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The Adorkable MonsterPattern
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PatternNotes:
Size 6 (4.0mm) needles
Worsted weight yarn
Height (including horns): 9 in/23cm
Width (including arms): 7 in/18 cm
The gauge on my finished monster is 5 st/inch across, and 7 st/inch high, although since its a toy, I imagine
the gauge is not as important as if it were clothes.
I used Knit PicksWool of the Andes on my finished monster for the body, and Lion Brand Wool-Easefor the
horns.
This pattern makes use of k2tog, kfb. kitchener stitch, short rows, and mattress stitch (in the interest of full
disclosure, I didnt block any of the monsters I knit, I dont block toys in general). The whole monster is
knitted in the round, every piece of him.
Legs:(make 2)
Cast on 6, and join in the round
kfb*6 [12]
(k2, kfb)*4 [16]
knit onerow
(k3, kfb)*4 [20] (k3, kfb)*4 [20]
knit one row
(k4, kfb)*4 [24]
knit onerow
(k5, kfb)*4 [28]
knit one row
(k6, kfb)*4 [32]
knit 8rows
Place on waste yarn leaving a long tail for seaming and weaving in.
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Body:
Begin by putting 8stitches of each of the legs on twoneedles tograft using kitchener stitch orthree needle
bind off.
After finishing attaching the legs toone another, put the rest of the stitches on circular needles, putting the
beginning of your rounds at the side of one of the legs.
Knit five inches in stockinette stitch. Theres going tobe a gap where the legs meet on the front and back of
the toy, sousing duplicate stitch and whip stitch, close the gaps up. Youcan use just whip stitch, but using
the duplicate stitches on the front and backfacing porting of the gaps makes closing the gap more tidy.
(k6, k2tog)*6 [42]
knit one row
(k5, k2tog)*6 [36]
knit one row
(k4, k2tog)*6 [30]
knit one row
(k3, k2tog)*6 [24]
knit one row
(k2, k2tog)*6 [18]
knit one row
(k1, k2tog)*6 [12] stuff the body at this point, making sure that it doesnt look lumpy. Also, if youhave
safety eyes, pick their placements and insert themnow. If embroidering your eyes on, carry on asusual. safety eyes, pick their placements and insert themnow. If embroidering your eyes on, carry on asusual.
k2tog*6 [6]
break yarn and pull through stitches with a needle tightly.
Arms: (make 2)
Cast on 24
Join in roundand knit 1.5 inches in stockinette
(k4, k2tog)*4 [20]
knit onerow
(k3, k2tog)*4 [16]
knit one row
(k2, k2tog)*4 [12]
(k2tog)*4[8]
break yarn and pull through stitches tightly, leaving a long tail for seaming
Horns:(make 2)
Cast on 16, and join in the round
Knit 6 rows
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If using magic loop, put the first andlast 4 stitches on one needle,separatingthemwith a stitch marker.
The middle 8 stitches should be on the other needle. If using dpns, put the last 4 and first 4 on their own
respective needles, the middle 8 should get theirown.
k4, [k6, w&t 7th st; p4, w&t next st; k4, knit intowrap &stitch, wrap next stitch and turn; p5, purl intowrap
&stitch, wrapnext stitch and turn; k6, knit intowrap &stitch] finish row
knit 1 row(remember toknit intothe wrap of the stitch we wrapped at the begining of theshort row)
k6, k2tog, k2tog, k toend
k1r
k5, k2tog, k2tog, k to end
k1r
k4, k2tog, k2tog, k toend
k1r
k3, k2tog, k2tog, k3
k1r
k2, k2tog, k2tog, k2
k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
k2tog, k2tog
3 3 6
k2tog, k2tog
break yarn and pull through
Finishing:
Lightly stuff arms and then sewup the armholes (I used mattress stitch for neatness) and then sewonto
sides ofbody, using mattress stitch.
Stuff the horns and mattress stitchthemontoyour monster. Yay, youre done!
Please let me knowif there are any issues or anyconfusion with this pattern, I respond toRavelry messages
and tocomments posted here. ^^
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Alyssa
September 22, 2010 at 11:52 am
Hi, I link toyouin my blog! The post is here: http://knit-amigurumi.blogspot.com/2010/09/wow-dork-
able.html
Thanks somuch for writing this cute pattern!
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Beth
October 13, 2010 at 7:33 am
Ahh, somuch cuteness, sadly I cant knit in the round, good luck toanyone trying it, though!
4 4 6
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Samantha
January 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Thanks for writing this up, I linked toyoufrommy blogtoday:)
http://samanthamcnesby.blogspot.com/2011/01/crafty-wishlist-adorkable-monster.html
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Lillian McKinnon
February2, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Hi, I love your Adorkable Monster pattern, and I m knitting it for my great grandson. Can youtell me
what the kitchener stich is and alsothe three needle bind off. I have been knitting for over 70 years and
have never seen this before. Thank you. Lillian
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Debbi
July27, 2011 at 10:04 am
Lillian,
I was trying toexplain the kitchenerstitch tomy momthe other day too, because she hadnt heard
of it, either(shes been knitting for at least 50 years). When I told her howit was done, she knew
what I was talking about because she uses it tofinish thetoes of socks and Christmas stockings. I
had a hard time understanding howtodoit with the photos on knitty.com, soI found this video
that made it alot easier for me. Hope it helps!
http://www.ehow.com/video_4976619_knitting-socks-kitchener-stitch.html
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Mike
April 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm
What did youuse tostuff the monster with? (Having alot of fun knitting him!)
Thanks!
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niphil
April7, 2011 at 12:24 am
I used polyester stuffing I picked up at a Walmart. It was cheap. I did find a stuffing at AC
Moore that sort of holds together in tiny clumps, rather than one big mass, and I liked it. Ill see if
I can find it again.
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Melissa
June2, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Isocant wait tomake one of these for my son!
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Debbi
July27, 2011 at 10:01 am
I just have a quick question I ammaking 3 of these forbirthday presents for little ones in my family
and have a very short period of time toget themdone (along with 2 other knit projects for the same
party). Imade a pair of mittens once wherein a piece of waste yarn was used toknit afewstitches onto
for the thumb. When the body of the mitten was finished, the waste yarn was removed, leaving double
the amount of stitches knitted ontoit (if 6 stitches were knitted ontothe waste yarn, 12 remained when
removingit). Doyouthink this would work for the arms here? Ireallyreallyreallyreally hate the finish
work and sewing pieces together andthought this might be a good way toavoid that. If youthink it
5 5 6
work and sewing pieces together andthought this might be a good way toavoid that. If youthink it
would work, any suggestions where in the 5 inches of the body toput them?
This is areally cute pattern that Imenjoying making (nowthat Imdone with the legs anyway). Thanks
somuch for your help!

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niphil
July31, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Imnot familiar with that technique, but if it works for you, thats great. Youcould alsotry picking
up stitches.
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Nicholas Prior
July31, 2011 at 2:01 am
Hey, Imjust about tostart making this AMAZINGlittle creature and I was wondering, doyoudo
stockinette stitch for the wholepattern? stockinette stitch for the wholepattern?
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niphil
July31, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Yeah, this is stockinette. Hes knit up in the roundusing basically only knit stitches.
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