Alien in a Knitted Sweater by Kristi Tullus

Alien in a Knitted Sweater

September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.5 mm
92 - 104 yards (84 - 95 m)
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Grab a ball of green yarn and make yourself, your kid or a geeky sci-fi fan friend some cute visitors from outer space! The pattern is really easy, so you can whip up a whole army in no time. If you have basic knitting skills, you can add a cute warm sweater.

Pattern is written in English, using standard US crochet terminology. I tried to keep novice crocheters in mind and included detailed instructions, many photos and useful tips and tricks.

*** SIZE ***
23 cm (9”) with antennae, using worsted weight cotton yarn and a 2,25 mm crochet hook.

4. Advanced - suitable for novice crocheters, includes basic knitting techniques (optional).

Crochet: crocheting in the round, single crochet stitch, increasing and decreasing.

In this tutorial I will explain starting a piece with magic ring (adjustable loop), finishing a piece, joining pieces, joining rounds, knotting and hiding yarn tails.

Knitting: knitting in the round, cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease, bind off. I included links to outside knitting video tutorials in the pattern.

To make this alien, you will need:

• Yarn. I used worsted weight 100% cotton, 96m/50g (105yd/50g) / worsted / 10 ply / 9 wpi. You will need about 45g or 86m (95yds) of yarn.
• Crochet hook, 2,25 – 2,75 mm (US size 1/B – 2/c) or according to the yarn.
• Stuffing – polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc.
• 15 mm (2/3”) safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
• Cotton embroidery floss.
• Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Sweater (optional)

• DK weight wool, acrylic, alpaca or their blends, you will need about 20g.
• Set of four double pointed needles, 2,25 – 2,75 mm (US size 1 – 2). Use the same size as your crochet hook.

Other materials and bulkier or finer yarns can be used to make a smaller or larger toy. Pick a crochet hook and knitting needles at least a size smaller than suggested on the yarn label.

*** Copyright ***
You may NOT sell, redistribute, alter or publish this pattern or parts of this pattern. You MAY sell finished products made with this pattern, provided you credit me (KristiTullus, as the designer.