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San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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Hug Monster

from Natty Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hug Monster
Hug Monster
Hug Monster
Hug Monster
Hug Monster

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Knitting in the round on dpns
  • Picking up stitches
  • M1 increase
  • K2tog

Pattern Description:

A hug monster is an important addition to any household. He always has his arms open, waiting for a hug. He's big too, around 9.5" tall and 15" from hand to hand. Because his features are made of felt, you can really have fun making him (or her) look just the way you want.

For an INTERMEDIATE KNITTER. The hug monster is mostly knitted flat on straight needles using short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern). The hands are knitted in the round from picked up stitches and contain increases and decreases. There is only one sewn seam.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


15 stitches and 20 rows in stockinette stitch = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9.5" tall and 15" from hand to hand


  • Approximately 220 yards of bulky weight yarn
  • US size 9 (5.5mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • US size 9 (5.5mm) double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holder
  • 2 stitch markers

You Will Also Need:

  • Colored felt for the eyes and other features
  • Needle and thread to sew on eyes and other features

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Bulky weight

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