Square Eyes Monster (loom knitted)
Designed during the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February as part of the 2010 Ravelympics for Team GB
Inspired by the old saying “you shouldn’t watch too much television it will give you square eyes” the whole toy is machine washable and tumble dry safe as well making this the perfect safe soft toy for any child.
Sample shown has been loom knitted by hand exclusively using the 1/2 inch regular gauge knitting looms, designed with cuteness and character. Knit the pieces in any order you like and assemble at the end.
Individual Items within this Pattern are :
1 : a : television body shape
1 : b : television screen shape
1 : c : television knobs and switches
2 : arms
3 : legs
4 : hands
5 : feet
6 : aerial
7 : face
For the pieces it doesnt really matter what loom you use as long as everything is in proportion with each other, for example, I used two of the round 1/2 inch regular gauge looms, the 29 peg for the feet and hands, 59 peg round one for the body because that is what I had available to me at the time of designing this project. You could use the Knifty Knitter round looms, blue 24 pegs for the smaller pieces, hands and feet, the yellow 42 peg round loom for the body piece which is a huge tube shape with ends.
1/2 inch regular gauge round knitting loom
round 29 / 30 pegs for feet and hands
26 pegs flat panel for arms and legs
large hat round loom size for tv body piece
DK (double knit) or worsted weight acrylic or toy yarn
50g - 100g each in your chosen colours for each piece listed above use two strands held together as one throughout
(Hayfield / Sirdar Bonus DK acrylic yarn was used in the example shown)
large eye sewing needle
polyester or fibrefill toy filling
block of foam padding for the main tv body (decide how big you want the body of your toy to be, a foam block that fits the diameter of your largest hat loom will do so you can knit the tv body piece in one go without the need for seaming the sides together) (59 peg 1/2 inch round loom and foam block measuring 14 inches wide, 10 inches tall and 5 inches deep was used in example shown)
Very fun to make and put together, just the knit stitch was used (instructions for the particular type of knit stitch given at the end of the pattern).