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Crocheted Frankenstein Monster

Throw an unforgettable monster mash with this easy-to-crochet Frankenstein. Display as a Halloween decoration, use as a treat bag or plant holder. Fans of his namesake will love his protruding forehead and drooping eyelids.
By  Eve Leder 

5¼”x5¼”x2”

Materials

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn: Grass, Black, White, Purple, Silver
  • Poly-fil Fiber Fill
  • Black felt circles, ½”, two 

tools

  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web

basic supplies

  • Iron
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch = chain 
  • Sc = single crochet 
  • Dec = decrease 
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • sl st = slip stitch

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Project Instructions

face

Row 1: With Grass yarn, ch 22, sc in second ch from hook. Work sc in each ch. (21 sc.)
Rows 2-22: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Rows 23-25: Switch to black yarn; ch1, turn, sc in each sc.
Fasten off.

back of head

Row 1: With Grass yarn, ch 22, sc in second ch from the hook. Work sc in each ch. (21 sc.)
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Rows 12-25: Switch to Black yarn; ch1, turn, sc in each sc.
Fasten off.

side (make 2)

Row 1: With Grass yarn, ch 8, sc in second ch from the hook. Work sc in each ch. (7 sc.)
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Rows 12-25: Switch to black yarn; ch1, turn, sc in each sc.
Fasten off.

bottom

Row 1: With Grass yarn, ch 8, sc in second ch from the hook. Work sc in each ch. (7 sc.)
Rows 2-25: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Fasten off.

eyeball (make 2)

Round 1: With white yarn, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place stitch marker. (5 sc.)   
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10 sc.) 
Round 3: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

eyelid (make 2)

Row 1: With Grass yarn, ch 8, sc in second ch from hook. Work sc in each ch. (7 sc.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in 3 sc, sc2tog. (5 sc.)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog.
Sc along both curved edges. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

bolt (make 2)

Rnd 1: With silver yarn, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to first sc with a sl st. (3 sc.)   
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join with first sc. (6 sc.) 
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join with first sc. (12 sc.) 
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Sl st to join with first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, dec into each sc. (6 sc.)
Stuff with fiberfill.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, dec into each sc. (3 sc.)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

forehead

Row 1: Work 19 sc. (19 sc.)
Rows 2- 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing. Sew to top row of Grass yarn on face. Prior to finishing lightly stuff. Weave in ends and trim. 

assemble

1. Sew eyeballs onto face and stuff lightly with fiberfill. Top of eyeballs should align with 11th row from top of face. The outside curve is approximately three stitches in from side edges. Draw and cut out two ½” circles from Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web. Place black felt on fusible web and cut out for pupils. Place pupils on eyeballs following manufacturer’s instructions for pressing into place. Sew eyelids into place covering half the pupil as shown. Add eyelash detail using one strand of black yarn.

2. For mouth, sew four stitches horizontally and one stitch vertically at each end using black yarn. Place centered between eyes and between third and fourth row from bottom.

3. Using matching yarn color, sc edges together. Attach side pieces to sides of face and back of head, making sure black edges are at top. Attach bottom piece to bottom edges.

4. Sew bolts on to sides as shown. Place six rows from the bottom and over the fourth sc.