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Title: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi w/basic tutorial and link to photo tut
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 26, 2010 06:04:50 AM
EDIT! Just wrote out a long photo-tutorial (http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/2011/01/wanna-make-monster.html) on my blog so you've no excuse now not to learn amigurumi if you've been wanting to! :D

I made these for a class I'm going to be teaching for people who have never crocheted before, so I had to make them super easy, but still cute and customizable.  Hopefully they'll be able to finish the project while I'm with them :)  They're made out of 10 different kinds of yarn, but my favorite to work with was the Cascade 220 wool.  I'm getting spoiled now, because if I'm going to be at the yarn store teaching there's no telling how many colors of nice yarn I'm going to "need."  !

I'm going to post a pattern on my blog I think, but is pretty simple.  Start with a ring, sc 6, then increase by 6 stitches per row until you're at 24, then single crochet 9 rows of 24 st.  Fasten off, then make a circle for the bottom that goes 6 st to 24 st, increasing 6 st per row.  Insert eyes, stuff, sew together, then make whatever kind of funny monster face you want :)  That's the tutorial in a nutshell!

OH and if you're anywhere near Austin, these are at Knitting Nest, along with MJ, Pee-Wee, and DJ Lance!  I hope a little kid hasn't walked off with any of these!  :o



Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: JustDontChange on June 26, 2010 06:13:38 AM
these are adorable!!!!
now i know what to do with all the scrap yarn i have lying around!!!
perfect for something small to work on when on the train. :D
what are the eyes made of?


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: sum1smuma on June 26, 2010 06:14:17 AM
What a cute little army of monsters! A few remind me of my pacman days and those little ghosts. I am inspired! Love that each are unique too.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: muddy21 on June 26, 2010 06:15:10 AM
Almost easy enough for me!  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 26, 2010 06:18:26 AM
Thanks! Yes, perfect for scraps and very quick!  The whites of the eyes are all felt, the centers are all little plastic safety eyes, 6mm and 10mm.  I buy big packs on Etsy!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: 6craftycats on June 26, 2010 06:19:25 AM
I think I'm going to give these a try! My crocheting skills are VERY basic but these are too cute to not try. Thanks and ROCKS


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: suzyscissors on June 26, 2010 06:24:52 AM
I thought the exact same thing about the ones on the end looking like the pacman ghosts!! lol

They are all adorable :)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 26, 2010 06:27:18 AM
Haha my little boy said the same exact thing!  I should make them so where you could turn them inside out and the inside would be blue with that frowny face.  That would actually be pretty cool!  Ahhhh there's not enough hours in a day!!!

Those on the far end have optional feet :) 


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: SkyyAngel on June 26, 2010 07:00:26 AM
The Knitting Nest? Is that the little shop off Slaughter near I-35? Across the street from a Sonic I think?

I'm in MI now for school, but I'm from Cedar Park. I *think* I remember seeing that shop visiting my family further south. I'll have to stop in when I'm back in TX. ^.^


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 26, 2010 07:27:14 AM
That's the one!  Except they JUST moved right around the corner to a new store on Congress just off Slaughter.  Literally right around the corner, and its bigger.  I think they've only been there for a couple of weeks.  Definitely stop in there!  Stacy, the owner is so sweet!  They've done a lot of cool stuff, like flying in Ravelry people, some knitting celebs, and hey, they're letting me teach classes!  :D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: jjgirl on June 26, 2010 07:44:42 AM
Ha those are great!  I like all the different faces and eyes and the bright colors.  Kids are going to love those for sure.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: NotKnit on June 26, 2010 11:57:10 AM
Super cute monsters, I want to make some to come live at my house  :D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: mink_bikini on June 26, 2010 02:32:21 PM
Soooo cute, my little boy would love these  ;D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: twilightmiracle on June 26, 2010 04:22:02 PM
Ok, now I HAVE to learn to crochet!  Those are absolutely adorable!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: lozzieozzie on June 26, 2010 05:00:20 PM
WOW!!

They are so adorable! I've been meaning to try to few more amigurumi - I've only ever made a happy poo - that started a bit of a phenomenon actually ;)

Think I need to have a go at making him a little friend - so cool that you included a tutorial - spankies!

Hitting THIS ROCKS right now!!!!!!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Aelita on June 26, 2010 08:53:14 PM
Oh I definitely have to make some of these in different colors. My god kids have a tendency to name things after ice cream flavors when I make a lot of something in different colors. These are too cute and thanx for the tut. I make so many amigurumi's that these will easy and fast for me to make.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: MsPremiseConclusion on June 27, 2010 06:05:10 AM
These are sooo adorable! They may be easy to make but they look super cool.
I just love all their faces - you did an amazing job with their funny little expressions!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: LimeRiot on June 27, 2010 07:31:14 AM
What a fun project! I love how you made one for every color of the rainbow. Their whacky faces give them SO much personality.

