Stash Monster-Crochet by Alicia Marchant
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Stash Monster-Crochet

December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
71 - 142 yards (65 - 130 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Of unknown origin, first spotted in the wild here. Stash monsters are magical creatures that live in yarn stashes, consuming that yarn you can’t for the life of you work out why you bought, and “producing” the yarn you wish you had. Or at least I wish they were.

This is the crochet version of the stash monster, their cousins the knit version can be found here.

Relations have been somewhat frayed between the cousins since a friendly yarn eating competition 2 years ago. The knits complained that the crochets had “stitched them up” and it all went downhill from there.

65m (71 yds) - 130m (142 yds) of yarn depending on yarn weight - thicker yarns will need more. Fingering up to Aran weights have been tested

A DK monster is 12cm (6 inches) tall

Optional Materials:
Felt, buttons, beads or other contrasting yarns to create the eyes and mouth

Crochet hook at least one size smaller than recommended for your yarn.
Darning needle for sewing.
Regular sewing needle if you are going to sew felt to the monster.

Not important, but a good tight fabric is required so the stuffing doesn’t leak out.

• Stash monsters are not children’s toys, as the ears and limbs could constitute choking hazards for babies or small children.
This video shows how to do a magic loop start in Crochet for those not familiar with this technique.
• The pattern has been tested from Fingering up to Aran weight. It is not necessary to use the same yarn for all elements of the monster, but the more similar the yarns are, the easier it will be to ensure you get a suitably tight fabric each time
• The pattern uses UK Crochet terms, but each is explained to make conversion to US terms easy.
• Want to plan your monster? A template is included for you to try out colour selections and face designs.