My Mini Monsters by Claire Fairall Designs

My Mini Monsters

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
49 - 50 yards (45 - 46 m)
Size (Largest monster) 15cm /6” tall
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My Mini Monsters are fun little creatures for you to love. They are very peaceful and like to explore and have long chats about life the universe and everything!

My Mini Monsters don’t have any names yet! Their Monster names are not easy for people to say, so they are waiting for their new human friends to name them!

Every Mini monster who leaps from your needles will be an individual, so you’ll need help from your kids and grandkids to find names for them all.

Two pattern versions are included- you can choose either knitted flat with straight needles or knitted in the round with dpns (or magic loop if you prefer)

Knitted Flat
When knitted flat with straight needles Mini Monsters have very few seams.
Simple shaping is used through-out (kfb, k2tog and p2tog) and I give row by row instructions.
This pattern is suitable for confident new knitters.

Knitted In-the-round
Please note. This In-the-round version is for those who are experienced with this technique.
I give instructions for working with double pointed needles. This pattern will work with other methods too such as Magic loop. I leave how your divide the stitches, and position of markers etc. up to you. I find that knitting in the round is a very personal technique, and a basic pattern leaves you free to work in your own way. Some sections are worked back and forth as flat knitting, this is to give openings for stuffing.

DK yarn is recommended but please feel free to get adventurous and try other yarns such as eyelash or thicker yarns to make larger Monsters.

This pattern is printer friendly with no illustrations on the pattern pages.

Additional Pattern Information
For in the round -5x Double ended Needles, plus one pair straight needles or Circular needles for magic loop

Yarn quantities
For each mini monster 15g/45m /49yds
(Yarn quantities are for Stylecraft special DK
5g /15m/16yds black yarn
Few metre/yds white yarn
3 stitch holders
Toy stuffing