This monster head button-on appliqué pattern is written to fit a standard ½-inch black button.
The monster head button-on appliqué is about 2½ inches tall and 2¼ inches wide.
– Size 3.00 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Green (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Spring Green.)
– Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn in Black (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Black.)
– Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
– Stitch markers (Optional – if needed for counting/marking stitches)
– Measuring tape
– ch = chain
– chs = chains
– sc = single crochet
– sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (single crochet decrease)
– slst = slip stitch
– sp = space
– st = stitch
– sts = stitches
6 sc = 1 inch
6 rows of sc = 1 inch
- The monster head button-on appliqué is made in rows of single crochet stitches, starting with the green section at the bottom.
- When changing color, join the new color while completing the last sc (single crochet) of the previous color (by pulling through the new color when you have two loops on the hook in the previous color to complete the final sc).
*Use your 3.00 hook and your green and black yarn.
*Start with green yarn. Rows 1 – 11 are done in green.
Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 12 chs across. (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (12 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in last 5 sts. (10 sc, 2 chs; 12 total sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in last 5 sts. (12 sc)
Rows 5-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (12 sc)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, begin sc in last st, pulling through black yarn to complete final sc once you have two loops of green on your hook. (12 sc)
***You should now have black yarn on your hook. Rows 12 – 13 are done in black.
Rows 12-13: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends. (12 sc)
*The monster head is now complete. Follow the directions below to create the edging of the head.
Edging of Monster Head
*Use your 3.00 mm hook and black yarn for the edging.
In order to give the monster head a finished/polished look, single crochet evenly around its perimeter (outside of monster head). Change color in the same manner you did for the body of the monster head (join/pull through new color when completing the last step of the final sc in old color). Cut yarn after each color change.
*Once you have completed the edging the entire way around the monster head, slst to first sc, fasten off and weave in loose ends. Then follow the directions below to stitch on the face of the monster head.
Use a tapestry needle and black yarn to stitch on the monster face.
- Stitch on the eyes first. Use a separate strand of black yarn for each eye. Once you are finished with each eye, weave in and secure your black yarn on the back of the head. ***I placed my eyes over Rows 6 and 7 of the monster head. I used two stitches for each eye to create an upside down V shape. I made the point at the top of each eye at the top of Row 7 of the head and about 2 stitches in from each respective side.
- Next, stitch on the mouth using another strand of black yarn. The button hole is supposed to be where the nose (button) is located, so the mouth should be placed below that. Make sure to secure your yarn on the back of the work. ***I only made one long horizontal stitch to make the mouth. I placed the mouth between Row 1 and the edging of the monster head. I brought my needle up about 3 stitches in from the left side (directly under the point of the left eye) and then took it over to the right and back down through the work about 3 stitches in from the right side (directly under the point of the right eye).
- Finally, stitch on the scar at the top of the head. First make one long stitch and then make 3 shorter stitches spaced evenly over the long stitch so it resembles a scar/stitches. Secure your yarn on the back of the work.***I made one long slanted stitch starting at the bottom of Row 11 of the head about 6 stitches over from the right side and ending at the bottom of Row 9 about 1 stitch in from the right side. Then I placed 3 shorter stitches over top the long stitch slanted in the opposite direction as the long stitch. I tried to make each of the 3 shorter stitches the same length.
***Once you finish weaving in all loose ends and securing your yarn on the back, your monster head button-on appliqué is ready to be placed on a ½-inch black button!
TIP: Press the appliqué with an iron using a press cloth for protection to help it lay flat and keep its shape.
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