Patterns and Projects

Chunky Monkey Slippers

Nikita Jacobsen & Caz Davies

This is not intended as a step by step pattern for each size but as a guide. Feet come in all shapes and sizes, and you might find that you need to add an extra stitch here or there to accommodate wider or taller feet and vice versa. Feel free to adapt this pattern as you go.

 



You will need:

Size 10 Crochet Hook 

X1 set of felt bases in size of your choosing Check out www.joestoes.co.uk

Plain and Gripped versions are available

x2 balls of Wulla Beta Yarn Currently available in The Cocktail Hour or The Fades (Small sizes 2-5) or x3 (Medium sizes 6-10)

x1 Large Embroidery Needle

 

 

Base

Cut a length of yarn, twice the circumference of your base

Using running stitch, thread the yarn through the pre-punched holes in your base, starting at the heel. Keep the stitch loose to enable you to crochet through the loops in the next row.

Tie off.

Treat each loop on the top side of the base as a chain.

Chain 2, DC around base, slip stich final stitch to side of initial chain.

Over the next 4-6 rows, depending on your shoe size, you need to evenly decrease around the front toes of the slipper.

Below is a guide to decreasing.

NB: for smaller sizes, you will not need another DC row after Row 1, so proceed straight to decreasing.

 
 
Size 2/3
Size 5/6
Size 7/8
Size 10/11
Row 2
Dec 5
DC
DC
DC
Row 3
Dec 3
Dec 5
Dec 6
Dec 6
Row 4
Dec 3
Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 4
Row 5
DC
Dec 3
Dec 3
Dec 4
Row 6
 
Dec 2
Dec 3
Dec 3
Row 7
 
 
 
DC

 

Top Tip

 For a different effect try a single decrease of 3 sts.

 Kids Sizes:

The process is exactly the same as the adult Chunky Monkey’s. We have a lightweight ‘Mini’’s that work well for small feet! Sizes 13+ can use the Beta Yarn as well.

 

Ch Size 6-7

Ch size 8-10

Ch Size 11-12*

Ch Size 13-1*

Row 2

DC

DC

DC

DC

Row 3

Dec 5

Dec 5

Dec 5

Dec 6

Row 4

Dec 3

Dec 3

Dec 3

Dec 4

Row 5

Dec 2

Dec 2

Dec 2

Dec 3

Row 6

DC

DC

DC

DC

 

*2 balls of Wulla’s Mini’s 

 

Cactus Pot Covers

x2 100g Balls of The Fades Beta Yarn makes 3 Pot Covers

12cm diameter, 10cm in height with a 15mm Hook  

 

3ch and join with a slip stitch.

Ch1, into the back loop of the first stitch 2dc, repeat in the next stitch, in final loop 1dc and slip stitch into edge of first stitch of the row (6sts)

Ch1, repeat instructions above for all sts, in final stitch of row, 1dc and then slip stitch into side of the first stitch of the row (12 sts).

Ch1, 11dc, in the back loop, the final 12th stitch is a slip stitch into the side of the first stitch of the row.

Repeat above for 3/4 rows on your preference and tie off.

(Photo shows colour change at row 3, 4 and 6.)

 

The Afternoon Make Bag

 
What you will need:
20 mm hook                                               

x2 balls 200g Meta Giant Yarn
 
Key: DC-UK Double Crochet
YO-Yarn Over
Ch-Chain
 
 (Remember to keep your stitches loose)


Ch 7
Working from the 2nd stitch, dc 6
Dc 2 in side of the final stitch
Continue around the base of the foundation chain
Dc 6
Dc 1, slip stitch in the side of the first stitch in the row (16 stitches in total)
You should have a flat oval shape, this is your bag base.
 Ch 1, dc 15, slip stitch 1 in the top of the first stitch in the row.
 Continue for 9/10 rows
 When you finish ball one, carry on if you are using the same colour, if using a different colour; make sure you change colour at the beginning of a new row.
After final slip stitch, on top of rim of the bag, start I Cord for the shoulder strap.
Ch1, keep on hook, place hook through next stitch, YO and pull through, keep both loops on hook, place hook through next stitch, YO and pull through, keep all three loops on hook.
 
