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Mr. Monster Pullover

This fun homemade Halloween costume is perfect for your little monster. This Mr. Monster Pullover will add some Halloween spirit to your toddler's outfits. This fun and whimsical sweater is perfect for your little tike. Your little boy or girl will want to wear this cozy pullover again and again. Your toddlers will love this monster's spooky smile. Knit this sweater in any color for a myriad of monsters. Whether they're dancing to the Monster Mash or going trick-or-treating, your toddlers will want to wear this adorable pullover.

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Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needle, 16" [40.5 cm] long
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sheep(ish)™ by Vickie Howell (85 g/3 oz, 153 m/167 yds) Contrast A Chartreuse(ish) (00020) 3 (3, 4) balls
  • Sheep(ish)™ by Vickie Howell (85 g/3 oz, 153 m/167 yds) Contrast B Black(ish) (00001) 1 (1, 1) ball
  • Sheep(ish)™ by Vickie Howell (85 g/3 oz, 153 m/167 yds) Contrast C White(ish) (00004) 1 (1, 1) ball

 


Gauge: In Stocking stitch, 18 sts x 24 rows = 4" [10 cm]

 


Measurements:

  • Children’s 2 (4, 6)

  • Chest: 24 (26, 28)" [61 (66, 71) cm]

  • Length: 11½ (13½, 15)" [29 (34.5, 38) cm]

 


Abbreviations:

  • 1x1 ribbing (worked back and forth on odd number of sts):
  • Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across. Rep Rows 1-2 for 1x1 ribbing worked back and forth.
  • 1x1 ribbing (worked in-the-round on even number of sts):
  • Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnd 1 for 1x1 ribbing worked in-the-round.

 


Instructions:
Note: Monster Eyes chart can be worked intarsia style by working chart as indicated in pattern or the eyes can be embroidered on later using duplicate stitch. Outlines and mouth are embroidered last.


BACK: Using A and straight needles, cast on 57 (61, 65) sts. Work back and forth in 1x1 ribbing for 1" , inc 1 st on last row--58 (62, 66) sts. Change to St st and work until piece measures 11 1/2(13 1/2, 15)" [29 (34.5, 38) cm] from beg. Leave sts on holder for shoulders and Back neck.


FRONT: Work same as Back until piece measures 5 1/2 (7, 8)" [14 (18, 20.5) cm] from beg. Work Monster Eye chart if desired (or work later in duplicate stitch). Cont in St st until piece measures 9 1/2(11 1/2, 13)" [24 (29, 33) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape neck
Next row (RS):Work 23 (25, 26) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn, knit across center 12 (12, 14) sts and place them on a holder for Front neck, cont across rem 23 (25, 26) sts. Working both sides of neck at the same time with separate balls of yarn, cast off 3 sts at neck edge once, then 2 (3, 3) sts once. Work even on rem 18 (19, 20) sts until piece measures same as Back to shoulder. Join shoulders using 3-ndl cast off. Leave rem 22 (24, 26) Back neck sts on holder. Measure 7 (8 1/2, 9 1/2)" [18 (21.5, 24) cm] up from cast on edge on Front and Back. Place markers at each edge for Sleeve placement.


SLEEVES: With RS facing and A, pick up and k42 (48, 54) sts between markers. Work in St st, dec 1 st at each edge every 6th row 7 (10, 12) times. Work even on rem 28 (28, 30) sts until Sleeve measures 10 (11, 12)" [25.5 (28, 30.5) cm] or desired length, dec 1 st on last row. Work back and forth in 1x1 ribbing for 1" [2.5 cm]. Cast off.


FINISHING
Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Neck edging: With RS facing, using circular needles and A, k22 (24, 26) Back neck sts. pick up and k approx 15 sts along neck edge, k12 (12, 14) center Front sts, pick up and k approx 15 sts along neck edge. Join and work around in 1x1 ribbing for 1" (2.5 cm). Cast off.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Monster Pullover Chart 1

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