Chubzilla Pattern

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The Materials:
•The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– Olive Green
– Yellow
– Forest Green (Fin)
•Size E4/3.50mm Hook
•Plastic Safety Bead Eyes
•Stuffing
•Needle

Gauge : 5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 5” tall
Worked in the round

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet
– Hdc : Half-Double Crochet
– Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
– InvDec : Invisible Decrease
– FLO : Front Loops Only
– BLO : Back Loops Only

The Pattern

Time codes below, ex: (7:47), pertain to the time codes on the video

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(02:20) Arms (make 2):
[All in O (Olive Green)]
Ch 2 or use Magic Loop method

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (6)

Rnd 2: [sc 1, inc] repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 3: sc in each st (9)

Sl.st 1, cut the yarn pull through to sew onto the long section.

(05:13) Legs (make 2):
[Starting in Y]
Ch 2 or use Magic Loop method

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (6) [All Y]

Rnd 2: inc in each st around (12) [All Y]

Rnds 3 – 4: sc in each st around (12 x 2) [All O]

Sl.st 1, cut the yarn pull through to sew onto the long section. Sew to the bottom of the body, offset to the side so that your little monster can sit.

(08:37) Tail:
[All in O]
Ch 2 or use Magic Loop method

Rnd 1: Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (3)

Rnd 2: Working in BLO, sc in each st (3)

Rnd 3: inc in each st (6)

Rnd 4: [sc 1, inc] repeat 3 times (9)

Rnd 5: [sc 2, inc] repeat 3 times (12)

Sl.st in next st, cut the yarn and pull through, leaving a long enough end to sew this onto the body.

(13:30) Spines:
[All in Forest Green]
Ch 25

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sl.st,
[ch 3, skip 1 st, sl.st in next] repeat 9 times,
[ch 2, skip 1 st, sl.st in next] repeat 2 times, sl.st 1.

Cut the yarn and pull through. Sew the strip of spines to the monster’s back starting from the tapered end of the spines, starting from the tip of the tail and ending at the top of the head.

Body:
[Starting in O]
Ch 2 or use Magic Loop method

(17:13) Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (6) [All O]

(17:49) Rnd 2: inc in each st (12) [All O]

(18:45) Rnd 3: [sc, inc] repeat 6 times (18) [All O]

(19:52) Rnd 4: [sc 2, inc] repeat 6 times (24) [All O]

(21:04) Rnd 5: [sc 3, inc] repeat 6 times (30) [All O]

(22:31) Rnd 6 – 7: sc in each st (30 x 2) [All O]

(23:00) Rnd 8: sc 13, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 13 (32) [All O]

(24:53) Rnd 9: sc 13, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 13 (34) [All O]

(26:33) Rnd 10: sc 13, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 13 (36) [All O]

(28:04) Rnds 11 – 12: sc in each st (36 x 2) [All O]

(28:34) Rnd 13: sc 13, invdec 2, sc 2, invdec 2, sc 13 (32) [All O]

(31:00) Rnd 14: sc 13, invdec 1, sc 2, invdec 1, sc 13 (30) [All O]

(32:45) Rnd 15: [sc 4, inc] repeat 6 times (36) [All O]

(35:00) Attach safety eyes between rows 8 and 9, about 8 stitches apart.

(38:09) Rnd 16: [sc 5, inc] repeat 6 times (42) [17 O, 8 Y, 17 O]

(42:58) Using black embroidery oss, sew on two nostrils on the snout.

(45:47) Rnd 17: sc in each st (42) [17 O, 9 Y, 16 O]

(48:24) Rnd 18 – 20: sc in each st (42 x 3) [17 O, 10 Y, 15 O]

(51:06) Rnd 21: [sc 5, invdec] repeat 6 times (36) [16 O, 7 Y, 13 O]

(55:46) Rnd 22: [sc 4, invdec] repeat 6 times (30) [14 O, 6 Y, 10 O]

(59:05) Rnd 23: [sc 3, invdec] repeat 6 times (24) [All O]

(1:00:56) Sew on the arms, legs, and tail.

(1:07:27) Stuff rmly, taking care to stuff into the snout area as well. Continue to stuff as needed as you going along from this point on.

(1:08:31) Rnd 24: [sc 2, invdec] repeat 6 times (18) [All O]

(1:10:22) Rnd 25: [sc 1, dec] repeat 6 times (12) [All O]

(1:12:41) Rnd 26: dec in each st (6) [All O]

(1:14:56) Cut the yarn and pull through. Make sure its stuffed fully and sew together.

(1:15:56) Sew on the spine along the back.

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