Monday, September 2, 2013

FO: Ro, the Tiny-er Monster

.... he's back!!  It's Ro the Tiny Monster, and he's even more tiny this time around!  I crocheted him with fingering weight yarn and a 3.25mm crochet hook to get him down to his petite stature of about 1.5 inches tall.  Squeee!!! He's so cute!!




And here is a picture of Ro with his "big" brother (about 3'' tall):


yarn details
Knit Picks Palette in White and Cyan
Fingering Weight
100% wool
dye lots 1716 & 1309
$3.39 per 50 g / 231 yd ball

findings
8 mm safety eyes
polyfill stuffing

project details
pattern: "Ro the Tiny Monster" by Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches, $4 available on Ravelry or here.
hook: size D (3.25mm)
gauge: tiny
yarn used: didn't measure, but hardly any...
finished size: about 1.5 inches tall (not including the amount the ears stick up)
duration: maybe 5 hours worth of work on August 30-31, 2013.

notes
  • It was pretty dang hard getting the fat stem of the safety eyes into the nearly invisible hole at the center of the white eye piece.  Next time I need to remember not to pull the center closed so tightly to leave room for the eye stem to poke though.  (You can see that one of his eyes is slightly wonky because I couldn't get the safety eye through the exact center of the piece, so it's a little to the right.... but it gives him character.)
  • Crocheting at the tiny gauge wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, until the last few rows on the top that you crochet after stuffing the body...  they were a real bitch to work because I could barely see what I was doing with all the stuffing in the way!  Arg!

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