I’m thrilled to introduce Ashley from The Loopy Lamb as today’s guest designer. She is sharing a crochet amigurumi monster pattern that is super cute and not at all scary. Ashley shares the process of creating this adorable amigurumi monster with her son and husband, along with the pattern, of course, so read on for details!

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About The Loopy Lamb

Ashley Parker is a crochet blogger, designer and certified level one crochet instructor that lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with her wonderful husband and 2 young children.  On her blog, The Loopy Lamb, Ashley shares her passion for crochet and crafting through free crochet patterns and tutorials.  A crochet addict and self-proclaimed yarn hoarder, Ashley started crocheting as a way to relieve stress and to fulfill a desire to create.  Crochet quickly became a passion and soon she was designing her own patterns for everything from accessories, home décor, amigurumi and more.  When she isn’t crocheting or designing, Ashley can be found spending time with her family, reading, baking, watching the Harry Potter movies on repeat or pursuing opportunities to work with owls and other birds of prey. 

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Mister Chompy

Crochet Amigurumi Monster Pattern by The Loopy Lamb

Mister Chompy is a small amigurumi monster that I designed with the assistance of my 5-year old son and husband. My son is really creative and has been asking me to make him a monster stuffy. His vision of what that monster would look like kept changing so it was hard for me to keep track of what it is he wanted exactly. The only features that were consistent was that it had to be a “nice” and/or “cute” monster – absolutely no scary monsters. My husband loves to draw and he sat down with our son and he drew what our son described to him as his ideal monster stuffy. Once they were done, my husband handed me his drawing and I got to work designing our son’s monster, who he has named Mister Chompy. 

Mister Chompy uses Bernat Super Value yarn in three different colours: Lush (green), Berry (red) and Taupe (light brown). Although these colours are used in the pattern, feel free to use whatever colours you’d prefer.  If you don’t have Bernat Super Value on hand, another comparable worsted weight yarn can be substituted.

Sewing pins are listed as optional in the pattern but I highly recommend using them in this and any other amigurumi project that you create.  Sewing pins are used to pin the parts onto the body of the project in order to get the best placement possible before you sew them on.  A few moments taken to pin the pieces on to ensure you’re happy with the placement can save you a lot of extra work and heartbreak later on. 

If you like amigurumi patterns, check out my free crochet patterns on my blog, including my popular faux fur amigurumi patterns HERE.

Mister Chompy

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Terminology

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • CH = Chain
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • TR = Triple/Treble Crochet
  • FLO = Front Loops Only
  • FO = Finish Off
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • MC = Magic Circle = Watch this helpful magic circle tutorial here.
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • ST = Stitch

Finished size

  • 5.5” (14 cm) Tall from Bottom of feet to top of middle fin and 5” (13 cm) wide from hand to hand.

Gauge

  • 4 sts x 5 rows = 1” (2.5 cm) – Gauge is not vital to project as long as tension is maintained and there are no holes for stuffing to show through.  However, not matching gauge may affect the size of your project and the amount of yarn used.

Notes

  • The Body, Arms and Legs of this pattern are worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • For a cleaner SCDEC, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each stitch rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Planet June has a helpful video tutorial for the invisible decrease here.

Special Techniques

  • Invisible Join: FO leaving a tail that is at least 5 – 6 inches (13-15 cm) in length.  Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Place the tapestry needle through the top of the second ST from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST of the round, under the back loop of the stitch, and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end.

Pattern

Body

  • Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Bernat Super Value in Lush, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
  • Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
  • Round 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
  • Round 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
  • Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
  • Rounds 6 – 7: SC around (30)
  • Round 8: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
  • Rounds 9 – 18: SC around (36)  – Place safety eyes in Round 7 with 5 stitches in between them.
  • Round 19: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
  • Round 20: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24) – Add stuffing.  Add more stuffing as you go, stuffing firmly.
  • Round 21: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
  • Round 22: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
  • Round 23: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
  • FO leaving a long tail.  Weave the tail through the FLO of the last round of stitches and gently pull the hole closed.  Weave in end.

Arms (Make Two)

  • Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Bernat Super Value in Lush, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
  • Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
  • Rounds 3 – 5: SC around (12) – Add stuffing.  Stuff firmly.
  • Round 6: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
  • Round 7: SC around (6)
  • FO leaving a long tail that’s long enough to close the top of the arm and attach the piece to the body.  Use the tail to whip stitch the opening of the arm closed.

Legs (Make Two)

  • Round 1: Using 3.5mm hook and Bernat Super Value in Taupe, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
  • Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
  • FO using invisible join (see notes).
  • Round 3: Attach Bernat Super Value in Lush to 1st ST of last round.  SC in first ST and each ST around (12)
  • Rounds 4 – 9: SC around (12)
  • Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
  • FO leaving a long tail that’s long enough to close the top of the arm and attach the piece to the body.  Use the tail to whip stitch the opening of the leg closed.

Small Scales (Make Two)

  • Row 1: Using 3.5 mm hook and Bernat Super Value in Berry, CH 21.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  (DC, TR, DC) in the next CH, SC, *SL ST, SC, (DC, TR, DC) in the next CH, SC* repeat instructions in * * until 1 CH remains.  SL ST in the last CH. (30)
  • FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.

Large Scales (Make One)

  • Row 1: Using 3.5 mm hook and Bernat Super Value in Taupe, CH 26.  SC in the 2nd CH from the hook.  (HDC, DC, TR) in the next CH, (TR, DC, HDC) in the next CH, SC, *SL ST, SC, (HDC, DC, TR) in the next CH, (TR, DC, HDC) in the next CH, SC* repeat instructions in * * until 1 CH remains.  SL ST in the last CH. (45)
  • FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the head.

Assembly

  • Sew arms onto either side of the body.  Sew legs onto the bottom of the body.
  • Place small scales along the body, starting at the top of the head, with the right sides facing outwards.  Line the small scales up to be in-line with the center of each eye.  Using the sewing pins to pin the scales to the body will help you get optimal placement and to hold them in place while you sew them to the body.  Place the large scales in the middle between the small scales and have the end of the large scales placed slightly ahead of the small scales toward the face.

Embroidering the Face

  • Using black embroidery thread stitch a line approximately 8 stitches across and with 1 row between the line you stitch and the eyes. 
  • Using white embroidery thread, stitch a small V at the end of the right side of the mouth.  Fill in the V to create a solid white triangle that will be a tooth.  FO.
© 2020 by Ashley Parker/The Loopy Lamb and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Ashley’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/07/22/crochet-pattern-mister-chompy-amigurumi-monster/ Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Crochet Pattern: Mister Chompy Amigurumi Monster
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