To Make I Cord Strap
Slip last 2 loops off hook and hold,
YO, and pull through first loop on hook
Put your 2nd loop back on the hook,
YO and pull through second loop,
Put your 3rd loop back on the hook
YO and pull through third loop
You should have 3 loops on your hook.
Repeat
 
Continue till I Cord is of desired length, we like a long slouchy strap but remember the yarn may stretch slightly.
Join on opposite side of bag rim
Place hook through stitch on opposite side of bag rim,
YO, pull through 2 loops
place hook through next stitch in bag rim, YO and pull through 2 loops
place hook through next stitch on bag rim, YO and pull through final loops on hook.
 
Secure off.

Knitted Mesh Cushion

What you will need:

5mm Circular Knitting Needles

x1 200g Ball of Meta Giant Yarn

Covered cushion pad 30 x 60cm
  
Leaving a 30cm Tail, cast on 21 stitches , join and knit in the round.


R1: K1 *YFWD K2TOG* Repeat to End of Row 
Continue for 14 Rows
Cast Off
Insert covered cushion Pad.

Stitch up opening using excess Yarn tail at beginning and end after Cast off.


Bandit Scarf

20mm Circular Knitting Needles
X1 200g Ball of Meta Giant Yarn
 


Cast on 3


R1: K1, KFB, K1 turn (4sts)
R2: P4
R3: K1, KFB, KFB, K1 (6sts)
R4: P6
R5: K1, KFB, K1, KFB, K1 (8sts)
R6: P8
R7: K1, KFB, K4, KFB, K1 (10sts)
R8: P10
R9: K1, KFB, K6, KFB, K1 (12sts)
R10: P12
R11: K1, KFB2, K6, KFB2, K1 (16sts)
R12: P16
R13: K1, KFB2, K10, KFB2, K1 (20sts)


Join Stitches at top of triangle, Switch to working in the round. Knit the next four rows.

Cast Off

Mega Meta Bobble Beanie

You guys have been loving our super massive Mega Meta Bobble Beanie, so here is the pattern! Just remember with giant yarn, keep those crochet stitches loose and leave enough tail for a pom pom. If you have a big 'ole head and need to add stitches, you might need another ball for your pom pom or for a bit of fun include some left over scrap yarns to make it really unique...   

You will need:     

15mm Crochet Hook

X1 200g Ball of Meta Yarn

DC: UK Double Crochet

Ch: Chain

 

Chain 6, slip stitch into the first loop to join chain into a loop.

R1: Ch1, 2DC into each stitch, 12 into total. Final stitch slip into top of first stitch of row.

R2: Ch1, DC row adding 3 stitches. 15 Stitches in total. For example every 4th Stitch 2DC. Slip Stitch the last stitch into the first stitch of the row.

R3: Ch1, DC row adding 3 Stitches. 18 Stitches in total.

For example every 5th Stitch, 2DC. 
Slip Stitch the last stitch into the first stitch of the row. 
  
R4: Ch1, DC row adding 2 Stitches. 20 Stitches in total. 
For example every 6th Stitch, 2DC. 
Slip Stitch the last stitch into the first stitch of the row. 
 

***Big Head! You know who you are... **
Add an extra stitch or two taking your circumference to 21 or 22 stitches if you need to in row 4 but remember the yarn will give so don’t make it too loose. You know what they say about people with big hats....they can't see....


If you are living on the wild side and want to switch colours for a two tone effect, this is a good place switch*

R5-7: DC and tie off

With your remaining Yarn make a Pom Pom bobble for the top. Remember if you are making a bigger hat with some more stitches and run short for your Pom Pom, just add in some complimentary scraps from your yarn stash. It will look awesome. I like to leave a long tail with my securing cord on the Pom Pom to ensure I've got plenty to attach to the top of the beanie.

Need help with your Pom Pom check out this great easy method for some super sized Pom Pom's…

www.interweave.com/article/knitting/yarn-hack-make-a-pom-pom/