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How To Crochet Monster Appliques

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

There is a certain holiday that is coming up that people really enjoy decorating for... I believe it is called "Halloween" ha ha! While we do not celebrate Halloween in our home, I know many do in places all over the world, and this is a great pattern to use for treat bags, pillows, blankets, wall decor, signs, banners, wreaths, and more!

If you would like to make these into little toys to play with, you can double the pieces and sew them together then stuff them with a little poly-fil to have full little squishy toys!


These are made with an H 5mm hook, but you can easily make them slightly smaller with a G 4mm hook as well!


If you have a shop, you could totally make some super cute bags with these to sell! Here are a few packs of totes you should totally check out on Amazon.


These would make great treat bag sets for classrooms, sports teams, clubs, etc! The fun thing is you can change up the colors of the Monsters for each bag.

 
 

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As I am writing this, the song "The Monster Mash" is playing in my head lol! It is funny what songs automatically play in our heads from childhood when triggered by a word, phrase, or image ha ha!


If you haven't heard the song in a while and it's a favorite of yours, you should totally find it on Youtube and play it while you are making these for a little extra fun and entertainment!


Also, if you are a fan of Monsters Inc., you can totally play with the colors and get a Mike Wazowski inspired monster!

You could totally make some super cute banners and signs with these as well. You can visit my alphabet pattern to make the letters for "Halloween!"

 
 

If you would like a copy of the ad-free printable version of the pattern, you can grab it from my store or from Ravelry or Etsy.


Here is how you crochet these cute little monsters!


Oh Wait! I forgot to tell you what I named each one ha ha! I had to give them names of course! Especially because my youngest daughter loved playing with these after I made them lol!


The biggest monster with the orange horns and the tongue slurping its upper lip is named Yum Yum Monster. His worm soup is his favorite yummy treat haha!


Next, we have Squiggles Monster. When his little orange tentacle feet shimmy through the dirt, he leaves little squiggle trails behind him in the dirt.


Last, we have Pinky Monster, and she is a happy-go-lucky monster who keeps everyone smiling. Ok, now that you have been formally introduced, let's make them! Where is the laughing emoji when you need it! LOL

So first, let's make Yum Yum Monster!


“Yum Yum Monster”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight 4

  1. Light Blue

  2. Dark Blue

  3. White

  4. Black

  5. Orange

  6. Pink

  • Hook: H 5mm or G 4mm if you want it smaller

  • Needle

  • Hot glue if gluing

  • Scissors

Stitches:

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • #st - do # of st in same space


Skill Level / Language- Beginner/Intermediate: If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube is a great resource! American Standard Terms


Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as st

*leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

Head: Light blue

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 into ring, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2Hdc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Hdc 1, 2hdc* repeat around, sl st to join, ch 3. (30st)

  • Round 4: *Dc 2, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join, ch 3. (40st)

  • Round 5: *Dc 3, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join, ch 3. (50st)

  • Round 6: *Dc 4, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join, ch 3. (60st)

  • Round 7: *Dc 5, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join, fasten off. (70st)


Eyes: White, Black, Dark Blue

  • Begin: Dark Blue - MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Dc 10 into MR, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2hdc in each st around, sl st to join, change color to white, ch 3. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Dc, 2dc*, repeat around, sl st to join, change color to black, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. (30st)


Eye Highlight: White

  • Begin: Ch 3.

  • Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in last st, fasten off, tie two tails in a knot to give a more pointy defined end. (2st)



Horns: Orange - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 9

  • Round 1: Sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st, sc, 2sc, hdc 2, 2dc, dc, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: Turn, sc 9, sl st in last st, fasten off. (10st)


Smile: Black

  • Begin: Ch 21.

  • Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc 18, sl st in last st, fasten off, tie two tails into a knot to give smile a more pointy defined look. (20st)


Teeth: White - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 5.

  • Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, fasten off. (4st)

Tongue: Pink

  • Begin: Ch 4.

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2: Turn, sc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, sc 3. (3st)

  • Row 4: Sl st, hdc, sl st, fasten off. (3st)

Feet: Dark Blue - Make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4.

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 - 4: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 5: Add 2 more chs,( dc, ch 3, sl st) in same st, ch 3, (dc next st, ch 3, sl st) in same st, ch 3, (dc next st, ch 3, sl st) in same st, fasten off.

Assembly:

Note: I assembled this applique with hot glue but you can also sew it together.

  1. Center eye near top of monster head and attach

  2. Space horns out to the sides to get your desired look and attach to the back of the head

  3. Place smile below eye on row 5 of head and attach

  4. Place teeth at edges of smile and attach

  5. Center the tongue or put to the side slightly to get a different look and attach

  6. Attach the eye highlight to the top right side of blue portion of eye

  7. Attach feet to the back of head at bottom

“Pinky Monster”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight 4

  1. Light Blue

  2. White

  3. Black

  4. Pink

  • Hook: H 5mm or G 4mm if you would like it to be smaller

  • Needle

  • Hot glue if gluing

  • Scissors

Stitches:

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • #st - do # of st in same space

  • Sk - skip st

Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as st

*leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

Head: Pink

  • Begin: Ch 13.

