Split personality monster! A free Amigurumi pattern

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Hello darlings!

I've made a lot of amigurumis the last couple of years with the baby and all but I still hadn't made any monsters! I love monsters and even more so since I've seen the Monsters Inc movies and I thought it was time to make some!

Today I am sharing with you my Split Personality Monster Amigurumi Pattern. Hope you'll enjoy it!




As any serious crocheter knows, not all yarns are the same. And you are totally allowed to have favorites. In all honesty there are only a few yarns I don't like. However there are a bunch that I totally love! One of my gorgeous sponsors, SheepandWolves sent me two skeins of a cotton yarn perfect for amigurumi projects and I discovered yet another brand I adore. 

Catona 50 by Scheepjes in coral and lilac. 
A little bit of yellow, green and white cotton yarn.
A 3.0mm crochet hook
Four 8mm safety eyes
White felt
Scissors


I need to warn you about my photos. Since the little loaf of bread has taken up all of my free time, the only times I crochet is when she is sleeping in her stroller when we are at the park. Thus, most of my photos are of bad quality taken with my phone, on my leg, while pushing the stroller for the kid to sleep (Yes she needs to be moving to stay asleep and yes once I stop she wakes up, everybody and their mother has asked me that, do they think I didn't try it? Ugh!). Anyway, in this post you will see my magnificent (not!) photos of my leg and of my kitchen countertop too. I am sorry and hopefully I will get back to my regular photos as soon as the kid is 18 years old :)

ABBREVIATIONS
In US terms.
MC= magic circle
SC= single crochet
SL=slip
ST=stitch
CH= chain
HDC=half double crochet
DC= double crochet
INC=increase 
DEC=decrease

The pattern is worked in spiral, no need to join at the end of each round. 

Monster's Heads/Feet
With coral color yarn make the following, three times:

mc
R1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: 1 sc in first, 2 sc in next repeat arount (18)
R4-R9: sc around (18)




Monster's Body/Head
R10: You are going to join these three together and create three legs (or three heads from the other side) then you are going to crochet around the larger periphery. After joining I ended up with 58 sts

R11-R15: sc around (58)
R16: change color to lilac and sc around (58).
R17: *sc to next 6 sts, dec in next*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc in last two sts (51)
R18: sc around (51)
R19: *sc to next 5 sts, dec in next*, repeat from * to * 6 more times, sc in last 2 sts (44)
R20-21: sc around (44)


R22: *sc to next 5 sts, dec in next*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, sc in last 2 sts (38)
R23: sc around (38)
R24: *sc to next 5 sts, dec in next*, repeat from * to * 4 more times, sc in last 3 sts (33)
R25: sc around (33)




You will get something like the one above (notice the denim leg gently pushing the stroller in the park, lol!).
It's now time to add the eyes and embroidery to our monster. I use safety eyes and felt and double check everything before I give it to my baby as well as after each time I wash them. Please use safety eyes with caution when it comes to babies!


I cut 3 small oval pieces of white felt and make a slit in their center.


I push the eye through the felt and through the crochet fabric and secure with the back piece.

Do the same for the other two eyes.



For the larger eye on the other side of the monster I crocheted a small circle (mc, 8sc in mc, 2sc in each stich around) and I put the eye in its center. You can also use felt for this eye too! I just wanted them a bit different that's all.

Here is the placement.

And here is the finished eye.

I then used a piece of yellow yarn to embroider two mouths on the monster. 
For easy and even embroidery just use the sc as a marker. I push through one and pull out at the end of the stitch if this makes any sense.

I did the same for the one eyed face.

Once you finish with the eyes and mouths, it's time to fill the body.
And finally it's time to close the top. There are many ways to do so but in this case since I wanted a pointed top (or leg in the other case) I just did the same thing over and over again without counting rows and stitches. I just did a dec every four single crochets. If you want it in a row it would be:
R25 - end: *sc to next 4 sts, dec in next*, repeat from * to * until you have 3-4 stitches when you stitch them close.

Then I added the hair (or tail) using a few strands of green yarn. 
Ready!!!!




I also made a friend for my split personality monster. I will share the pattern in a future post!





My kid loves to play with these cute monsters! How do you like them?





If you decide to make my monster please share your photos on my facebook page. I'd love to see them!


Lot's of love





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85 comments

  1. The monster looks really cute and I love how many pictures you posted of each step! Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. That is so cute and what a great way to get children to interact with mental health issues! Absolutely amazing idea.

    Sophia xx http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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  3. Aww.. this monster looked so cute & can be my kids fav toy:). Although never experimented with yarns, but you prompted me to try out once:)

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    1. Yes you should try crochet out! It's easier than it looks!

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  4. These are so adorable! I'm terrible at making stuff so I'm not sure if I could make one or not. Maybe I should try because my daughter would love these.

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    1. It's really easier than it looks! There are many crocheters out there that can help you!

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  5. Oh so cute! I can see the resemblance with Monsters inc but also a lot of originality, great combination!

