Crochet monster

It’s Easter and my little girl has the chickenpox. So our Easter vacation is cancelled. She gets this big Easter kinder egg. With a huge version of the normal yellow plastic egg inside. I have made little crochet Easter eggs all week. So I’m thinking that I must use this egg for something fun to cheer up my little girl. 
My husband gets this great idea that insted of making an Easter egg out of it I could make a chickenpox go away monster. So I grab my hook and this is what I came up with. I think it turned out pretty great. 
If you don’t have this type of egg you can just sew the two halves together and stuff the body. Then it can’t open but it will still be cute and look like it has a mouth. 

Pattern

Materials 
Cotton yarn in Orange (for 3 mm hook)
3 mm hook
Tapestry needle 
White and black felt
Glue
A little bit of stuffing 
A big plastic egg 
(This pattern fits the big yellow egg inside a kinder Easter egg.)
St: stitch 
Sc: single crochet 
R: round 
Slst: slip stitch 
Sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) 

Head/body
Make 2 
R1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle (6)
R2: work 2 sc into every st around (12)
R3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* around (18)
R4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next st* around (24)
R5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next st* around (30)
R6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next st* around (36)
R7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next st* around (42)
R8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next st* around (48)
R9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next st* around (54)
R10-24: sc 1 in every st around (54)
Make 3 slst after round 24 to even out the edge. 
Close off and weave in ends. 
(If you are stuffing the body, then leave a long tail on one of the halves to sew the two halves together)
Legs
Make 2
R1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle (6)
R2: work 2 sc into every st around (12)
R3: *sc 1, 2 sc in next st* around (18)
R4-6: sc 1 in every st around (18)
R7: *sc 1, sc2tog* around (12)
R:8-19: sc 1 in every st around (12)
Stuff the food (not the leg)
Slst the top of the leg together through both sides.
Close off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body. 
Arms
Make 2
R1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle (6)
R2: work 2 sc into every st around (12)
R3-5: sc 1 in every st around 
R6: sc 3, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 2 (10)
R7-16: sc 1 in every st around (10)
Stuff the hand (not the arm)
Slst the top of the arm together through both sides.
Close off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body. 
Cut 1 eye and 2 teeth out of felt. 
Sew the legs and arms onto the body and weave in ends.  
I have placed the legs on round 11 with 6 st between them and the arms on the last round of the body on each side.  
Glue the head and body onto the plastic egg. 
Glue the eye onto the head and the teeth onto the body. 
Done 🙂
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell or distribute it. If you would like to share this pattern please link to this site. You can sell the finished product but please link back to this site and give credit to Quistgaard – The purple yarn basket. 

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