Crocheted Frankenstein

Categories: Kid Friendly, Crochet, Halloween

Crochet a Frankenstein to decorate your house for Halloween. This Frankenstein is made to go with the Jack o’ Lantern and Black Cat. The base patterns on all three are the same but by the colors that were used and adding different elements you can have a set of 3 Halloween characters. Frank is made by using green for the majority of, then switching to black for the hair. A pointy hairline is added when you switch colors. Safety eyes and embroidery complete the face. Lastly, crocheted screws are added to the side of the head finish him up. Inside there is a pouch filled with Poly-Pellets to help him stand up, then fiberfill is added to to fill it up the rest of the way.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Poly Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
Supplies
worsted weight yarn in black, green, and gray (Sample made with Red Heart Super Saver Guava, Black and Gray Heather
G crochet hook
yarn needle
12mm black safety eyes
fabric scrap about 5" x 7"
sewing machine or needle and thread
scissors

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Instructions

  • frankenstein-hair

Step One

Make Hair:

With black yarn

ch 22

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, [skip 1, (2 dc, ch 2, slip stitch in 1st ch, 2 dc) in next ch, skip 1, sc in next] repeat to the end ending with a sc in the last ch (5 pointed shells)

  • adding-frankenstein-hair

Step Two

Make the Head:

Frankenstein’s head is made by first crocheting a rectangle and then crocheting all the way around the rectangle, joining each round

with green yarn

ch 17

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2-5: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across
now the base is finished and you will begin working in the round

Round 1: ch 1, turn 90 degrees so you will be working along the side, 5 sc evenly along side, 16 sc along the front, work 5 sc along next side, work 16 sc across back, join to first sc (42 sc)

Rounds 2-19: ch 1, sc in each stitch, join to first sc (42 sc)

switch to black yarn

Round 20: sc in first 6 stitches, place the hair piece so that the flat edge lines up with the sc you are working into and work the next 21 stitches through both the hair and the head, sc in the rest of the stitches to the end, join (42 sc)

Rounds 21-24: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join (42 sc)

 

finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

  • frankenstein-face

Step Three

Add the face:

Put the safety eyes on a few rows below the points of the hair.

Embroider a mouth and stitches with black yarn.

Step Four

Make the weighted pouch and stuff:

Fold your scrap of fabric in half so that it will fit inside the base of your frankenstein. Sew around leaving one side open. Fill with Poly-Pellets and sew closed.

Stick the pouch in the base and fill the rest of the way with fiberfill. Flatten the top edge and sew closed using the tail left at the end.

  • screws

Step Five

Make the screws:

With gray yarn make 2, begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc, join to first sc (6 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch, join to first sc (12 sc)

Round 3: ch 1, 1 sc in blo of each stitch, join to first sc (12 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc2tog in blo around, join to first sc (6 sc)

Round 5: ch 1, sc around join to first sc (6 sc)

finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing.

  • frankenstein

Step Six

Sew one screw to each side of the head and your Frankenstein is finished.