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Monster Bookmark Crochet Pattern

This monster bookmark pattern is so fun when you close your book on the monster he looks like he is squished between the pages.  This project works up quickly and is a great way to use up left over yarn.

I have made a few sales so far to friends and family and so far bookmarks have been the most popular.  It doesn’t matter what age, a monster bookmark never fails to put a smile on someone’s face!

This is a great little project for a stocking stuffer or small gift.

As you can see from the pictures, depending on the yarn weight your monster can be a different size.  The same pattern was used, but the orange one uses a 4 weight and the pink and purple ones use a 2 weight.

What You Need

  • About 1/2 a skein of Main Color (MC)
  • About 25′ of complementary color (CC)
  • Approximately 10′ of white or light gray yarn
  • Approximately 10′ of black yarn
  • 3.25mm crochet hook
  • darning needle

Stitches Used

  • Magic Circle
  • sc- single crochet
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sc dec – single crochet

Monster Bookmark Pattern

**Note**Ch 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.  Work your first crochet in the same stitch as the ch1.  When you slip stitch at the end of the round, slst to the first single crochet, not the ch 1.

With Main Color

Row 1 – Sc 6 times in the magic circle.  slst to 1st sc

Row 2 – Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 3 – Ch 1, *sc in st, 2 sc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 4 – Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 5 – Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 6 – Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 7 – 11 – Ch 1, sc in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 12 – Ch 1, *sc in 4 st, sc dec* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 13 – Ch 1, *sc in 3 st, sc dec* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 14 – Ch 1, *sc in 2 st, sc dec* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 15 – Ch 1, *sc, sc dec* repeat around.  slst to 1st sc

This is where you need to stuff the head

Row 16 – Ch 1, sc dec around – Do not fasten off! 

Row 17 – Ch 50, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each back to the head.  slst the seam together

slst the seam together

Repeat Row 17.

Fasten off and bury the thread in the head.

 

Eyes – Make 2 (one for spiky monster)

In Black – Row 1 – 6 sc in a magic circle.  slst to 1st sc

Change to CC – Row 2 – Ch 1, 2 ch in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Change to white – Row 3 – Ch 1, * sc, 2 sc in next* repeat around.  slst to 1st ch sc

Fasten off, leaving 10-12″ for sewing.

Tie off all but the sewing end, and cut short enough for the eye to cover it up.

Sew the eyes on, using the center of the legs to center the eyes (see above picture).

Monster Antennae – make 2 (8 for spiky monster)

 

In MC

Row 1 – Sc 6 times in a magic circle, slst to 1st sc

Row 2 – Ch 1, 2 sc in each around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 3 – Ch 1, sc in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 4 – Ch 1, sc dec around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 5-8 – Ch 1, sc in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Fasten off leaving 8″ for sewing.

Sew onto the head.

Feet – Make 2

In MC

Row 1 – Sc 6 times in a magic circle.  slst to 1st sc

Row 2 – Ch1, 2 sc in each st around.  slst to 1st sc

Row 3-6 – Repeat row 2

At the end of row 6 fasten off, leaving 8″ for sewing.

Thread CC onto a darning needle, tie to the inside of the foot, and sew 3 toes onto the foot.  Tie off to the inside.  Thread the needle with the 8″ MC left for sewing, sew the foot closed, then sew back to the middle of the foot.  Sew the foot onto the leg.

Repeat for the other foot. Don’t forget to bury your ends.

If you liked this pattern check out my Teddybear Bookmark.

 

 

 

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