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Crochet Pattern: One-eyed alien

A crochet group I’m in posted a picture of a version of this guy, so I of course had to try my hand at making it.

5 one-eyed crochet monsters

After making several, I had a little creature I liked. Want to make your own? Here’s how.

One-Eyed Alien

Supplies:

  • Yarn in primary color
  • A little bit of white yarn
  • A little bit of black yarn
  • Thread for the mouth (I used a thinner size than the yarn I crocheted with)
  • Fiberfill

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round. Don’t join to the next round unless the pattern specifies.
  • Gauge doesn’t matter. Use whatever combination of yarn and hook results in a tight enough stitch that the stuffing doesn’t show or come out.

Body:

  • Ch 2.
  • Round 1: 6 sc in second chain from the hook. (6 st)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 st)
  • Round 3: (2 sc in next st, sc) 6 times. (18 st)
  • Round 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) 6 times. (24 st)
  • Round 5-10: Sc in each st around. (24 st)
  • Round 11: (sc in next 2 sc, dec) 6 times.  Do not fasten off. Stuff body. (18 st)

Leg 1:

  • Round 12: (Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (12 st)
  • Round 13: Sc in first st from round 12 and next 11 st around. (12 st)
  • Round 14-15: Sc in each st around. Stuff leg. (12 st)
  • Round 16: Dec around. Finish off. (6 sc)

Leg 2:

  • Round 12: Working on the remaining st on round 11, (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) 3 times. (12 st)
  • Round 13: Sc in first sc from round 12 and next 11 st around. (12 st)
  • Round 14-15: Sc in each st around. Stuff leg. (12 st)
  • Round 16: Dec around. Finish off. (6 st)

Arm (make 2):

  • Ch 2.
  • Round 1: 6 sc in second chain from the hook. (6 st)
  • Round 2: (Sc in next 2 st, 2 st in next st) twice. (8 st)
  • Round 3-4: Sc around. Finish off, leaving a tail to sew the arm to the body. Do not stuff. (8 st)

Eyeball version 1 (flatter):

  • With black, ch 2.
  • Round 1: 5 sc in second chain from the hook. Join with sl st to first sc and finish off. (5 st)
  • Round 2: With white and working in back loops only, join with sc in any st on round 1. Sc in same st. 2 sc in next st and each st around. (10 st)
  • Round 3: Working in both loops, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 5 times. Finish off, leaving a tail to sew the eye to the body. (15 st)

Eyeball version 2 (more protruding):

  • With black, ch 2.
  • Round 1: 5 sc in second ch from the hook. Join with sl st to first sc and finish off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing the pupil to the sclera. (5 st)
  • With white, ch 2.
  • Round 1: 5 sc in second ch from the hook. (5 st)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10 st)
  • Round 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 5 times. (15 st)
  • Round 4 (optional): For a really bulgy eye, sc around. (15 st)
  • Finish off, leaving a long enough tail to sew the eye to the body. Sew the pupil to the sclera.

Assembly:

  • Sew the eye to the body.
  • Sew an arm to each side. Try to place each arm about equal to the bottom of the pupil.
  • With black thread/yarn, embroider smile underneath the eyeball.

Weekend Showcase: Hatching Dinosaurs

Like many of my projects, a friend sent me a request: dinosaurs hatching out of eggs. And so these guys were born.

Comprising a stegosaurus, brontosaurus, pterodactyl, t-rex, and triceratops, the quintet hatches out of eggs sealed with Velcro tabs.  I love these fist-sized guys, but I’ve also made miniature ones of thread and big ones. For a while, this was my best-selling item on Etsy. And they’re so cute, it’s hard not to see why.

Weekend Showcase: Hedgehog

I’m working my way through a bunch of requests, and first on my list is this little hedgehog.

Crochet hedgehog Crochet hedgehog

I’m still working out the quirks and rough edges, but he was too cute not to share. This guy was made with sport and worsted weight yarns, but of course I’ve made a tiny one with thread and a jumbo one with bulky chenille.

The body, limbs, and snout were made with single crochet stitches, and the back is puff stitches. Like most of my patterns, he worked up quickly and was fun to make.

Saturday Showcase: A is for Alligator

First in my quest to make something for every letter in the alphabet is this guy. Green crochet alligator on white background

This original version has a binder clip in his mouth so that when you squeeze his head, his mouth opens. It was also worked with his head made first, starting at the top of his mouth. The back and stomach were made next, with the tail worked off them and the head sewn on, but I’ve since reworked the pattern so that the head is worked off the body, with nothing to sew on. This pattern is both cute and quick to make – my favorite combination.

Starting fresh (again)

Sometimes, I accidentally click the wrong button and delete my whole website and have to start over. Sometimes, I don’t like the hosting plan I have and let it expire and have to start over.

Regardless, here we are, starting fresh, again. Please enjoy my creations, and fingers crossed this incarnation of my site sticks around this time.

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