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Monster Hug Lovie - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

Monster Hug Lovie
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Sometimes we all need a hug! This little Monster Hug Lovie features an adorable little monster attached to a small octagonal blanket, and is perfect for little arms to hug and love. You can embroider on any sort of expression you like. I’m fond of the squiggly smile, because laughs and hugs go well together!

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Size:
28″ diameter

Yarn:
Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium – Pool 4838, Color A: 10 g/20 yds
Red Heart Baby Hugs Light – Lilac 3538, Color B: 120 g/300 yds

Hook:
US-H, 5.0mm

Gauge:
16 sts x 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc with Color A
13 sts x 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc with Color B

Other supplies:
Stuffing to fill the monster
Yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
pm – place marker
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

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Getting Started:
The same size hook is used for both yarn weights. This way the monster head is crocheted in a tight gauge to keep the stuffing in.

Pattern:

Head:
Rnd 1: Ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring, 4 sc in ring, pm, do not join here or throughout. – 4 sts
Rnds 2-4: Sc in each sc around, pm. – 4 sts
Rnd 5: 2 Sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, pm. – 5 sts
Rnd 6: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, pm. – 6 sts
Rnd 7: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, pm. – 7 sts
Rnd 8: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, pm. – 8 sts
Rnd 9: [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, pm. – 10 sts
Rnd 10: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, pm. – 12 sts
Rnd 11: [Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, pm. – 14 sts
Rnd 12: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, pm. – 16 sts
Rnd 13: [Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, pm. – 18 sts
Rnd 14: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, pm. – 20 sts
Rnd 15: Sc in next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, pm. – 24 sts
Rnd 16: [Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times, pm. – 28 sts
Rnd 17: Sc in next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, pm. – 32 sts
Rnd 16: [Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] 4 times, pm. – 36 sts
Rnds 17-21: Sc in each sc around, pm. – 36 sts
Rnd 22: [Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog] 4 times, pm. – 32 sts
Rnd 22: Sc in next 3 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts] 3 times, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, pm. – 28 sts
Rnd 23: [Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog] 4 times, pm. – 24 sts
Embroider on face with Color B.
Rnd 24: Sc in next 2 sts, [sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts] 3 times, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, pm. – 20 sts
Rnd 25: [Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] 4 times, pm. – 16 sts
Stuff head as much as possible at this point.
Rnd 26: Sc in next st, [sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, sc2tog, sc in next  st, pm. – 12 sts
Rnd 27: [Sc in next st, sc2tog] 4 times, pm. – 8 sts
Stuff head the rest of the way at this point
End off, sew bottom together with yarn tail, weave in ends.

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Blanket: for this section, the ch-7s count as one stitch in the stitch count.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a loop, ch 9 (counts as first dc and ch 7 here and throughout), [dc in loop, ch 7] 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 9. – 16 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 9, [2 dc in next dc, ch 7, skip ch-7] 7 times, dc in last dc, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 9. – 24 sts
Rnd 3: Ch 9, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 7, skip ch-7] 7 times, dc in next 2 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 9. – 32 sts
Rnd 4: Ch 9, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 7, skip ch-7] 7 times, dc in next 3 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 9. – 40 sts
Rnd 5: Ch 9, [dc in each dc to ch-7 sp, dc in last st once more, ch 7, skip ch-7] 7 times, dc in each dc to ch-9, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 9. – 48 sts
Rnds 6-24: Repeat round 5.

Loop the ladders:
There are now 8 sets of “ladders” (chain 7s) coming from the center of the blanket. Grab one at the center and twist it clockwise a half turn to make a loop, with your fingers or a large crochet hook, grab the next chain 7 and pull it through the loop WITHOUT twisting. Repeat this step all the way to the end of the chain 7s. There is a video that shows how to loop the Jacob’s Ladder HERE.
Rnd 25: Sl st loosly in each st around, when you reach the ladder loops, sl st through the first and last ch in the loop as one to hold the loop together, sl st to first sl st.

End off and weave in ends

Wear or give and enjoy!

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1 Comment

1 Comment on Monster Hug Lovie – A free crochet pattern for your lovable little monster!

  1. Alyssa Thomas
    May 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

    I like using Red Heart yarn for my creations!

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