December 22, 2017

Scrapmonster II: Swamp Lurker

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FINISHED SIZE:
15 in / 38 cm tall (eyestalks to claws when laying down)
9 in / 23 cm tall (when sitting)
 

Materials:
  • worsted weight yarn leftovers, a small amount of white yarn, a very small amount of black yarn for stitching details
  • size G (4mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing

Instructions:

LEGS
Make 2.
6 sc into magic ring. (Or: Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2 sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc, 2 sc)around. (18)
Round 3: (Sc 2, 2 sc)around. (24)
Rounds 4-13 (10 rounds): Sc around. (24)
Round 14: (Sc 2, dec)around. (18)
Rounds 15-20 (6 rounds): Sc around. (18)
Round 21: (Sc, dec)around. (12)
Rounds 22-24 (3 rounds): Sc around. (12)
Fasten off.

BODY & HEAD

Shape Body
Foundation Row: Holding one leg flattened out and working through 2 sts at a time, sc 6. Ch 6. Now flatten out the second leg and working through 2 sts at a time, sc 6. Ch 1, turn. (12sc + 6ch = 18sts)
Round 1: In this round, we will be transitioning to working in the round. Sc through FLO of next 18 sts, turn work and sc through FLO (which are the unworked back loops) of next 18 sts. (36)
Round 2: Sc around. (36)
Round 3: (2 sc, sc 5)around. (42)
Rounds 4-25 (22 rounds): Sc around. (42)
Round 26: (Dec, sc 5)around. (36)
Round 27: Sc around. (36)
Round 28: (Dec, sc 4)around. (30)
Round 29: (Dec, sc 3)around. (24)
Round 30: Sc around. (24)

Shape Head
Round 31: (2 sc, sc)around. (36)
Round 32: Sc around. (36)
Round 33: (2 sc, sc 2)around. (48)
Rounds 34-41 (8 rounds): Sc around. (48)
Round 42: (Dec, sc 6)around. (42)
Round 43: Sc around. (42)
Round 44: (Dec, sc 5)around. (36)
Round 45: Sc around. (36)
Round 46: (Dec, sc 4)around. (30)
Round 47: (Dec, sc 3)around. (24)
Round 48: Dec around. (12)
Round 49: Repeat Round 48. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.

EYESTALKS
Make 2.
With white yarn, 6 sc into magic ring. (Or: Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Round 1: 2 sc around. (12)
Round 2: (Sc 2, 2 sc)around. (16)
Rounds 3-4: Sc around. (16)
Round 5: (Sc 2, dec)around. (12)
Round 6: Dec around. (6)
Fasten off white yarn.
Attach any color except white.
Rounds 7-9 (3 rounds): Sc around. (6)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining sts.

MAW
With white yarn, ch 25.
Foundation Round: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turning work so that you are working on the opposite side of the chain, sc in each ch across. (48)
Fasten off white yarn.
Attach red yarn.
Row 1: Attach red yarn in first sc and sc across one side. Attach any other color yarn. Ch 1, turn. (24)
Row 2: Sc 8, dec 4, sc 8. Ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 3: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (20)
Row 4: Sc 6, dec 4, sc 6. Ch 1, turn. (16)
Row 5: Sc 4, dec 4, sc 4. Ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 6: Sc 2, dec 4, sc 2. Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 7: Dec 4. (4)
Fasten off and sew together remaining 4 sts.
Repeat Rows 1-7 on opposite side.

CLAWS
Make 6.
With white yarn, 6 sc into magic ring. (Or: Ch2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.)
Rounds 1-4: Sc around. (6)
Fasten off.

ARMS
Make 2.

Forearms
Foundation Row: Holding three claws flattened out side by side and working through 2 sts at a time, sc 9 across (3 sc per claw). Ch 1, turn. (9)
Round 1: In this round, we will be transitioning to working in the round. Sc through FLO of next 9 sts, turn work and sc through FLO (which are the unworked back loops) of next 9 sts. (18)
Rounds 2-9 (8 rounds): Sc around. (18)
Round 10: (Dec, sc)around. (12)
Rounds 11-19 (9 rounds): Sc around. (12)
Round 20: (2 sc, sc 2)around. (16)
Rounds 21-28 (8 rounds): Sc around. (16)
Now we will transition to working a row of sc. Sc to corner. Ch 1, turn.
Holding forearm flattened out and working through 2 sts at a time, sc 8. Ch 1, turn.

Upper Arms
Round 1: In this round, we will be transitioning back to working in the round. Sc through FLO of next 8 sts, turn work and sc through FLO (which are the unworked back loops) of next 8 sts. (16)
Round 2: (Sc 3, 2 sc)around. (20)
Round 3: Sc around. (20)
Round 4: (Sc 4, 2 sc)around. (24)
Rounds 5-24 (20 rounds): Sc around. (24)
Round 25: (Dec, sc 2)around. (18)
Rounds 26-27: Sc around. (18)
Round 28: (Dec, sc)around. (12)
Rounds 29-31 (3 rounds): Sc around. (12)
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY
Sew eyestalks to head.
With black yarn, stitch pupils on white portion of eyestalks.
Sew maw to head, with white portion held facing horizontally.
With black yarn, stitch teeth on white portion of maw.
Sew arms to body, at the neck.

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