My cousin is a preschool teacher and recently asked for some crafty ideas to help teach colors - I'll have to tell her about this.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: wewilltaketothesea on June 27, 2010 11:01:03 AM
I love these little guys! It's one of my goals to become better at knitting and crocheting this year, and every time somebody posts a cute little amigurumi on here it really inspires me! I wish I lived close by so I could come take your class!  :D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Rinoa1024 on June 27, 2010 11:17:28 AM
These are sooo cute!  They remind me of the cute little minions from Despicable Me. :)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: gbluefairy on June 27, 2010 03:52:20 PM
I love them. Those look addicting to make.  ;D  I should make them to my nieces and nephews.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: pollyprissypants on June 27, 2010 08:30:53 PM
GASP! Austin, you say? I feel like I'm there quite often, I'll DEFINITELY stop in and see all your fantastic creations! That is, providing I can drag my non-crafty friend with whom I stay when I'm in town. Excitement!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: seabound23 on June 27, 2010 08:31:41 PM
Too cute!!!!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Mausica on June 27, 2010 09:29:05 PM
Very cute!  ;D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: cre8ivegenes on June 28, 2010 10:30:35 AM
Uhmmm . . . Me Little Kid . . . Swipe, swipe swipe! stuffing in pockets . . . running for the door . . . AAAck . . . snatch!! . . .Mommy has me by the ear . . . OUCH! . . . MARCH, MARCH, MARCH . . . gently placing them right back where you had them . . . Very sorry :( . . . Mommy says to apologize. . .  but they were talking to me! I love them! They are so  sweet!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Unimatrix-0 on June 28, 2010 04:44:03 PM
These little creatures are amazing.  The pattern is very approachable too!  I am definitely going to share these little guys with anyone that wants to learn how to do amigurumi.  I think I am going to go ahead and make a few to test out crocheting with different yarns. :3 


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: onegroovyday on June 28, 2010 05:55:32 PM
how cute.....wish i could take that class..... ALL of your stuff is amazing.... great work!!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: sarafree on June 28, 2010 07:18:58 PM
Oooooo!! these are so cute. I'm might try to see when you are offering the class so I can go! These would be great gifts for my nephew.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 28, 2010 07:58:16 PM
Thanks everyone, so much!  They are so easy---you'll see!  And good practice too because by the time you figure it out, you're done with one and you can move on to the next one :)  Different yarns will make all kinds of different monsters.  I'm sure they would be reeeeeeally cute in fun fur yarn.....


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Arryl on June 28, 2010 09:04:28 PM
Thanks for the tutorial!  I've been looking for baby-crafts (I know this isn't really "baby" related, but it's cute.   In an eccentric way).


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: NikonGoddess on June 29, 2010 01:11:22 AM
I DO LOVE these! ;D Sorry to yell. But, they made me SQUEE!

I don't know how to crochet well, but I'd LOVE to make some of these. So, I'm going to have to find your blog.
Thank you!
P.S. Gosh, I miss going to Austin at least twice a month. Oh, Toy Joy, how I miss thee!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Aelita on June 30, 2010 03:10:54 PM
I already started on a couple of them and they go so fast too.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: AlmostDawn on June 30, 2010 03:26:38 PM
Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with these! Super cute!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on June 30, 2010 05:34:47 PM
Great!!  I love that you have already started some---that is awesome :)

Toy Joy is amazing, ain't it???  We love that place!

I should bring in a big box full of these monsters and sell them there ;)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: brookles on July 02, 2010 06:47:06 PM
I'm a very early beginner and I want to make these because they're AMAZING, but I'm confused about the posted pattern. Could you explain the 6 stitch increase and how to start it off? (Sorry!)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on July 02, 2010 07:27:11 PM
I'm going to post a more comprehensive tutorial on my blog!!  Stay tuned....I'm still working on it and I'll post here when I'm done.....It's alllllllmost done....


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Ffrogg526 on July 03, 2010 07:02:19 PM
These are very adorable!  I saw them and had to show the hubby and he said "Oooh!  Make me some! Just not rainbow-y".  I mean - he's a man....  he likes boring colors.   ::)  After I make a few other things I may make some for him.  He's going to have soooooo many freakin little amigurumis sitting around collecting dust.   :D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: MsRigby on July 04, 2010 08:49:29 PM
Awww!

