Over the years, I have perfected a round panel as a base for many of my crocheted holiday ornaments (see, for example, my Baby Yoda Ornament, my Rudolph Ornament, my Gingerbread Ornament, and my Penguin Ornament). With the base pattern, and a few additions and changes here and there, and you can create almost any type of festive hanging ornament you can dream up!
That’s exactly what I did for this one; some green yarn plus a couple of horns and voilà! A fun take on a fandom favourite – Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.
As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look.
There is zero colour-work in this pattern, so it works up quite quickly!
The finished measurements are approximately 10cm/4″ from top to bottom. If you want a smaller ornament, or if you tend to crochet with a looser tension (my tension is very tight), feel free to size down to a weight 3 yarn! Don’t forget to adjust your hook size as well (2.75mm should do the trick!).
Let’s get started! (Or Pin/Shop for later!)
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- 3.25mm hook for main (I use THESE hooks!);
- Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 Cotton in Colour 84 (less than 50g) or any worsted weight yarn in green;
- Patons Canadiana in Winter White (less than 50g) or any worsted weight yarn in white;
- Small pieces of felt in white, blue and black;
- Black crochet thread for mouth;
- Sewing needle and thread in white or, alternatively, glue.
- Tapestry needle.
Terms and Stitches:
Ch – Chain
Slst – Slip stitch
MR – Magic Ring
Sc – Single Crochet
Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase
Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease
Sc3tog – Single crochet three stitches together.
Panel (make 2):
Using a 3.25mm hook and green yarn:
Row 1: Ch 8, starting in second ch from hook sc in each ch across (7 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Inc twice, sc 3, inc twice (11 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Inc twice, sc 7, inc twice (15 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Inc, sc 13, inc (17 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Inc, sc 15, inc (19 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc across (19 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Inc, sc 17, inc (21 sts), ch 1, turn.
Rows 8-14: Sc across (21 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 15: Dec, sc 17, dec (19 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 16: Sc across (19 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 17: Dec, sc 15, dec (17 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 18: Dec, sc 13, dec (15 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 19: Dec twice, sc 7, dec twice (11 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 20: Dec twice, sc 3, dec twice (7 sts), ch 1, turn.
Row 21: Dec, sc 3, dec (5 sts)
Tie off. Repeat rows 1-21 for second panel.
Horns (make 2):
The horns are worked in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into MR (6 sts)
Rnd 2: *Sc 2, inc in next st, repeat from * once more (8 sts)
Rnd 3: *Sc in first st, inc in next st, repeat from * three more times (12 sts)
Slst to next st and tie off.
Eye (make 1):
Cut a circle in white felt measuring 5cm/2″ across. Cut a circle in blue felt measuring 3.3cm/1.25″ across. Cut a circle in black felt measuring 2cm/0.75″ across. Cut a small circle in white felt for the accent.
Glue or stitch the blue circle onto the middle of the white circle. Glue or stitch the black circle onto the middle of the blue circle. Glue or stitch the accent onto the edge of the black circle.
Brow (make 1):
Row 1: Ch 13, tie off.
Move on to assembly below!
Step 1: Face
Using white sewing thread and a sewing needle or, alternatively, glue, stitch or glue the eye onto the front panel. NOTE: the base panel is a little wider than it is tall, so I opted to turn the panels so that the rows are running vertically, rather than horizontally.
Using black crochet thread, stitch on a mouth under the eye.
Using green yarn, stitch the brow onto the front panel above the eye.
Step 2: Joining Panels
Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.
Before you begin, cut two lengths of green yarn about 15cm/6″ long and set aside.
Starting in a stitch on the left side in the middle, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels. Single crochet around the outside edge of the panels in green.
Crochet around until you reach the other side. Place the first horn between the panels and stitch in place using a length of green yarn that you set aside earlier. Stitch through all three pieces, the front panel, the horn, and the back panel. Tie a knot in the yarn tails and hide between the panels.
Stuff the ornament now.
Continue crocheting around. When you reach the horn, simply crochet in the stitches of the front panel only since this section is already sewn shut. Continue crocheting both panels together as normal after the horn.
Top up stuffing. Stitch the second horn in place the same way you did for the first. Continue crocheting around, topping up stuffing. Close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece.
Step 3: Finish
Add a hanging loop or an ornament hook and you’re done!
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