Friday, September 9, 2016

Monster Scarf for Child....Free Pattern

Monster Scarf

The Holidays are coming!  And if I'm right, you are already planning your holiday handmade projects!  This adorable little scarf is easy to make and will make a great Christmas gift!  Make a matching beanie to go with and you have an adorable set to give to that special toddler or child in your tribe to keep them warm and snuggly this winter!  Make a stack of them in different colors to sell at your favorite craft show or bazaar!  Yes!   You have my permission to sell the finished products from this pattern.  No strings attached.  It's my gift to you.  Enjoy!

This is a fairly simple, but cute project that will delight your little ones.   I love how the edge just naturally curves into a  kind of non-discript scallop; very gender neutral.  If you are not familiar with some of the stitches or techniques, just click on the highlighted links to see the tutorials from some very talented yarn crafters!

Stitches used:
Single crochet (sc)
Foundation single crochet (fsc)
double crochet (dc)
standing double crochet (sdc)
Magic circle (mc)

Sport or baby yarn in desired colors
Size G crochet hook
Small bit of fiberfil  (optional)
Yarn needle

Row 1.  Make a foundation single crochet of 20 stitches.  Chain 2 and turn work.
Row 2 and beyond.  Make a standing double crochet in the first stitch, then dc in each additional stitch across.  Chain 1 and turn work.
Repeat row 2 until the scarf is as long as you would like it to be, making color changes as desired.  If you like fringe on the ends,  feel free to add it. 

HORNS: Make as many as you want on your scarf.
1. Make 3 sc in a magic circle or ch.2 and make 3 sc in 2nd ch, from hook.
2. Make 2 sc in each st.(6)
3. Sc in each st. around.
4. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st.* (9)
5. Sc in each st.
6. *Sc in 2st., 2 sc in next st.* (12)
7-8. Sc in each st. around. Fasten off leaving a long length of yarn to sew horn to scarf.   Flatten each horn and sew to scarf.

1. With black yarn make 6 sc in a magic circle.
2.With contrasting color for iris, make 2 sc in each sc. (12)
3. With white yarn, make 2 sc in each st.(24)
If you want your eye to be larger, just add another round of sc making 2 sc in every 3rd stitch.
Sew the eye to the center of the scarf under the horns.  If you wish, you can add a bit of stuffing under the eye to give it a little dimension.

  Make a foundation single crochet of 20, chain 1 and turn.
 Sc in each stitch.  Fasten off leaving a length of yarn to sew mouth to scarf.
 Position as desired and stitch mouth to scarf under the eye.  If you want your mouth to be a bit thinner, just go with the first row of fsc and eliminate row 2.

Your scarf is finished!  If you have a sweet beanie pattern,  you could easily make a matching beanie by attaching horns, eye and mouth to the beanie for an adorable gift!

I hope you enjoy this simple little pattern!  I would love to hear from you and see pics of your Monster scarves.


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