Saturday, September 29, 2018

CP49 - TorT Monster Bag



UPDATE:  You can now download this pattern in PDF format (and add it to your library) on Ravelry.com for a small fee. 


Skill Level: Easy / Advanced Beginner
Measurements 11 inches tall/ 9 inches wide (approx.) 
Gauge :  9 rows of 8 single crochet = 2 inches/squared
Yardage :  Main Color: less than 7oz/364yds, Accent Colors: less than 4oz/202yds


General Notes:
- This pattern is worked in continuous spiral rounds unless otherwise noted.
- This pattern utilizes standard US Crochet Terms.
- Any changes in materials to this pattern, (hook size/yarn weight) will not produce the measurements above.



Materials Used in Model: 
Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0672 Spring Green, 0358 Lavender, 0254 Pumpkin, 0311 White and 0312 Black 
Size G/6-4.00mm Crochet Hook (US)
Filling for Plushies (fiberfil or similar) 
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


Bag  (Make 1) :
with Spring Green, 
Chain 30,
___ Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 27 sts, 3 sc in end ch st - rotate piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 27 sts, Inc in last st  (60 sts)
___ Rnd 2: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 27 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 27 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts  (66 sts)
___ Rnd 3: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 28 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 28 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st  (72 sts)
___ Rnds 4-12: sc in ea st around, changing to Lavender on lst st of Rnd 12  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Lavender,

___ Rnds 13-17: sc in ea st around, changing to Spring Green on lst st of Rnd 17  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Spring Green, 
___ Rnds 18-20: sc in ea st around, changing to Lavender on lst st of Rnd 20  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Lavender,
___ Rnds 21-22: sc in ea st around, changing to Spring Green on lst st of Rnd 22  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Spring Green, 
___ Rnds 23-25: sc in ea st around, changing to Lavender on lst st of Rnd 25  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Lavender,
___ Rnds 26-27: sc in ea st around, changing to Spring Green on lst st of Rnd 27  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Spring Green,
___ Rnds 28-30: sc in ea st around, changing to Lavender on lst st of Rnd 30  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Lavender,
___ Rnds 31-35: sc in ea st around, changing to Spring Green on lst st of Rnd 35  (72 sts/ea rnd)

with Spring Green,
___ Rnds 36-44: sc in ea st around  (72 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 45: [chain 16, skp ea of nxt 16 sts, sc in ea of nxt 20 sts] twice  (72 sts)
___ Rnd 46: sc in ea ch and st around  (72 sts)
___ Rnd 47: sc in ea st around, changing to Lavender on lst st  (72 sts)
___ Rnd 48: in BLO, slst in ea st around  (72 sts)
Finish off.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.
With Lavender, slst around inside of Handle openings.  Secure and weave in tail to hide.




Head  (Make 1) :
with Spring Green,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)

___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts] twice  (18 sts)

___ Rnd 4: (Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 5: sc in nxt st, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (36 sts)
___ Rnd 7: sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts) 3 times  (42 sts)
___ Rnd 8: sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 8 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (54 sts)
___ Rnd 10: sc in ea of nxt 7 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 12 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts  (60 sts)
___ Rnd 11: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (66 sts)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (72 sts)
___ Rnd 13: [sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Inc in nxt st] 12 times  (84 sts)
___ Rnds 14-15: sc in ea st around  (84 sts/ea rnd)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Head to Bag. Stuff Head as it's being secured to Bag front.


Eye  (Make 2) :  Eye is unstuffed and pressed flat together
with White,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)

___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea st around  (15 sts)
___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (9 sts)
___ Rnds 7-8: sc in ea st around  (9 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (6 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Eye to Head.



Eye Color  (Make 2) :
with Lavender,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 9 sc in st  (9 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (12 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Eye Color to Eye.


Pupil  (Make 2) :
with Black,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (9 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Pupil to Eye slightly over Eye Color.


Eyelid  (Make 2) :  turning chain IS NOT used in creating the Eye Lid
with Spring Green,
Chain 10,
___ ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 8 chs, TURN  (9 sts)
___ ROW 2: sc in nxt st, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st  (12 sts)

Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Eyelid above Eye on Head.


Nose  (Make 1) :
with Spring Green,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts] twice  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea st around  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 5: (Dec nxt 2 sts tog) 3 times, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, (Dec nxt 2 sts tog) 3 times, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 6 times.
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to weave through the front loops of Rnd 6 to close opening so that no stuffing can escape and attach Nose to Head, between eyes.



Mouth (Make 1) :  Mouth is unstuffed and pressed flat together
with Spring Green, 
Chain 9,
___ Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, 3 sc in end ch st - rotate piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in last st  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 2: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 5-6: sc in ea st around  (36 sts/ea rnd)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Mouth to Head.  Press front and back pieces flat together and working through both thicknesses (8 lps total), secure Mouth at approximately Rnd 12 on Head.

With White, embroider a triangle shaped 'fang' on one or both sides, just under the lip of the Mouth. 



Horn  (Make 2) :
with Pumpkin,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 4 sc in st  (4 sts)
___ Rnd 2: 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 3: sc in nxt st, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (8 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts  (10 sts)
___ Rnd 5: sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, 3 sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts  (10 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts  (12 sts)

___ Rnd 7: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, 3 sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 8: sc in ea of nxt 11 sts, 3 sc in nxt st  (14 sts)
___ Rnd 9: sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts  (12 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Horn to Head.

With accent colors (Lavender and Pumpkin) and using preferred embroidery techniques (french knot, back stitches, etc) give your Monster some warts! 


And have fun filling him up with Candy on Halloween Night!

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