Meet Figment the Monster ("Figgy" for short)! Figment is an adorable snuggly monster, who can be both tiny for portability or giant for extra big hugs. Either way, he's sure to help keep the nightmares at bay with his toothy smile and signature swirly stomach. Who says monsters can't be cute?
I had a lot of fun designing this pattern. I sketched out different pieces and shapes and my 3 year old helped me pick the best ones. Then I started hooking and came up with this cute little guy! I think this pattern is super fun. And you can easily customize the monster with your own color scheme, more or fewer spikes, different eyes or facial expressions, etc! Use your imagination and make your own totally unique Figment. If you'd like to make one, the PDF pattern is now available on Ravelry or in my Etsy shop.
After making the original monster, I came across some extra bulky yarn and I knew that Figgy needed a giant younger brother. So instructions are included in the pattern for making both sizes! The pattern is essentially the same for both (except for a couple of really minor embellishment details). Exact dimensions will vary depending on how tightly you crochet and which yarns you use, but the smaller monster is about 8" tall and the larger monster is about 15" tall. Gauge isn't crucial for this project, so you can play around with different hooks and yarns to make different sizes (just make sure your stitches are tight enough to keep the stuffing in).
I was originally going to do some complex shaping so all of the limbs and the tail would be one piece, but I decided that this was a pattern where simplicity was more fitting. So you will have to stitch on some pieces, but you won't have to think as hard about the pattern while you're making it. That being said, I would recommend this for intermediate level crocheters and above (not for complete beginners), because it does assume a knowledge of techniques such as the magic circle and surface crochet. A bonus photo-tutorial for creating invisible decrease stitches is included as part of the pattern.
To make the smaller size monster, you'll need 1 skein of worsted weight (4) yarn in the main body color and small amounts of worsted weight yarn in accent colors. I made mine with a size E (3.5mm) crochet hook and 10mm safety eyes.
The larger monster was made with 3 skeins of super bulky (6) yarn in the main body color and less than 1 skein of super bulky yarn in accent colors. I used a size J (6.0mm) crochet hook and 15mm safety eyes. You will also need a fiberfill stuffing and a tapestry needle for stitching on pieces for both sizes and I would recommend using a stitch marker.
The PDF for the pattern includes step by step photos to help you as you create your monster. And it also comes with an image-free printable version for your convenience.
A special thank you to my wonderful pattern testers, Lisa, Jenyse, and Mariette, for their invaluable feedback! The pattern should be easy to follow, but if you ever find you have questions, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to help. And if you end up making Figment, please share a picture! I always love seeing your creations. As always, you can reach me in the comments section below or on social media. Happy hooking!
***You're welcome to do whatever you'd like to with finished products made from this pattern but if you do sell them, I ask that you link back to my page. You may not copy this pattern, repost it anywhere (either altered or in its original form), or claim it as your own. You may not use any photos on this site for your own use. ***
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