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  6. The monster looks so cute I'd so love to be able to make this but am terrible at this kind of thing

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  7. Aw this is so cute! And so informative, I loved looking through the pictures and seeing it progress

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    1. Thanks! My photos are not so good this time, lol!

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  8. The monster looks cute, thanks for sharing every step by pics it make us understand easily.

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  9. This is such a cute little creature! Love how you created this! The directions are so clear!

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  10. I'm not a fan of monsters but these are fun to look at. You have a great imagination.

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  11. I don't know you but I think you must have the patience of a saint. You are really talented thought, these are super cute.

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    1. It's not exactly a matter of patience than its passion! Thank you for your kind words!

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  12. That is such an adorable DIY! I love the pattern and the colors that you have used. Thanks for sharing this pretty design :)

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  13. The monsters are truly adorable! Thankfully your baby will not be afraid of them as they are way too cute. Nice job!!

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    1. She loves them so much and that is what keeps me making them!

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  14. These are so cute! Love the idea of making a collection.

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    1. Yes me too, I am currently working on #3!

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  15. This is just the cutest! Oh my goodness. I don't know how to knit or crochet, but you inspire me to want to try. :D

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    1. You should definitely try to crochet! It's so relaxing!

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  16. ADORABLE! I really don't know how to knit.I really loved how you added the grin to the tall cutester. :D

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  17. So cute!!!! Amazing craft once more my friend :)

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  18. Looking at the pictures I wouldn't have believed that you can do this with some simple steps on your own. They look so cute and the post made me think of all the things I did when I was younger. I loved crafting...
    Lea, xx

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    1. Don't give up crafting! It keeps you young!

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  19. They are very cute about everything. My daughter would love all of those adorable monsters, even to this day. I know someone who crochet's animals like that and she has loved all of them.

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    1. Thanks so much David! I'd love to make one for every kid that'll appreciate it!

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  20. Your so talented. This came out adorable. I have to learn how to make this. Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. Oh they are some cute little monsters! My grandma tried to teach me to crochet so many times and I just couldn't get it at all.

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    1. Aww that's too bad! Thanks for your kind words!

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  22. My mum is the crocheter in our house - she'd love to make these for all her friend's grand kids! x

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    1. Let me know if she makes them, I'd love to see them!

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  23. How adorable are these? Any child would get hours of pleasure here (not to mention the enjoyment we get from making them and of course watching the children have fun with them). I am looking forward to giving this a go for my niece, following your well laid out instructions and photos. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you! If you make it, please share your photos with me!

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  24. These are wonderful! My goodness, I was smiling the whole way through your post. My grandma tried to teach me how to knit when I was younger. Now I wish I had paid attention

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    1. It's easy to learn if you really want to!Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  25. I love this - though I have kind of put my crochet project in pause mode because I need a bigger crochet hook, I have to make this monster.

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  26. I have no time to crochet right now, but I think I need a monster like this for my daughter's nursery (it's a magical theme). Guess I'll be buying the yarn for my sister and begging her to do it. :)

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  27. This is such a cute idea! You are so talented! My grandmother makes things like this, so I need to show her how cute this is!

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  28. That is absolutely the cutest thing ever. I love how it came out.

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  29. This is so cute. I am always looking for a new project to try. I have been crocheting for a few months and would love to try making an little monster.

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    1. Great! You should definitely try it out! Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to help!

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  30. This is the CUTEST THING I have EVER seen! My sister would love this so much - she loved knitting in her spare time (such an old soul) and she's always looking for new things to create. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. That's soooo cute! You make it seem easy...but it requires skill & creativity! Yeu Doi

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  32. This is just the cutest little thing ever! Wow, I really wish I knew more about knitting and crochet work. There are so many super cute projects online that I'm always inspired by. Very creative!

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    1. It's not that hard to learn how to crochet. If you need help I will gladly help you.

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  33. This is like a cute kid friendly version of Jekyll and Hyde and I am living for it! I love how cute your little monster is x

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  34. How utterly adorable is this?! It's been ages since I've crocheted anything and you've inspired me to start up again!

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    1. Don't give up on crochet! It's so relaxing!

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  35. This is so cool. I have never made anything like this before and it would be nice to learn how to. i think the monsters are so adorable!

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  36. I would love to make this for the kids in the family. It's a fun project that I'm sure they're going to appreciate and enjoy!

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    1. If my kid is any indication they will love them too!

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  37. My daughter will go crazy over these monsters and it would be nice to make it for her! I think they're all so cute! I wish I could make it this awesome.

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    1. She will love them cause you made them!

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  38. I would love to learn how to crochet or knit- even sew! These are so cute and handmade, which I find so much nicer! I totally understand the moving stroller to get your child to sleep! My oldest son would NEVER let me put him down. It will get better!

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  39. This is such a creative and unique DIY craft. I personally wouldn't need one but loved looking at it. <3

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  40. These are so adorable. I will totally give this a try. I love knitting and crocheting.

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  41. Ha, so cute! It's fun that you can make it yourself.

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  42. Omg what a cute craft!!!!! And looks simple enough to make!!!

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  43. All pics are incredible! I can only imagine the effort during publishing all that post!

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is a challenge but one worth taking!

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