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 11, ch 1. (12st)

  • Row 2 - 10: Turn, hdc 12, ch 1. (12st)

  • Row 11: Sk 1, sc, hdc 7, sc, sk1, sl st in last st, fasten off. (10st)

Eye: White, Black, Dark Blue

  • Begin: Light Blue - MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Sc 6 in MR, change color to white, ch 1. (6st)

  • Round 2: 2hdc in each st around, sl st to join, change color to black, ch 1. (12st)

  • Round 3: Sc in each st around, sl st to join. (12st)

Eye Highlight: White

  • Begin: With needle and white yarn sew 1 small stitch in upper right side of blue part of eye. See pic

Smile: White

  • Begin: Ch 9.

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in last st, fasten off, tie two tails in a knot to get a pointy look at the end. (8st)

Foot: Light Blue

  • Begin: Ch 6.

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 4, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 2 - 4: Turn, hdc 5, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 5: Add 2 more chs (ch3 will count as st), 2dc in same st, ch 1, sk1, 3dc, ch 1, sk1, 3dc in last st, fasten off. (11st)

Arms: Light Blue - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 7

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 5, fasten off. (6st)

Assembly:

Note: I assembled this applique with hot glue but you can also sew it together.

  1. Place eye near top left corner of monster head and attach

  2. Place smile in bottom right corner tilted and attach

  3. Place left arm pointing down at about row 3 of head; attach to back of head

  4. Place right arm pointing up at about row 7 of head; attach to back of head

  5. Place foot at bottom backside of head and attach


“Squiggles Monster”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight 4

  1. Light Blue

  2. Dark Blue

  3. White

  4. Black

  5. Orange

  • Hook: H 5mm or G 4mm if you want it smaller

  • Needle

  • Hot glue if gluing

  • Scissors

Stitches:

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • #st - do # of st in same space

Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as st

*leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

Head: Dark Blue

Begin: Ch 15

  • Round 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, Hdc 12, 3hdc in last st, continue around to unworked side of chain Hdc 12, 2Hdc, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 2: Place st marker in 1st st. Hdc 14, 3hdc, Hdc 14, 3hdc, sl st to 1st st of round to join, ch 1. (34st)

  • Round 3: Move st marker to first st of this round. Hdc 15, 3 hdc, hdc 16, 3 hdc, hdc, sl st to 1st st of round to join, ch 2. (38st)

  • Round 4: Move st marker to first st of this round. Dc in each st around, sl st to 1st stitch to join, fasten off. (38st)

Eyes White, Black, Light Blue - make 2

  • Begin: Light Blue - MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, change color to white, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2hdc in each st around, sl st to join, change color to black, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 5, sl st to connect to eye, fasten off.



Eye Highlight: White

  • Begin: With needle and white yarn sew 1 small stitch in upper right side of blue part of eye. See pic

Arms: Light Blue - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 26 you can make shorter or longer by changing the chain length

  • Row 1: 2 Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 2hdc in next 24 fasten off. (50st)

Smile: White and black

  • Begin: Ch 9.

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in last st, fasten off.

  • Row 2: Change color to black, join, sc around the entire mouth/smile, sl st to join, fasten off.

Tentacle Feet: Orange

  • Begin: Ch 9.

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 7, *ch 9, hdc 8*, repeat *to* 3 more times. Should have 5 tentacle parts to the foot.

  • Option: If you would like your tentacles to be more sturdy and add to their structure you can do the following. After the last tentacle you can ch 1, turn and add a row of sc or hdc across the top of all the tentacles.

Assembly:

Note: I assembled this applique with hot glue but you can also sew it together.

  1. Place eyes centered approx. 1 ½ apart to back of head

  2. Place smile in bottom center and attach

  3. Place arms centered on sides to back of head

  4. Place tentacle feet to bottom center back of head


And voila! You are done and ready to decorate with these cute little monsters! Would these not also look super cute in some shadow boxes in a monster-themed bedroom? So many great ways to use these appliques!


I hope you had fun with these and I would LOVE to see how you use them Feel free to share photos in the comment section of this post or share on the Orchid and Bee's Facebook Page!


I hope you have a great October and that you enjoy the holiday if that is your thing lol! I know Covid has changed a lot of the ways people celebrate their holidays so hopefully, this pattern can help bring a little positivity to you this month!


Don't forget that if you would like a copy of the ad-free printable version of the pattern you can grab it from my store or from Ravelry or Etsy!


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Karen E.

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