only, sc in each sc, join in top of first sc

Round 9 – 12: in both loops – ch 1, work sc in each sc, joining in top of first sc

Round 13: ch 1, work sc in same stictch, sc in each of the next 4 sc, *sc2tog in next two sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from *, join in top of first sc. (36)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in first ss, sc in next 3 sc, *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 4 sc, repeat from * around (30)

Round 15: ch 1, sc in each sc, joining in top of first sc, ch 1

Round 16: *sc in first three sc, sc2tog repeat from *around, join in top of first sc and ch 1 (24)

Round 17: sc in each sc around, join in top of first sc, ch 1

Round 18: sc in each sc around, join in top of first sc, ch 1

Round 19: sc in first 2 sc, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from* around. join in top of first sc, ch 1(18)

Round 20: sc in each sc around, join in top of first sc, ch 1

Round 21: sc in each sc around, join in top of first sc, ch 1

Round 21: sc in first sc, *sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, joining in top if first sc, close up the hole with an additional stitch or two.

Hair: hold 3 strands of yarn, fold in half and pull through the monster from front to back creating a loop where the fold is. Tuck the yarn ends through the loop and pull tight. To get the wispy look pull the individual strands of each piece of yarn apart.

Fini! Now you have three new critters to love!

Thanks for crocheting with us today! We hope you have a totally fun week!

Kristina & Millie


Kristina & Millie are the Mother & Daughter team at 2 Crochet Hooks. Visit them for more fun and imaginative crochet patterns and crafts at the following social media links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design Readers and myself, I’d like to thank Kristina & Millie for providing this fantastic set of three amigurumi patterns! These great stash busters will make fun gifts for your little ones – who love all small toys! Darla and Drew have both already asked me to make them each a set! Darla has customization requests of course as she wants girl monsters! Have fun making your own Amigurumi Monsters and be sure to visit Kristina & Millie for more great ideas to add a little imaginative playtime in your children’s days!

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  1. Thanks Rhondda for letting us share these fun patterns with you and everyone! Have a fab weekend!