I have a thing for crochet monsters. These are lovely.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: alohamom2three on July 12, 2010 02:59:46 PM
I'm in love!
I whipped one up in less than an hour this morning...now I just have to give him an expression...and I don't have the eyes you used so I'm going to figure another kind of eye out.
I've been teaching two of my children to knit and crochet (ages 9 and 11) and this reinvigorated their interest...so we r going to jump on this and make many monsters (I hope)
Thanks so much for the inspiration!
If my daughters can stick with it for long enough to make them, I'll post them.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: dooney on September 04, 2010 12:57:52 PM
Okeydokey. Here's mine. Except I am lazy and I don't like to sew pieces together. So on the last round I crocheted in the back loops only, then decreased til I had 6sts and sewed together. It makes a nice little base for him to sit. My 3yo insisted on using the nose so I left the mouth off.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Mrs. Awesome_Pants on September 05, 2010 09:01:18 PM
These are too cute!  I've already started making one :)  If it turns out right I'm going to make a bunch for my 9yo brother for Christmas.  He'd love them!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: redrinnie on September 06, 2010 08:28:36 AM
These are just too cute!  My sons are already giving me the "Make it, Mommy" face.



Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: devonchaos on September 06, 2010 05:53:16 PM
I've made a couple of these, and they are a HUGE hit with the kids!  I love them!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: EliseM on November 06, 2010 06:52:48 PM
The monsters are so adorable.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Aelita on November 06, 2010 09:30:28 PM
I should've posted my pic of my monsters in this thread. It's out there somewhere on one of these pages lol


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on November 06, 2010 09:37:17 PM
@Aelita I loved yours!!!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: babukatorium on November 29, 2010 02:28:12 PM
Lovely creatures, only looking at them brings joy! @;)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Deenie on January 26, 2011 12:27:08 PM

OH and if you're anywhere near Austin, these are at Knitting Nest, along with MJ, Pee-Wee, and DJ Lance!  I hope a little kid hasn't walked off with any of these!  :o

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/127594_26Jun10_babymonsters.jpg

My boys like to stack them and play with them, but nicely and they always put them back. I call them tater tots :)

LOVE your work sweetie


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: fugzilla on January 29, 2011 12:59:07 PM
so very cute. Thanks for the tutorial!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: TheJazzler on January 29, 2011 01:28:58 PM
How freakin adorable!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Ashley G. on January 29, 2011 04:33:54 PM
This is so adorable!!! I'm so going to have to try it. :)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi and tutorial to get you started!
Post by: Alliecat30 on January 30, 2011 10:33:23 AM
Just posted a photo-tutorial on my blog for Baby Monsters!  Hope you can dive right in and start your first amigurumi!!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: fugzilla on January 30, 2011 10:37:16 AM
yaay! thanks!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: neversaymichele on January 30, 2011 12:15:02 PM
these are so cute!!!
i love their faces!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: Wizards_Pupil on February 01, 2011 06:33:42 AM
OMG! These are so cute, and there really simple too! Awesome job.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: Alliecat30 on February 01, 2011 08:48:35 AM
Thanks!!  Yes, they're easy-peasy, really.  I teach them to people that have never crocheted before!


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: feelingabitstitchy on February 01, 2011 04:45:01 PM
eeeeep! i want to make an evil little army of these cuties and take over the world. or not....


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: LimeRiot on February 01, 2011 06:53:09 PM
I saw your tutorial mentioned in Craft:Daily today and instantly thought... "I know those monsters!!!"

Congratulations. These are adorable :).


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: Alliecat30 on February 02, 2011 07:38:31 AM
Thanks!! I feel the love! Heehee


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: littleone on February 02, 2011 09:49:55 PM
I am working on some of these right now, my son will loved them, thanks for the tut. ;) :-* :)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: sallymayhomer on March 12, 2011 09:53:11 PM
ok, it's official, I'm a fan.. love your work. 


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: Oodelally on March 14, 2011 06:26:21 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!
I am a crochet beginner and need to take baby steps with amigurumi ^.^
I just checked out your blog, your creations are amazing  :D


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
Post by: chelle8816 on April 25, 2011 09:38:59 PM
I love these.  I MUST make some for my toddler.  He will declare them balls and throw them everywhere, which will be all the cuter with their darling monster faces.


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi w/basic tutorial and link to photo tut
Post by: nisforneville on July 07, 2011 11:17:51 AM
such a simple, but cute idea! I'm sure it's a good way to use up scrap yarn too.  :)


Title: Re: Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi w/basic tutorial and link to photo tut
Post by: Wata on September 19, 2011 07:49:33 AM
So cutes!  :o