Monster Mischief by Pippa Everett

Monster Mischief

July 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
4.5 mm
3828 - 4374 yards (3500 - 4000 m)
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This pattern is available for £6.00 GBP buy it now

This is a Crochet-A-Long (or CAL).

The current price represents a 25% discount on the full price of (£8.00) and is available throughout the CAL (discount finishes on Friday 26th August 2022).

Want a further 25% discount on the full price? Then join the Craft Pixie Crochet Club on Facebook for a code. This will make the pattern half-price!

The cost is a one-off charge and will give you access to all six parts of the CAL. During the CAL you will receive a new monster pattern each week. You will not get the full pattern at the start.

NOTE: As soon as you purchase the pattern, you will be able to download the detailed INTRODUCTION and TECHNICAL ANNEX. Once the CAL begins, on 19th July, you will be able to download the pattern for Monster # 1. Each additional part will then be made available around 12 noon GMT each week (see CAL Schedule).

If you prefer to have all pattern parts together, the pattern will be made available on Etsy and LoveCrafts on 19th July, but will be at the full price.

Note that on Friday 26th August, all parts will be removed and the full pattern, in a single document, will be added. If you want the pattern in parts, be sure to download each sections on or around the each release date.

Welcome to the Monster Mischief CAL!

I am very excited to introduce you to my very first CAL: Monster Mischief. It’s a six-week CAL with a new monster pattern released every week with the border and finishing instructions and a bonus floor-cushion pattern available in the last week.

The blanket is constructed using basic overlay mosaic crochet techniques and so is ideal for the adventurous beginner. If you have never used this technique before, I have also included a TECHNICAL ANNEX, which has instructions on stitch formation, hints and tips. It’s a great way to give this method a go.

Monster Mischief was inspired by my favourite video game in the 80s - Space Invaders. For the CAL, I wanted to create some monsters with personality and cuteness and so the Monster Mischief Mob developed! I hope you enjoy the patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them. They are perfect for that little person in your life.


The blanket measured around 43” x 59” including border using Stylecraft Special Aran and a 5.00 mm hook.

The floor cushion measure around 17” x 17” using Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.50 mm hook. It is shown on an 18” cushion pad.

CAL Schedule

  • Available to download after purchase: A full INTRODUCTION to the pattern including some digital representations of different colour ways and the story behind each monster. You will also have access to the TECHNICAL ANNEX, describing the stitches, stitch placement and techniques needed to make the blanket.
  • Part 1: 19th July 2022 – Monster # 1
  • Part 2: 26th July 2022 – Monster # 2
  • Part 3: 2nd August 2022 – Monster # 3
  • Part 4: 9th August 2022 – Monster # 4
  • Part 5: 16th August 2022 – Monster # 5
  • Part 6: 23rd August 2022 – How create the simple envelope border, plus bonus cushion cover pattern (chart only).

Each pattern release contains specific pattern notes, the written stitch sequence and an overlay mosaic chart. Part 6 (envelope border) contains step-by-step instructions with accompanying pictures. The bonus floor cushion is a chart only (no stitch sequences).

NOTE: Patterns can be downloaded at around 12 noon, GMT, on the date specified.

Facebook Groups

This CAL is being co-hosted by Craft Pixie and CAL - Crochet-A-Long.

Craft Pixie Crochet Club:
CAL Crochet Along Group:
CAL Crochet Along website:


This blanket is made using basic overlay mosaic crochet techniques with all explained in the technical document. This document also includes instructions on creating the eyes. This is great for someone wishing to take the plunge into overlay mosaic crochet and there will be lots of help and support in the Facebook groups.

Yarn amounts

The sample blanket was made using Stylecraft Special Aran and a 5.00 mm hook. For the 5x5 monster blanket, I used:

  • Black (#1002) - 12 skeins
  • Cream (#1005) - 1 skein
  • Meadow (#1065) - 5 skeins

The sample floor cushion was made using Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.50 mm hook. I used:

  • Magenta (#1084) - 2 skeins
  • Lobelia (#1825) - 2 skeins
  • Cream (#1005) - around 10 metres

Always do a sample and adapt yarn amounts accordingly. The above aims to provide you with adequate yarn to complete the project in the yarn and hook specified.

This is an original pattern from CraftPixie. Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. It can be used for personal use but it cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. You can sell your finished products as long as you use your own pictures for promotions. Please note me (Pippa at Craft Pixie) as the designer.

Thank you and happy crocheting!
Pippa x