This super quick Little Monster Amigurumi pattern is a quick to crochet project that you can make, with very little yarn.
You will need Sport Weight Yarn  and 3.25 mm (E) crochet hook to make Little Monster’s body and a 2.75 mm hook for the Little Monster’s arms. You can use a different yarn weight, just be sure to use a smaller hook size too.
This project is crocheted in rounds, from the top-down in one-piece. We add the 2 arms to the Little Monster at the end of the project.
If you love making small amigurumi projects, you will also enjoy making:
- Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed. (affiliate link) 50 g and 130 m. 78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic. Sport Weight Yarn . Machine wash and dry.
- Colors: 1 skein Black Onyx (803), 1 skein Canada Jade (806), 1 skein Obsidian (829) and a small amount Rose Quartz (820).
- Crochet Hook: 3.25 mm (E) Clover Amour (affiliate link) and 2.75 mm Clover Amour Hook (affiliate link)
- Finished Project: Little Monster: Black Onyx, Canada Jade and Obsidian approximately (3 g) and (7.8 m) each; small amount of Rose Quartz.
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), Stitch Marker, 2 x 10 mm black safety eyes.
Little Monster measures approximately 2 inches tall X 2.25 inches wide (not including the arms) 0.75 inches long X 0.5 inches wide.
Approximately 5 sc stitches per 1 inch and 7 rows sc per 1 inch with the 3.25 mm (D) crochet hook.
For amigurumi projects it is very important that you have tight stitches so the polyfil does not show between them. I have provided the gauge I attained with my yarn and hook but you can make your amigurumi in any yarn weight so long as you can adjust your hook size to have no spaces between the stitches. If you can see spaces between your stitches you need to try using a smaller hook, or crocheting with a tighter tension.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
- ch – chain
- DMR – double magic ring
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- Rnd – round
- rem – remaining
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
- Crochet Stitch Dictionary
- DMR – Double Magic Ring
- How to Close your Amigurumi Circles
- Invisible decrease (inv dec)
- We do not slip stitch to join. Please mark your place with a stitch marker.
- I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in the round. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip to form a ring, if you prefer.
- When you work the sc2tog decreases work under the front loop only (it makes the stitch less thick). This is also known as an invisible decrease (inv dec).
- I join new colors with a standing single crochet stitch. Learn how to join with a standing sc here.
- Color A: Black Onyx, Color B: Canada Jade, Color C: Obsidian
- Add your Little Monster Amigurumi Pattern to your Ravelry Library here.
A Little Monster Crochet Pattern
This Little Monster is crocheted in continuous rounds, from the top-down.
A Little Monster Body Pattern
Using your 3.25 mm (D) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: With Color A: Make a DMR and work 6 sc into the ring. [6 sc]
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]
Rnd 3: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]
Rnd 4: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]
Rnd 5: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [30 sc]
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st tightly to join. Finish off Color A. [30 sc]
Rnd 7: With Color B: 1 sc in the bl of each st around. [30 sc]
Rnd 8-Rnd 12: 1 sc in each st around. [30 sc]
Sl st to join tightly. Finish off Color B.
Rnd 13-15: With Color C: 1 sc in each st around. [30 sc]
Insert Safety Eyes between Rnd 10 and Rnd 11. I placed the eyes about 3.5 cm apart (you can see 4 sts between them once affixed). Add Poly-Fil to stuff the body (do not overstuff).
Rnd 16: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [24 sc]
Rnd 17: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [18 sc]
Add more poly-fil at this point (do not overstuff).
Rnd 18: *Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [12 sc]
Add a tiny bit more poly-fil at this point (do not overstuff).
Rnd 19: Sc2tog around. [6 sc]
Finish off leaving a 4 to 5 inch tail of yarn for closing. Follow this tutorial to close the last round of stitches neatly.
Little Monster’s Arms
The arms begin with a foundation chain. We work across the chain like normal then rotate our work to crochet across the base of the chain to our starting point. This creates an oval shape.
With your 2.75 mm crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: With Color B: Ch 4, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 sc in the last ch. Rotate your work to crochet along the base of the foundation chain. You have already worked 2 sc in the last ch so we skip the base of it. 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs. [6 sc]
Rnd 2-3: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st tightly to join. Finish off Color B. [6 sc]
R4-5: With Color C: 1 sc in each st around. [6 sc]
Sl st tightly to join. Finish off Color C.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
I attached Little Monster’s arms between Rnd 12 and Rnd 14, approximately 4 stitches back from the side of the eyes. I used my small tapestry needle to sew the arms to the body.
I used a small amount of pink (Rose Quartz) to sew 2 stitches on each cheek (see image).
I used a small amount of Black Onyx to sew a scar to the temple of Little Monster (see image above).
Weave in any remaining ends securely.
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